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Is Nair a high caste?

Is Nair a high caste?

They are a low caste who became powerful by being loyal to brahmins.

What is Nair caste in Kerala?

Nāyar, also spelled Nair, Hindu caste of the Indian state of Kerala. Before the British conquest in 1792, the region contained small, feudal kingdoms, in each of which the royal and noble lineages, the militia, and most land managers were drawn from the Nāyars and related castes.

What is the category of Nair?

The Nair /ˈnaɪər/, also known as Nayar, are a group of Indian Hindu castes, described by anthropologist Kathleen Gough as “not a unitary group but a named category of castes”.

Are Nairs vegetarian?

Sure, all Brahmins, Kshatriyas, temple- retainers (ambalavasi) and some Nairs are traditionally vegetarians, and vegetarians abhor non-vegetarian food, but all non-vegetarians eat everything. In fact, when we buy beef it could be cow’s meat or buffalo’s or a bull’s.

Do Nairs marry Brahmins?

Among Nambudhiri Brahmins The Brahmins considered this as concubinage because of their paternal lineage and the Nairs however considered this as legitimate marriages because their lineage passed in a maternal line.

Are Nairs rich?

Yes, Nairs are Kshatriyas, and there is no denying that. Most of them belong to the Nagavanshi clan. Many online articles and quora answers discredit them from their Kshatriya status, including some Nampoothiris, which is pathetic and ungrateful.

What gotra are Nairs?

As per this Nair caste from Kerala are kshatriyas, Nagavanshis and the gotra is kashyapa gotra.

Are Nairs vegetarians?

Is Nambiar in Nair caste?

Nambiār, also known as Nambiyār, is a sub-group of the Indian Nair caste, some of whom consider themselves both a landlord and a priestly caste. Many were Naduvazhi landlords in the Malabar region.

Are varmas Nairs?

Varma (members of Royal families) are actually Nairs. There is no caste difference between a Nair and Varma. What differs is the social status. Varma being rulers as well as members of Royal family enjoys a higher social status than Nairs who work under them as Ministers, administrators, warriors etc.

Is Maniyani Nair?

The Maniyani (also known as Kolaya, Ayar, Konar, Iruman in different area) is a Malayalam speaking Yadava community, native to Kerala state of South India. They are mainly distributed in Kozhikode, Palakkad, Kannur, Kasaragod and Wayanad districts….Maniyani (caste)

Maniyani മണിയാണി
Related groups Nair • Nambiar

How many subcastes are there in the Nair community?

The Nair community as of 19th century was divided in to close to 200 subcastes. Until a few decades ago, the Nairs were divided into several sub-castes and inter-dining and inter-marriages were practically non-existent amongst them.

Who are the Nairs?

The Nair include several castes and many subdivisions, not all of whom historically bore the name ‘Nair’. These people lived, and continue to live, in the area which is now the Indian state of Kerala.

What are the castes of Nairs in Cochin?

The most common are Kurtaos, Elluidam, Kymalla, Kurupu, Mainewen, Pulle etc. (Ward and Conner Memoir of the Survey of Travancore and Cochin States – 1863’ Vol.I) Based on profession and status in society, Nairs were classified into 18 castes, according to the historians.

What caste do you belong to if you were raised Nair?

I was raised completely in Northern India and was raised as Nair and as forward caste. Now, after 25 years I’ve been told by parents that we belong to Velluthedathu Nair.