INDOLOGY Digest - 10 May 1999 to 11 May 1999 (#1999-55)

Lakshmi Srinivas lsrinivas at YAHOO.COM
Sun May 16 17:52:31 UTC 1999

--- Balaji Hebbar <bhebbar at EROLS.COM> wrote:
> The  HebbAr  and  MaNDyam  AyyangArs  are  converts
> to
> Shri-VaiShNavism.  The  HebbArs  were  originally
> Hoysala-KarnATaka
> SmArta  brahmins.
>The  MaNDyams  are  Jains  whose
> ancestors  RAmAnuja
> defeated  at  King  BiTTideva's  court.  Unlike  the
>  others,  the
> Tamil  spoken  by  these  groups  is  very
> KannaDized.

Would be much obliged if Sri Hebbar can share the
sources of information for these esoteric theories.

Thanks and Warm Regards.

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