What is Tambrahm?

What is Tambrahm?

Tambrahm Or Tamil Brahmin is a phrase used to refer to the Brahmins who trace their origin to Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Brahmin wedding rituals are based on the four Vedas – Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva. Some prefer to give a modern touch to the rituals to make them more relatable.

What is Nandi Puja before marriage?

According to tradition, the Nandi puja is performed at the groom and bride’s houses, ten days before the wedding. It marks the beginning of the wedding celebrations. The filled kalash symbolises a vessel full of ‘amrit’ or nectar of life. The first invitation of the wedding is offered to God to seek his blessings.

What is Nalangu ceremony?

Nalunggu is a cleansing and purification ritual which is believed to prepare the couple, both physically and spiritually, for the marriage as they are set off into a new life. The turmeric paste also brightens the skin colour of the couple, and prevents them from getting any ailments.

What is Brahmin marriage?

The bride and groom sit on a marriage Pandal in front of a Havan Kund, while a priest chants many prayers to unite their souls. With this ceremony, the two are considered married. The Hindu Brahmin wedding is filled with a myriad of rituals, all aiming to bless the couple and pray for their happiness.

Why are Tamil Brahmins fair?

All of them are Dalit / Lower caste Non Brahmins / Some Muslim converts . Thenkalai Iyengars are Very dark in color. Very few ( 1 out 100 approx ) are fair due to mixed gene pool of Thenkalai sect which is 20% of Tamil Brahmin population. Non Brahmins were initiated by many Thenkalai saints into Thenkalai fold.

What is Nandi in marriage?

A Nandi Puja is performed at the groom and bride’s homes a few days before the wedding. The first invitation to the wedding is offered to God to seek his blessings. This ceremony is performed to bless the couple with a life of abundance, good health and longevity.

What is Sangeet ceremony?

Sangeet is one of the several pre-wedding events which is commonly celebrated by North Indian families now also famous in the South Indian region. A typical Sangeet ceremony involves a lot of singing and dancing where the families of both the bride and the groom join hands to make the evening more interesting.

What is Pellikoduku?

Pellikuthuru/Pellikoduku – aka “Haldi”, this ceremony involves family members smearing a turmeric/oil paste on the bride and groom. This is supposed to be purifying, with the benefit of making the couple’s skin “glow”.

Is Brahmin a caste?

The Brahmins are the caste from which Hindu priests are drawn, and are responsible for teaching and maintaining sacred knowledge. The other major castes, from highest to lowest, are the Kshatriya (warriors and princes), Vaisya (farmers or merchants), and Shudra (servants and sharecroppers).

Do Tamil brides wear sindoor?

In Tamil tradition, the groom ties the first knot and the last two knots are then tied by the groom’s sister. This ceremony is known as mangalya dharanam. ‚ÄúThen my husband put vermillion on my forehead amidst chanting of mantras. The groom is supposed to put the sindoor on the bride’s forehead from the right side.

Why do tambrahms refer to themselves as tambrahms?

TamBrahms refer to themselves as TamBrahms because…well…they ARE TamBrahms. It is a term of identity for a community that has several distinct traditions, characteristics, values, and beliefs. Do they use the term as a sleight towards others?

What is the Tamil script used by Tamil Brahmins?

Tamil Brahmins are ethnically bilingual with both Tamil and Sanskrit. Like those of all other states they are expected to be well versed in Sanskrit and scriptures. The Grantha Lipi was used in that state. It had all phonetic sounds like Devanagari. This script is now forgotten.

What is the difference between Tam Brahmins and non-Tams in Tamil Nadu?

Also the Tam Brahms have a significantly lighter skin tone than the non Brahmins in TN (this difference is again more pronounced in TN) The primary usage of the word Tam Brahm is to differentiate themselves from the rest of the Tams.

Are Tam Brahms extroverted Liberals?

Also the famous Tam Brahm poet Bharathiyaar, who vociferously fought against caste based discrimination was condemned by the Tam Brahms during his time. I am not saying they discriminate now. But they did in the past and to call them extroverted liberals is a fabrication of truth to say the least.