Varna (class) in Hinduism, one of four classes

Brahmin a part of the caste system in Hinduism. In ancient India People who read the complete Upanishad Brahmanak were called Brahmins. They were a teacher, warrior,doctor, scholar, or religious person in the past. They are called Dwij because they guided others toward enlightenment. Brahmins were lower than suryavanshi caste. The caste system classified people by jobs. The people in this caste were mostly Priests and Dramatist in the Aryan society. The Brahmins arranged prayer and rituals. Parashurama was one of the well known Brahmin by birth, but throughout his life, he was a warrior whose job was to protect Dharma. Parshurama is also Creator Father of Bhumihar Brahman, Bhumihar's are also known as Parashurama Brahman & Bramhkshatriya. Most Brahmins practice vegetarianism. There are many subgroups in Brahmins based on demography. Rishiswar, Sanadhya, Kanyakubj, Telang, Saryupareen, Bhumihar, Goswami, Tyagi, and Saraswati are the main streams of Brahmin.

The Brahmins of Vedic PeriodEdit

A Brahmana.

The Brahmanas of the Vedic period were regarded as the most knowledgeable people and the best of best in all arts. Therefore, not all Hindus worship other Gods.

The sub-groupsEdit

Smarta Brahmin

In Tamil Nadu, The Iyers and Iyengars are well known Brahmin communities. Iyers are mostly worshippers of Shiva and the Iyengars are Vaishnavites.