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Article: "Mulakas" (Origins of Mulukanadu Sect) by Dr S.Srikanta Sastri

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Quarterly Journal of Mythic Society, Vol XXI, No. 1

"Mulakas" by Dr S. Srikanta Sastri


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                                            Dr S. Srikanta Sastri


The references to the ancient Brahmanical community of the Mulakas, that occur in epigraphs and Saṁskṛt literature are of interest as indicating the gradual intrusion of the Āryans into the south and the expansion and propagation of the northern culture in Dakshņãpatha. The name occurs in a variety of forms - chief being Mūlaka, Mūtiba, Mūshaka, Mūchipa and Muṛika. The earliest reference is, I believe, in the Aitarēya Brãhmaņa where we have the story of a Viśvãmitra expelling his sons from Āryãvarta (Ait, Br., VII. 18). We are told that they settled down among the Dasyus.



(origins of

Mulukanadu sect)


Dr S. Srikanta Sastri

Mulakas by Dr S. Srikanta Sastri ( Sir M Visvesvaraya (of Mulukanadu origin)

Sir M. Visvesvaraya,

Former Diwan of Princely State of Mysore

(of Mulukanadu ancestry)

T. R. Subba Rao

(Ta Ra Su)

Eminent Kannada Litterateur

(of Mulukanadu origin)

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