Varna (Sanscrit for “quality”, “color”) — is a social system in ancient India. The supreme varna includes the Brahmins (priests and teachers), the Kshatriyas (warriors) rank second, then follow the Vaishyas (agriculturists and merchants) and the Shudras (artisans and servants) are the most inferior. The varnas were first mentioned in the Rigveda. It is the description of how all the people descended from the first man Purusha: the Brahmins were made from his mouth, the Kshatriyas – from his arms, the Vaishyas – from his thighs, and the Shudras – from his feet.