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Questions tagged [shudra]

Questions regarding Shudra, the fourth Varna (social order).

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Is there any commentary of Brahma-Sutra 1/3/38,39 that does not recommend physical torture of the sudras?

In their commentaries to Brahma-Sutra 1/3/38-9, Acharya Shankar and Acharya Ramanuja BOTH quote slokas from the Smriti-s that prescribe pouring molten lead into the ears of a sudra if he accidentally ...
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Which scripture is the source of the verse “kalau śūdra sambhavaḥ”?

"kalau śūdra sambhavaḥ" means all humans are Shudras in Kali Yuga. Which scriptures are the source of this verse? Is this found in Bhagavata Purana?
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What was the traditional justification for why Chandalas were not allowed in temples?

Traditionally, Chandalas and I believe even Sudras were not allowed in temples. What was the justification for this and is it based on scriptures?