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Definition of the noun Acharya

What does Acharya mean as a name of something?

Acharya is a genus of Noctuidae, described by Moore in Hewitson & Moore in 1882.

Alternative definition of the noun Acharya


  1. A spiritual teacher, guru.
  2. An influential mentor.


  1. Acharya a.k.a. Vinoba Bhave: Vinayak Narahari "Vinoba" Bhave was an Indian advocate of nonviolence and human rights. Often called Acharya, he is best known for the Bhoodan Movement. He is considered as a National Teacher of India and the spiritual successor of Mohandas Gandhi.
  2. Acharya a.k.a. Shreekanto Acharya: Srikanto Acharya is a Kolkata-based modern Bengali singer-songwriter and music director.

There are other people with in their name, like Raj Acharya, Ajay Acharya, Ajoy Acharya, B.V. Acharya, Jaya Acharya, N.R. Acharya, Rasa Acharya, Yash Acharya, Dayal Acharya, Drono Acharya and many others.


  1. Acharya is a fictional character from the 1996 film Mafia.
  2. Acharya is a fictional character from the 1959 film Ujala.
  3. Acharya is a fictional character from the 1977 film Solah Shukrawar.
  4. Acharya is a fictional character from the 1964 film Leader.

There are other characters with in their name, like Suman Acharya, Bharat Acharya and Sameer 'Sam' Acharya.


"Acharya" is a film, directed by Mukunda Michael Dewil & Yadubara Das and written by Mukunda Michael Dewil.


  1. Acharya: In Indian religions and society, an acharya is a Brahmin head guide or instructor in religious matters; founder, or leader of a sect; or one who sits on Gadi; or a highly learned man or a title affixed to the names of learned men. The designation has different meanings in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and secular contexts. The surname is also very common in the Indian state of West Bengal.
    • also known as 阿闍黎
  2. Acharya is a genus of moths of the Noctuidae family.

Phrases with Acharya

Phrases starting with the word Acharya:

  1. Acharya Franconia
  2. Acharya Crassicornis

Phrase ending with the word Acharya:

  1. Genus Acharya

Other phrases containing the word Acharya:

  1. Species Acharya Franconia
  2. Species Acharya Crassicornis

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Acharya

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Google previewThe Sutras on the 5-Fold Act of Divine Consciousness (2003)

by Acharya Kedar

THE ACHARYA IS A TEACHER It is not possible to recognize the Supreme God Principle inside you through your senses.

Google previewEssays on the Languages, Literature, and Religion of Nepál and Tibet (1874)

Together with Further Papers on the Geography, Ethnology, and Commerce of Those Countries by Brian Houghton Hodgson

The first class is denominated Bhikshu ; the second, Vajra Acharya.* The Bhikshu cannot marry; but the Vajra Acharya is a family man. The latter is sometimes called, in the vernacular tongue of the Newars, Giibhal, which is not a Sanskrit word.

Google previewTen Years After 9/11 - Rethinking the Jihadist Threat (2013)

by Arabinda Acharya

Arabinda Acharya is a Research Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Routledge security in Asia Pacific series Series Editors Leszek Buszynski Ten Years After 9/ 11.

Google previewA Kinder Voice (2016)

Releasing Your Inner Critics with Mindfulness Slogans by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart

Acharya is a Sanskrit word referring to a highly learned teacher. 6. Stephen Brammeier, Jan Brennan, Sondra ...

Google previewQuantifying Systemic Risk (2013)

by Joseph G. Haubrich, Andrew W. Lo

Acharya is the C. V. Starr Professor of Economics at the Leonard N. Stern School of ...

Google previewNew Perspectives on Asset Price Bubbles (2012)

by Douglas D. Evanoff, George G. Kaufman, A. G. Malliaris

Viral Acharya Viral V. Acharya is the C.V. Starr Professor of Economics in the Department of Finance at New York University's Stern School of Business, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Google previewCivilizations in Embrace (2013)

The Spread of Ideas and the Transformation of Power : India and Southeast Asia in the Classical Age by Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya February 2012 ABOUT THE AUTHOR AMITAV ACHARYA is the UNESCO Chair in Acknowledgements.

Google previewThe Yoga of Sound (2006)

Tapping the Hidden Power of Music and Chant by Russill Paul, Wayne Teasdale

An acharya is a teacher or spiritual guide, while a guru is an enlightened soul, either living or passed on from the body. Although gurus that meet all our expectations may be hard to find in this day and age, they still exist. And a spiritual guide ...

Google previewJPEG2000 Standard for Image Compression (2005)

Concepts, Algorithms and VLSI Architectures by Tinku Acharya, Ping-Sing Tsai

Acharya is an inventor of 74 US.

Google previewThe Rising Sun (2013)

by Purnendu Ghosh

Vibhor Acharya is a singer. Vibhor is known for singing Kishore Kumar songs ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Medicine: Historical perspective (1985)

by Saligrama Krishna Ramachandra Rao

Acharya (ed), 1911. Gupta, Umesh- Chandra, Vaidyaka-sabda- sindhu, (S), Calcutta, 1894. Iyer, T.G. Ramamurti, The Handbook of Indian Medicine or The Gems of Siddha System, Erode, Sri Vani Vilas ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society (2015)

by Graham A. Colditz

Lalatendu Acharya Lalatendu Acharya Acharya, Lalatendu India India 576 578. India. India, a country inhabited by more than 1.2 billion people, is facing a tremendous challenge in rising cancer rates, the second-most ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Jainism (2004)

by Kristi L. Wiley

Acharya Tulsi: Fifty Years of Selfless Dedication. Ladnun: Jain Vishva Bharati, 1985. Bühler, G. The Life of Hemacandrācārya, trans ...

Google previewA Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology and Religion, Geography, History, and Literature (1870)

by John Dowson

ACHARYA. A spiritual teacher or guide.

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Small photo of INDIA - CIRCA 1971: stamp printed by India, shows Acharya Narendra Deo (1889-1956), Educator, Patriot, Statesman, circa 1971Small photo of INDIA - CIRCA 1989: stamp printed by India, shows Acharya Narendra Deo, democratic socialist movement founder, circa 1989Small photo of INDIA - CIRCA 1983: stamp printed by India, shows Acharya Vinoba Bhave, circa 1983Small photo of MANGALORE, INDIA - SEPTEMBER 10, 2013: A stamp printed in India shows Acharya Jnansagar or GyansagarSmall photo of The Great Banyan is a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata, , West Bengal, India. More than 250 years old.Small photo of The Great Banyan is a banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) located in Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, near Kolkata, , West Bengal, India. More than 250 years old.Small photo of Acharya Atre Nagar Station. Mumbai Metro map. More...

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Scrabble value of A1C3H4A1R1Y4A1

The value of this 7-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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