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1. The attitude or conduct typical of a social or cultural elite.
2. Hinduism Variant of Brahmanism.

Brahmanism, Brahminism

the doctrines and practices of Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system, a diverse pantheism, and primary devotion to Brahma, the creator-god of the Hindu trinity.
See also: Hinduism
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Noun1.Brahminism - the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism
Hindooism, Hinduism - the religion of most people in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
2.Brahminism - the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
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More specifically, Samskara presents a crisis in the question of who is to perform the funeral rites for Naranappa, a dead brahmin who renounced brahminism while alive and who has no immediate family or children to perform the last rites for him.
This is a crucial piece of information, for it was in this period that a revitalized, theistic Brahminism was patronized by the Guptas.
to become inert and cease from all real movement of soul, is Brahminism, not Christ, not Christianity.
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