Are Travancore kings Brahmins?

Are Travancore kings Brahmins?

The Travancore Royal family is from the Hindu Nair lineage and they ruled the princely Indian state of Tranvancore until independence. The family are descendants of the Chera kings and are Samantha Kshatriya.

Who is the next king of Travancore?

Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma VI
Titular Maharaja

Name Period
Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma II 1971–1991
Uthradom Thirunal Marthanda Varma III 1991–2013
Moolam Thirunal Rama Varma VI 2013 – present

Who is the Princess of Kerala?

Sethu Lakshmi Bayi

Pooradam Thirunal Sethu Lakshmi Bayi
Father Kilimanoor Kerala Varma Thampuran
Mother Ayilyam Nal Mahaprabha
Religion Hinduism
Occupation Regent

Are nairs Brahmins?

The Nambudiri Brahmins were at the top of the ritual caste hierarchy and in that system outranked even the kings. They regarded all Nairs as Shudra. Below the Nambudiris came the Tamil Brahmins and other later immigrants of the Brahmin varna. Beyond this, the precise ranking is subject to some difference in opinion.

Who ruled before Marthanda Varma?

Maharajas of the Kingdom of Travancore

Name Reign
Uthrittathi Thirunal Gowri Parvati Bayi 1815–1829 (Regent Queen)
Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma II 1829–1846
Uthram Thirunal Marthanda Varma II 1846–1860
Ayilyam Thirunal Rama Varma III 1860–1880

Who is the last king of Kerala?

Balarama Varma II
Travancore royal family

House of Travancore
Current head Rama Varma VI
Final ruler Balarama Varma II
Titles Maharaja of Travancore
Dissolution 1949

What is Varma caste?

Verma (वर्मा) Varma (वर्मा) is surname of Jats, though other communities also use this surname. The title was used historically by Kshatriyas.