Meaning of pathshala in English:

pathshala

Pronunciation /ˈpɑːtˌʃɑːlə/

noun

  • In South Asia: a traditional Hindu school where children are taught in Sanskrit by Brahmins.

    Formerly the only application of the word; there are now also pathshalas which are ordinary primary schools.

Origin

1950s. From Sanskrit pāṭhaśālā from pāṭha reading aloud, recitation + śālā house, hall.