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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).]
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(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]
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(ˈɑʃ rəm)

1. a secluded place for retreat or instruction in Hinduism.
2. the community living there.
[1915–20; < Skt āśrama]
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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
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[ˈæʃrəm] Nashram m
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After the act was captured on the CCTV camera, the priest of Kartaliya Baba Aashram, Ram Das, reported it to the police, which refused to file an FIR at first.
Owing to my persistent questions, my parents on advice of religious heads transferred me to an Aashram, to become a Hindu priest.After joining the Aashram, my doubts and questions increased to which my teachers had no answers.I was advised to read books from the library to know the answers and hence I got an opportunity to read lot of Hindu scriptures.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.
Students of the Aashram Paddati Vidyalaya suffered abdominal pain and started vomiting after which they were admitted to a local hospital.