So we were on the way home, and I spotted one of these marts owning a name that played a warmth on my inner chimes. AniCh kindly took a pic of it. And naturally, the question arose, "What is a Swami?"
Swami is a primarily Hindu honorific, loosely akin to the "master". It is derived from Sanskrit and means "owner of oneself", denoting complete mastery over instinctive and lower urges. It is a title prefixed to a name that connotes learning and, of course, mastery of a specific field of knowledge, most often religious and/or spiritual. Many great yogis and gurus (teachers) of the Hindu tradition have the title Swami appended to their name, two notable of whom are Swami Vivekananda and Swami Sivananda. (Source)
And of course, Swami Guru Devanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj - my Guru. :D
I didn't get a picture of Wegmans though- more on that later!