Mulukanadu Brahmin

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Mulukanadu/Murikinadu Brahmin
Religion
Hinduism of the Smarta tradition.

The Mulukanadu Brahmins are a sub-group of Telugu-speaking Vaidiki Smartha Brahmins. Variations of the name of the community include: Murikinadu, Muluknadu, Mulukanadu, Mulakanadu, Moolakanadu and Mulikinadu.

Etymology[edit]

The name Mulukanadu follows the usual conjoint formulation of Brahmin communities: the word Naadu means "country" in all the south Indian languages; this is suffixed to the country whence the community hails, being in this case "Muluka". Thus, Muluka+Naadu=Mulukanadu, "people of the Muluka land." Muluka or Mulaka is identified and it is also known as Moolaka or Moolaka desha along with Ashmaka in shatavahana regime.[1] Aurangabad, Nashik, Jalna, Vashim are parts of Mulaka. Pratishthanapura or present day Paithan is the capital of Mulaka desh.[2][3]

T. V. Venkatachala Sastry's study of caste genealogy and sociology titled Mulukanadu Brahmanar traces the genealogy of the Mulukanadu sect and its origins, customs and prevailing cultures.[4]

Notable people[edit]

  • Sarvepalli Radhakrishna- first Vice President of India.
  • S. R. Ramaswamy - journalist, writer, critic, editor, translator and environmentalist
  • Sir M Visvesvaraya - Diwan of Mysore and engineer, known for building the Krishna Raja Sagara Dam and the Shimsha hydroelectric project
  • Kidi Seshappa- Editor of Kannada news paper Kidi.He is an idiom for fearless journalism.
  • Nadabrahma Shri Thyagaraja
  • Shri Harohalli Subba Bhattaru
  • Smt Manjula Gururaj
  • Shri M.L. Jaisimha – Cricketer
  • Shri MPL Sastry
  • Shri P.L. Siva Ram IAS
  • Shri N B Narayana Sasry Dy M.D. SBI
  • Shri B V Sreekantan Former Head TIFR, Mumbai (Padma Vibushan)
  • Shri Bellave Venkatanarnappa Founder karnataka sahitya Parishat, writer
  • Shri Bellave Narahari Shastri First Lyrists and writer of Kannada film industry
  • Shri Kanagaal Puttana Popular Film Director
  • Shri Udaykumar Film actor

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chennai, Mulukanadu Sabha. "Origins of Mulukanadu Community". Website. Mulukanadu Sabha Chennai. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Sastri, S. Srikanta. ""Mulakas" (Origins of Mulukanadu Sect)". Article. Quarterly Journal of Mythic Society. Retrieved 1 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Sastry, T. V. Venkatachala (2000). "Mulukanadu Brahmanaru". Bangalore: Mulukanadu Mahasangha. 
  4. ^ Sastri, S. Srikanta. "Featured: T. V. Venkatachala Sastry". A Brief Biographical Sketch. www.srikanta-sastri.org. Retrieved 13 January 2014.