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Definitions

  1. Vaishya: A member of the merchant, farmer, artisan, businessman caste.
  2. The Vaishya are the third of four castes in Indian society.

Vaishyas

  1. The vaishya wore a yellow kesar or turmeric mark signifying prosperity as he was a businessman or trader devoted to creation of wealth.
  2. Saint Tukarama: He was a Vaishya who composed touching poems called the -Abahngas- on devotion to God.

Varna

  1. In the Purusha Sukta hymn the word Varna is not used, and it is the only hymn of the Rig Veda where the words Vaishya and Shudra are used.
  2. The Baniya would approximately map on to the “Vaishya” category of the four fold varna system.
  3. Women, that is, even women belonging to Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya varna are not entitled to upanayan and the study of the Vedas.
  4. Vaishya – a member of the third varna, the farming and mercantile community.

Shudra

  1. The Brahmin, Kshatriya and the Vaishya castes are the twice-born ones, but the fourth, the Shudra, has one birth only.
  2. Manu clearly mentions that Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya, collectively known as dwija and the Shudras are the four varnas.
  3. But I have also said that it is possible for a shudra, for instance, to become a vaishya.
  4. Manu clearly mentions that Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya, collectively known as dwija and the Shudras are the four varnas.
  5. The four categories were the labor class (Shudra), merchant class (Vaishya), warrior class (Kshatriya) and the priestly class (Brahmin).

Brahmin

  1. Because of this, many a time a Brahmin, Kshatriya and a Vaishya claim the same gotra.
  2. Janehu is the sacred thread worn by brahmins, Khatriya, and Vaishya, specially brahmins in India across the chest.
  3. Had he been a Brahmin or a Vaishya or a Shudra by birth, he would have been spared the trouble of fighting a destructive war.
  4. The Brahmin, Kshatriya and the Vaishya castes are the twice-born ones, but the fourth, the Shudra, has one birth only.
  5. Once upon a time there were three friends each belonging to different castes - Kayastha, Brahmin and Vaishya.

Caste

  1. The Brahmin, Kshatriya and the Vaishya castes are the twice-born ones, but the fourth, the Shudra, has one birth only.
  2. There are four main classes (varnas) -- brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya and shudra -- and innumerable castes, called jati.
  3. The famous Chinese Buddhist pilgrim monk, Xuanzang, clearly states that Harsha was of the ------ feishe or Vaishya caste.

Sudra

  1. In the Purusha Sukta hymn the word Varna is not used, and it is the only hymn of the Rig Veda where the words Vaishya and Sudra are used.
  2. In earlier times, the four castes (based on verna or color) - Braahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Sudra - applied marks differently.
  3. The Brahman was the mouth of Purusha, the Kshattriya his arms, the Vaishya was born from the thighs, the Sudra from the feet of the divine being.

Vaishya

  1. In earlier times, the four castes (based on varna or colour) - Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Sudra - applied marks differently.
  2. There are four major castes in Hindu society: Brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya, and shudra.
  3. Means colour, Varna also refers to the four classification in Hindu tradition as per their occupation as Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra.
  4. The proper age for the Upanayana of a Brahman boy was 8th year from birth, of a Kshatriya 11th year and of a Vaishya 12th year.

Agriculture

  1. He who loves cattle-breeding, agriculture and money, is honest and well-versed in scripture, is a vaishya.

Vishnu

  1. Krishna, eighth avatar of Vishnu was brought up in a Vaishya family though he was a born Kshatriya.

Lord Vishnu

  1. Lord Vishnu said -' The mankind has been categorized into four prominent castes- Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra.

Trade

  1. The duties of a vaishya are agriculture, animal husbandry and trade.

Trader

  1. The vaishya wore a yellow kesar or turmeric mark signifying prosperity as he was a businessman or trader devoted to creation of wealth.

Third Class

  1. The third class of people is a businessmen (vaishya) who is in the mode of passion and ignorance.

Castes

  1. Dwija, literally meaning one who is born twice in Sanskrit, is the name given to the Kshatriya, Brahmin and Vaishya castes among the Hindus in India.

Evening Sky

  1. The Brahmin varna was reddish as the sky before dawn, Kshatriya varna as the Sun at noon, Vaishya as the evening sky and Shudra the colour of night sky.
  2. The Brahmin varna was reddish as the sky before dawn, Kshatriya varna as the Sun at noon, Vaishya as the evening sky and Shudra the color of night sky.

Brahmana

  1. The brahmana had a vaishya (trader and agriculture caste) friend named Manikundala.

Kshatriya

  1. This is cotton for the Brahmin (priest), hemp for the Kshatriya (ruler) and wool for the vaishya (merchants).
  2. In Hinduism, the religiously initiated Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya s were arya, a title of honor and respect given to certain people for noble behaviour.
  3. A kshatriya becomes the ruler of the world, a vaishya becomes rich and a shudra attains good health.

Shudras

  1. In similar fashion, a kshatriya is permitted to adopt the livelihoods of vaishyas or shudras and a vaishya is permitted to adopt the livelihoods of shudras.
  2. Manu clearly mentions that Brahmin, Kshatriya and Vaishya, collectively known as dwija and the Shudras are the four varnas.

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