Wednesday, 29 April 2009


Varna (वर्ण varṇa) is a Sanskrit term derived from the root vrn meaning "to choose from".One of the foremost Rishi in Rigveda is Vishwamitra, who was a King and Kshatriya by birth. Vyasa was of mixed birth between Parasara, a Brahmin and Sathyavathi (a Soodra, fisher woman). Maharishi Matanga was from the Matanga Bhil tribe but was raised as a Brahmana. Hence to attribute inherited class system to Hindu scriptures is without substance

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