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For the question in the title there can not be any answer because as far as I know, the Vedas don't talk about temples. So, I am answering the following question: As per Parashara smirti, Shudras were considered less pure to perform some auspicious activities. Is there any vedic statement which supports this claim? Yes, we have some statement ...


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How did he interpret the Puruṣa-sūkta verse brāhmaṇo 'sya mukham ... padbhyāṃ śūdro ajāyata (brāhmaṇa was born from Puruṣa's mouth ... śūdra from his feet)? According to Swami Vivekananda, the Purusha Sukta does not imply a birth based caste system. He has mentioned this specifically in one of his letters. However, he does not elucidate why we should ...


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Vivekananda advocated a return to a karma-guna based varna system and not the last name based jati system. Both the karma-guna based varna system and the last name based jati system are birth based. The present varna of a person is dependent on the past karma and guna in the karma-guna based varna system and a person can indeed transcend his varna through ...


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The term Varnasankara is only valid in the context of a birth based caste system. It does not have any meaning in a Guna based caste system. In various scriptures the concept of Varnsankara or Antyaja is found and everywhere it is used in the context of birth only. 8.172. By taking his due, by preventing the confusion of the castes (varna), and by ...


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If go with majority opinion of dharma śāstra commentators on Manu 9.168, intercaste adoptions were illegal, so, the premise of your question appears wrong. Section XXIII - The Twelve Kinds of Sons defined mātā pitā vā dadyātāṃ yamadbhiḥ putramāpadi | sadṛśaṃ prītisaṃyuktaṃ sa jñeyo dattrimaḥ sutaḥ || 9.168 || When in times of distress, the ...


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I have no idea about the Gowdas. As regards the Shettys, they belong to the Vaishya Varna as per the Chaturvarna system. The word Shetty is derived from from the Sanskrit word Shresthin (श्रेष्ठिन्), the same source gives rise to Seth (सेठ) of North india and Chettiar (செட்டியார்) of Tamil Nadu. They were traditionally merchants and engaged in the money ...


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varNa is the philosophical category according to the mode of operation (karma). A detailed analysis of the concept of varNa in Veda & Upanishad is discussed here: https://goldenreed-hiranyayavetasa.blogspot.com/2020/05/first-let-us-look-at-following-passages.html These categories exist all over the world. Until the advent of the industrial age and ...


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That verse doesn't belong to the Bhagavad-gītā but is taken from the Aśvamedha Parva of the Southern Recension of the Mahābhārata (Kumbakonam Edition): Ashvamedhikaparva - adhyAya 116 14.116. adhyAyaH 116 Mahabharata - Ashvamedhika Parva - Chapter Topics kR^iShNena yudhiShThiraMprati bhakagavadbhaktisaushIlyAdyabhAve brAhmaNAnAmapi ...


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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...


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In the Shruti there is no clear thing written about Varna, but I have some reference about it. As per the Shruti, There was only one Varna Brahmana and they were later divided by the Brahmin. Brihadarankya Upanishad1:4:11-13 Verily in the beginning this was Brahman, oneonly. That being one, was not strong enough. It created still further the most excellent ...


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The question is specifically asking for counter arguments within scriptures that preaches against following a birth based system. The strongest proof is provided in Manusmriti 3.109 A Brāhmaṇa should not advertise his family and Gotra for the purpose of obtaining a meal. Bragging about these, for the purpose of obtaining a meal, he comes to be called a “...


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Can the lower borns enter varna system? The castes that you listed are offspring of anuloma and pratiloma unions. They are still part of the varna system but they are not part of the four main castes: brahmana, kshatriya, vaishya, and shudra. These castes are pure castes, whereas the castes you listed are mixed castes. Manu 10.4 - The Brāhmaṇa, the ...


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No one is a vedic person by birth. Lord krishna in bhagvat gita while describing the varna and ashram system he clearly mentioned that one is a kshatriya/Brahmin/malechha not by his birth but by his level of consciousness. E.G. brahmins were supposed to be 100% truth speaking personalities which none of them exist today. Even I'm a born bramhim but by ...


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The Yaksha asked,—"By what, 0 king, birth, behaviour, study, or learning doth a person become a Brahmana? Tell us with certitude!" Yudhishthira answered,-"Listen, 0 Yaksha! It is neither birth, nor study, nor learning, that is the cause of Brahmanahood, without doubt, it is behaviour that constitutes it. One's behaviour should always be well-...


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I am not an avid researcher just a curious fool but as far as i know(it's a lie i did a lot of research for the same) here is a part from Rigveda and i hope it will be able to answer your question. यत् पुरुषं व्यदधुः कतिधा व्यकल्पयन्। मुखं किम् अस्य कौ बाहू का ऊरू पादा उच्येते॥११॥ ब्राह्मणो ऽस्य मुखम् आसीद् बाहू राजन्यः कृतः। ऊरू तद् अस्य यद् वैश्यः पद्भ्या...


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How to find your varna from your caste? Currently, there are two methods, the neo-Vedantin/neo-Hindu way, and the orthodox Hindu way, propounded by orthodox Vedic followers. Neo-Hindu way The neo-Hindu way is based on autonomous self-identification; i.e. you pick your varna. The orthodox way The orthodox Hindu way is based on ancestry, as I show in this ...


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It was not mentioned in KMG's version of Mahabharata that Karna learnt vedas from Drona. The following is an extract from that version. After being rejected by Drona, for getting the Brahma weapon, Karna approached Parasurama. Approaching Rama, he bent his head unto him and said, 'I am a Brahmana of Bhrigu's race.' This procured honour for him. With this ...


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Shukla Yajurveda clearly mentions varna as birth-based. As per Shukla Yajurveda 22.22 -(translation of T.H. Griffith from The Texts of White Yajurveda)- O Brahman! Let there be born in the kingdom the Brahmin illustrious for religious knowledge; let there be born the Rajanya, heroic, skilled archer, piercing with shafts, mighty warriors; the cow giving ...


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First of all, Krishna Yajurveda is mixed with the Brahmana portion. Purusha Sukta is talking about the creation of 4 Varnas obviously not humans because we came with Manu and the Saptrishis. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a prayer to make all humans Aryas. So when Krishna Yajurveda is ...


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There are countless examples in the sacred Itihasas and Puranas. But there are also a number of examples in Vedas themselves. Purusha Sukta itself is talking about the creation of 4 Varnas obviously not humans because we came with Manu and the Saptrishis. Rig Veda 9.63 says: इन्द्रं वर्धन्तो अप्तुर: कृण्वन्तो विश्वमार्यम् । अपघ्नन्तो अराव्णः ॥ This is a ...


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