Definition of ashrama in English:

ashrama

noun

Hinduism
  • Any of the four stages of an ideal life, ascending from the status of pupil to the total renunciation of the world.

    • ‘This stage in life was known as the brahmacharya ashrama.’
    • ‘A Hindu's lifetime is divided into four stations (ashramas).’
    • ‘Bhishma is entombed in a perpetual brahmacharya ashrama, the first of the four stages in a human being's life.’

Origin

From Sanskrit āśrama.

Pronunciation:

ashrama

/ˈaʃrəmə/