a Hindu teacher of mysticism
Origin of maharishiHindi mah?rishi from mah?, great + ?shi, sage
nounpl. ma·ha·ri·shis Hinduism
- A teacher of mysticism and spiritual knowledge.
- Used as a title for such a person.
Origin of maharishiSanskrit mahār&slowdot;ih mahā- great ; see meg- in Indo-European roots. &rlowdot;&slowdot;ih seer, sage, saint ; see ers- in Indo-European roots.
- Often used (capitalised) as a title for such a person.