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Awaken Bharata


Keys To The Awakening Of Bharata A Call For An Intellectual...
The Importance Of Kshatriya... 

The Two Wings Of Dharma

Anti-Brahmanism Sarva Dharma Samabhava...
The Danger Of Hindus.... Hinduism Under Siege...
Devic And Asuric ... Sufis And Militance
Hindu Dharma And ...

The New Masks...

Hindu Political And ... The Hindu Renaissance...
Vedic Dharma And ... A Hindu Call...
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Books By David Frawley

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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The Brahmins as the priestly class did not control the military or economy of the country except when individual Brahmins stepped beyond the traditional limits of their class, which was rare. As a class Brahmins were not allowed to carry weapons or to accumulate wealth and property. Each village had its Brahmins to guide the community and perform religious ceremonies, whom the villagers would in turn provide with modest food and shelter.

Village Brahmins were on par with other village folks and most Brahmins were of this type. Hindu kings also had their chief priests or purohits, their special Brahmins to guide the kingdom. Only these Brahmins in service to kings and princes gained social status through royal patronage and the affluence that could come with it. These royal Brahmins served as counselors and advisors, educating the princes and performing state rituals.

However, a few of them by their advisory powers did manage to come into positions of political power. In some instances they wrongly interfered in political matters, in violation of the rules of their class. Other times they stepped in to help weak kings and protect the country. This political action of the Brahmins in the face of a weak Kshatriya was considered proper and was not regarded as a violation of their prescribed role in society. When the Kshatriyas failed to protect the people, for example, a few Brahmin groups, like the Peshwas in Maharashtra, took power and themselves became Kshatriyas, but this was only to save the country.

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