Definition of Varnashrama dharma
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Varna is the term for the four broad ranks into which traditional Hindu society is divided. The four varnas (chatur varna) are, in order of precedence,
- the Brahmins: priests and scholars.
- the Kshatriya: kings, governors, warriors and soldiers.
- the Vaishyas: cattle herders, agriculturists, artisans and merchants.
- the Shudras: labourers and service providers.
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