One occasionally comes across ārya in Sanskrit texts either suffixed to a name (e.g., Rāmānujārya) or prefixed to it (e.g., Āryāvalokiteśvara), but I haven't seen this often enough to be certain if either variant is peculiar to a particular region, religious community, etc. (The two examples given are representative of my limited experience.) As a result, I am uncertain how to understand the occasional ārya in a compounded list of names. I'd be grateful if the vidvans of the list could tell me whether it is more usual as a prefix or suffix, or under what circumstances this might vary.

Martin Gansten