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The Brahmanas (Brahmin Books) are part of the Hindu Shruti; these religious scriptures focus on sacrifice -- particularly that of horses and soma. These are associated with the Yajur-Veda.

See also: Brahmin

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Brahmana (2031 words)
The purity of the brahmanas is maintained through the observance of numerous restrictions, many of which relate to diet and contact with lower castes.
Among the brahmanas, one who has studied the Vedas is the best, and among the brahmanas who have studied the Vedas, one who knows the actual purport of Veda is the best.
By this means, householder brahmanas who actually abide by the principles of austerity and penance maintain themselves and their families and perform all necessary pious activities.
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Brahmanas and Aranyakas is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
According to orthodox Vedic scholars the Vedas consist of the Mantras and the Brahmanas.
The four Vedas of the earliest Sanskrit hymns and verses: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda, and Atharva Veda.
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