Indian Mythology (by ApamNapat)

Vaishyas - Merchants and Artisans

Merchants and artisans are classified as Vaishyas according to the Varna system. They are the third among the four classes in the Varna classification. According to the Purusha-Suktha, they are said to have originated in the thighs of the primordial Purusha.

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