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Definition of the noun ashram

What does ashram mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ashrams

  1. a place of religious retreat modeled after the Indian ashram
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: retreat = a place of privacy
  2. (India) a place of religious retreat for Hindus

Alternative definition of the noun ashram


  1. [Hinduism] a secluded religious hermitage inhabited by gurus
  2. A hippie commune.


  1. Ashram is a neoclassical band from Italy band made up of Sergio Panarella, Luigi Rubino, Alfredo Notarloberti and Leonardo Massa. Their songs typically comprise piano, violin, cello and vocals.
  2. Ashram is a musical group.
    • album: "Turnstile"


  1. "Ashram" is a musical album of Ashram.
    • released in (13 years ago)
  2. "Ashram" is a composition.


Ashram is a fictional character from the 1995 film Legend of Crystania.


Ashram: A Balmiki temple is called an Ashram, which means a hermitage or monastery. It is the communal house for Balmikis. The function of the Ashram is to serve as a center for building up the commitment of devotee’s and for transmitting the Ramayana's message, and the focal point for the whole community to preserve their culture and traditions.

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Google previewBorn With a Question Mark in Your Heart (2013)

by Osho

The ashram is an Eastern concept based on renouncing society, its comforts, conveniences. An ashram is a group of people living together in austerity, selfimposed poverty, starvation in the name of fasting; torturing the body in order to have ...

Google previewRural Sociology (1997)

by Rajendra Kumar Sharma

And every ashram is a step in the long journey to that aim. "The whole of the...

Literally an ashram is a halting or resting place. The ashram...

According to the Gautama Dharmasutra, the Grihastha Ashram is the foundation of all the ashrams .

Google previewConnecting Curriculum with Context (2015)

A Handbook for Context Relevant Curriculum Development in Theological Education by Rupen Das

An ashram is a hermitage or a monastery. A Christian ashram is a unique place ...

Google previewHare Krishna Transformed (2007)

by E. Burke Rochford

Ashram refers to living arrangements that facilitate spiritual activities and growth. ... for unmarried male and female renunciates committed exclusively to spiritual advancement; the grhastha ashram is a living arrangement for a husband, wife, ...

Google previewMessage Of The Vedas (2005)

by B.B. Paliwal

Ashram is that place where (a + shram) people come and work. The persons, living in home, the members of the family, do work,

The sadhana of grihastha- ashram is the topmost. The word 'ashrarri is used along with all the four ashrams.

Google previewThe New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (2005)

by Philip Sheldrake

An ashram is a kind of retreat centre, different from the institutions known in the West. It has a stable community where contemplation and work, manual and intellectual, blend together. However, it does not impose any spiritual path on its ...

Google previewThe Guru in Indian Catholicism (1992)

Ambiguity Or Opportunity of Inculturation by Catherine Cornille

The roles of spiritual master and priest may coincide, but when the head of a Catholic ashram is a woman or a lay person, the distinction and often the discrepancy between charismatic and official authority is strongly felt. Catholic ashrams ...

Google previewThe Full Moons: Topical Letters In Esoteric Astrology (2014)

by Malvin Artley

An ashram is a spiritual hierarchy in miniature under the guidance of a realized being, with the senior students often engaged in the instruction of those in the ashram who are not as advanced along the line of the chosen work. It is a term ...

Google previewKnowledge Management: Enabling Business (2002)

by Natarajan

"The Ashram is the cradle of the New World, of the creation of tomorrow." This also led to the conceptualization and development of the city of light and peace, Auroville, about eight kilometers North of Pondicherry. In the words of historian P.

Google previewA Christian Theology in the Indian Context (2001)

Ashram is a Indian expression of community. It is an ecclesia of guru and disciples. It is non-authoritarian structure. Indian ecclesiology should be people oriented. It is the koinonia, union of peoples. There is community and communities, ...

Google previewYoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life (1992)

by Janakanada Swami Saraswau

Ashram. Ashram means workshop. The workshop is the place where you find your form of ...

Google previewSpiritual Student Development Theory (2013)

How Surviving Two Head Injuries Showed Me The Light by Mr. Jude Logan Demers

The Light of Truth Universal Shrine in Buckingham, VA, Yogaville, Satchidananda Ashram is a museum and meditation center dedicated to all the religions of the world. In it also is a shrine or an exhibit to for and about science, atheists, and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Dalits in India: Emancipation and empowerment (2002)

by Sanjay Paswan, Pramanshi Jaideva

Apart from general education, the Ashram schools also give training in agriculture and crafts like blacksmithy, carpentry and...

In Orissa, the residential schools for girls are called Kanyashrams, while the Ashram schools are meant for boys.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Indian Women Through the Ages: Modern India (2003)

by Simmi Jain

Thirty-seven ( 1 4 participants in the freedom struggle, 5 each from the groups of foreigners, and critics of Gandhi, 2 women social workers, 4 constructive workers, 3 women associated with Gandhi, 3 ashram inmates and one non-Gandhian ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Kurian

ashram, Christian Religious community of monks, modeled on ancient Indian institutions, founded by Christian missionaries in India. The earliest were Protestant foundations, as ChristuKula Ashram (1921) and Christa Prema Seva Ashram ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Hinduism (2006)

by Constance Jones, James D. Ryan

Prana Yoga Ashram is one of several centers founded by Swami Vignanananda (Who Has the Bliss of Wisdom), who represents the lineage of Swami SHIVANANDA of Rishikesh. Swami Vignanananda (previously known as Swami ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of the Hindu World (1992)

by Gaṅgā Rām Garg

Asrama (Ashram). 'Resting place'. A remote hermitage of an ascetic or teacher established as a centre for religious study and practice. These habitations included small huts for the ascetic or teacher — and often student disciples — along with ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Religion (1993)

by M. Pye

Christian Ashram Movement. A movement that has developed during the 20th century and ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Tourism Resources in India (2001)

by Manohar Sajnani

The five tirthas are — Ganga, Kushawart, Bilwa Tirtha, Neel Parvat and Kankhal, Jai Ram Ashram— About 1 50m further north, on the Rishikesh road, is the Jai Ram Ashram. Here the usual multicoloured deities characteristic of Hindu temples ...

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Scrabble value of A1S1H4R1A1M3

The value of this 6-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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