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What are the suitable (prescribed) occupations of a person born as a Vaisya?

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Occupations prescribed for a Vaishya person are mentioned in the following verse from Parashara Smriti's 1st chapter:


  1. To invest money on interest, to be a jeweller, to tend cattle, tillage and trade, — these are declared as occupations for the Vaisya caste,
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  • Some texts ascribe the profession of agriculture to Shudras too. What's your viewpoint in this matter ? Nov 15 '21 at 15:38
  • Shudras are always allowed to do agriculture. According to Parashara Smriti, not only Shudras even Brahmins are allowed to depend on agriculture @AnubrataBit
    – Rickross
    Nov 16 '21 at 6:32

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