Vaidiki Brahmins

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Vaidiki Brahmins
Classification Telugu Brahmin
Religions Hinduism
Languages Telugu
Original state Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Populated States Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Vaidiki Brahmins (Vaidika, Vaidikulu, Vaideeki) are a sect of Telugu-speaking Smartha Brahmins. They are predominantly followers of Adi Shankaracharya and are mostly found in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The name derives from Vedas.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Christopher Alan Bayly, Rulers, Townsmen, and Bazaars: North Indian Society in the Age of British Expansion, 1770–1870, Cambridge University Press, 1983
  • Kosambi, Damodar Dharmanand, Ancient India: a history of its culture and civilization, p. 166–170
  • Passarino, et al., The re-colonization of Eurasia during the Late Glacial Maximum
  • Ray, Himanshu P., Indian Economic and Social History Review 1987, 24: 443
  • Yang, Anand A., Bazaar India: Markets, Society, and the Colonial State in Bihar, University of California Press, 1999