Q: Manu on Pouring Lead in Sudra Ears

Vidyasankar Sundaresan vsundaresan at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 2 20:38:03 UTC 2000

Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan <Palaniappa at AOL.COM> wrote:

>Didn't Virazaivism have many vizvakarma-brAhmaNa followers who were
>anti-brahminical unlike the Tamil zaivism where brahmins and vellALas were

The brAhmaNas associated with vIrazaivism are called ArAdhyas, mostly found
in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The vizvakarmas don't seem particularly vIrazaiva in character. You might
want to see http://www2.eu.spiritweb.org/Spirit/vedas-sridhar.html, for some
vizvakarma lore.

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