Ayyavazhi (Tamil "path of the father"), a Tamil monistic religion, originated in South India in the mid 19th century. Ayyavazhi has not as yet received official recognition as an independent religion from the Indian government, but its followers consider it an autonomous religion.  Since Ayyavazhi is not recognised as a separate religion, its followers are counted with Hinduism during the Census in India.
Apart from the Ayyavazhi followers some social  as well as religious  faculties too recognise Ayyavazhi as a separate religion. Though Ayyavazhi is practiced outside Tamil Nadu too,  the followers of Ayyavazhi are mainly present in the districts of Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. Ayyavazi's growth in its first century has been noted by Christian missionaries in the mid-19th century.  The ideas and philosophy of the religion are based on the teachings of Ayya Vaikundar and the religious texts Akilattirattu Ammanai and Arul Nool.
According to these books Ayya Vaikundar was the Manu avatar of Trimurthi. Although Ayyavazhi shares many ideas with Hinduism in its mythology and practice, it differs from Hinduism, especially in its concepts of "Good vs Evil", Dharma etc.
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