- a secluded place for a community of Hindus leading a life of simplicity and religious meditation
- such a religious community
Origin of ashramSanskrit ārama ; from ā, toward + rama, fatigue, religious penance ; from Indo-European base an unverified form klem-, tired, weak from source Welsh claf, sick
A usually secluded residence of a religious community and its guru.
Origin of ashramSanskrit āśrama&hlowdot; : ā-, to + śrama&hlowdot;, toil, penance, austerity (from śramati, he toils, practices austerity).
From Sanskrit आश्रम (ā-śrama).