- a religious fair, especially one held in connection with a festival.
- a throng of people.
Origin of mela
Examples from the Web for mela
Historical Examples of mela
The Hindu Mela was an annual fair which had been instituted with the assistance of our house.My Reminiscences
He told me he was going to a mela, to which I was also proceeding.Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877
Effect of these discoveries upon the theories of Ptolemy and Mela.The Discovery of America Vol. 1 (of 2)
The death of his father, Mela, was also stained with dishonour.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
Mela was looking after both of them, and trying to cheer them in a joyful excitement.The March Family Trilogy, Complete
William Dean Howells
- an Asian cultural or religious fair or festival