A fair or Hindu festival.
More example sentences
- It's the season of festivals, trade fairs, exhibitions and melas of every kind as people turn out in large numbers to beat the heat.
- Every year, they have a mela (a fair) there called Suarastra Sabha for the express purpose of holding an auction.
- Once a year a huge tribal fair takes place near here - the Baneshwar mela.
from Sanskrit melā 'assembly'.
Definition of mela in:
- The US English dictionary