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By Jit Majumdar

  1. extreme frugality
  2. extreme self-denial; overt asceticism
  3. in brahminical mores, a kind of penance where the sinner is required to live on only one mouthful of food, once in the mornings and once in the evening for 3 days, followed by 3 days of sustenance of food that is only received as alms without asking, followed by another 3 days of fasting (M. Sańhitā).

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