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Volume - VIII
Preface Prayer
The path of devotion Uddalaka's advice to svetaketu
The Asramas Image Worship
Yogaasanas Ayurveda
Mathematics in India Warfare in Ancient India
Aurobindo Ghose 1857 Warof Indian Independence
Birth of congress GopalKrishna Gokhale
Quit India Movement Rabindranath Tagore
Major Sections
Culture Course
Volume-I Volume-II

Volume-III

Volume-IV

Volume-V

Volume-VI

Volume-VII

Volume-VIII

Volume-IX

Volume-X

THE ASRAMAS

THE word Asrama means that which is learnt with effort.

Hindu Sastras have prescribed four asramas to a man. They are Brahmacharya, Garhastya, Vanaprastha and Sanyasa.They are stages in one’s life.

As soon as a boy reaches the age of eight or so, he is given the sacred thread and he enters Brahmacharya. He is then called a Brahmachari. He learns the Vedas. We
may call this asrama the period of studentship.

In former days a Brahmachari went to the Guru’s home and stayed there as a member of his family or Guru-kula.

He got up before sunrise, bathed, performed Sandhya worship, offered the fire worship called Samidh-adhana and learnt the Vedas. He served the Guru who taught him the Vedas.

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