noun (in India)

a religious fair, especially one held in connection with a festival.
a throng of people.

Origin of mela

1790–1800; < Hindi < Sanskrit melā assembly, company Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mela



an Asian cultural or religious fair or festival

Word Origin for mela

C19: Hindi, from Sanskrit mēlā an assembly, from mil to meet
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