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Volume : III, Issue : VIII, September - 2013

Tamil Society In The Sixteenth Century

M. Jeenadas

DOI : 10.9780/22307850, Published By : Laxmi Book Publication

Abstract :

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by far the great majority of the people of Tamilnadu were Hindus belonging to both salivate and Vaishnavites sects. There were followers of Jainism also. There was a small population of Muslims also. The rulers of Vijayanagar worshipped Siva till they became Vaishnavites towards the close of the fifteenth century. Krishnadeva Raya was a devotee of Vishnu, but he also worshipped Siva. Vishvanatha Nayak, the founder of the Nayak line in Madurai and his successors were Vaishnavities. The Pandya rulers before the time of the Nayaks had been faithful saivites

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M. Jeenadas, (2013). Tamil Society In The Sixteenth Century. Indian Streams Research Journal, Vol. III, Issue. VIII, DOI : 10.9780/22307850,

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