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An akhada or akhara is a traditional South Asian gym for athletics and martial arts. Today, they are most commonly associated with pehlwani, a style of wrestling. They serve both as training schools and an arena for wrestlers to compete against each other.[1]

Notable akhada include Hanuman Akada, of Guru Hanuman in Delhi.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Chakravertty, Shreya (26 August 2008). "Life in Satpal’s akhada: Early mornings and lots of ghee". Indian Express. Retrieved 10 June 2013.