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Definition of the noun brahmana

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noun - plural: -

  1. prose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the brahmins to perform the very elaborate sacrificial rituals

Alternative definition of the noun brahmana

noun

  1. The brahmin varna in Hinduism. (Plural: 'brahmana'.)
  2. A brahmin; a member of the brahmana (sense 1).
  3. A prose text that explains aspects of the Vedas.

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Google previewInsights and Interventions (2011)

Essays in Honour of Uma Chakravarti by Kumkum Roy

according to vasettha and Bharadvaja: sir, brahmanas say, 'The brahmana is the best vanna, the other vannas are inferior.

Google previewThe Sacred Books of the East (1882)

by Friedrich Max Müller

A Brahmana is a fire. 3. For the Veda (says), 'Agni, forsooth, is a Brahmana.' 4.

Google previewThe Sacred Laws of the Âryas (1898)

As Taught in the Schools of Âpastamba, Gautama, Vâsishtha, and Baudhâyana

A Brahmana is a fire. 3. For the Veda (says), 'Agni, forsooth, is a Brahmana.' 4.

Google previewThe Pathfinder, a Journal of Independent Religious Reform (1859)

is called Brahmana, and consists of maxims, moral precepts, and theological discussions. The first part — the Sanhita — is poetry, but the second — the Brahmana — is prose, and may be looked upon as a commentary upon the former, ...

Google previewThe Pathfinder, a journal of independent religious reform, conducted by P.W. Perfitt (1859)

The second division is called Brahmana, and consists of maxima, moral precepts, and theological discussions. The first part — the Sanhita — is poetry, but the second — the Brahmana — is prose, and may be looked upon as a commentary ...

Google previewMirror of Consciousness (2001)

Art, Creativity, and Veda by Anna J. Bonshek

are three remaining Brahmana which, Nader states, correspond to the corticotectal, corticopontine and corticobulbar tracts). Brahmana is that value of infinite organizing power inherent within the gaps of the Vedic syllables and expressions.

Google previewDictionary of Vedanta (2002)

by Samir Nath

The Shadvinsha Brahmana, with Sayana's Commentary, an English translation, & c. by A. C. Burnell, Ph. D., was advertised in 1877, in preparation. The original is edited with Sayna's Commentary by Pandit Satyavrata Samsrami, but without ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Vedic Rituals (1978)

Based on the Śrauta and Gṛhya Sūtras by Chitrabhanu Sen

Brahmana; with Sayana commentary; Poona, Anandasrama. Gopatha Brahmana; ed. by D. Gaastra; Leiden, 1919. Jaiminlya Brahmana of the Samaveda; ed. by Raghu Vira & Lokesh Chandra; Nagpur, 1954.

Google previewDictionary of Indology (2009)

by Vishnulok Bihari Srivastava

Brahmana: Brahmana Texts form part of Vedic literature portraying numerous policies and codes of conduct concerning Hindu religious approach including yagyas. These texts are basically concerned with religious rites. Sabar—bhasya has ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Hinduism (1997)

by Bruce M. Sullivan

BRAHMANA. Literally, having to do with Brahman. The term is used to refer to those people who embody Brahman from having memorized the Veda, that is, the Brahmin social class. It also is applied to a group of texts that are commentaries ...

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Scrabble value of B3R1A1H4M3A1N1A1

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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