Definition of padayatra in English:

padayatra

noun

South Asian
  • In South Asia: a pilgrimage on foot, especially one made for religious purposes, or expressing charitable, social, or political concerns; (also in extended use) a protest march or political campaign tour.

Origin

1950s; earliest use found in The Hindu. From modern Sanskrit pādayātrā from pāda foot + yātrā journey, pilgrimage.

Pronunciation

padayatra

/ˈpɑːdəˌjɑːtrə/