Definition of mahant in English:

mahant

Line breaks: ma¦hant
Pronunciation: /məˈhʌnt
 
/

noun

Hinduism
A chief priest of a temple or the head of a monastery.
More example sentences
  • A majority of the mahants criticised the Sangh Parivar for the deterioration of the temple town.
  • But these mahants again donated this land to Baba Bhairon Nath who built a Shiv temple on a part of the land.
  • Meanwhile, the selection of the new mahant is likely to take two to three months.

Origin

Hindi.

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