Telugu Brahmins

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Telugu Brahmins

Telugu Brahmins are a community of Indians who practice Hinduism and speak Telugu as their native language. They belong to Brahmin caste.[citation needed]

According to the Aitareya Brahmana of the Rigveda, the Andhras left north India from the banks of the River Yamuna and migrated into peninsular India.[1][2][3] They are mentioned at the time of the death of the great Mauryan King Ashoka in 232 BCE. They mainly hail from the Indian States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, although several populations from among them have settled in various regions throughout India like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Dance Dialects of India". Ragini Devi. Motilal Bansarsi Dass. ISBN 81-208-0674-3. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
  2. ^ "History of Andhra Pradesh". AP Online. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original on 16 July 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Ancient and medieval history of Andhra Pradesh". P. Raghunadha Rao. Sterling Publishers, 1993. p. iv. Retrieved 2014-06-09.

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