The Caste System In Hinduism

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The caste system is a system which ranks people their social order hereditarily in Hinduism. It is also a division in socirty based on wealth, inherited rank, or occupation which a person cannot change the caste he or she has been born into. This word first originated and was used by Portuguese traders in the sixteenth century. It is taken from the Protuguese word casta.
The origin of the caste system is somewhat unclear, but it seemed to have been around for more than two thousand years ago. In those days, it was believed that there were thousands of castes among the Hindus. But those castes soon downsized to four main castes. In the caste system, it is divided into four major groups. The first one, or the highest one is the Brahmin. These …show more content…

People live this life and if they do good enough to please the Gods, they will be ranked up their next life. But if it is the opposite, don’t even think God will rank you the same, but you will be ranked lower. The belief of reincarnation is what keeps the caste system. Hindus believe that the good should be rewarded, Hence, being born as a Brahmin if they did a very careful and studious life. But also reincarnation means there is a going down if a person does not do good or did lots of bad things in their present life.
We will first discuss about the Brahmins in the caste system. They are a member of highest priestly caste in Hinduism. In today’s India, they make up to a total of 9% of the Indian population. A Brahmin should be doing only the work that a Brahmin should do. If he goes to work a work that belongs to a Sudras, he may be barred from the priesthood. These people study the religious texts, such as the Vedas or the Puranas, and they teach members of the other castes about these holy texts. They mainly serve as spiritual guides and teachers for the Kshatriya prince and warriors, …show more content…

They are considered as the lowest as well as the largest caste. Generally, they work as slaves or practitioners of unskilled trading. Despite the fact that they are not considered the dalit or untouchables, they still face a great deal of discrimination from the higher castes. As a slave, they often work as cobblers, blacksmiths, maids, cooks, and many other works. But hence their low respect, they are an important contribution to the Indian society. Without them doing their work, who would? They Sudras, being the lowest of the caste, are also considered as an important part of the Hindu

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