Definition of circumambulation in English:

circumambulation

noun

formal
  • See circumambulate

    • ‘On entering the temple, the guru performs three circumambulations along with the goddess seated in a golden chariot.’
    • ‘It is said that if you make 21 circumambulations of this temple your problems will be solved and your desires fulfilled.’
    • ‘Sara and I, in our separate circumambulations, have independently spotted all kinds of avians.’
    • ‘Having reached Gangasagar, I made circumambulation to the pond and prayed to the Sun God for my prosperity.’
    • ‘Each year in winter there is a four-day ritual circumambulation of the mountain by thousands of pilgrims who visit sites of myth and legend.’

Pronunciation

circumambulation

/ˌsəːkəmambjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/