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As per Parashara smirti, Shudras were considered less pure to perform some auspicious activities.

Is there any vedic statement which supports this claim?

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For the question in the title there can not be any answer because as far as I know, the Vedas don't talk about temples.

So, I am answering the following question:

As per Parashara smirti, Shudras were considered less pure to perform some auspicious activities.

Is there any vedic statement which supports this claim?

Yes, we have some statement of that sort which is found in the Krishna Yajurveda (KYV):

TasmAt-chudro yajnehanavaklapto na hi devatA anvasrijata ....

KYV KAnda 7, PrapAthaka 1, anuvAka 1.

The translation of the bold part is " Shudras are not thought of for (or as performers of) Yajnas" which can be interpreted as "Shudras are not fit for performing sacrifices".

However, this particular AnuvAka is talking about two specific sacrifices called Jyotishtoma and Agnishtoma which are both part of the larger SomayAg.

So, it can be that the Shudras are not considered fit for performing these particular sacrifices.

Because, in general, the Smritis (which elucidate the Vedic Dharma only), allow the Shudra to do Yajnas of smaller magnitudes like say PAka Yajnas, Loukika Homas.

  • question asked for a vedic reference, not a smriti reference. not an answer. – Swami Vishwananda Dec 3 '19 at 9:35
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    Can't you read properly or what? The only ref I have given here is from Krishna yajurveda. There is no ref from any Smriti given. Read properly before downvoting. Not an answer for only you not for anyone else. @SwamiVishwananda – Rickross Dec 3 '19 at 10:04
  • @Rickross He might reject all anti-caste verses as being smriti (man-made), even if they are found in the Vedas. – Ikshvaku Dec 3 '19 at 13:06
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    @Ikshvaku I think he is too eager to downvote and in that he forgot to read my answer. I think he took the first blockquote as a reference from a Smriti but that was actually the question's body I copy pasted. :P I know he is too eager to downvote but at least read the whole answer properly before doing so. :P – Rickross Dec 4 '19 at 6:22

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