Varṇāśramadharma

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Varnasramadharma, VarNAZramadharma, Varnaashramadharma


Varṇāśramadharma literally means ‘duties of varṇas and āśramas'.

In the ancient, medieval scriptures and religious treatises, the word ‘dharma’ is generally interpreted as varṇa-āśrama-dharma, duties and responsibilities of the various varṇas and āśramas.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore