Shivalli Brahmins

The community of Brahmin people who initially stepped in Shivalli before being scattered into 31 different villages is termed as the Shivalli group. The Shivalli Brahmins are also known as Tulu Brahmins. The Shivalli Brahmin community adheres to two different schools of religious philosophy. Some Shivalli Brahmins are the descendants of the Dwaita religious philosophy.

The person behind the establishment of this philosophy is Madhvacharya, who is one of the most famous personalities associated with Vaishnavism. To pay homage to the founder, the people who belong to this community are often called the Shivalli Madhwa Brahmins.

All the people of the community of the Shivalli Brahmins do not have belief in the religious doctrines of Madhva. Some Shivalli Brahmins are ardent followers of the Advaita religious philosophy and are termed Shivalli Smarta Brahmins.

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