A lady in a YouTube video says "fourth varna" to refer to the varna said to be born from Purusha's feet. Does scripture use this euphemism anywhere?

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    No, it's modern usage stemming from Tamil Nadu because apparently Shudra is a profane word and you'll get your @$$ kicked for saying that word. – Ikshvaku Feb 2 '19 at 18:06
  • its already answered.purusha suksha has it – user17294 Feb 2 '19 at 18:06
  • @ParthaBanerjee Purusha Suktam says "Padbhyagm shudro ajayata" – Ikshvaku Feb 2 '19 at 18:07
  • @Ikshvaku yes, fourth varna is sudra! i cd nt get what op wants – user17294 Feb 2 '19 at 18:11
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    post link to source video – mar Feb 3 '19 at 0:07

I think you are looking for something like this?:

To a Vaisya pertain in addition agriculture, trade, animal husbandry, and lending money on interest.

The Sudra is the fourth class with a single birth. Speaking the truth, refraining from anger, and purification apply to him also. 52According to some, he should simply wash his hands and feet in place of sipping water. 53He should make ancestral offerings; 54support his dependants; 55be faithful to his wife;

Gautama Smriti 10.51.49-56

  • that is just denoting the number '4'. what OP is asking is why people refer it to by number instead of name. and answer to that is brahmin-hatred-movement started by pseduo-atheists in tamilnadu. – mar Feb 3 '19 at 4:57
  • Let OP see my answer and decide ..@ram – Rickross Feb 3 '19 at 4:57
  • No - I am asking is "fourth varna" in the same category as "Harujan", "Dalit" etc. @rickross. – S K Feb 3 '19 at 14:34
  • @SK Shudra are the 4th and last varna in Sanatana. The rest avarna/panchama/harijan/outcaste/dalit/descendant of varna sankar(mostly) all refer to those who aren’t members of Hindu samaj and are like people of other religions and races etc. But Shudra are part of Hindu society. Confusion is deliberately caused by activists clubbing Shudra with these, tribals etc for political advantage and also Other Backward Class is a new euphemism for Shudra..but all scriptures mention them as Shudra not numbering them. – 9bilvapatra May 6 '20 at 20:23

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