Garhastya, Gārhastya: 1 definition


Garhastya 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.

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Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

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Source: Puranic Encyclopedia

Gārhastya (गार्हस्त्य).—The Gṛhasthāśrama a stage in life when you live with your family as a house-holder. The true dharma of a householder is to live with what he gets by doing the duty allotted to him. He should feed pilgrims and should not appropriate to himself what belongs to others unless and until it is given to him. (Śloka 3, Chapter 31, Ādi Parva).

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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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