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  1. (in India) a temporary shed, especially one used for public meetings.
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Origin of pandal

First recorded in 1710–20, pandal is from the Tamil word pantal
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Historical Examples of pandal

  • The uncle then carries her to the pandal, and she sits on the left of the bridegroom.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • On arrival, he is made to stand under the pandal which has been erected.

  • At the homes of the bride and bridegroom, a pandal (booth) and dais are erected.

  • On the following day, the bridegroom conducts the bride to her pandal.

  • The milk-post of the pandal is made of milk-hedge (Euphorbia Tirucalli).