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Definition of Varnashrama dharma

Varnashrama dharma Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Varna is the term for the four broad ranks into which traditional Hindu society is divided. The four varnas are:
  • the Brahmins: priests, teachers and preachers.
  • the Kshatriyas: kings, governors, warriors and soldiers.
  • the Vaishyas: cattle herders, agriculturists, businessmen, artisans and merchants.
  • the Shudras: labourers and service providers.

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