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Guru, Gooroo  n.  
A spiritual teacher, guide, or confessor among the Hindus; a guru.
One who has expert knowledge of a technical area and serves as an advisor to others; an expert and teacher. Usually written guru.
An intellectual or spiritual guide or advisor; a mentor. Usually written guru.

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... communion among the Sikhs, in which cakes of flour, butter and sugar are made and consecrated with certain ceremonies while the communicants sit round in prayer, and are then distributed equally to all the faithful present, to whatever caste they may belong. At a Guru-Mata or great council of the Sikhs, which was held at any great crisis in the affairs of the state, these cakes were laid before the Sikh scriptures and then eaten by all present, who swore on the scriptures ...
— The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India—Volume I (of IV) • R.V. Russell

... old man's forehead swelled, and his eyes flamed. "By the Guru! if the slaves of Lena Singh and the English dare to lay a finger on me——!" he cried. "Foolish young man, will you keep me from my own troops? I ...
— The Path to Honour • Sydney C. Grier

... members of both creeds frequenting the teachings of Rmnanda, whose reputation was then at its height. The boy Kabr, in whom the religious passion was innate, saw in Rmnanda his destined teacher; but knew how slight were the chances that a Hindu guru would accept a Mohammedan as disciple. He therefore hid upon the steps of the river Ganges, where Rmnanda was accustomed to bathe; with the result that the master, coming down to the water, trod upon his body unexpectedly, and exclaimed in his astonishment, "Ram! Ram!"—the name of the incarnation ...
— Songs of Kabir • Rabindranath Tagore (trans.)

... granite, bearing the impression of the feet of Data-Bhrigu, an incarnation of Vishnu. This is the chief place of pilgrimage for the Jains, Shrawaks and Banians. The two principal temples are situated at Deulwara, about the middle of the mountain, and five miles south-west of Guru Sikra, the highest summit. They are built of white marble, and are pre-eminent alike for their beauty and as typical specimens of Jain architecture in India. The more modern of the two was built by ...
— Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia

... lecturer, reader, prelector^, prolocutor, preacher; chalk talker, khoja^; pastor &c (clergy) 996; schoolmaster, dominie [Fr.], usher, pedagogue, abecedarian; schoolmistress, dame, monitor, pupil teacher. expositor &c 524; preceptor, guide; guru; mentor &c (adviser) 695; pioneer, apostle, missionary, propagandist, munshi^, example &c (model for imitation) 22. professorship &c (school) 542. tutelage &c (teaching) 537. Adj. professorial. ...
— Roget's Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases: Body • Roget

... worshipping you, (according to the Hindu custom,) when I received your sister from your hands; it will be therefore highly agreeable to me, if your brother, who is a prince my superior in birth, would attend to give away his sister. The Guru, or spiritual guide of the Palpa Raja, was in the suite of the princess, and was dispatched in order to persuade Prithwi Pal, in which he succeeded, by declaring, that Rana Bahadur had before him taken the most solemn oaths to do his guest no ...
— An Account of The Kingdom of Nepal • Fancis Buchanan Hamilton

... his paper that the Banjaras call themselves Sikhs, and it is noticeable that the Charan subcaste say that their ancestors were three Rajput boys who followed Guru Nanak, the prophet of the Sikhs. The influence of Nanak appears to have been widely extended over northern India, and to have been felt by large bodies of the people other than those who actually embraced the Sikh religion. Cumberlege states ...
— The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India - Volume II • R. V. Russell

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