Asrik, aka: Asṛk; 1 Definition(s)


Asrik means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

The Sanskrit term Asṛk can be transliterated into English as Asrk or Asrik, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

Asṛk (असृक्) refers to “blood”, referred to as one of the twelve ‘excretions’ (or, ‘impurities’) of human beings. The word is used throughout Dharmaśāstra literature such as the Manusmṛti. (also see the Manubhāṣya verse 5.133)

Source: Wisdom Library: Dharma-śāstra
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Dharmashastra (धर्मशास्त्र, dharmaśāstra) contains the instructions (shastra) regarding religious conduct of livelihood (dharma), ceremonies, jurisprudence (study of law) and more. It is categorized as smriti, an important and authoritative selection of books dealing with the Hindu lifestyle.

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