Brahmakshatriya

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Brahmakshatriya or Murdhabhishikta is (a) a term applied in Hindu varna division to people who have a Brahmin father and a Kshatriya mother; or (b) a term that applies, in the Hindu varna division, to a Brahmin who pursues royalty, and hence concurrently adopts the Kshatriya varna. According to Manusmriti, such people are treated equal to Brahmins. Parasurama is a classical example of a Brahmakshatriya.[1][2] In Kerala, only the sons of a Nambuthiri father and a Kshatriya mother were recognized as Brahmakshatriya by the Nambuthiri Brahmins, while the son of a Brahmakshatriya father and a Brahmakshatriya mother was regarded as non-Kshatriya.[3]

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  1. ^ Wake up Hindus: a plea for mass religion, Aryanism By Shiv Kishan Kaul, p.66
  2. ^ Romesh Chunder Dutt (23 November 2000). A history of civilisation in ancient India: based on Sanscrit literature. Routledge. pp. 85–. ISBN 978-0-415-24492-3. Retrieved 2 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Under the Bo Tree. University of California Press. pp. 371–. GGKEY:T4JA247ECCZ. Retrieved 2 August 2011.