Introduction / History
Vanniyars are said to be born from flame in a mythological period. The origin of this caste states that a Rishi or Saint known as Jambu Maharishi is the father of the group in Tamil Nadu and spread across south India. Their main job during ancient times was safe guarding the country, forming the Army and other groups. They broadly fall in the group of Kshatriyar.
Where Are they Located?
They are widely spread groups all over Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Kerala and Karnataka. Their caste names differ in each place. For example, Rajus are the names used in Andhra.
What Are Their Lives Like?
Many belong to the middle and upper middle class family background while some live below poverty line. The literacy rate is high for towns and cities. They own agricultural land in the country side. They strongly believe caste system. Some are changed now in modern days.
What Are Their Needs?
Their needs are to be educated and make suitable facilities for farming and living.
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