50.3 percent of Brahmins are in the wealthy class, 13 percent are in the lower category, and the rest are in the middle class, as per the National Health survey. One significant observation about Brahmins is that the Brahmin community can practice any occupation or source of livehood.
“The study also found that 55 per cent of all Brahmins lived below the poverty line -- below a per capita income of Rs 650 a month,” adding there is no reason to believe that the condition of Brahmins in other parts of the country is different.
A Brahmin is a member of the highest caste or varna in Hinduism. The Brahmins are the caste from which Hindu priests are drawn, and are responsible for teaching and maintaining sacred knowledge.
Richest brahmin in India /world ?
- Anupam Kher - Bollywood Actor.
- Pranab Mukherjee - Thirteen Presidents of India.
- Narayan Murthy - Chairman of Infosys.
- Vijay Mallya - Founder of Kingfisher.
- Satya Narayan Nadella - Microsoft's CEO (Chief Executive Officer)
- Sunder Ranjan Pichai - CEO of Google.
As they were from Persia , people here in India start calling them Parsis. They are exceptionally persevering and intelligent individuals. They worked very hard and established themselves as the richest community of India in terms of per capita income.
The Scheduled Tribe group accounts for 9.4 per cent of the population and is the poorest, with 65 million of the 129 million people living in multidimensional poverty.
Brahman, also spelled Brahmin, Sanskrit Brāhmaṇa (“Possessor of Brahma”), highest ranking of the four varnas, or social classes, in Hindu India.
Most of the Brahmins are intelligent, have high social status. Many wonder why Brahmins are intelligent and they give respect to those who are Brahmins. The main secret behind this is caste reservation system. Brahmins belong to general merit category and they do not have any advantage.
Global. According to a study from 2015, Christians hold the largest amount of wealth (55% of the total world wealth), followed by Muslims (5.8%), Hindus (3.3%), and Jews (1.1%).
Jains are the wealthiest religious community in India. Delhi and Punjab are the richest states. Bihar is the poorest. These are the findings of the fourth round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4), recently released by the ministry of health and family welfare.
A TRUE Brahmin is one who has acquired brahminhood not by birth but through his noble actions. He who has gained Supreme Self-knowledge is a Brahmin. Vedas and Epics proclaim that there is no caste differentiation in the Brahminic State.
The results showed that Brahmins had genetic affinities with several foreign populations and also shared their genetic heritage with several domestic non-Brahmin groups.
CHENNAI, India -- Brahmins, as Hinduism's priestly and scholarly caste, have traditionally occupied a place of privilege in India. Brahmins have been advisers to Maharajas, Mughals and military rulers. Under British rule, they served as administrators, a position they kept after Indian independence in 1947.
The Brahmins held the most power in Hindu society , they were priests, otherwise known as the spiritual and intellectual leaders of the society. “They devoted their time to studying, teaching, performing sacrifices, and officiating religious services” (Nigosian 136).
55% of brahmins live under below the poverty line -- below a per capita income of Rs 650 month,ths is on average calculation and there is no reason to believe that the condition of Brahmins in other parts of the country is different.
According to 2007 reports, Brahmins in India are about five percent of its total population. The Himalayan states of Uttarakhand (20%), Himachal Pradesh (14%) and Uttar Pradesh (13%) have the highest percentage of Brahmin population relative to respective state's total Hindus.
Raised as a Reform Jew, Zuckerberg later identified as an atheist, but in 2016 said, "I was raised Jewish and then I went through a period where I questioned things, but now I believe religion is very important."
The word Hindu is an exonym, and while Hinduism has been called the oldest religion in the world, many practitioners refer to their religion as Sanātana Dharma (Sanskrit: सनातन धर्म, lit.
Hinduism is the world's oldest religion, according to many scholars, with roots and customs dating back more than 4,000 years. Today, with about 900 million followers, Hinduism is the third-largest religion behind Christianity and Islam. Roughly 95 percent of the world's Hindus live in India.
Brahmins are the highest ranking caste group and are the top of the varna system above Kshatriyas, Vaisyas and Sudras. Brahmins have traditionally been priests, either in temples or to particular families and have traditionally been better educated, held high positions and had land and money.
5% Brahmins hold 34% Govt jobs. That's caste system. There is huge socioeconomic disparity between upper caste Hindus and lower caste Hindus.
Meaning: Tranquility, restraint, austerity, purity, patience, integrity, knowledge, wisdom, and belief in a hereafter—these are the intrinsic qualities of work for Brahmins.
Other high-ranked categories include Saurashtra brahmins in state OBC lists in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The caste system granted brahmins the privileges of a relatively easy life.
Sharma is a Brahmin Hindu surname in India and Nepal. The Sanskrit stem ṣárman- (nom. sarma) can mean 'joyfulness', 'comfort', 'happiness'. Sarma is an alternative English spelling of the name.
There are two communities who definitely don't eat meat—Brahmins, particularly south Indian Brahmins, and Banias (merchant class). They have become vegetarians over a period of time.