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Do scriptures prohibit Kshatriyas from transplanting and ploughing land?

Do any smriti prohibit Kshatriyas from farming or cultivation?
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Anuloma in Kaliyuga

I've heard that Anuloma marriages in Kaliyuga come with stringent restrictions. Specifically, as a man, you can only marry someone one level below your varna (for example, a Brahman male will only ...
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Books for Anyone Regarding the complex nature of Varna

I want books not modern ones, but ones by authentic religious personalities from olden times on the system of Varna and their differentitation of bodily and mental gunas. I would prefer a more ...
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Is Varna and Bodily Gunas have a similar system to genetics

Varna is based on birth or one's Gotra, but I found some similarities when studying simple Mendelian genetics keep in mind this is simple and not modern genetics. Now I am not saying necessarily that ...
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Regarding Mixed Castes in Mahabharta

So the Tirtha Yantra Parva of the Mahabharata says mixed castes are considered better than the original when purification rites are performed. (https://www.wisdomlib.org/hinduism/book/the-mahabharata-...
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Why does Skanda Purana say to cut off the tongue of a low-caste person who reads the Vedas?

In Skanda Purana 5.3.200.6, there's a verse वेदोच्चारणमात्रेण क्षत्रियैर्धर्मपालकैः । जिह्वाछेदोऽस्य कर्तव्यः शूद्रस्येति विनिश्चयः ॥ ६ ॥ vedoccāraṇamātreṇa kṣatriyairdharmapālakaiḥ | jihvāchedo'sya ...
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Anyone have the book named as Jaati Vilas by Mahirishi Marichi?

Anyone have the access to the book named as Jaati Vilas by Mahirishi Marichi. Or Maybe it is written by some other author ? But the name of the book is the same - Jaati Vilas. It is in Sanskrit. From ...
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Are there other determinants of caste apart from birth and qualities? [duplicate]

In the Tamil book Hindu Madham Enge Pogirathu | இந்து மதம் எங்கே போகிறது (where is the Hindu Religion headed) by Suruthi Shmiruthi ithikaasaPuraana miimaamsaathvaaya suthra visaarathaVedaarththa ...
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Instances of someone from the lower caste winning acknowledgement of Devtas for stopping Adharma or separately, stopping injustice from upper caste?

I am wondering if there are any instances in Hindu Mythology where someone from the lower caste (Vaishya or Shudra) fought or stopped Adharma and was acknowledged by the Devtas for it? Or Any ...
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Can Shudras and Chandalas eat meat?

Brahmins are allowed to eat meat under some circumstances, while the other twice born castes too are allowed to eat meat under such and such circumstances, so where do Shudras and Chandalas stand here?...
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What was the caste of Ravana?

What is the caste of Ravana since we know the castes of Rama and others, so what is the caste of Ravana especially since he's a demon?
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What did Ramanujacharya think of the caste system?

My question is more specifically pertaining to Bhakti. In the sense of can Chandalas perform Bhakti or Shudras etc.
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