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Hinduism - Who Are The Kutichaka?


 (“appreciating the opportunity to remain at the house”) One of the Hindu ascetics' four categories.

The foundation for these four sorts was their livelihood, which was much less significant for ascetic identity than sectarianism or organizational affiliation in practice.

The Kutichaka is the least revered of the four, with the others being Bahudaka, Hamsa, and Paramahamsa (in order of increasing reverence).

The Kutichaka is an ascetic who lives in a dwelling (kuti) built by himself or his sons and begs his sons and relatives for sustenance.


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Hinduism - What Is Bahudaka?



Bahudaka (literally, "having a lot of water"). The term given to one of four kinds of Hindu ascetics. 



Each of these four kinds represents the ascetic's ostensible means of subsistence, which in reality has been much less significant than organizational membership for austere identity. 


  • The Bahudaka is a wandering ascetic who begs for food at holy bathing spots. 
  • The Kutichaka, which has a lesser status than the Bahudaka, and the Hamsa and Paramahamsa, which have a greater rank, are the other three kinds.


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