Category: Hindu Gurus

Categories: Hinduism

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This category contains profiles of those who were Hindu gurus.

Guru, (Sanskrit: “venerable”) in Hinduism, a personal spiritual teacher or guide. From at least the mid-1st millennium bce, when the Upanishads (speculative commentaries on the Vedas, the revealed scriptures of Hinduism) were composed, India has stressed the importance of the tutorial method in religious instruction. In the educational system of ancient India, knowledge of the Vedas was personally transmitted through oral teachings from the guru to his pupil (pupils were always male in that period). Classically, the pupil lived at the home of his guru and served him with obedience and devotion.

Later, with the rise of the bhakti movement, which stressed devotion to a personalized deity, the guru was venerated as the leader or founder of any of a number of sects (many of which now included women and some of which had women gurus). The guru was also considered to be the living embodiment of the spiritual truth professed by the sect and thus was identified with the deity.

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https://www.britannica.com/topic/guru-Hinduism


People or pages in Hindu Gurus

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  • Jaynath Bhuia 29 Jan 1896 Bajitpur, Faridpur District, East Bengal, India - 8 Feb 1941

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