Definition of akhara in English:

akhara

Pronunciation /ɑːkˈhɑːrə//ɑːˈkɑːrə/

noun

  • 1(in India) a training facility or outdoor arena for wrestlers.

    ‘he had gone to the akhara for routine wrestling practice’
  • 2(in India) a religious community, typically of ascetics.

    ‘various akharas had gathered on the banks of the holy river’

Origin

From Hindi akhāṛā ‘place of assembly, wrestling arena, monastery’.

Pronunciation

akhara

/ɑːkˈhɑːrə//ɑːˈkɑːrə/