One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- ‘Bhishma is entombed in a perpetual brahmacharya ashrama, the first of the four stages in a human being's life.’
- ‘A Hindu's lifetime is divided into four stations (ashramas).’
From Sanskrit āśrama.
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