List of Hindu gurus and sants

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This is a list of religious people in Hinduism, including gurus, sant, monks, yogis and spiritual masters.

A guru is defined as a "teacher, spiritual guide, [or] godman,"[1] by author David Smith. To obtain the title of guru, one must go through a standard initiation process referred to as diksha, in which they receive a mantra, or sacred Sanskrit phrase.[2]

The list

A to C

D to F

G to I

J to L

M to O

P to R

S to U

V to X

Y to Z

See also


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  3. Dasa Goswami, Satsvarupa (2002). Srila Prabhupada Lilamrta Vol 1–2. Bhaktivedanta Book Trust. vol.1 1133 pages vol.2 1191 pages. ISBN 0-89213-357-0.
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