Why did the Brahmana consider themselves superior to other caste ?

The Brahmanas considered themselves superior to other castes because they thought that they were the sons of Lord Brahma, born of his mouth, formed by Brahma, and were the heirs to Lord Brahma. Only the Brahmanas were supposed to study and teach the Vedas, perform sacrifices and get sacrifices performed by the kings or other upper caste people. They thought they alone could receive gifts and grants.

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