What is that kid in Indiana Jones the Temple of Doom refering to when (s)he says Marharishi days?

During Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, the child King or Queen (I think (s)he was a girl but I can’t remember) says that (s)he knew someone during the Marharishi days. What is this term referring to?

I don’t think you’re remembering very well. The boy (not girl) you’re referring to is actually called the Maharaja.

I think it comes during the meal scene, when they’re discussing the possible presence of Thuggee, but I don’t recall any mention of the Maharishi.

I just found this. Sorry to necro - many sorrys - but I’m glad to find out I’m not the only one who mistook the prince for a princess.

why is it considered bad form to bring back to life an old thread? Just wondering.

It’s context dependent, actually. It’s not bad form if the bump is relevant to the thread or adds new information. But sometimes people find a thread via a Google search and bump it just to tell an irrelevant anecdote or some kind of stupid joke. It’s those kinds of bumps that people find irritating, especially in forums like General Questions or Great Debates.

Again, I’m sorry. It was better than starting a new thread on people who mistook Temple of Doom’s boy prince for a princess.

I saw the movie once, when it first came out.

Assuming the kid said maharishi, he could have meant something like “the days of the great spiritual teachers”:

If he said maharajahs, he probably meant “the days of the great and powerful kings,” i.e., before the British came in and took over.

Can’t get any more specific than this. My memory is good, but not that good.

Just my two cents’ worth.

This is the impression I have of what he meant.