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Hinduism - What Is An Ashram?


An Ashram is an ascetic's or religious renunciant's home. 

  • The term comes from a variant of the verb "to struggle," and it has many meanings: 

    • On the one hand, an ashram is a location where one may give up traditional worldly objectives
    • On the other, it is a place where one can earnestly pursue spiritual aims that are frequently overlooked in the material world. 
    • The term may also refer to a wide variety of living arrangements in contemporary Hinduism (both in India and elsewhere), from a small hut or cave inhabited by one person to grandiose building complexes that can accommodate hundreds of people at a time.

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