Iyers are Tamil speaking Brahmins originating from South India. Iyers were initially confined to the state of Tamil Nadu. A few centuries back, some of them migrated and settled down in various parts of Kerala. They integrated themselves into their new homeland and built up an identity of their own. The people of Tamil Nadu identified them as Palakkad Brahmins or Palakkad Iyers while the people of Kerala referred to them as Pattars. The term Kerala Iyers is also popular because of their presence all over Kerala.
KeralaIyers.com is a mission- an ongoing attempt to delve into the history, trace the roots, portray the life of modern day Kerala Iyers, and chronicle the achievements of this community. It also intends to provide information on aspects such as local religious festivals, promote discussion forums & facilitate exchange of information.
In the modern era of a "global village", Kerala Iyers have spread throughout the world. They believe in religion and co-operate among themselves in all aspects of life. Therefore they build and maintain Samooham Madams wherever they live.
KeralaIyers.com intends to erect a Net Samooham so that their lives would be enriched wherever they are in the world.