Definition of Bhagwan in US English:



  • 1God.

    • ‘He may well mean the exact same thing intended by a Hindu who invokes Bhagwan.’
    • ‘Bahai's believe that there is one God even though He may be called by different names such as God, Jehovah, Allah or Bhagwan.’
    • ‘Bhagwan (God) first created a man and a woman in his upper world. They were formed from the dirt which had settled on his body during a twelve year fast.’
    • ‘One should take this mantra when they have a steadfast belief in bhagwan.’
    • ‘This Guru guides devotees on the spiritual path, leading them to Bhagwan.’
    1. 1.1 A guru or revered person (often as a proper name or form of address).
      • ‘It is said that if one receives the blessings of Guru Bhagwan, that would be the turning point in his otherwise lack lustre existence.’
      • ‘In 2001, when the panchayat elections were announced, Bhagwan Devi was encouraged to contest as a ward member.’
      • ‘I had been at the ashram about an hour when Bhagwan, young, thin, and bearded, entered the room, taking his place on a chair that was designated for him alone.’
      • ‘The Guru continued to spread the message of Sikhism. He sent Bhagwan Gir to eastern India to preach Sikhism.’
      • ‘Bhagwan was especially interested in the care of children and he formed a charitable trust at nearby Tansa Valley.’


From Hindi bhagwān, from Sanskrit bhagavān, from the root bhaj ‘to honor, adore’.