Definitions

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  • n. A head or chief of a monastery

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A religious superior.

Etymologies

From Hindi (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The leader of the group, the 'mahant' leads the procession with a female consort.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • Maharajas from "mahant rajan," or "great king" in Sanskrit are discussed in noncommittal terms of their duties as rulers -- your usual, "protect, serve and patronize the arts" -- no talk of how they did that.

    Larissa Archer: Asian Art Museum's "Maharaja" Overlooks Crucial Cultural Questions in India

  • Gokaran Giri, mahant of famous Ghopeshwar Nath temple was missing since yesterday morning and his body was later recovered from a pond near temple last night.

    Analysis

  • Indian communist are not communist they are bunch of Hindu mahant who donot want to loose their mathas.

    Kafila

  • Within the BJP, aspiring candidates to seats that the mahant-in-waiting wields his influence over do not dare raise their voices against him.

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  • The BSP hopes the younger Tiwari will give Yogi a run for his money, on the claim that BJP workers are unhappy with the Yogi's way of functioning and that the Brahman clan is upset with him for favouring Thakurs, to which caste the Yogi and the current mahant of Gorakhnath Peeth, nonagerian Mahant Avaidyanath belong.

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  • In the ceremony 51 Muslim couples tied the knot, the mahant said.

    India eNews

  • The mahant was picked up by the Mumbai ATS, assisted by the U.P. ATS, from Rawatpur village under Kalyanpur police station in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The State ADG, Law and Order, Brij Lal said here on Wednesday that the mahant was picked up for interrogation at around 2.30 p.m.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • He said the mahant used to stay with the Kapoors whenever he visited Jammu.

    The Hindu - Front Page

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