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One who initiates the pupil into Gayatri is called the Acharya. Manu Smriti 2.140. They call that Brahmana who initiates a pupil and teaches him the Veda together with the Kalpa and the Rahasyas, the teacher (acharya, of the latter) Upadhaya: 2.141. But he who for his livelihood teaches a portion only of the Veda, or also the Angas of the Veda, is called ...


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Gradation of teachers based on teaching levels : The teacher who gives you information only is ....... Adhyapak The one who imparts knowledge by combining information is....Upadhyaya Skills are imparted by ....."Acharyas". Composers and teachers of bhashyas are also called Acharya The teacher who is able to give an insight into the subject is .....


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The *Brihaddharma Purana states नचैवमाचरेत्धर्मं वैदिकं लौकिकं तथा। पुराणपठनं वेदपठनं नापि चाचरेत्॥ शास्त्रार्थकथनं चैव न शूद्रः क्वचिदाचरेत्। विप्रं क्षत्रं विशञ्चापि पाठयेन्न कदाचन॥ वर्णान् व्याकरणदीन् वा श्लोकं श्लोकार्थमेव वा। शूद्रो विद्यां ग्रहीतारं ब्राह्मणं पातयेदधः ब्राह्मणोऽपि पठन् शूद्रादात्मानमेव घातयेत्॥ Transliteration: (A Shûdra) shouldn't ...


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