vānaprastha वानप्रस्थ

Definition: m. (fr. vana-prastha-) a Brahman in the third stage of life (who has passed through the stages of student and householder and has abandoned his house and family for an ascetic life in the woods;See āśrama-), hermit, anchorite (mentioned by Megasthenes under the name) etc.


Dictionary: Monier-Williams
Literary Sources: A1past., Mn., MBh., RTL. 362
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