Definition - What does Swamiji mean?

Swamiji is an honorary term and a synonym for the word swami. A swamiji is a mystic teacher, yogi or guru, and, in Hinduism, a religious teacher. In Sanskrit, swami means “one who knows.”

This honorary title often refers to Swami Vivekananda who greatly influenced Indian history and Hinduism in the late 1800s. In addition, Swami Mahamandaleshwar, who developed the “Yoga in Daily Life” practice, is referred to as Swamiji by spiritual devotees.

Yogapedia explains Swamiji

Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu monk who played a crucial role in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and yoga to the Western world. Swamiji is also considered a major contributor to the revitalization of Hinduism and its recognition as a chief world religion.

Swami Mahamandaleshwar's "Yoga in Daily Life" practice is a system of yoga that focuses on improving society by practicing yoga teachings throughout one’s daily life.

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