South Indian Brahmins – The Iyengars

South Indian Brahmins – The Iyengars According to many scholars the classification of Iyengars into Vadagalai and Tengalai is based on the Northern and Southern traditions. To be precise this classification was not based on migration but based on the use of language. The Vadagalai used more of Sanskrit and were mainly the followers of […]
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South Indian Brahmins – The Iyengars – Part II

South Indian Brahmins – The Iyengars – Part II The philosophical, devotional cult propounded by Ramanujam can be called the pre-runner of the medieval Bhakti (devotional) movements in North and South India. Following Ramanujam, a spate of Bhakti schools and saints continued to attract the masses towards the God almighty through their devotional, philosophical writings. […]
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Kaliyur Iyengars – Part II

Kaliyur has been a great centre of Vedic Astrology. The Brahmins of Kaliyur have been uniformly well versed in astrology and are keepers of the most ancient astrological knowledge in the world. Almost all of them have been treated like the religious leaders and the astrological guides from time immemorial. Many Kaliyur Brahmin families have […]
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