Being A Kshatriya

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What it Came From

Kshatriya (from kshatra, "rule, authority") is one of the four varna (social orders) of the Hindu society. The Sanskrit term kshatriya is used in the context of Vedic society wherein members organized themselves into four classes: brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya and shudra.


We are ranked second in the caste system.Our kids are usually going to get extensively educated in statecraft and history, to ensure that they would make sound rulers.Our traditional role is to defend the society from invaders and robbers, and they are expected to be both brave and high-minded. We also must study the ancient Hindu scriptures under the guidance of a Brahman teacher and are expected to follow many of the same rules of ritual purity that the Brahman caste observes.
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Daily life

Although they rank high in the varna system, Kshatriya's may and commonly do eat meat (though never beef), and many also take alcoholic drinks; both of these characteristics set them apart from the Brahmans.Kshatriya warriors when not actually on the battlefield surrounded themselves with luxurious palaces, multiple wives and concubines, fine horses and falcons, and all the pleasures of eating cooked meat.


Kshatriya Meaning