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Meaning of brahmacharya

brah•ma•char•ya

Pronunciation: (brä"mu-chär'yu), [key]
— n. Hinduism.
  1. the stage of life of the student, entailing study of the Vedas and complete celibacy, usually lasting for twelve years.
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