mela


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mela

(ˈmiːlə; ˈmɛlə)
n
an Asian cultural or religious fair or festival
[C19: Hindi, from Sanskrit mēlā an assembly, from mil to meet]
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One favourite volume was a small octavo edition of the Directorium Inquisitorum, by the Dominican Eymeric de Gironne; and there were passages in Pomponius Mela, about the old African Satyrs and OEgipans, over which Usher would sit dreaming for hours.
The 10th annual Leamington and Warwick Mela Festival was a six-hour mixture of fun and games designed to bring everyone together.
Yes, the annual lifestyle event of the year - MELA 2003 - is back at Wembley with a host of fresh new ideas, pavilions packed with fantastic exhibitors offering great show discounts, and, of course, the very best in Bollywood and British- Asian entertainment.
Along with face-painting, henna tattoos, Dhol drums, and arts &crafts, Mela in the City promises to be an unforgettable extravaganza for visitors from far and wide.
"Shravani Mela begins from July 17, we have made available all the facilities for devotees coming from across the country.
Bollywood Dancers, Rebecca and Sophie, from Mela regulars, R & R Productions, delighted a school assembly with a vibrant and colourful performance as a taster of the acts that will perform at the Mela.
The music mela has featured concerts by a variety of artists from Pakistan of contemporary, folk, rock, fusion and sufi music.
The mela was organised under the aegis of Defence Institute of High Altitude Research (DIHAR), DRDO Leh.
The Mela in the City, in Newcastle, was arranged as part of the Blackett Street Family Fun weekends, which see the road closed to traffic and decorated with artificial grass, furniture and giant games.
On Saturday, Newcastle Asian Arts & Music organised a city centre Mela, which celebrated South Asian culture.
Newcastle Asian Arts & Music and NE1 will present Mela in the City as part of the Blackett Street Family Fun weekend festivities on Saturday, August 10.
The aberdeen Mela is an annual celebration of asian culture and is taking place this year in the city's Westburn Park on September 1.