vanaprastha

noun va·na·pras·tha \ˌvənəˈprəstə\

Definition of vanaprastha

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  1. :  a forest-dwelling Hindu hermit; especially :  one in the third stage of the Brahmanic scheme of life

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Origin and Etymology of vanaprastha

Sanskrit, literally, one who departs to the forest, from vana forest + pratiṣṭhati he sets forth, from pra- forward, forth + tiṣṭhati he stands — more at bandar, for, stand


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