rajanya


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rajanya - the second highest of the four varnas: the noble or warrior category
varna - (Hinduism) the name for the original social division of Vedic people into four groups (which are subdivided into thousands of jatis)
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It explains how the world is fonned "Purusa" with each class representing a part of the body described as follows: "The Brahmin was his mouth, his two anns became the rajanya (Kshatriyas), his thighs arc what the Vaisya are.
1) The Brahman was his mouth, of both his arms was the Rajanya made.
Accordingly, his head made the sky, his mind created the moon, the sun came from his eyes, his navel blew air into the world, his feet made the earth, his mouth became the Brahmin caste his arms made the Rajanya caste, his thighs became the Vaisya caste and finally the feet produced the Sudra caste (x: 90).