It was founded roughly 500 years ago by guru Nanak in the Punjab region of South Asia.
On the trail of her guru, Gilbert stays at an ashram for four months, and she attempts to describe yoga from the mat up.
And finally, he went up a mountain with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, guru to the stars, and came down again a convinced mystic.
1800, gooroo, from Hindi guru "teacher, priest," from Sanskrit guru-s "one to be honored, teacher," literally "heavy, weighty," from PIE root *gru- (see grave (adj.)). Generalized sense of "mentor" is from 1940; sense of "expert in something" first recorded c.1966 in Canadian English in reference to Marshall McLuhan.
In Hinduism, a teacher or spiritual leader.
Note: By extension, a “guru” is a teacher who attracts disciples or followers.
[fr Sanskrit, ''venerable'']