is said that Brahmins were created so that they instruct mankind.
This was why they were considered the highest of the four castes,
as they had the most to do with intellect. Since, it was recognized
that knowledge is the only thing that remains with a person
throughout life Brahmins as teachers were duly respected.
The Brahmins conducted the daily rites like the purification
ceremonie's, sacrifices and taught the Ved's. Their life was
divided into four stages (Brahmacharya for studying, Grihasth
as a married man and householder, Vanprasth for performing penance
in a forest and Sanyas for renouncing worldly attachments).
Brahmins had to maintain a strict code of conduct and exemplify
ideal behavior. Since they were the teachers, preachers and
priests they had to be proficient in sacred knowledge through
The Shatapatha Brahman declares that there are two kinds of
divinities: gods and Brahmins who have learnt the Ved's.
come under Aryans. To know in detail about Aryan Brahmins, Hinduism,
of the most prominent Brahmin dynasty is of Angiras. To know
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