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Hinduism - Who Is Considered A Mahant In Hinduism?


 (“great”) An ascetic who is the head of a monastery is given this honorific title.

Mahants are selected by their forefathers and are responsible for naming their successors.

Even though they do not own the monastery or its assets, they have nearly complete authority over them while they are alive.

Because he is the undisputed lord of his limited area, the mahant holds extremely high rank in any particular ascetic institute.


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