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Synonyms for brahman

a member of a social and cultural elite (especially a descendant of an old New England family)

a member of the highest of the four Hindu varnas

the highest of the four varnas: the priestly or sacerdotal category

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any of several breeds of Indian cattle

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How the brahmanical elite 'legally' stole the adivasi land
Brahmanical centres existed in the northern neighbouring areas from Kabul to Khotan along the southern Silk Routes from circa 5th to 7th century.
kama, the gratification of desire; artha, acquirement of wealth; dharma, discharge of duty; moksha, final emancipation)." Modern scholars invariably refer to the three concepts in trivarga as purusartha (almost as if the latter is a term of scholarship) and signal that the latter was a central topic of discussion and theorizing in the Brahmanical tradition (see above n.
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) [India], Dec 13 ( ANI ): The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday, while hearing a petition against an FIR registered against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over his 'Brahmanical Patriarchy' poster said that no arrest should be made in the case till further orders.
The story started when Anna Vetticad, one of the activists who met Dorsey, tweeted a photo for Dorsey while meeting with her and a group of other women activists, and Dorsey appears holding up the poster with the offensive "Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy" poster.
However, patriarchal cultural patterns, constructed by Brahmanical ideology, are so integrated into the minds of the majority of Hindus that far from seeing Draupadi as an assertive woman, it is the constant humiliation she receives that is praised; in other words, instead of becoming a heroine her victimhood is highlighted.
Hindusim and Theravada Buddhism, arriving from the Indian sub-continent, brought to the region a Brahmanical notion of deva-raja [god-king], Mahayana Buddhism, brought from India and China, admixed with emphasis on Confucian ideas of hierarchical relations, Buddhist cosmology and Taoist Naturalism, influenced Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
One of the reasons for growing popularity of new religion two centuries later was the fact that Brahmanical socio-political order of medieval Kashmir became increasingly elitist, hierarchical, privilege-based and deeply grounded on unjust caste system.
(1993), "Conceptualizing Brahmanical Patriarchy in early India.
Ravanan the ethnarch of Lanka, ruled Rameswaram, Janasthanam, Dandaka and many other regions in the South India, was a Brahmin by birth and after his demise; his body was cremated according to the Brahmanical rites.
Buddhist remains of 8th Century AD and the Brahmanical remains of later period make it an interesting day excursion.
Consequently, we will need to look at the pre-Buddhist orthodox religion that has its roots in the Vedic and Brahmanical textual tradition.
The kings' patronage of the sramanas further eroded Brahmanical authority, which encouraged them to take a more interventionist role in religious doctrine and public worship.
Did his obsession with Buddhism, which spurred him to divert the resources of the state to Buddhist monasteries and missionaries, provoke a Brahmanical reaction and destroy his empire?