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mahant Line breaks: ma¦hant
Pronunciation: /məˈhʌnt/

Definition of mahant in English:


A chief priest of a temple or the head of a monastery.
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.



Words that rhyme with mahant

affront, blunt, brunt, bunt, confront, front, Granth, grunt, hunt, runt, shunt, stunt, up-front

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