Brahmanism

Definitions

  • BRAHMANS OF BENGAL
    BRAHMANS OF BENGAL
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Brahmanism the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
    • n Brahmanism the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: At one time, there was a law in India that forbade lower-caste people from casting their shadows on a member of the Brahman (the upper class).
    • n Brahmanism The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the religion of Brahma.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Brahmanism The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the social system of ancient India, with the Brahmans as leading caste. Also Brahminism.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Brahmanism one of the religions of India, the worship of Brahma
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Brahma, the supreme post-Vedic Hindu deity.

Usage

In literature:

Do Brahmans like cats?
"Juliana Horatia Ewing And Her Books" by Horatia K. F. Eden
He was a Bengal Brahman.
"Indian Ghost Stories" by S. Mukerji
Tiger, Brahman and Jackal.
"Lists of Stories and Programs for Story Hours" by Various
A wealthy Brahman, travelling with his family, had to come as far as Calcutta by boat, on his way to Benares.
"The Poison Tree" by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
The devout Brahman maintains a fire on the hearth and worships it as omniscient and divine.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
That Brahman is a great terror, like a drawn sword.
"India: What can it teach us?" by F. Max Müller
And I will invite some Brahman of our own sort.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
A Brahman was carrying a goat to the altar.
"Sketch of the Mythology of the North American Indians" by John Wesley Powell
He had interviews with the Magi in Asia Minor, and learned strange secrets from the Brahmans in India.
"Outlines of Greek and Roman Medicine" by James Sands Elliott
Though a professed disciple of modern Brahmanism, he had deeply imbibed Buddhistical precepts and philosophy.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
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In news:

Brahman and Brahman F-1 breeders have taken advantage of the American Brahman 's drought tolerance to keep their business afloat.
The American Brahman Breeders Association is currently planning its second annual convention to be held Nov 16 and 17 at Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa in Galveston, Texas.
Many Brahman and Brahman F-1 breeders have taken advantage of the American Brahman 's drought tolerance to keep their business afloat.
The auction booklet traced the Brahman 's lineage out to three generations, starting with her sire, a champion bull, and her dam, a prodigious breeder of show heifers.
Brahmans , known for the hump on their back and their wrinkled dewlaps, are tropical cattle, able to withstand heat and repel insects.
The Tiger, the Brahman & the Jackal.
The Tiger, the Brahman & the Jackal .
You may dream of a past life as a sex slave, Roman oracle, benevolent ruler or Brahman cow in India.
From Brahman Family to Tending India's Poor.
When Marcus Shackleford honks the horn, his Brahman cattle come running.
The untouchables look as clean and stylishly dressed as the rich Brahmans.
Wiseman bred Brahman cattle with Angus which produced what's known as Brangus.
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In science:

Pa˜ncavim. ´sa Br¯ahman. a states that the heavens are 1000 earth die , away from the earth.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
More practical evidence is to be found in texts called the Br¯ahman. as that came to be written as the earliest commentaries on the Vedic texts.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
For example, ´Satapatha Br¯ahman. a ( ´SB) 6.1.10 to 6.2.4 gives us a brief account of the creation of the universe where several elements related to the physical and the psychological worlds are intertwined.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
The Pa˜ncavim. ´sa Br¯ahman. a (PB) The Pa˜ncavim. ´sa Br¯ahman. a (PB) (The Br¯ahman. a of Twenty-five Chapters) 25.10 has an account of a journey to the source of the river Sarasvat¯ı from the point it gets lost in the desert.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
Internal astronomical evidence of the Br¯ahman. as indicates that these texts date from different times in the second millennium BC.
Early Theories on the Distance to the Sun
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