1. The Brahmin came from the mouth of Lord Brahma.
2. Kshatriya issued from the arms of Brahma.
3. The Vaishya comes from the thighs.
4. The Shudra comes from Brahma's feet.
The divine rights of the kings have been emphasized. A Brahmin is considered the most superior and by virtue of his birth he was created with special reference to his position as the leader of humanity. As he was sprung from the mouth of Lord Brahma possessing the Veda, he is the Lord of this whole creation. Even when Brahmins employ themselves in inferior occupations they must be honored. His teachings must be accepted by everyone as flawless. It is also considered that he possessed power which is in harmony with his divine position and character.
Kshatriya or military caste is ranked the second best in position and influence. They introduced the skepticisms of philosophical speculation. The Brahmins and Kshatriyas compromised on the fact that they should rule over the lower classes. The Vaishyas or the rural class occupies the third position. They along with Brahmins, Kshatriyas and Vaishyas claim to be twice born. The Shudras or the servile class is ranked the lowest. They are not supposed to intermarry with a superior caste. All the roles of caste are sacred therefore the man who dresses hair cannot clean clothes; neither a table waiter can be persuaded to carry an umbrella.
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