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study guide for banaras test - the Brhmaas(also anglicised...

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the  Br ā hma        as      (also anglicised as Brahmins): teachers and priests;  the  K       hatriyas     : warriors, kings and administrators;  the  Vaishyas : farmers, merchants, herdsmen and businessmen; and  the  Sh ū dras : servants and labourers.  Brahmacharya      (the stage of a student)  G        ihastha      (the stage of a householder)  V ā naprastha      (retirement--literally "living out in the forest")  Sany ā sa      (life as a monk). [113]   Bhakti  -  connecting with god/idol Prasad  material substance given to an idol or god Darsan  -  seeing Aniconic  – against icons Puja  – honor a god Avatara  – incarnation of a higher being Brahma  (the Source/Creator),  Vishnu       (the Preserver/Indwelling-life) and  Shiva       (the  Transformer -Destroyer/Creator).
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