(Last Updated on : 08/02/2011)
In the Puranas the Kayasth is mentioned as the Writer caste. Their origin is not sure. The Kayasth themselves assert that their common predecessor, on the father's side, was a Brahman.
Again it is believed that the Kayasth sprang from a Kshatriya father and a Vaisya mother. In point of education, intelligence, and enterprise, this caste occupies deservedly a high position. However they are notorious for their drinking and gambling tendency. They are renowned for spending a lot of money in the marriage ceremony.
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