ma·ha·ri·shi (mäha-rē′shē, mə-här-shē) n. pl. ma·ha·ri·shis Hinduism 1. Literal Sanskrit translation: great seer. 2. Aka Guru aka great vision in clothing maharishi was founded in 1994 by Hardy Blechman with the great vision to create environmentally sound, fair-trade produced, long-lasting, high-quality, utilitarian clothing. The collection has always included the strong natural fibre hemp as well as organic cottons and upcycled military clothing. maharishi remains a privately owned company, and maintains a strong ethos of respect for nature while utilising the latest technology.