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Sāttāda Śrī Vaiṣṇavas


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A South Indian community of Teṉkalai Śrī Vaiṣṇavas (dating from at least 15th century ce), variously identified in the past as both brahmins and/or śūdras. Emphasizing the practice of non-Vedic rites, the community has been open to all castes, although they are now effectively treated as a separate caste themselves.

Subjects: Hinduism.


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