- a secluded place for a community of Hindus leading a life of simplicity and religious meditation
- such a religious community
Origin of ashramSanskrit ??rama from ?, 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 āśramah ā- to śramah toil, penance, austerity ( from śramati he toils, practices austerity )
From Sanskrit आश्रम (ā-śrama).