second-highest varna in the Indian varna system
Kshatriya is a division of the caste system in Hinduism. A kshatriya is a warrior, ruler, politician, or administrative worker.
There are 3 lineages of Kshatriyas:-
- Suryavanshi (Solar Dynasty)
- Chandravanshi (Lunar Dynasty)
- Agnivanshi (Fire Dynasty)
However, there is one more lineage (not mentioned in any Puranas) - Nagavanshi (snake-born), who claims descent from the Nagas.