Grihashrama, Griha-ashrama, Gṛhāśrama: 7 definitions

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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)

Source: Google Books: Manusmṛti with the Manubhāṣya

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)

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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 dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

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: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Benfey Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gṛhāśrama (गृहाश्रम).—m. the second order, that of the householder, [Mānavadharmaśāstra] 6, 1.

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

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Cappeller Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gṛhāśrama (गृहाश्रम).—[masculine] the order of the householder (cf. gṛhastha).

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary

Gṛhāśrama (गृहाश्रम):—[from gṛha > gṛbh] m. the order of a householder or Gṛha-stha (q.v.), [Manu-smṛti vi, 1; Mahābhārata i, xii; Bhāgavata-purāṇa v]

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Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Böhtlingk and Roth Grosses Petersburger Wörterbuch

Gṛhāśrama (गृहाश्रम):—(gṛha + āśrama) m. der Stand des Hausvaters, das zweite Stadium im religiösen Leben des Brahmanen [Manu’s Gesetzbuch 6, 1.] [Mahābhārata 1, 743. 12, 2357.] [Bhāgavatapurāṇa 5, 14, 4. 18.]

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Sanskrit-Wörterbuch in kürzerer Fassung

Gṛhāśrama (गृहाश्रम):—m. der Stande des Hausvaters [Hemādri’s Caturvargacintāmaṇi 1,649,2,7.]

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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 (even English!). 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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