Definition of Kumbh Mela noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Kumbh Mela

BrE BrE//ˌkʊm ˈmeɪlə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkʊm ˈmeɪlə//
[uncountable] Religious holidays and festivals
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a Hindu bathing festival that takes place every twelve years and is held on the river banks of any of the holy cities of Allahabad, Hardwar, Nasik or Ujjain See related entries: Religious holidays and festivals Word Originfrom Sanskrit, literally ‘pitcher festival’, from kumbh ‘pitcher’ + melā ‘assembly’.