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What does hindu scriptures say about caste system? [duplicate]

The major problem in India is caste system . What is hindu scriptures stands on caste system ? Does hindu scriptures support or forbid caste system ?
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Vedas said about only 4 castes based on job. Then how these much castes came [duplicate]

Vedas tells about 4 casetes Brahmin, Kshatriya, Shudra and vaishya based on jobs. But now, there are many castes like nambissan, namboodiri, thiyya, nair, etc. etc. How this splitted?
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Why is Caste System there in Hindu religion? [duplicate]

I don't understand why Caste System is there Hindu Religion. How could it be possible that a religion divides people? If I am not wrong Lord Shri Krishna himself describes caste in Shrimad Bhagvat ...
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Why Casteism is there in Hinduism? [duplicate]

If we the people are the actual reason for building our own castes then why do gods (krishna as kshatriya, parasurama as brahmana) take birth in particular castes?
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Why casteism (varṇa system) is based on birth instead of present guṇa-s & karma-s?

I've witnessed many Dwija-s behaving in lowly manner resorting to material pleasures, cruelty, ignorance, etc. & bereft of dhārmic conscience. On the other hand, I have witnessed many Śūdra-s ...
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Any references where varna/caste is determined independent of birth/parentage?

Is there any incidence or statement in the scriptures which shows that varna/caste was not deduced from birth/parentage, and was deduced only from "qualities independent of parentage"(without ...
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Why did Hindus practice untouchability?

In various sub-castes, people used to practice untouchability i.e., some of the people who were considered lower castes, for example, sweepers, cleaners, etc. were ignored, and there were rules such ...
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Converting to Hinduism and Caste

I have read that people who convert to Hinduism do not belong to any specific caste. If the concept of no caste (or Jati, Varna) exists, and we are willing to allow people to be free of the caste ...
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Are Varna and Caste same or different?

Varnas are mentioned in Vedas. There are four varnas. On the other hand, there are many castes and sub-castes. Many posts on this forum use varna and caste as interchangeable word. Many resources on ...
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Difference/Relation between Varna and Jati

We know that there are four Varna(वर्ण) called Brahmin, kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. I found words/terms like Jati(जाति) and Jnati(ज्ञाति) are also used to convey similar meanings. One another ...
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What is the current status of the four varnas created by God?

We all know that four varnas — Brahmana, Vysya, Kshatriya and Sudra — were created by God, and each varna’s people would mutually help each other, through the jobs assigned to them. But as of now in ...
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Which varna are 'Hindu' Buddhists part of?

There are a lot of our scriptures mentioning Gautam Buddha as one of Vishnu's avatars. You can see this Wikipedia post for the list https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gautama_Buddha_in_Hinduism If it is ...
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Can Hinduism work in a classless society?

I'm not Hindu but it's my understanding that there are Hindu texts that specify a caste system. Must these systems be followed, or is something like a classless society as outlined by Marx (minus the ...
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How castes were produced in India?

We know that in India ,there is caste system. But can anybody tell me how caste are produced ? Also, is it present only in India ?
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Are there any explicit statements forbidding a bride to marry a groom of higher caste/kula/varna/jati? [duplicate]

In Bhagwad Gita (4:13) lord Krishna said Four classes have been created by me, based on the division of guna and action The four varnas are Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, Shudras. Based on ...

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