prose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the brahmins to do the sophisticated sacrificial rituals
(Skr.) One of the Vedic (s.v.) dictums or treatises of a ritualistic and sacrificial personality which prepared how, often over an Aranyaka (q-v.), for Upanishads (q.v.) by incipient philosophic reflections. -- K.F.L.
Brahma), a common Vedic term for a priest (see Brahman), thus meaning the son or descendant of a Brahman, the neuter word brahmana (nom.