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ash·ram

 (äsh′rəm)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).]

ashram

(ˈæʃrəm; ˈɑːʃ-)n

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]

ash•ram

(ˈɑʃ rəm)

n.

1. a secluded place for retreat or instruction in Hinduism.

2. the community living there.

[1915–20; < Skt āśrama]

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Noun 1. 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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