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वानप्रस्थ

A Sanskrit English Dictionary | sa  en |   | 
वानप्रस्थ  m. m. (fr.वन-प्रस्थ) a Brāhman 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 आश्रम), hermit, anchorite (mentioned by Megasthenes under the name ὑλόβιοι), [Āpast.]; [Mn.]; [MBh.] &c., [RTL. 362]
a class of supernatural beings, [MW.]
Bassia Latifolia or Butea Frondosa, [L.]
वानप्रस्थ  mfn. mfn. relating to a वानप्रस्थ
वानप्रस्थ  m. m. (scil.आश्रम) the third stage of a Brāhman's life, forest-life, [MBh.]; [R.]; [Hariv.]

वानप्रस्थः [vānaprasthḥ]   [वाने वनसमूहे प्रतिष्ठते स्था-क]
A Brāhmaṇa in the third stage of his religious life; तपसा कर्षितोऽत्यर्थं यस्तु ध्यानपरो भवेत् । संन्यासीह स विज्ञेयो वानप्रस्थाश्रमे स्थितः ॥
An anchorite, a hermit.
The Madhuka tree.
The Palāśa tree.

Shabda-Sagara | sa  en |   | 
वानप्रस्थ  m.  (-स्थः)
1. The Brāhmana of the third order, who has passed through the conditions of student and householder, and has left his house and family for lonely meditation in woods and wilds; the hermit, the anchoret.
2. A tree, (Bassia latifolia.)
3. The Palāsha-tree, (Butea frondosa.)
E. वन a wood, अण् aff., वान a soli- tude in the woods, &c., प्रस्थ who goes forth to, from स्था to stay, with प्र prefix, and aff.

A dictionary, Marathi and English | mr  en |   | 
The Bráhman of the third order who has passed through the conditions of student and householder, and has left his house and family for lonely meditation in woods and wilds,--the hermit or anchorite. 2 also वानप्रस्थ्य n S The आश्रम or order of the hermit-Bráhman.

 पु. चार आश्रमांपैकी तृतीयाश्रम ( गृहस्थाश्रमानंतरचा वनांत राहण्याचा काळ . ); त्यांत राहणारा ब्राह्मण ; वानप्रस्छ , वानप्रहस्त अशीहि रुपे आढळतात . वानप्रस्छ यती सुस्नात । - दाव १९१ . गृहस्त्याश्रमी वानप्रहस्ती । - दा १ . ८ . २४ . - न . वानप्रस्थाश्रम . [ सं . ]

Puranic Encyclopaedia  | en  en |   | 
VĀNAPRASTHA   (House-holder in the forest). One of the four stages of life. (See under Āśrama).

Aryabhushan School Dictionary | mr  en |   | 
 m  The Brâhman in the third stage of life-the hermit.

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