Swantham swantham at TECHPARK.NET
Sun May 23 20:01:24 UTC 1999

Dear Sir,
Thank you for the query.It is believed that the Kadamba king
Mayura(340-370A.D.) brought the Brahmins to Kerala.Since they were all
Aryans coming from the North there is possibility for Nambudiris to hail
from Maharashtra also.Sir William Logan has stated in the Malabar Manual
that the Nambudiris of Panniyur of the northern Kerala had connection with
the Chalukyas and those of Chovvara with the Rashtrakutas.Even today the
temple at Mukambika (Kollur)is  visited by the Keralites in large number.
One Nambudiri family here in Trivandrum namely Kollur Madham originally
came from Kollur centuries ago. Their temple -Kollur Devi temple is still
K.Maheswaran Nair

> From: N. Ganesan <naga_ganesan at HOTMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Nambudiris
> Date: Saturday, May 22, 1999 5:02 PM
> Dear Prof. Maheswaran Nair,
> Welcome to Indology list.
> I read in Indology some time ago that Nambudiris hail
> from Mahrashtra. Prof. Madhav Deshpande wrote then;
> Both Konganastha Brahmins and Nambudiris have the same
> kuladeyvam temple - somewhere in Konkan. (I need to check
> the archives for correct quotes).
> Did Nambudiris arrive in Kerala from Maharashtra region?
> When? 5th century?
> Thanks for your answer,
> N. Ganesan, PhD
> Lead Engineer,
> Loads and Dynamics division,
> Johnson Space Center, NASA
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