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Short answer to your question is yes caste is hereditary as per Hindu scriptures whether Veidic or itihasas. I) FROM VEIDIC LITERATURE: Chhandogya Upanishad 5.10.7 - Those whose conduct has been good here will shortly get birth such as a Brahmana (brahmana yonim), a kshatriya, or a vaishya. But those whose conduct has been evil will be born in evil births ...


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Varna is based on many factors including birth. There are several proofs for this in shastras. Manusmriti 10.5 In all castes (varna) those (children) only which are begotten in the direct order on wedded wives, equal (in caste and married as) virgins, are to be considered as belonging to the same caste (as their fathers). Padma Purana 2:38.20b-24. [The ...


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