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Nairs were one of the important castes in Kerala who were entirely different Namputhiris. Nayar Community was based on Tara which was popularly used in a sense of the basic or the lowest unit of the administration structure. Nairs lived in large family units called Taravads. The Brahmin dominance over the society also contributes to the dominance of the Nair community. Originally they were the Sudracals and the Warrior category. Their main objective was the protection of land and the wealth of temples.