Grihashrama, aka: Griha-ashrama, Gṛhāśrama; 2 Definition(s)

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Grihashrama 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 Gṛhāśrama can be transliterated into English as Grhasrama or Grihashrama, using the IAST transliteration scheme (?).

In Hinduism

Dharmashastra (religious law)

[Grihashrama in Dharmashastra glossaries]

The term Gṛhāśrama (गृहाश्रम) means that ‘āśrama’, life-stage which is characterised by the ‘gṛha’, house,—i.e., the presence of the wife. (See the Manubhāṣya verse 6.1)

(Source): Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya
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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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Sanskrit-English dictionary

[Grihashrama in Sanskrit glossaries]

Gṛhāśrama (गृहाश्रम).—the order of a householder, the second stage in the religious life of a Bāhmaṇa; see आश्रम (āśrama); Ms.6.1.

Derivable forms: gṛhāśramaḥ (गृहाश्रमः).

Gṛhāśrama is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms gṛha and āśrama (आश्रम).

(Source): DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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