Definition of havan in English:

havan

Line breaks: havan
Pronunciation: /ˈhavən
 
/

noun

Hinduism
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.

Origin

Hindi.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dəˈmôrəˌlīz
verb
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit