I have seen a image that Lord Krishna's father Vasudeva was wearing a sacred thread. Was Vasudeva a Brahmin or non-Brahmin?

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    Vasudeva was a Kshatriya and Nanda maharaja was a Vaishya king. I read it in Bhagavatham. I think in those days even kshatriyas and vaishyas used to wear the sacred thread. I don't know exactly but I remember I read it somewhere.
    – Vishu
    Commented Jan 26, 2016 at 11:14
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    Yes all three varna's can wear the sacred thread. source- (hinduism.stackexchange.com/questions/2892/…)
    – Vishu
    Commented Jan 26, 2016 at 11:16

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Vasudeva was a Kshatriya king.

Sacred thread is meant for trai-varnikas (3-varnas) - Brahmana (scholars), Kshatriya(warriors), Vaishya(merchants), but not for 4th varna Shudras (workers)

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