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Any of the four stages of an ideal life, ascending from the status of pupil to the total renunciation of the world.
- ‘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.’
- ‘This stage in life was known as the brahmacharya ashrama.’
From Sanskrit āśrama.
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