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ashram

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noun ash·ram \ˈäsh-rəm, -ˌräm; ˈash-ˌram\

Simple Definition of ashram

  • : a place where a person or a group of people go to live separately from the rest of society and practice the Hindu religion

Full Definition of ashram

  1. 1 :  a secluded dwelling of a Hindu sage; also :  the group of disciples instructed there

  2. 2 :  a religious retreat

Origin of ashram

Sanskrit āśrama, from śrama religious exercise


First Known Use: 1917


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