Questions tagged [ashram]

Traditionally, an ashram (Sanskrit/Hindi: आश्रम) is a spiritual hermitage or a monastery.Additionally, today the term ashram often denotes a locus of Hindu cultural activity such as yoga, music study or religious instruction, similar to a studio, yeshiva or dojo.

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Scriptures: 64 Arts and 14 Sciences

After Lord Krishna kills evil king Kansa and frees his parents from prison, he studies at an Ashram. The teacher says he is pleased with Lord Krishna's progress because he learned 64 Arts and 14 ...
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Which Purusartha should be achieved in which Ashrama?

There are 4 Purusarthas ('object of human pursuit' or 'purpose of human being'): Dharma Artha Kama Moksha And 4 Ashramas (avastha or stages of life): Brahmacharya Grihastha Vanaprastha Sannyasa ...
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When can one take Sannyasa?

According to Ashrama System, there are four stages of life: Brahmacharya Grihashtha Vanaprashtha Sannyasa So, Can one only take Sannyasa after Vanaprashtha or even before Vanaprastha? More precisely ...
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Does pradakshina direction differ with each stage of life (ashrama)?

I heard that a Bramhachari should do pradakshina (circumambulation) clockwise, a Gruhasthu anti-clockwise and a Sanyasi both clockwise and anti-clockwise not crossing the back of the murthi (deity). ...
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What was the name of Ashrama of sage Valmiki?

According to Wikipedia Article, In the Ramayana, pregnant Sita was banished from the kingdom of Ayodhya by Rama due to gossip of the kingdom folk. She then took refuge in the ashram of the sage ...
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What is navamundi asana and its significance?

Navamundi is a very special asana with respect to tantric tradition. Swami vishuddhananda paramahansa is believed to have set up this asana in his ashram in kashi. What is this ? What is its ...