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A Brahmin protest

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Priests peform traditional rituals of changing their sacred threads on the occasion of Aadi Ammavachai on the baks of Noyal river at Perur on the outskirts of Coimbatore.

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Gagabhat performs Shivaji’s coronation

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A Brahmin and his son perform the ceremony of changing the sacred thread, c. 1946

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All India Brahmin Mahasabha Members performs a “Bajrang Baan” hanuman Chalisha paath and showered flowers in front of J&K House, in Delhi. They were also demanding for the arrest of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in DDSP Ayub Pandit Murder case.

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Brahmins, or upper caste Hindus, hold a cut-out of Hindu God Parshuram during a protest to demand a Brahma Vikas Aayog, or Brahmin Development Commission, in Ahmedabad.

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Brahmins, or upper caste Hindus, shout slogans during a protest to demand a Brahma Vikas Aayog, or Brahmin Development Commission, in Ahmedabad. Brahmins demanded the creation of a commission for their economic, educational and social welfare.

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A Brahmin community member waves a shoe from Human Right Commission office where actor Vishnu Manchu had arrived to file a complaint against alleged attack on him over a controversial flick, in Hyderabad.

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