Questions tagged [kshatriya]
Kshatriya (from kshatra, "rule, authority") is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society.
Leftover Kshatriyas after Lord Parashurama's genocide
Lord Parashu Rama sanitized earth by killing kshatirya generations for 21 times. From what Dharma calls that the one who is humble and does not raise a weapon he should be granted sharanagati, & ...
Is it always a sin to make weapons?
In the Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata, just like in the Shanti Parva, Bhishma gives advice to Yudishthira and concerning how to be a good king and how to be good person, while he is lying on a ...
Martial arts and hinduism
Indian Martial Arts is one of the most ancient martial art technique. Since a kshatriya's duty involves learning martial arts and dictates him to learn Martial Arts for the same purpose. So with this ...
What is pratyancha/bowstring made of?
In the Ashvalayana Ghriya Sutra, during a munja of a Kshatriya it is dictated that the munja/girdle should be made out of a bowstring. Since it was written when Kshatriyas or solders used bows and ...
What is the yagna that allows any dwija to do another varna karma [duplicate]
In the movie Bajirao Mastani, Baajirao Ballad Maratha Peshwa (Bramhin by birth) performs a Yagna after every battle he fights, in order to clear the sin of fighting war as it's a sin to fight if you ...
What are the ancient & modern career options for a Kshatriya?
What is the prescribed dharma of Kshatriyas as per Hindu Dharma Shastras, is it just to handle weapons and fight in battlefield? If yes, then what should a modern Kshatriya opt as a carrier option ...
How this many caste classification occured - different in different states?
Was this many classification were there in ancient India .I believe there were only 4 classification of people in Purana. Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, Shudra Why we have this many caste ...
Why Parashurama taught art of warfare to Kshatriya(s)?
Guru Drona's guru Parashurama was against teaching to Kshatriyas. However he still taught to Bhishma. In the similar way, Drupad and Drona were considered Guru-Bhai; probably that means Parashurama ...
What were the set of rights, permissions, duties or rules prescribed for Kshatriya caste?
We have 4 major caste in Hinduism, ie Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. Is there any rulebook present in Hinduism (and I am sure there must be) which lays down the rights, permissions, rules and ...
Is Hinduism a bit partial to Kshatriyas?
As we go through various sections of the Mahabharata, we can see that: Although it's not encouraged, a Kshatriya can force sex upon a woman and marry her as explained in this answer (Does Hinduism ...
What are the stories of Brahmanas defeating Kshatriyas mentioned by Bhishma?
In the Anushasana Parva of the Mahabharata, Bhishma gives advice to Yudishthira and the Pandavas concerning how to be a good king and how to be good person, while he's lying on a bed of arrows after ...