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Nair - Meaning, People, Religion, Origin, Caste & History

Ideal Bhagavati Goddess
Meaning Leader in Malayalam
Religions Hinduism
Languages Malayalam, Sanskrit
Country India
Populated States Kerala
Region South India
Population 5.5 Million
Surnames Nair, Pillai, Menon
Alternative Names Nayar
Festivals Hindu Festivals

Who are Nair

Nair is the name of hindu caste from the southern indian state of kerala. the word nair interpretation is that the word nair could have been derived from the sanskrit word 'Nayaka' which means 'Leader'. the primary deity of the nairs is bhagavati, who is the patron goddess of war and fertility. the goddess was worshipped in the temples of the royal nair matrilineages and also the village nair matrilineages. the idol would either be placed in the western side of the house or be placed in a room with other deities.
historically most nairs were literate in malayalam, and many in sanskrit.

Is Nair a High Caste?

Nair - Nair sub Sect are come under Upper Caste but Some sub-Caste Nair come under Lower Caste in India.

Femous People of the Nair Community

NameProfession / Popular
Tapovan MaharajHindu Sage and Vedanta Scholar
Chattampi SwamikalHindu Sage and Social Reformer
A. K. GopalanIndian Communist Politician
C. Sankaran NairPresident of The Indian National Congress
Velu Thampi DalawaDalawa or Prime Minister of The Indian Kingdom of Travancore
Lt. General K. P. CandethSenior Army Officer in The Indian Army
Bharat GopyActor, Producer and Director
MohanlalActor, Film Producer
ShobanaActress and Bharatanatyam Dancer

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