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n. Hinduism
A usually secluded residence of a religious community and its guru.

[Sanskrit āśramaḥ : ā-, to + śramaḥ, toil, penance, austerity (from śramati, he toils, practices austerity).]


(ˈæʃrəm; ˈɑːʃ-)
1. (Hinduism) a religious retreat or community where a Hindu holy man lives
2. a house that provides accommodation for destitute people
[from Sanskrit āśrama, from ā- near + śrama religious exertion]


(ˈɑʃ rəm)

1. a secluded place for retreat or instruction in Hinduism.
2. the community living there.
[1915–20; < Skt āśrama]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ashram - a place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram
retreat - a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
2.ashram - (India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus
retreat - a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947


[ˈæʃrəm] Nashram m
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With no satisfaction in life and unable to get proper answers to the doubts being built up in mind, I left the Aashram and started learning about Jainism and later Buddism but neither had any answers to my questions.