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A priest and a yajamana

In the Hindu tradition, a yajamana is the ritual patron, on whose behalf a religious ritual or a yajna is performed by a priest, generally a Brahmin.[1][2] The term Yajamana, also corrupted to Eshmanan was a term to address Nayar and Kshatriya feudal landlords in Kerala


  1. ^ Mantra, SUNY Series in Religious Studies, Harvey P. Alper, SUNY Press, 1989 p. 51
  2. ^ Society and Religion: From Rugveda to Puranas, Jayant Gadkari, Popular Prakashan, 1996 p. 27