Showing posts with label Dravida. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dravida. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Are The Maharashtri Brahmins?


The Pancha Dravida community is one of five southern Indian brahmin groups (the others being Gujarati, Karnata, Andhra, and Dravida).

The contemporary state of Maharashtra is the primary territory for Maharashtri brahmins, as their name suggests.

The Maharashtri brahmins are split into two groups: the Chitpavan, or Konkanastha brahmins, who reside along the coast, and the Deshastha brahmins, who live in the Deccan.


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Hinduism - What Is A Kalyanamandapam In Tamil?

 


Kalyanamandapam ("marriage hall") is a Tamil word that means "marriage hall." 

One of the most prevalent architectural characteristics of Dravida-style temples in southern India.

On festival days, the kalyanamandapam is a hall where the major deity's image and that deity's spouse may be ceremonially combined to signify their married condition.


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Hinduism - Who Are The Dravida?


Brahmin (priestly) community that is one of the five brahmin communities in the south (Pancha Dravida). 

The Dravida brahmins' primary location is deep southern India, in the present states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, as their name suggests. 

The Nambudiris are the most distinguished of the Dravida subcommunities, and it is among them that the great philosopher Shankaracharya is said to have been born. 



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