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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 (chatur varna) are, in order of precedence,
  1. the Brahmins: priests and scholars.
  2. the Kshatriya: kings, governors, warriors and soldiers.
  3. the Vaishyas: cattle herders, agriculturists, artisans and merchants.
  4. the Shudras: labourers and service providers.

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