Origin of dharna
Examples from the Web for dharna
An Indian custom of Dharna is of similar significance, though less violent.Ethics|John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
If a woman greatly desires a child she will go to a shrine and lay a stone on it which she calls the dharna or deposit or pledge.
Another custom known as dharna is that of a suppliant placing a stone on the shrine of a god or tomb of a saint.The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India|R. V. Russell