Chapters: Niyogi, Vaidiki Brahmins, Mulukanadu Brahmins, Telugu Brahmins, Aaraama Dravidulu,. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 44. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Niyogis are a sect of Brahmins who gave up religious/priestly occupations and are predominantly Telugu-language speakers. The origin of Niyogi community is descending from their Brahmin ancestors originally from the northern as well as northwestern geographical region of present day India. About six-thousand intelligent Brahmins, capable of administration, management with warfare skills were chosen to help Kshatriyas (Monarch caste of India) in desperate need in defending the Indian country, by piloting the Royal vimanas (chariots) in war and in peace. Hence the origin of the word Aaruvela (Telugu: = six-thousand = 6000; Niyogi = a derivative of word 'Niyogimpabadda' in Telugu which means appointed). Niyogin in Sanskrit means "employed" or "appointed" or "assigned" and it is quite probable that "Niyogi"s were given this name because they accepted secular employment assigned to them. In the later centuries they migrated to various parts of the country in pursuit of better and Greener pastures. They belong to the brahma-kshatriya group who took secular duties like the military and administration. It is said in Shastras, that one should live near a river, away from relatives but close to place where medical help is available. Thus, they crossed Vindhyas. As they crossed over Vindhyas they came across perennial River Godavari few of them followed flow of River Godavari. A few crossed the river and went farther south and came across another perennial River Krishna, they followed flow of River Krishna. Some went further down tracing origin of Krishna River and came across the main tributory Tungabhadra and some other minor tr...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=2094877
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