Definition of mahant in English:

mahant

Line breaks: ma¦hant
Pronunciation: /məˈhʌnt
 
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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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