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I am curious on how sub sections in religion are created, for example I am from TamilNadu and there are so many divisions like in Brahmin - Iyer has vadama, vathima brahacharanam and iyengar has thenkalai vadakalai and so many others. Are all these defined somewhere in vedas?

As for as I am aware, the division is based on the rishi one's ancestor followed as we detail it in the अभिवादये . I am newbie, please excuse if I miss any basic concepts.

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    They are divisions based on Sampradaya which a person follows. It has nothing to do with Vedas. – Spark Sunshine Jul 25 '19 at 16:19

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