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THE CASTES AND TRIBES
H. E. H. THE NIZAM'S DOMINIONS
SYED SIRAJ UL HASSAN
Of Merton College, Oxford, Trinity College, Dublin, and
Middle Temple, London.
One of the Judges of H. E. H. the Nizam's High Court
of Judicature : Lately Director of Public Instruction.
THE TlMES PRESS
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Vidurs, Krishnapakshis, Brahmanjayis — said to be the off- spring of a Brahman father and a Kunbi mother. The members of the caste claim descent from the famous Vidur of the Mahabharata, who was begotten by Krishna Dwaipayana or Vyasa, a slave girl of the king Vichitrawirya. They regard themselves as being higher than the Maratha Kunbis and a little lower than the Maratha Brahmans.
Their marriages are regulated by exogamous sections, consisting oi surnames, and families bearing the same surname do not mtermarry. They have no sub-divisions and in matters of religion and ceremony they follow the Maratha Brahmans. Their tutelary deities are Bhavani of Tuljapur and Khandoba of Jejuri.