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Ayyavazhi is a monistic religion, originated in South India in the mid 19th century. Though Ayyavazhi has not as yet received official recognition as an independent religion from the Indian government, its underlying theme deems it as an autonomous religion though related to Hinduism to an extent.

The ideas and philosophy of the religion are based on the teachings of Ayya Vaikundar who was a God incarnate as per the religious texts Akilattirattu Ammanai and Arul Nool.

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