Definition of sampradaya in US English:

sampradaya

noun

  • In Hinduism: a sect or denomination; specifically any of several Vaishnava sects.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Horace Wilson (1786–1860), Sanskritist. From Sanskrit saṃpradāya tradition, sect.

Pronunciation

sampradaya

/ˌsʌmprəˈdʌɪə/