Definition of ashrama in English:


Line breaks: ash|rama
Pronunciation: /ˈaʃrəmə


Any of the four stages of an ideal life, ascending from the status of pupil to the total renunciation of the world.
More example sentences
  • A Hindu's lifetime is divided into four stations (ashramas).
  • This stage in life was known as the brahmacharya ashrama.
  • Bhishma is entombed in a perpetual brahmacharya ashrama, the first of the four stages in a human being's life.


from Sanskrit āśrama.

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