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Brahman (bräˑ·mn),

n.pr according to Vedic tradition, the “soul of the Universe,” or the undivided pure consciousness.

Brahman

silver-gray, humped cattle created as a breed in the southern USA from cattle imported from India at the beginning of the 20th century. As a breed they may have had minor infusions of blood from the British breeds.
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While Brahmanical beliefs and worship have been part of Thai court ritual and popular religious practice for centuries, Brahmanical deities did not appear on any Thai stamps until 2 June 2009, when Thailand Post issued a set of four five-baht stamps representing Ganesh, Brahma, Narayana (another name for Vishnu) and Shiva; see Figure 7.
She managed to attract people to humanistic perception of religion, based on equality and challenging and rejecting social discrimination, and revolting against organized religion which was at that time strictly connected with Brahmanical ritualism and superiority.
Avadanasataka, The Role of Brahmanical Marriage in a Buddhist Text.
These developments, coupled with a resurgence of Brahmanical authority and the emergence of the Sanskrit Puranas, signal for the authors the advent of a broadly incorporative, pan-Indian "Hinduism.
The fact that Patanjala yoga exerted a greater appeal on post-11th century Saiva authors and/or transmitters cannot be dismissed as a mere coincidence but has to be regarded as being connected to the rise to prominence, and consequent 'canonicization', of Patanjala yoga and the Yogasutra in the contemporary Brahmanical Episteme.
In India, where the essential and common culture is based, as pointed out earlier, on Brahmanical orthodoxy, there exist highly developed local cultures of its various regions.
The addition of the philosophical physician-patient relationship, for example, could help to more clearly situate within the model the chapter by Wharton, in which Brahmanical and Socratic pedagogies, with their non-negligible interpersonal aspects, are examined.
Using a "polythetic approach" that analyzes the presence or absence of elements--"selection, association, identification, killing, heating, apportionment, consumption"--that "characterize sacrificial ritual, primarily in brahmanical Hinduism and biblical and rabbinic Judaism, but also in other traditions" (33), M.
At one moment it would be trying to impose utilitarian rationalist values without any heed to the offense caused to the religious feelings of the native population; at the next, it would be enshrining Brahmanical superiority in a caste system that the British imagined was a reflection of their own hierarchies of class.
It had a library that was rich in Brahmanical and Buddhist works.
While we hear a lot about Hinduism, it is a Sanskrit-based Brahmanical Hinduism, not the folk Hinduism of the larger part of the population.
It is bound by no single sacred language-in-text, as is Islam within Arabic; nor by any one sacred blood or earth, or language-in-genome, as is Aryan and Brahmanical or Sanskriti and Vedic lore as embodied in ideologies of Hindutva.