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What is the origin of the Tamil Brahmins ?

Where did the Tamil Brahmins come from ? There seems to be mention of Tamil Brahmins or anthnars reading vedas since pre christian era however most Tamil Brahmins seem to have to have migrated later on during the Pallava , Chola and Vijayanagari kingdoms. Genetically they closer to north Indian upper and middle castes than to non brahmin Tamils .They also largely look north Indian absent the rather prominent caste markings . Other Brahmin groups in south India such as the Nambodiris have a lot of origin stories some based on myths and others on history , even groups like the Sankethis and Kerala Iyers themselves derived from Tamil Brahmins have origin stories. Similarly do the Tamil brahmins have any places of origin that is more specific than just North India ?
Where did the Tamil Brahmins come from ? There seems to be mention of Tamil Brahmins or anthnars reading vedas since pre christian era however most Tamil Brahmins seem to have to have migrated later on during the Pallava , Chola and Vijayanagari kingdoms. Genetically they closer to north Indian upper and middle castes than to non brahmin Tamils .They also largely look north Indian absent the rather prominent caste markings . Other Brahmin groups in south India such as the Nambodiris have a lot of origin stories some based on myths and others on history , even groups like the Sankethis and Kerala Iyers themselves derived from Tamil Brahmins have origin stories. Similarly do the Tamil brahmins have any places of origin that is more specific than just North India ?
All the Brahmins in India have their male origins in the Haryana region. The further away they went the more mixed they became. In many cases it was the male Brahmins who went to those places to proselytize Vedic Hinduism. It was too difficult in old days to take womenfolk with them. So they took on local wives once settled. Overall they don't look much different from the locals, though they have higher incidences of non-local looks. Also keep in mind that the foreign Brahmins absorbed local pre-Vedic high priests into their fold.
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Also keep in mind that the foreign Brahmins absorbed local pre-Vedic high priests into their fold.
^^^ That. Very important.
Do not ever talk about pure blue-blood Aryans. There were none. People always mix. Even before they came to India. It was an assimilation. The economics of assimilation forced Aryan brahmins to accept and worship indigenous Gods and Goddesses.
in common, Brahmins are the migrants from Persia (Today Iran &Iraq region, and also once called as Babylon) who came into India in 600 B.C. They are one among the Aryan group namely Shathriyas, Vysyas . Brahmins are not the native Indians . In vedic period they earned for their living by performing rituals in animal sacrifice and during that period their name was "PUROHITS. Only after the formation of Arya Vartha in 7th AD they were called as Brahmins.

When the vedic practise spread from north to south India , the purohiths migrated further south ward who learnt the dravidian languages and mingled with South Indian culture. These Brahmins are called Tamil Brahmins in T>N and Namboodhiries in Kerela..

The Tamil name ANDHANAR or Iyer were nowhere related to Brahmins initially whereas that two names were referred to Parayas(Now the scheduled community in TN) who were Spiritual Gurus of three sangam periods.
in common, Brahmins are the migrants from Persia (Today Iran &Iraq region, and also once called as Babylon) who came into India in 600 B.C. They are one among the Aryan group namely Shathriyas, Vysyas . Brahmins are not the native Indians . In vedic period they earned for their living by performing rituals in animal sacrifice and during that period their name was "PUROHITS. Only after the formation of Arya Vartha in 7th AD they were called as Brahmins.

When the vedic practise spread from north to south India , the purohiths migrated further south ward who learnt the dravidian languages and mingled with South Indian culture. These Brahmins are called Tamil Brahmins in T>N and Namboodhiries in Kerela..

The Tamil name ANDHANAR or Iyer were nowhere related to Brahmins initially whereas that two names were referred to Parayas(Now the scheduled community in TN) who were Spiritual Gurus of three sangam periods.
Their Iranian origin is just a fake colonial theories. Brahmins claim their origin from banks of Saraswati river. Their southward migration was caused by two factors, first they were invited by Southern Kings invited them to settle in their kingdom. Second factors of Brahmins southern migration was escaping from religious persecution during Islamic conquest of North India. Similarly thousands of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins originally from Goa settled in Karnataka and Kerala fleeing from Portuguese inquisition.

Besides, Tamil Brahmins having nothing like North Indian. They are Tamilians by every mean.
Their Iranian origin is just a fake colonial theories. Brahmins claim their origin from banks of Saraswati river. Their southward migration was caused by two factors, first they were invited by Southern Kings invited them to settle in their kingdom. Second factors of Brahmins southern migration was escaping from religious persecution during Islamic conquest of North India. Similarly thousands of Gowda Saraswat Brahmins originally from Goa settled in Karnataka and Kerala fleeing from Portuguese inquisition.
I am aware of their northern origin however are there any specific theories- for example the Namboodiries and Nairs are supposed to be have come from Panchala in the aftermath of Gupta conquest , the Konknastha Brahmins are supposed to have come from Peshawar after the Ghaznavid conquest. Do the Tamil Brahmins have any such theory? Aren't there plates or land grants mentioning the donation of land to Brahmins with indication of their place of origin . One of the subcastes is even known as Vadama Iyer meaning northern Iyer however there doesn't seem to be any specific region that is indicated despite the indication of direction.
Besides, Tamil Brahmins having nothing like North Indian. They are Tamilians by every mean.
While they aren't North Indians they certainly are distinct from other Tamils in many regards culturally. Ancestrally they are from the North, spoke a highly sanskritised dialect and follow practices such as vegetarianism.
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in common, Brahmins are the migrants from Persia ..
Iranian! But then how the place of origin of many tribes is indicated in the North - Uttra Kuru, Uttara Madra, etc.? Vendidad mentions their travel from Sogdiana to Merv to Balkh to Maimana to Herat to other parts of Afghanistan and India (Vaereketa, Ghazni, Khuzdar, Kandhar, Lashkar Gah, Rustam Bazar, Wardak, Bannu, Punjab and finally Raghza). These are the 15 homelands of Aryans as per Vendidad. Seems they lingered for a long time on either side of the Afghan/Pakistan border.

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Where did the Tamil Brahmins come from ? There seems to be mention of Tamil Brahmins or anthnars reading vedas since pre christian era however most Tamil Brahmins seem to have to have migrated later on during the Pallava , Chola and Vijayanagari kingdoms. Genetically they closer to north Indian upper and middle castes than to non brahmin Tamils .They also largely look north Indian absent the rather prominent caste markings . Other Brahmin groups in south India such as the Nambodiris have a lot of origin stories some based on myths and others on history , even groups like the Sankethis and Kerala Iyers themselves derived from Tamil Brahmins have origin stories. Similarly do the Tamil brahmins have any places of origin that is more specific than just North India ?
Genetically there is no difference among caste and tribal people of India.
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Yeah, brahmins make less than 5% of the Hindu population and we are scattered all over the country whereas some castes are in large proportions in pockets. Sure, Pakistani and Afghan population has a large number of people from Aryan descent.
tamil brahmins are not a homogenous entity-chronogically speaking. there were different migrations. earliest migrants like dheekshidhars of chidambaram probably came in 500AD. BUT the iyers probably migrated in 900 AD. there are another group called adhisaiva sivacharyas-it is possible they migrated during the sangam time ( 300BC-300AD)