List of honorifics used in Ananda Marga

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This article includes a list of honorifics used in Ananda Marga or the Margis.

Acarya

Main article: Acarya
Image of Acarya Vishvadevananda Avadhuta

Ácárya means teacher, especially spiritual teacher. Ácárya for a male teacher, ácáryá for a female teacher. It is an honorific used to refer to teachers. The literal meaning of the word "ácárya" is "one who teaches by his own conduct"[1]

The word ácára means conduct.

Baba

The word "Baba" means "father" and is used to refer only Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar.[2]

Dada

Dada is an honorific used to refer to monks. The literal meaning of the word "dada" is "brother" or "elder brother".

Didi

Didi is an honorific used to refer to nuns. The literal meaning of the word "didi" is "sister" or "elder sister".

Sri Sri

The honorific Sri Sri is also used to refer only Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar.

References

  1. ^ "Ácarańát pát́hayati iti ácáryah"
  2. ^ Marsha Goluboff Low (14 June 2011) The Orange Robe: My Eighteen Years as a Yogic Nun iUniverse pp. 6– ISBN 978-1-4502-3012-4