No this shloka is not from Shreemad Bhagvat Purana.
This shloka is given in Skanda Purana Vol.18 Book VI , Nagar Kanda , Chapter 239 , ( Efficacy of Adoration , Penance etc.) Verse 31-34
जन्मना जायते शूद्रः संस्कारात् द्विज उच्यते। शापानुग्रहसामर्थ्यं
तथा क्रोधः प्रसन्नता ।|31-34||
31 : A Man is no better than a sudra at his birth .He is called
I have used this YajurVeda mantra in more than one answers of mine till date. One such answer is this one.
The correct translation, word to word, is as follows:
YathA imAm vAcham kalyAnim AvadAni janebhyah (1)
BrahmarAjanyAbhyAm sudrAya cha AryAya cha (2) SwAya cha aranAya
May i speak the sacred word to the masses of the ...
There are no specific restrictions for reading and understanding Bhagavad Gita based on castes, differentiation apart from two cases, where Krishna himself emphasizes on to whom this Gita knowledge should not be spoken and to whom this knowledge shall be revealed
BG 18.67: This instruction should never be explained to those who are not austere or to those ...
Please do read the summary and appreciate the post as the detailed part is disastrously long.
Summary: There are a few things to keep in mind:
Adultery (intercourse outside marriage) is a sin.
Marriage beyond Varna especially pratiloma union (lower Varna man and higher Varna woman) is bad (Refer: 1 and 2
Killing a Brahmin is one of the major sins (Refer: 5 ...
If the father is not learned in the Vedas, even then the son is allowed to study them.
Manu Smriti 3.136. If there is a father ignorant of the sacred texts
whose son has learned one whole recension of the Veda and the Angas,
and a son ignorant of the sacred texts whose father knows an entire
recension of the Veda and the Angas,
Manu Smriti 3....
Let us see what the Yajueveda 26.2 mantra is actually saying.
यथेमां वाचं कल्याणी मावदानि जनेभ्य:। ब्रह्मराजन्याभ्यांSS शुद्राय
चार्याय च स्वाय चारणा य च । प्रियो देवानां दक्षिणायै दातुरिह
भूयासमयं मे काम: समृध्य तामुप मादो नमतु ।।२।।
As we.(Mantra Drashta Rishis) have advised the meaning of the Ved-Vani
(Meaning of Vedas) for the welfare of Brahmana ,...
According to Swami Vivekananda, Sudras are eligible to read the Jnana Kanda of Vedas.
Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda / Volume 6 / Epistles - Second Series / VIII:
The Achârya(Adi Shankara) could not adduce any proof from the Vedas to the effect that
the Shudra should not study the Vedas. He only quotes ("The Shudra
is not conceived of as a ...
Various Śūdra and Dalit people have made contributions to Sanskrit literature, so they must have been able to learn Sanskrit to begin with, including the following -
King Śūdraka (apparently Śūdra caste) – composed Mṛcchakaṭika
Vidura (describes himself as Śūdra caste) – proclaimed the wisest person in Mahābhārata and taught Vidura-nīti
Vālmīki (supposedly ...
From Wikipedia, the author of that article - Devdutt_Pattanaik is an Indian author known for fictional work and interpretations of ancient Indian scriptures
Someone with a scientific bent of mind would not 'believe at first sight' that there are only ten. They would ask 'Are there 10 verses..' instead of 'What are the 10 verses..'
Any case, the list of ...
Both Uvata and Mahidhara (who lived prior to Sayana), who have written commentaries on the Shukla Yajur Veda, explain this verse plainly. In other words, they take the meaning at face value.
Uvata: यथेमाम् । यथा इमां वाचं कल्याणीं अनुद्वेजिनीम् । दीयतां भुज्यतामित्येवमादिकाम् । आवदानि जनेभ्योऽर्थाय । के ते जना इत्यत आह । ब्रह्मराजन्याभ्यां ब्राह्मणाय रा...
No, the Taittiriya Samhita of the Krishna Yajur Veda forbids Shudras from engaging in sacrifices.
From his feet he meted out the Ekavinça Stoma. After it the Anustubh
metre  was created, the Vairaja Saman, of men the Çudra [Shudra], of cattle
the horse. Therefore the two, the horse and the Çudra, are dependent
on others. Therefore ...
PV Kane in his History of the Dharma Sastra Vol 2 Part 1 Page 93 says
There is no taint of untouchability when a person is touched by an
untouchable in a temple, religious processions and marriages, in
sacrifices, and in all festivals’ (Atri verse 249). Sātātapa
quoted in the Smriti Candrika declares that there is no doṣa in
touching untouchables in ...
Who is Shudra (or Sudra)
A Sudra is not a Sudra by birth alone--nor a Brahmana is Brahmana by birth alone. He, it is said by the wise, in whom are seen those virtues is a Brahmana. And people term him a Sudra in whom those qualities do not exist, even though he be a Brahmana by birth. (Source: Vana Parva: Tirtha-yatra Parva of Mahabharata)
A man, may be ...
No, prohibiting Shudras from studying the Vedas does not go against the Vedas. In fact, encouraging them to study the Vedas is going against the Vedas. This is because you can only study the Vedas if you have done Upanayanam, and the scriptures prescribe Upanayanam for Brahmins, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas only. Shudras do not undergo Upanayanam, and hence, do ...
1. The Prescription of Fine
(See table below to avoid reading)
The basic rule for fine in case of verbal abuse has been dealt with in Dharmashastras like Brihaspati which purport to derive their authority from Manu (see below). Also from comparative notes, Yajnavalkya Smriti is in agreement with this, and as discussed here is supposed to be similar to Manu. ...
I am not sure what he means by saying that "there are only two verses for the Sudras". There are many more such verses which either contain instructions for a Sudra or are related to them in some way. Here are three of them for example:
2.24. Let twice-born men seek to dwell in those (above-mentioned countries); but a Sudra, distressed for subsistence, ...
Literal reading of scriptures can force one to do gymnastics with the letter and spirit of the Vedas.
I do hereby address this salutary speech for the benefit of humanity,
the Brahmanas, the Kstariyas, the Sudras, the Vaishyas, the kinfolk
and the men of the lowest rung of society.
Yajur Veda 26.2 translated by Devi Chand
It is obvious from the text ...
According to Manu Smriti -- NO.
See the following verse for e.g.:
10.4. Brahmana, the Kshatriya, and the Vaisya castes (varna) are the twice-born ones, but the fourth, the Sudra, has one birth only;
there is no fifth (caste).
If a Sudra can attain higher caste in the current life then it would not have said for him that he has only one birth. ...
That is what i always intended to say the back answer of yours say women must stay away from rituals and same for shudra but vedic richas are even created by women that's why i always intend to find answers from vedas inspite of smritis and purans the voilence prevails there. when the knowledge is also for a stranger then why not for people of us.
Read from ...
Exception - Nothing can prevent a true brahma jnani from renouncing everything (including his body, food to nourish the body, medicine to preserve it, or any relationships arising from the body), irrespective of his varna, if he is simply going to sit under a tree as aja-gara vritthi and let his body drop off like a dried leaf. That means he has reached ...
Can a Sudra perform a Vedic sacrifice?
Usually no. Given below are the duties of the 4 Varnas.
1.88. To Brahmanas he assigned teaching and studying (the Veda), sacrificing for their own benefit and for others, giving and accepting
1.89. The Kshatriya he commanded to protect the people, to bestow gifts, to offer sacrifices, to ...
As ISKCON's Governing Body Commission (GBC) clarified recently while appointing female dīkṣā gurus, they rely on the teachings of Swami Prabhupada and Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and not that of Ramanujacharya:
The primary bases for this decision are the expressed desires and instructions on guru qualifications of ISKCON's Founder-acarya His Divine Grace Srila ...
Smritis don't mention any Samskaras for Sudras using Vedic Mantras but leave them free to acquire knowledge from all sources than Vedas.
A Sudra cannot commit an offence, causing loss of caste and
he is not worthy to receive the sacraments; he has no right to
(fulfil) the sacred law (of the Aryans, yet) there is no prohibition
against (his fulfilling ...
Here are some of the quotes from Hindu Scripture which say Shudras can read Vedas :-
Agni, the all-beholding, who is in the form of the Pavamana, the
benefactor of the five orders, the precede at sacrifice: him we
solicit, who is hymned by the great.(Rig Veda 9.66.20) 1
Prof Wilson writes that the five orders could indicate four castes and
In ChAndogyo Upanishad 4.2.3 the Shudra word is found.
The translator of my book (SwAmi GambhirAnanda) says that according to ShankarAcharya and according to Brahma Sutra 1.3.34-35, here the word's Yogic meaning is implied.
And, for that meaning, the etymology is the following:
Shudra --- "ShuchA dravati" (one who melts in grief/sorrow is a
There is no direct reference to that verse in Complete Works and that's because Swami Vivekananda did not agree that Shudras are forbidden to study the Vedas.
Complete Works / Volume 6 / Epistles - Second Series / VIII:
The Achârya(Adi Shankara) could not adduce any proof from the Vedas to the effect that
the Shudra should not study the Vedas. He only ...
Śruti scriptures i.e., Vedas and Upanishads doesn't have any verses supporting either birth-based or guna-based varna. In Smriti scriptures, there are lots of verses that support guna-based varna such as one from Brahma Purana (Chapter 115 - 53-65) where Mahadeva says:
Even a Śūdra who is richly endowed with the knowledge of the Vedas shall become a ...
If for Mahabharata (of which Gita is a part) it is said that it can be recited by everyone then "Yes" will be the answer. But have a look at the following verses from Vyasa Smriti:
Brahmanas, Kshatriyas, and Vaishyas are called the twice-born. Their
first births take place when they are delivered of their mother's womb
; their second, when they duly ...