Definition of jatha noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdʒɑːtə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdʒɑːtə//
    (Indian English)
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  1. 1a group of Sikhs who meet formally or march through the streets together carrying weapons, in order to celebrate a religious event or to protest against or support something A Sikh jatha went to the city to celebrate the birthday of the guru.
  2. 2an organized event in which a group of people walk through the streets together in order to celebrate something, spread a message, protest against something, etc. Residents organized a jatha to protest against the privatization of the water companies. A jatha was organized to celebrate World Peace Day.