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The four varṇas (or castes) into which the Hindu society was (and is) divided is well-known. Certain castes which were considered as outside this category, were relegated to the ‘fifth’ (= pañcama) place.
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Almost all those who have been listed among the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in modern India come under this category.
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* The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore
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== OLD CONTENT ==
 
pañcamas (‘[those who belong to] the fifth [caste]’)
 
pañcamas (‘[those who belong to] the fifth [caste]’)
 
The four varṇas (or castes) into which the Hindu society was (and is) divided is well-known. Certain castes which were considered as outside this category, were relegated to the ‘fifth’ (= pañcama) place.
 
The four varṇas (or castes) into which the Hindu society was (and is) divided is well-known. Certain castes which were considered as outside this category, were relegated to the ‘fifth’ (= pañcama) place.
 
Almost all those who have been listed among the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in modern India come under this category.
 
Almost all those who have been listed among the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in modern India come under this category.
 
See CASTE SYSTEM.
 
See CASTE SYSTEM.

Revision as of 09:19, 12 October 2014

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Pancamas, PaJcamas, Paycamas


pañcamas (‘[those who belong to] the fifth [caste]’)

The four varṇas (or castes) into which the Hindu society was (and is) divided is well-known. Certain castes which were considered as outside this category, were relegated to the ‘fifth’ (= pañcama) place.

Almost all those who have been listed among the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in modern India come under this category.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore

OLD CONTENT

pañcamas (‘[those who belong to] the fifth [caste]’) The four varṇas (or castes) into which the Hindu society was (and is) divided is well-known. Certain castes which were considered as outside this category, were relegated to the ‘fifth’ (= pañcama) place. Almost all those who have been listed among the Scheduled Castes and Tribes in modern India come under this category. See CASTE SYSTEM.