Agamudayar

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Agamudayar
Total population
1981-1982:5 Million (only in Tamil Nadu)[1]
Languages
Tamil
Religion
Saiva Siddhantam, Hinduism

Agamudayar (otherwise Akamudayar, Agamudayan) is a Tamil community found throughout the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In southern Tamil Nadu, the Agamudayar are one of the three castes which make up the Mukkulathor community;

Etymology[edit]

The term Agamudayar is a Tamil word meaning "Householder" or "Landholder". The Agamudayars are chiefly known by their title 'Servai' or 'Servaikkaran' meaning "Captain" in Sangam Tamil.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Radhakrishnan, P. (10 June 1989). "Ambasankar Commission and Backward Classes". Economic and Political Weekly 24 (23): 1265–1268. JSTOR 4394921. 
  2. ^ Madras (India : State); B. S. Baliga (1967). Madras District Gazetteers: Salem. by Ramaswami, A. Printed by the Superintendent, Govt. Press. p. 124.