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List of Famous Gurus

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List of famous gurus, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top gurus in the world? This includes the most prominent gurus, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable gurus is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic gurus were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned gurus.

This list contains people like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Ross Jeffries. Featuring American gurus, Indian gurus, and more, this list has it all. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known gurus to the lesser known gurus of today, these are some of the best professionals in the guru field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous gurus ever?" and "What are the names of famous gurus?" then you're in the right place. 
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    Kalasuri Arisen Ahubudu (Sinhala: අරිසෙන් අහුබුදු; 18 March 1920 – 26 May 2011) was a writer, orator, scholar, playwright, teacher (Guru), Sinhala lyricist, author and poet in Sri Lanka, born in Mudiyallagahawatta in Malalaga, Koggala. He is a member of the Hela Havula. He has received three government awards for literary works, the title of Kalasuri from the Government of Sri Lanka, and the Sarasaviya Awards film award for best composer. As a composer, he is especially noted for writing music performed by W.D. Amaradeva, such as Gilem Obe Guna....  more
  • Atmananda Krishna Menon

    Śrĩ Atmananda (December 8, 1883 – May 14, 1959), also referred as Sri Atmananda Krishna Menon, was an Indian sage, guru, and philosopher. He has been described by scholars as a "neo-Hindu". His teachings have become a foundation for a spiritual method called the Direct Path....  more
  • Ross Jeffries

    Paul Ross, better known by the pseudonym Ross Jeffries, is an American author, writer and television personality featured on such programs as The Dr. Phil Show, The Montel Williams Show, The Jane Whitney Show and The Daily Show, and a self-described speed seduction expert.In 2000 Ross Jeffries sued John White (also known as Don Steele) alleging invasion of privacy, business interference, slander and libel.Jeffries was profiled on Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends. Ross Jeffries is also known for Speed Seduction program that helps men in gaining women's attention.Tom Cruise's character in the film Magnolia was inspired by Jeffries according to the film's writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson....  more
  • Guru Tegh Bahadur

    Guru Tegh Bahadur (Punjabi: [gʊɾuː t̯eːgᵊ bəɦaːd̯ʊɾᵊ] or [gʊɾuː t̯eːɣᵊ bəɦaːd̯ʊɾᵊ]; 1 April 1621 – 24 November 1675) was the ninth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. Tegh Bahadur continued in the spirit of the first guru, Nanak; his 116 poetic hymns are registered in Guru Granth Sahib. Guru Tegh Bahadur prevented conversions of the Hindu Kashmiri Pandits and non-Muslims to Islam, and was publicly beheaded in 1675 on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi for himself refusing to convert to Islam and saving Hindu Kashmiri Pandits and other non-Muslims or as viewed by Muslims that he was condemned to death for waging war but was offered at last moment that converting to Islam will...  more