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Any of several ancient Hindu religious prose texts that explain the relationship of the Vedas to the sacrificial ceremonies.

[Sanskrit Brāhmaṇam, from neuter of brāhmaṇa-, brahminical; see Brahman.]
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(Hinduism) Hinduism any of a number of sacred treatises added to each of the Vedas
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Noun1.Brahmana - prose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the bahmins to perform the very elaborate sacrificial rituals
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