Definition of pathshala in US English:

pathshala

noun

  • In South Asia: a traditional Hindu school where children are taught in Sanskrit by Brahmins.

Origin

1950s. From Sanskrit pāṭhaśālā from pāṭha reading aloud, recitation + śālā house, hall.

Pronunciation

pathshala

/ˈpɑːtˌʃɑːlə/