History

PISHARODIES & SWAMIYARS In the elite Namboodiri Brahmin families in Kerala, who had the right to study vedas and perform yagas such as somayaga and athirathram and where the male members devoted their whole life time in studying vedas, only the eldest son was permitted to marry. Some times they may take two or more wives. Some of these vedic scholars used to take to sanyas (ascetic life) later in their life, even if they…

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