The main role of members of the Kshatriya caste is to function as both the protectors and nobility of society. In exchange for their service, members of this caste are given a number of privileges. Those of the Kshatriya caste are expected to display both strength and character.
Under the Hindu social caste system, the Kshatriya is considered to be the second highest in status of the four castes. Aside from protecting members of society, the Kshatriya are also responsible for ensuring that citizens perform their duties without neglecting spiritual advancement. In battle, the Kshatriya are also expected to be the first people in and to never retreat from the field.