Konar (caste)

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Konar
Regions with significant populations
Tamil Nadu
Languages
Tamil
Religion
Hinduism

Konar is an ethnic group from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.The Tamil word Kon means both king and herdsmen.[1][2][3] They are distributed throughout the state of Tamil Nadu, where they are one of the ancient Tamil castes.[4][need quotation to verify] Konars traditionally live in Ayarpadi[5] and raise cow, sheep and sell milk and ghee products.[6][citation needed].Konar are also called as ayar and idaiyar[7] [8] .

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  1. ^ Neolithic Cattle-keepers of South India. Cambridge University. 1963. 
  2. ^ Hiltebeitel, Alf (1988). The Cult of Draupadi. University of Chicago Press. p. 35. ISBN 9780226340463. 
  3. ^ Inca origins: Asian influences in early South America in myth, migration and history. Elsraek. 2003. 
  4. ^ Padmaja, T. (2002). Temples of Kr̥ṣṇa in South India: history, art, and traditions in Tamilnāḍu. Abhinav publications. p. 35. ISBN 9788170173984. 
  5. ^ Raman, KV (1988). Sri Varadaraja Swami Temple -Kanchi. Shakthi Press. p. 134. ISBN 9780226340463. 
  6. ^ Raman, KV (1988). Sri Varadaraja Swami Temple -Kanchi. Shakthi Press. p. 134. ISBN 9780226340463. 
  7. ^ Richard, Guy (1982). Religious Festivals in South India and Sri Lanka. Manohar. p. 128. 
  8. ^ Seminar of Tamilstudies. International Association of Tamil research. 1968. p. 327.