Definition of havan in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈhavən


A ritual burning of offerings such as grains and ghee, which is held to mark births, marriages, and other special occasions: I told her that you would arrange a havan and marry her with due formalities
More example sentences
  • On March 5, 2000, when the 125th anniversary of the Arya Samaj was cerebrated on the island, more than 165 havans (fire rituals) were performed.
  • Each day begins and ends with hatha yoga, meditation and worship at the havan, or fire ceremony.
  • You know Indians are cricket crazy when a village in Haryana performs a havan to ensure that India will win against Pakistan in the World Cup.



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