- a person who is twice-born: a distinction made between the first three classes of society and the lowest class, the Shudra. Only the dvijas may study the Vedas.
Origin of dvija
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Every young Dvija must become a pupil of a Brahman (Brahmacharin) after being invested with the girdle.
The Çudra who is guilty of adultery with the wife of a Dvija must die, if she was watched; if not, he loses his sexual organs.
By its performance he becomes Dvija or twice-born, and the highest importance is attached to the change or initiation.