Eka-varṇa in Mahābhārata

(The following is an excerpt from Brahma-vaivarta Purāṇa 4.129.49-61, with English Translation and Notes. To download the full paper, click here.)

Mahābhārata 3.188.41

brāhmaṇāḥ kṣatriyā vaiśyā na śiṣyanti janādhipa
eka-varṇas tadā loko bhaviṣyati yuga-kṣaye

“There will be no brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas and vaiśyas left, O king. At the time of destruction due to that yuga, the people will be of only one varṇa.”

(To see notes for this translation, click here to download the full paper.)

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