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Brah·min

 (brä′mĭn)
n.
1. also Brah·man (-mən) A member of the highest of the four major castes of traditional Indian society, responsible for officiating at religious rites and studying and teaching the Vedas.
2. A member of a cultural and social elite, especially of that formed by descendants of old New England families: a Boston Brahmin.
3. Variant of Brahman..
adj.
also Brahman (-mən) Of or relating to the caste of Brahmins.

[Probably alteration of Sanskrit brāhmaṇaḥ, from brāhmaṇa-, brahminic; see Brahman.]

Brah·min′ic (-mĭn′ĭk), Brah·min′i·cal adj.
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Adj.1.brahminical - of or relating to or characteristic of a brahmin
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They wear the Brahminical thread; they adhere to every claim of Hindu caste-law.
According to one (the Brahminical Valmiki) version of Ramayana, Surpanakha (the One with Long Nails, in Sanskrit) transforms herself into a beautiful woman and tries to seduce Rama, who rather has fun in passing her off to his brother Lakshman, and who finally chops off her nose and ears, and sends her back to Ravana.
Sensing the damage the news could do in the majority Hindu state, Gujarat, during the elections, the Congress came up with a claim that Rahul is a janeu-dhari (the one who wears Brahminical thread) Hindu.
The goal is to instil a pattern in consonance with the Brahminical norms, to promote orthodox medieval mindset and to undermine the scientific temper.
Among the major Indian religious and mythical literature, only Brahminical and Buddhist literature gives information about these mythical serpent-human creature or Nagas.
their capacity to withhold approval as a Brahminical weapon, which they
The Arya Samajist glorified Hinduism by rejecting the conservative brahminical rituals and Hindu traditions.
In them, the personal and the public conflate, which allows for a better understanding of Narayan's Brahminical views and his relation to the world around him.
According to Husken, the Vinaya ruling regarding the menstruation cloth does at the same time appear to be have been formulated by taking Brahminical concerns into account.
A follower of Basavanna, a 12th century social reformer who objected to rule of the priestly class, Dr Kalburgi had criticised idol worship and Brahminical traditions.
Only Sharad Pawar's convoluted thinking in formulating an opposition to a Brahminical order (the RSS) through targeting a balladeer and playwright, albeit one who wrote on a popular historical figure and one who is, conveniently, a member of the RSS, which could bring such ferocity to the campaign.
Rama Swamy (1879-1973), popularly known as Periyar, who led the self-respect movement in Tamil Nadu; it criticized the dominance of the Brahminical religion and "[.