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A mutt is a term used for a Hindu monastic and/or religious establishment with a lineage, which has rules and is hierarchical. It's the short form of the word Matha. This term has nothing to do with the English word mutt meaning dog.

Usage

Gunasheela spent 4 months at the Sringeri mutt to get in touch with her innermost meditative self.
Added 2012-04-28 by porkipaya

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

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