[Advaita-l] On the suffix 'AchArya/AchAri'
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 20:28:03 CDT 2011
It is common to see some south-Indian names among madhva-s and srIvaiShNavas
such as 'GaruDAchAr', 'HayavadanAchAr/ya', 'KrishNamAchAri', 'Varadaachari',
'LakshmInarasimhAchAriyAr'. Such names are hardly seen among smarta-s
either of the Tamil region or the Kannada/Telugu regions. The suffix
'AchAri' is found in some people of the carpenter profession. There is a
'shivAchAriyar' sect known as 'G/kurukkaL' in Tamil Nadu.
Even though the name 'ShankarachArya' is as popular as 'MadhvaachArya' and
'RamanujAchArya' is there anything exclusively 'vaiShNavite' about the word
Although not strictly 'Advaitic' this question came to my mind and I have
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