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In the traditional Indian caste system, Brahmins are supposed to be the uppermost caste and associated with the performance of all the Vedic rituals.

Brahm-bhoj - the feast for the Brahmins, is a unique ritual of feeding Brahmins. It is considered auspicious and is practiced on occasions as diverse as a childs birth, Upanayana (the sacred thread ceremony for a young boy), marriage and even Death. When a person in the family is deceased, the Brahmins are feed and it is considered that the food they have partaken in goes directly to the deceased individual. The basic idea behind Brahm-bhoj is to get their blessings. The family members usually participate in serving the Brahmins.

In this picture, a scene of one such Brahm-bhoj with the host standing & serving the seated Brahmins....all this a daily life in holy Benaras

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