Brahmanist


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Brah·man·ism

 (brä′mə-nĭz′əm) also Brah·min·ism (brä′mĭ-)
n. Hinduism
1. The religious practices and beliefs of ancient India as reflected in the Vedas.
2. The social and religious system of orthodox Hindus, especially of the Brahmins, based on a caste structure and various forms of pantheism.

Brah′man·ist n.
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Interestingly, the BhP, a text that undermines orthodox Brahminism in favor of Krsna bhakti (see van Buitenen, "On the Archaism of the Bhagavata Purana," 25) a few centuries later, is in the PCK an exemplar of this very Brahmanist orthodoxy.
It had become the question of the very survival of Brahmanist organisations like RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal, etc, which were all lined up to be connected with blasts of Samjhota Express, Hyderabad, Ajmer Shareef and Jaipur.
Apart from the fact that the history and makeup of the community is obviously more complex than that, there is no complementary Cham Brahmanist community in Cambodia, interaction with which is evidently an important aspect of Bani identity in former Panduranga, where Cham Muslims are outnumbered by non-Muslim Chams.
(34) However, as Penny Edwards notes, the success of Theravada Buddhism from the twelfth century onwards was 'undoubtedly tied to a selective adaptation and integration, dictated by both monks and their lay constituencies, of existing animist and Brahmanist practices.' (35) Indeed, Rudiger Gaudes points out that the role of spirit cults within Cambodia was described by Chinese emissary Zhou Daguan during his visit to Angkor from 1296-97: 'The decisive folkloristic motif in the account of Zhou Daguan ...