Mulukanadu Brahmin

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Mulukanadu/Murikinadu Brahmin
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.


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]

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  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. Retrieved 13 January 2014.