Saturday, July 25, 2009

Society of Vedic Aryans

1. Society was patriarchal and the eldest male of the kutumba was the head of the family.

2. Rigvedic society comprised of four varnas based on occupation of individuals.

3. Varna system based on birth was not prevailing in this period.

4. The four varnas (brahmana, kshatriya, vaishya, shudra) were mentioned for the first time in the Purushsukta of Mandal X of Rigveda.

5. Ever member of same family was free to take any occupation.

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