Vaishya (Devanagari:वैश्य,Vaiśya, also spelled as Vaisya,Vysya and sometimes called as Vāṇika), is one of the four varnas (social order) of Hinduism. According to Vedic tradition, this tribe primarily comprises farmers, cattle-herders and artists. In Hindu beliefs, the duties of a Vaishya, as described by Hindu God Krishna, are krishi (growing food grains), goraksha (cow protection), vanijyam (trade), vaisya karma (work) and svabhavajam (born of his own nature).
The Vaishya Samaj has progressed remarkabely in last two decades and very well placed across the world
The success stories have changed the mindset of other communities considering Vaishya(Baniya) being engaged in just mercantile. No need to mention the Vaishya Community is shining in all fields and emerging among the fastest growing community.