And the ruling classes would assiduously promote the Brahminic
domination and their teaching, as it is happening in our days.
Upadhyay was primarily interested in the ascetic model (sannyasa) of brahminic
The image cultivated by Naths was neither the pacific brahminic
sage nor the respectable householder, but the fearsome, expressive warrior-sadhu.
At times the consternation some earlier Western Indologists expressed with Brahminic
textual practices65 is the result, I think, of a lack of alignment of the tacit premises operating in ancient Brahmin and modern Western intellectual discourses.
AD) being the last patron of Buddhism (on par with Brahminism) and Islamic invasions frequently destroying the Buddhist shrines in the North-Western Himalayan valleys, Brahminic
practices remain constant in converting almost all the Buddhist tantric deities into their Brahmanic counterparts as also converting their techniques of sadhana including mantras and man2alas into the Brahmanic systems.
One recalls the struggles of Babasaheb Ambedkar for temple entry, the Kalaram Temple agitation, before he decided to renounce Hinduism calling it as being Brahminic
Yudhisthira pursues dominion through warfare for brahminic
and divine purposes, and he is to be some kind of "king.
Faced thus with the real and supposed onslaughts on its monopolistic dominance, and having tried different forms of meeting the challenge, such as reform and revivalism, the Brahminic
ideology finally settled upon an adequate strategy by reincarnating itself as pan-Indian political-national Hinduism.
147), there are two fundamental motifs that reappear again and again as "basic principles with the force to create the plots and actions of Indian narrative literature: the motif of the dreaded Brahminic
curse, and the motif of all-powerful asceticism.
Birds occupy some interesting places in the imagination of many Sanskrit poets, perhaps because brahminic
culture accorded sabda such a privileged place in its experience of the world.
By the Brahminic
technique of Sanskritization, a low caste group can suddenly become a high caste.
As to the time when this "process of Jainizing" began, Jaini suggests that it "could have begun only after the elevation of Krsna as an avatar of Visnu in the Brahminic
Epics and Puranas" (p.