Iyer
Iyer (also spelt as Ayyar, Aiyar, Ayer or Aiyer) is a caste of Hindu Brahmin communities of Tamil origin. Most Iyers are followers of the Advaita philosophy propounded by Adi Shankara. The majority ...
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Hindu Festivals
Hindus around the world -- from South Asia to Britain and beyond -- observe many colorful holidays throughout the year
Indo-Aryan migration
The Indo-Aryan migration theory describes how the Indo-Aryan speaking people arrived in the Indian subcontinent, by proposing a migration from BMAC (present-day northern Afghanistan) into northern an...
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Genetics and archaeogenetics of South Asia
The study of the genetics and archaeogenetics of the ethnic groups of South Asia aims at uncovering these groups' genetic history. The geographic position of India makes Indian populations important f...
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Kerala Iyers
Kerala Iyers or Bhattars, are Tamil Brahmins of the Indian state of Kerala — people who were residents in Kerala region, and also people who migrated from present day Tamil Nadu in different wa...
Aryacakravarti dynasty
The Aryacakravarti dynasty (Tamil: ஆரியச் சக்கரவர்த்திகள் வம்சம்) were kings of the Jaffna Kingdom in Sri Lanka. The earliest Sri Lankan sources, between 1277 and 1283, mention a military leader o...
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Vadama
Vadama (Tamil: வடமா) meaning "Northerners" are a sub-sect of the Iyer community of Tamil Brahmins. While some believe that their name is an indication of the fact that they were the most recent Br...
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Vathima
Vathima are a subsect of Iyers from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Being Iyers, they are all Pancha Dravida Brahmins of the Smartha sect who follow the Advaita philosophy propounded by Adi Shankarach...
Brahacharanam
Brahacharanam is a sub-sect of the Iyer community of Tamil Brahmins. The word "Brahacharanam" is a corruption of the Sanskrit word Brhatcharanam (Sanskrit: ब्रहतचरनम्). Like other Iyer communities...
Ashtasahasram
Ashtasahasram (Sanskrit: अष्टसहश्रम) is a sub-sect of the Iyer community of Tamil Brahmins from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. According to one popular view, the Ashtasahasrams originate from a v...
Dikshitar
Dīkshitars or Thillai Vazh Anthaanar are a Brahmin servitor community of Tamil Nadu who are based mainly in the town of Chidambaram.
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Brahmin gotra system
In Hindu society, the term gotra means clan. It broadly refers to people who are descendants in an unbroken male line from a common male ancestor or patriline. Gotra can be used as surname but it is d...
Hindu festivals
This list of Hindu festivals summarizes festivals observed in Hinduism.
Uthsava or Utsava or Utsav is derived from the Sanskrit word, Utsava. The Sanskrit word Utsava comes from the word "ut" me...
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Iyer wedding
Iyers are a subsect of South Indian Brahmins and generally speak Tamil. Iyer weddings are known as kalyaanam or thirumanam in Tamil. For specific details about vedic rituals described below, see Vedi...
Culture of Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu (/ˈtæmɪl ˈnɑːduː/ TAM-il-NAH-doo;  Tamil pronunciation ; The Land of Tamils or Tamil Country) is one of the 29 states of India. Its capital and largest city is Chennai (formerly ...
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Tamil cuisine
Tamil Nadu is famous for its deep belief that serving food to others is a service to humanity, as is common in many regions of India. Mostly all South Indian foods were originated from Tamil Nadu. The...
Manipravalam
Manipravalam was a literary style used in medieval liturgical texts in South India, which used an admixture of Tamil and Sanskrit. Manipravalam is termed a mixture of Sanskrit and Tamil. Tamil languag...
Brahmin Tamil
Brahmin Tamil (Tamil: பிராமண தமிழ்) is the name for the Sanskritized version of Tamil traditionally spoken by Tamil Brahmins. The dialect, largely, uses Classical Tamil and a large variety of Sans...
Criticism of Tamil Brahmins
Anti-Brahminism, (sometimes Anti-Brahmanism), is hatred, prejudice, or discrimination directed against Brahmins.
According to a British survey in 1912, though Brahmins represented only 3.2 percent...
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Portrayal of Tamil Brahmins in popular media
Tamil Brahmins are Brahmins of Tamil origin primarily living in Tamil Nadu , although a few of them have settled in other states like, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. They can be broadly divided...
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List of Iyers
This is a list of Iyers. Iyers are Hindu Brahmins of Tamil origin who are Smarthas or followers of the Smritis. They mostly believe in the Advaita philosophy propounded by Adi Sankara.Prior to the 18...
List of Iyers - Wikipedia
Hindu Festivals
Hindus around the world -- from South Asia to Britain and beyond -- observe many colorful holidays throughout the year
Haplogroup R2a (Y-DNA)
Haplogroup R-M124 is a Y-chromosome haplogroup characterized by genetic markers M124, P249, P267, L266, and is mainly found in South Asia, parts of Central and West Asia.
Before the update of the ...
Indo-Aryan superstrate in Mitanni
Some theonyms, proper names and other terminology of the Mitanni are considered to form (part of) an Indo-Aryan superstrate, suggesting that an Indo-Aryan elite imposed itself over the Hurrian populat...
Indigenous Aryans
Indigenous Aryans refers to the idea that the speakers of Indo-Aryan languages are "indigenous" to the Indian subcontinent. It is a politicised theory, which includes arguments against the Indo-Aryan ...
Haplogroup H (Y-DNA)
In human genetics, Haplogroup H (Y-DNA) is a Y-chromosome haplogroup.This haplogroup is found at a high frequency in South Asia, particularly H-M69 and H-M52. Outside South Asia, the H-M82 subgroup is...
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Substratum in Vedic Sanskrit
Vedic Sanskrit has a number of linguistic features which are alien to most other Indo-European languages. Prominent examples include: phonologically, the introduction of retroflexes, which alternate w...
Tamil literature
Tamil literature (Tamil: தமிழ் இலக்கியம்) refers to the literature in the Tamil language. Tamil literature has a rich and long literary tradition spanning more than two thousand years. The oldest ...
Vijayanagara Empire
The Vijayanagara Empire (also called Karnata Empire), referred to as the Kingdom of Bisnegar by the Portuguese, was an empire based in South India, in the Deccan Plateau region. It was established in ...
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