Meaning of sadhana in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsɑːðənɑː/


mass nounIndian
  • Disciplined and dedicated practice or learning, especially in religion or music.

    ‘years of sadhana blessed him with technical mastery’
    • ‘These practices included all traditional Hindu disciplines, and also sadhana of Muslim and Christian faith.’
    • ‘For the next twenty years, I learned from him and did sadhana, religious discipline, for long hours.’
    • ‘With snow and ice outside, on the inside the fires of teaching, worship and sadhana were kept burning by 100 devotees, including babies and elders.’
    • ‘The original caste system was based on self-discipline through education and through personal sadhana.’
    • ‘No, the twelve year cycle is just twelve years of sadhana, which is study without really starting to practice!’
    • ‘When practicing a sadhana, we are not superimposing something artificial atop the natural state of things.’


From Sanskrit sādhanā ‘dedication to an aim’, from sādh ‘bring about’.