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THE TRIBES and CASTES of BENGAL.
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According to Wil¬son a Brahman who maintains a perpetual fire in his house. Sherring interprets the term as denoting" one who pORsesses the materials for the hom or burnt sacrifice." He adds-" All Brah¬mans are directed to perform this ceremony; nevertheless, it is usual to employ an Agnihotri, who lives on alms and receives fees and presents." Agnilwt1'i is a title of Brahmans in Behar, and one of the sections of the Babhan caste is called Agniizotm.