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darshan

[dahr-shuh n; Sephardic Hebrew dahr-shahn; Ashkenazic Hebrew dahr-shuh n] /ˈdɑr ʃən; Sephardic Hebrew dɑrˈʃɑn; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈdɑr ʃən/
noun, plural darshanim
[Sephardic Hebrew dahr-shah-neem; Ashkenazic Hebrew dahr-shaw-nim] /Sephardic Hebrew ˌdɑr ʃɑˈnim; Ashkenazic Hebrew dɑrˈʃɔ nɪm/ (Show IPA),
darshans. Judaism.
1.
a preacher or teacher of Aggadah or Halakhah in a synagogue.
Origin of darshan
1915-1920
1915-20; < Hebrew darshān, akin to dārash interpret, expound
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  • A quiet stream of chelas arrived, almost ceaselessly, for a darshan (holy sight) of the guru.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda

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