Brāhmanahatya

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Brāhmanahatya (also known as Brahma Hatya) is Sanskrit for "the act of killing a Brahmin". Puranic Hinduism considers this act to be a major sin, worse than "ordinary" murder.

In a story involving Indra and Vritra, Brāhmanahatya is personified as a hideous goddess.