Brahmanism


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the religious and social system of orthodox Hinduism

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the religious beliefs of ancient India as prescribed in the sacred Vedas and Brahmanas and Upanishads

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This seems to counter the critical stance toward "Vedic-oriented" orthodox Brahmanism that the above analysis attributes to the text.
Brahmanism is an ancient Indian religion that preceded the emergence of Hinduism, and that scholars consider "either as a historical stage in Hinduism's evolution or as a distinct religious tradition." Brahmanism, ENCYCLOPEDIA BR1TANN1CA (Sept.
This awareness emerged partially in response to the Orientalist/Christian missionary attack on Islam and partially due to the high probability of domination of Hindu Brahmanism in an independent Hindu-majority united India.
History clearly indicates that Sharda civilization had a very deep impact on the lives and culture of the Kashmiris where the new philosophical approaches of Hinduism or Brahmanism were developed while Kashmiri architecture got contemporary innovation there (Ghani, 2009).
These personalities represent antibrahminical ideology due to their movements against caste in particular and the hierarchical Varna system in general and the symbols of the BSP reflect revolt against brahmanism in Indian culture.
As examples, Sorokin pointed to 5th-century Greece and 13th-century Europe, to Brahmanism in India, and to the creative genius of Mozart and Beethoven.
Along with these earthly concerns, leaders who adopted Buddhism or Brahmanism could also now claim higher moral and ethical status, self-styling themselves as bodhisattvas or dhammarajas (a king who rules in accordance with the teachings of the Buddha).
Having described in two previous books how the culture of the eastern parts of the Ganges Valley, and then Buddhism were absorbed into Brahmanism, Bronkhorst here explains how the Brahmins managed it.
In India, since antiquity, under the considerable influence of Brahmanism, people often committed suicide during certain religious holidays.
These movements crystallised distinct public spheres--the former around the lower castes and their cultural and economic emancipation from the dominance of Sanskritic Brahmanism, and the latter around the rural poor in India who used the power of 'voice' to denounce corruption and announce an ethic of governance based on transparency and accountability.
The upper caste Brahmanism is a sort of threat for the lower castes, which continue to struggle for survival in face of the Brahmanic might.