Brahmana Sampradaya

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Brahmin (Brahmana) is the class of educators, law makers, scholars & preachers of Dharma in Hinduism.

The English word Brahmin is an anglicised form of the Sanskrit word Brāhmana. Brahmins are also called Vipra "inspired", or Dwija "twice-born".

Dwija & Vipra: Dwija mean twice born. There is no difference between one child and another at the time of birth. All are born out of the mother's womb only. This is the first stage of life. The second stage is getting the upadesa of Gayathri at the time of Upanayanam, when the boy becomes a Dwija or twice-born. He is then purified. The third stage is Vipra, when one has mastered the study of the Vedas. The fourth stage is Brahmana when he actually realizes the Brahman through the knowledge of the Self. One becomes a Brahmana not by birth but only when one realizes the Supreme Brahman. One becomes a Brahmana by action and not by birth.

It is a misconception that Brahmins are only priests. Only a subsect of Brahmins were involved in the priestly duties.

They also took up various other professions since late vedic ages like warriors, writers, poets, ministers, doctors, mathematicians, astronomers, astrologers etc. Some parts of India were also ruled by Brahmin Kings.

The history of the Brahmin community in India begins with the Vedic religion of early Hinduism(Sanatana Dharma). The Vedas are the primary source of knowledge for brahmin practices. Most Sampradayas of Brahmins take inspiration from the Vedas. The Vedas are considered Sruti(that which is heard) and are the paramount source of Brahmin traditions. Shruti includes not only the four Vedas(the Rigveda, the Yajurveda, the Samaveda and the Atharvaveda), but also their respective Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanishads.

The Brahmin castes may be broadly divided into two regional groups: Pancha-Gauda Brahmins(the 5 classes of Northern India) and Pancha-Dravida Brahmins(the 5 classes of Southern India).

We request you to invite all your Brahmin friends & family members to be part of this group.

This group is formed only for the Brahmanas irrespective of subcaste/subsects & languages.

Following are the general guidelines to members:

As it is a common platform for all Brahmins(Brahmanas) and hence the medium of communication is English. If any member wishes, to communicate in his/her mother tongue, he/she can do so, along with an apt English translation.

Fake IDs are strongly discouraged and prohibited in this esteemed group. All the group members are requested to maintain a certain level of decorum here, so that the basic objective of this group is not diluted.

No one is allowed to enter into any disputes about religion, caste system and politics.

No one is allowed to do any kind of marketing & promotional activities which are not related to this site's objectives.

The decision of the Admins of this group is final and binding on all members.

Jai Hind!