Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 30 Aug 2011 12:00 and updated at 30 Aug 2011 12:00


vrm.7.46 And having their eyes expanded with delight the Vanaras, with Sugriva, the Rakshasas with Vibhishana, the kings with their councillors, and all other assembled pious Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaisyas, and Sudras, delightedly espied Rama.
vrm.7.87 Duing the Treta age the Brahmanas and Kshatriyas engaged in austere penances and the Vaisyas and Sudras engaged in serving them.
vrm.7.87 And the greatest piety of the Vaisyas and Sudras at that time consisted of serving the Brahmanas and Kshatriyas and specially for the Sudras the highest religion was to serve people of all,Varnas.
vrm.7.87 O foremost of kings, at the end of the Treta age, Vaisyas and Sudras being fully overpowered by the sin of untruth, the Brahmanas and the Kshatriyas also grew feeble.
vrm.7.87 But, O foremost of men, in these three Yugas the Sudras were not entitled to the vitues of devout penances.
vrm.7.87 O foremost of men, the degraded caste the Sudras, having thy regeme, have engaged in austere penances.
vrm.7.87 And in the Kali Yuga asceticism shall be established in the Sudras.
vrm.7.87 O king, even in the Dwapara, devout penances for Sudras woe considered as impiety, what to speak of the Treta age.
vrm.7.89 Hearing the words of Rama of unwearied actions, the ascetic, with his face downwards, said "O highly illustrious Rama, I am born in the race of Sudras; and with a view to reach the region of the gods with my body I am going through these austere penances.
vrm.7.109 Besides thousands and thousands of Kshatriyas Vaisyas, Sudras and Brahmans of firm penances, also hailed there from various parts to witness Sita s trial.

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