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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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ques 1. Who is known as Nair?
Ans.: 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'. historically most nairs were literate in malayalam, and many in sanskrit.

Ques 2. What does the surname Nair mean?
Ans.: People from Nair community and belong the southern indian state of kerala.

Ques 3.: Is Nair high caste?
Ans.: Some Nair sub Sect are come under Upper Caste but Some sub-Caste Nair come under Lower Caste in India.

Ques 4. What is last name for Nair?
Ans.: Nair, Pillai, Menon are mostly used surnames for Nair community.

Ques 5. In which state Nair population is more?
Ans.: The Nair population are found in Kerala (India).

Ques 6. What is the population of Nair?
Ans.: Most of Nair community live in South india. total population of Nair is 5.5 Million approximately.

Ques 7. what is other names for Nair?
Ans.: Nair are also known as Nayar. Nair is one of hindu community which live in kerala.

Ques 8. what is the meaning of Nair?
Ans.: The meaning of Nair is 'Leader in Malayalam Language'.

Ques 9. Who are famous Nair?
Ans.: List of Famous Personalities of Nair community.
Tapovan Maharaj - Hindu Sage and Vedanta Scholar
Chattampi Swamikal - Hindu Sage and Social Reformer
A. K. Gopalan - Indian Communist Politician
C. Sankaran Nair - President of Congress
Bharat Gopy - Actor, Producer and Director.

Ques 10. Is Varma A Nair?
Ans.: Varma is one of royal title. many Nair king take verma title. one of example - Shekhari Varma is Nair king who take verma title.


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