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Iyers are one among many subsects of the priestly 'Brahmin' castes in India.

Predominantly from the southern part of India, they were originally priests, sages and seers who adhered to different branches of Vedas.

In modern day India, they are for most part from Tamil Nadu. Many Iyers are native to Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Sri Lanka.

Iyers are predominantly Shaivite in their beliefs i.e. devotees of Lord Shiva, but aren't monotheists. They acknowledge and worship a myriad of Hindu gods and goddesses other than Lord Shiva.
karmic.rider  10/18/2011

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