This article is in continuation of my articles on Brahmins of Andhra.
Among the major Brahmin Groups of Andhra are Mulukkanadu, Niyogi.
I have written on Mulukkanadu Brahmins as Brahmins who had come into Gaya, Bihar and Andhra at the instance of Samba, one of the sons of Lord Krishna, from Multan, ( originally called Kasyapapura),
And the Niyogi Brahmins as those who took to other vocations like literature, music, in addition to or in lieu of Priestley duties.
There are two more Brahmin sects of Andhra Brahmins.
Vaidika Brahmins and
Vaidika Brahmins are those Brahmins who dedicated themselves only to the study and practice of Vedas.
Sringeri Shankaracharya, His Holiness Sri. Abhivava Vidyatheertha, my Guru belongs to the Vaidika Brahmin sect.
‘Vaidiki Brahmins (Vaidika, Vaidikulu, Vaideeki) are a sect of Telugu-speaking Smartha Brahmins. They are predominantly followers of Adi Shankaracharya and are mostly found in Andhra Pradesh. The name derives from Vedas.
Some great personalities of Vaidika Brahmin sect.
‘ Syama Sastri Carnatic Classical composer, one of the Musical Trinity.
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