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Which other divinities besides Yamaraja took birth as a Shudra?

The god of death, Yamarāja, is said to have born as a Shudra (partial incarnation), popularly known as Vidura in the Mahabharata, due to a curse from Mandavya Rishi. Most of the incarnation of the ...
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What is purification process of chandala to change to shudra?

How chandala change his varna to shudra ? What purification process is mentioned in scripture ?
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Can Chandalas perform Shraddhas and offer obesences to their ancestors ? Can they do Panchamahayajnas? (Only as per Smritis Puranas Tantras etc )

A Sudra is allowed to perform Paka Yajnas without Mantras. Medhatithi in his Manu Smriti commentary 10.41 says Mixed Castes are of the nature of Śūdras,’—i.e., having the character of the Śūdra, they ...
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Were Caṇḍālas untouchables purely because they disposed corpses?

I have seen certain traditionalists on social media often suggest that Caṇḍālas may have been simply treated as untouchables because they disposed corpses which presented a health risk to other ...
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Scriptural refrence for this story

When I was a child, I read a story in my book; Once upon a time, there was a brahmin who daily used to pray Lord Vishnu in the temple. One day Lord Vishnu decided to test his devotion. He disguised ...
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