The famous Purūṣa Sukta doesn't mention Varṇa Saṅkara-s. Kṛiṣṇa also didn't talk about Varṇa Saṅkara-s despite of concerned raised by Arjuna,

adharmābhibhavāt kṛiṣhṇa praduṣhyanti kula-striyaḥ
strīṣhu duṣhṭāsu vārṣhṇeya jāyate varṇa-saṅkaraḥ - BG-v1.41

though Kṛiṣṇa went on to mention & talk about four varṇa-s. The literal meaning of Varṇa-Saṅkara is corruption of Varṇa, not loss of Varṇa, as if some amount of sand has been mixed with soil. Moreover, as discussed here, the taints of Varṇa-Saṅkara could wither away from society within 7 generations if successive generations are taken care in particular ways (i.e, the sullied soil due to mixture with sand could also be made unsullied). Therefore, it reduces us with only 4 varṇa-s— either pure or impure ones.

So, I wonder if Varṇa-Saṅkara-s have been mentioned in the Vedas? I'm quite aware of several names of the Varṇa-Saṅkara-s mentioned in Smṛiti-s, Mahābhārata, etc. but I am specifically looking for their mentions in the Vedas.

I mean with Varṇa-Saṅkara-s, here, by progenies out of mixture of castes.

  • Going through the works of Kumarilla Bhatta and Bharuci, I'm surprised to find so many "Puranic" and "Smartic" injunctions in the Vedas themselves. So I'm positive that you will find reference to varna-sankara in Vedas.
    – Ikshvaku
    Mar 24, 2021 at 18:55


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