Kshatriyas and Vaishyas are allowed to drink certain forms of alcohol. Kumarila Bhatta discusses this in this excerpt from his Tantra Vartika, one of his commentaries on Jaimini's Purva Mimamsa Sutras. The context is that Kumarila Bhatta is discussing the fact that the practices of good men knowledgable about the Vedas are a Pramana or means of knowledge ...
Bhishma says this to Yudhishthira in Mahabharata Book 13 of Anushasana parva Chapter CXVI http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/m13/m13b081.htm
"Bhishma said, 'It is even so, O mighty-armed one, as thou sayest. There is nothing on earth that is superior to flesh in point of taste. There is nothing that is more beneficial then flesh to persons that are lean, or ...
These "colors" are to be understood metaphorically or allegorically as Gunas (qualities). As mentioned in this answer, white represents Satva, Red represents Rajas and Black represents Tamas.
Furthermore, Bibek Debroy who translated the BORI critical edition of Mahabharata says the same in his translation.
ब्राह्मणानां सितो वर्णः क्षत्रियाणां तु लोहितः | ...
The duties of Kshatriyas are mentioned in many scriptures. Let us take an example from the Kurma Purana:
The kshatriyas constitute the second of the four classes. They were created from Brahma’s arms. The duties of kshatriyas include dana (donation of alms), adhyayana (studying) and performing yajnas (sacrifices). But their primary duties are to take up ...
There are verses in "Shreemad Bhagvatam" that points towards "Lord Shree Krishna's" relation with Pandavas. Although he has been raised in Gokula, Kunti mother of Pandavas was sister of Vasudeva (Father of shree Krishna"). So we can say that Shree krishna was a kshatriya.
तं मातुलेयं परिरभ्य निवृतो भीम: स्ययन प्रेमजवाकुलेइंद्रिय:।
यमौ किरीटी च ...
The Smritis do not allow any of the twice borns to eat meat that is not first offered to Gods or Manes in sacrifice.
Manu Smriti 5.31. ’The consumption of meat (is befitting) for sacrifices,’that is declared to be a rule made by the gods; but to persist (in using
it) on other (occasions) is said to be a proceeding worthy of
Manu Smriti ...
Story of Parashurama is mentioned in many Puranas and in the Mahabharata. I'm quoting a section of the Chapter 116 and 117 of the Vana Parva of Mahabharata.
Parashurama was the son of Rishi Jamadagni and Renuka.
There was once a King named Kartavirya Arjuna of the Haihaya dyanasty. Rishi Jamadagni and Renuka offered hospitality to Kartavirya Arjuna and ...
"Hinduism" (a dharma and it's not same as a religion) is not about any impermanent worldly systems/customs/relations e.g., the varna-system. It is ultimately about mukti i.e salvation, and before that, to lead a life of OM, by performing karma as per dharma, that rather is the most personal thing for each human being. The only things that are universal are ...
We are not in any kind of loss with these verses, the reason of these verses will fall in any of these three cases.
Best case- There is no discrimination.
- Lord Krishna paused while referring women, castes &
pāpayonoyah. In written form this translates (his pause) as Even of low origin,
women, vaishyas, or sudras, they also attain the highest ...
According to the Smritis, how many wives a person can have depends on his Varna.
´There are four classes: Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra. Of
these, according to the order of the classes, a Brahmin may have four
wives, a Kshatriya three, a Vaishya two, and a Shudra one.
Baudhayana Dharma Sutras 1.16.10
Now, there is some difference of ...
Manu Smriti 3.12. For the first marriage of twice-born men (wives)
of equal caste are recommended; but for those who through desire
proceed (to marry again) the following females, (chosen) according to
the (direct) order (of the castes), are most approved.
Manu Smriti 3.13. It is declared that a Sudra woman alone (can be) the
wife of a Sudra, ...
did the wifes of kshatriyas did niyogas with brahman rishis to give birth to new breed of Kshatiryas?
After the genocide of Kshatriyas by Parashuram, Kshetriya women used Brahmanas for enduring the Kshetriya race.
The son of Jamadagni (Parasurama), after twenty-one times making the
earth bereft of Kshatriyas wended to that best of mountains Mahendra
In Valmiki Ramayan: Kishkindha Kanda: Sarga 17, Vali (Bali) says:
पञ्च पञ्च नखा भक्ष्या ब्रह्मक्षत्रेण राघव।
शल्यकः श्श्वाविधो गोधा शशः कूर्मश्च पञ्चमः।।4.17.38/39।।
O Rama, Brahmans and Kshatriyas are permitted to eat only the 5 kinds of five-nailed animals, viz., the porcupine, the hedgehog, the alligator, the rabbit and the tortoise. [English ...
In this chapter of the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata, Bhumidevi goddess of the Earth tells the sage Kashyapa about the Kshatriyas who have survived:
There are, O, regenerate one, some foremost of Kshatriyas concealed by me among women. They were born in the race of Haihayas. Let them, O sage, protect me. There is another person of Puru's race, viz., ...
Yes, Brahmins performed such rituals which turned non Kshatriyas to Kshatriyas.
One such instance is Hiranya Garbha (literally Golden Womb) ritual performed by Dantidurga, who is the founder of Rashtrakuta dynasty who overthrew Chalukya Dynasty of Karnataka. He was not a kshatriya by birth but turned to a Kshatriya after performing this ritual.
NO; the mode of Rajas has nothing to do with number of wives. It has obviously nothing to do with Kshatriya-s.
Rajas is associated with "desires". All entities have mode of Rajas in them in some amount. It's cause of various sins, as discussed in this answer.
BG 14.7 - Rajas is the nature of passion, which is produced from lust & attachment; That ...
This is what the chapter 113 of Markandeya Purana says in this regard
A brahman who marries wives among all the castes, provided that
he marries first a brahman woman, incurs no injury in his brahman-hood.
Likewise a kshatriya who marries first a kshatriya’s daughter, incurs no harm if he marries wives from lower castes.
Thus a vaisya, who ...
If you want scriptural injunctions for Kali Yuga, the easiest place to look would be Parashara Smriti:
1.24 For the Krita are suited the laws of Manu ; for the Treta, those
by Gautama (are) prescribed ; for the Dvapara those by Shank and
Likhita ; for the Kali, those by Parashara are prescribed.
As for Kshatriya varna, there are 15 places as far ...
According to Rāma, if you are a king (kṣatriya) you are allowed to hunt deer for both its flesh and also as a sport.
मांस हेतोः अपि मृगान् विहारार्थम् च धन्विनः |
घ्नन्ति लक्ष्मण राजानो मृगयायाम् महावने || ३-४३-३१
31. lakSmaNa = oh, Lakshmana; raajaanaH mahaa vane mR^igayaayaam = kings, in great, forests, in games of hunting; maamsa hetoH api =
As far as i have read, eating meat without any rituals is never really recommended in any Hindu scriptures.
A Brahmana, engaged in the celebration of a religious sacrifice,
becomes degraded by not taking meat.
A Kshatriya should eat the cooked flesh of a quarry after having
propitiated therewith the gods and his departed manes. A Vaishya can
This answer adds on to the accepted answer.
In Manusmriti I could only find the following verses related to kshatriyas:
11.90. A twice-born man who has (intentionally) drunk, through delusion of mind, (the spirituous liquor called)
Sura shall drink that liquor boiling-hot; when his body has been completely scalded by that, he is freed from his
The translation of Gita 9.32 is usually incorrect.
māṁ hi pārtha vyapāśritya ye’pi syuḥ pāpa-yonayaḥ |
striyo vaiśyās-tathā śūdrās-te’pi yānti parāṁ gatim ||
The word Papa Yoni is literally translated as sinful birth. How can a yoni be sinful? The correct translation is
'O son of Pritha! Taking refuge in Me, women, Vaisyas, Sudras and
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended in Hinduism, but it is allowed for special occasions and occupations (allowed for all vernas Except Brahmans).
Kshatriyas may and commonly do eat meat (though never beef), and many also take alcoholic drinks(mostly Wine and Spirits); both of these characteristics set them apart from the Brahmans. An alcoholic ...
Let me first mention the general duties of the Kshatriya Varna with an excerpt from the Kurma Purana:
The kshatriyas constitute the second of the four classes. They were created from Brahma’s arms. The duties of kshatriyas include dana (donation of alms), adhyayana (studying) and performing yajnas (sacrifices). But their primary duties are to take up arms ...
I have searched Parashara,Vashishta and Yajnavalkya Smritis for relevant verses.Unable to find any.
The Manu smriti ,however,has a verse which says that the maker of bows and arrows are to be avoided(as sinners).
3.160. A maker of bows and of arrows, he who lasciviously dallies with a brother’s widow, the betrayer of a friend, one who subsists by
According to scriptures --- No way.. It is evident even from common sense ..
First of all, one who has renounced should not live in his native place. After he has renounced he has to start living in another place. How is that possible for a king?
A sage should leave his native land right after he has renounced. He should live far away from his own, ...
The Agni Purana contains a description of most of the weapons found in olden times. Chapter 249 divides weapons into the following categories:
Yantramukta (projectile weapons such as the sling (kshepani) or the bow),
Pāṇimukta (hurling weapons such as the javelin (tomara),
Muktasandhārita (weapons that can be used for either hurling or thrusting, such as ...
Manu 10.10. Children of a Brahmana by (women of) the three (lower)
castes, of a Kshatriya by (wives of) the two (lower) castes, and of a
Vaisya by (a wife of) the one caste (below him) are all six called
10.11. From a Kshatriya by the daughter of a Brahmana is born (a son called) according to his caste (gati) a Suta; from a Vaisya by
Krishna was born a Kshatriya. The Yadavas are a sub clan of Sona vamsa, which is a Kshatriya sub clan.I think Nanda Baba and Yashoda are of the same yadava clan, as stated in this Ethnographic Profile taken from wikipedia. You can also read this Quora article.