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The four varnas viz. Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra, have been referred as occupying a definite place in society. According to taittiriya Samhita the Brahmanas are the chief because they have been created from the mouth. The Rajanyas or Kshatriyas occupy the second place because they are created from the arms. The Vaishyas occupy the third place as because they are created from the stomach. The Shudras occupy the fourth place, because they are created from feet. This particular account of the creation of varnas has thus sought a divine justification of the status of four varnas.
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