Definition of sadhana in English:

sadhana

noun

mass nounIndian
  • Disciplined and dedicated practice or learning, especially in religion or music.

    ‘years of sadhana blessed him with technical mastery’
    • ‘For the next twenty years, I learned from him and did sadhana, religious discipline, for long hours.’
    • ‘With snow and ice outside, on the inside the fires of teaching, worship and sadhana were kept burning by 100 devotees, including babies and elders.’
    • ‘When practicing a sadhana, we are not superimposing something artificial atop the natural state of things.’
    • ‘These practices included all traditional Hindu disciplines, and also sadhana of Muslim and Christian faith.’
    • ‘The original caste system was based on self-discipline through education and through personal sadhana.’
    • ‘No, the twelve year cycle is just twelve years of sadhana, which is study without really starting to practice!’

Origin

From Sanskrit sādhanā ‘dedication to an aim’, from sādh ‘bring about’.

Pronunciation

sadhana

/ˈsɑːðənɑː/