My suggestion is all the vellalar communities should come together and form a single sangam. Everyone should support sub-sect marriages and while doing so only vellala is to be confirmed. Hello, My anecestors lived in Ponvilainda Kalathur, chengulpet, near Chennai, Tamilnadu,India,would love to get connected with roots.
My Grand parents lived there,Love to get conected with roots K. Nirmal Kumar. Iunderstand from my elder brother,now 88 yeras old, that there were four families lived side by side at P. ALl have migrated to various cities and countries. If any information available at P. Iunderstand from my brother 88 years old, that there were four families lived side by side.
Many migrated to various cities and counties. Any usefull information will be appreciated. Any way, good compilaiation of history of vellalars.What Is Pillai Caste?
Any body from Mullipalayam Village, near Sholingur, now Vellore District can contact me on my mail id. This question need an exhaustive research for Vellalar,Thuluva vellalar, Mukkulathor which includes Agamudaiyar. There is a possibility of two types of Thuluva vellala.
Another onedue Britishers incentive for prefered treatment as Backward classmany Vellalars listed themselves as Thuluva vellala. If your title is Mudaliaror Dever, pillai, Gounder etc then we may have to go deeper according to the title, mother tongue and Native village. Read yesterday that Tuluva vellala wasnt considered a group in the census.
And hence a lot of them had enlisted as agamudayars. Only inthe commission enlisted tuluva vellalars as a group,but it was sorta clubbed with agamudayars. So in reality, tuluva vellalars were not descendants of devars anyone thinks thats a reasonable explanation.
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I just do not understand? Where is the communication gap?. Why exactly mention 'Tuluva', what is the connection to 'Tulunad'??Posted in Uncategorized. Pillai a high ranking dominant caste of Kerala and tamilnadu. I am vellalar pillai from tamilnadu. Lovely writeup. I know how confused you would have felt.
I did my schooling in Kerala and then went to TN. Certain words change for us. For eg. Paati is called Ammaachi. As far as I know none of my relatives eat or at least cook meat at home.
Hi I saw a comment that about Illathu pillaimar, they are not concerned with Saiva Vellala. Actually they are Sri Narayana Guru followers. Ezhava in Kerala also they are known at Karnataka Poojari. Hi I am really astonished to read such a message. I am actually trying to find out my root, my relations if any.
Later after nayak invasion of tamil nadu, nayak kings were called as ayyan or iyya. After muslim rulers defeated nayaks and later british ruled india, brahmins were given great importance and british gave education only to brahmins. Numerous caste that formed during 17th and 18th century that wanted to claim superiority of caste followed the same brahmin traditions and called themselves as pillai.
Thirumukom is a form of address used by commoners referring to the superiors at that time. Medieval ruling chiefs who comes under the kings are called pillais were also addressed as thirumukoms.
Eg- ettuveetil pillamar was from nair caste.It is the unshaken belief of most of the Hindus that these family deities take care of our family and save from all hardships and hindrances.
In south u have what is called the "kula deivam' or the ancestral god. This in most communities tend to be different from the Hindu Gods that are generally worshiped in a common temple. The Kula deivam can be formless as well. Since in most villages, people of the same community tend to be related, everyone will have the same Kula Daivam.
People visit the temple of their Kula Deivam every year and make special pujas from their family. Mostly these Kula Deivams would be Marriamman Iyennar type, who are considered the great deities in the villages. Sathva 2. Rajo 3. When you do saadana, you go back and join this deity. Every other deity blesses you through this deity. Some time this chain is lost.
That means, you would start loving and believing a deity without your knowledge. With that deity you will have more devotion. When you start doing saadana properly, you will get the beeja mantra of the right deity from the right guru at the right time.
Once you start enchanting their beeja mantra, your soul elevates. You kundalini rises and progresses towards Sahasrara chakra and then you reach god. This way of soul leaving the body and joining god permanently is called Samadhi. Hope you understood my views. As I would be only happy to provide you the same. I hope you have understood that Kula Daiva pooja, is not a dividing factor. Religion is a serious matter, hence try to learn, instead of making wrong comments.
It would become Deiva Kuttram. Deiva Kuttram pollaadadu. Dear Muthu, I want you to understand what is Hindu and Hinduism. India has been invaded lots of time by foreigners, and whenever they entered India, were to cross a river called Sindhu now in Pakistan. Those people could prounce 'sa' of sindhu. The land after crossing sindhu river that is Hindusthan-Indiathey used to pronounce Hindu instead of Sindhu. The religions in that land were called Hindu religion, and people staying on the land were called Hindu, and the land they called was Hindusthan.Pillai is a subdivision or clan of the Nair community of Kerala.
The latter style was used in royal writs and communications. Kanakku Chempakaraman Krishnan. The same surname is used by many other castes like mala, kapu etc. Although traditionally bestowed on members of high status and aristocratic castes, the name became adopted as a surname by a broad layer of the Tamil peasantry during the 19th and 20th century. With the extension of tenancy rights, the growth of the market economy and with new opportunities for middle class employment, members of cultivator communities, starting with the peasantry, began adopting the name as both a form of upward social mobility and as a means of differentiating themselves from the broader peasantry.
Notable people named Pillai Social leaders V. Sreedharan Pillai —Indian mathematician Dr. Kanapathipillai —Hindu revivalist V. Naraina Pillai, a social entrepreneur and businessman Marimutthu Pillai, a musician C.
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Total Pageviews. Sunday, July 10, Kongu Vellala Gounder wiki full. Kongu Vellalar Tweet. See also: Velirs. Korrantai Ilavan belongs to Korrantai clan of kongu vellala Gounder,The earliest reference to generations of Chera kings are found in the Kongu Country at Pugalur Arnattar-malai in that same Inscription Korrantai Ilavan also mentioned.
The Bana Chieftains had different titles in different regions at different times. All Bana Titles we have in kalvettu. Vallavarayan : "Vellalaril Poonthaikalil Maniyamaraian Raja Vallavariyan " this is kongu vellala gounden kalvettu 4. See also: List of Kongu Vellalar Kootams. Ancient and Pre-historical Tamil vestiges reverence for Tamil language, feeding the Tamil scholars, Puzhavars with milk and fruit mash, worship of demi-gods, etc.
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Agam Kala Prakashan. Monoharan: " Harvard Oriental Series vol.Where is the Nayak kuladevata? Is there a Nayak kuladevata temple in Nadungundam, near Vandavasi. Any one knows kerela thampi pillai Kula deivam if any one knows kindly help me through my mail ravicrkv gmail. Friday, June 12, Kuladevata or family deities or kuladeivam in tamilnadu. Village deities of Tamil Nadu that do not belong to the vedic - Agamic pantheon of Hinduism are found in almost all villages throughout India, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in particular.
They are associated to a main deity who is generally ascribed as Kuladeivam by various sects of community and clan groups as part of the tracing their generation through centuries.
Guardian deities Ayyannar. Veera Maha Kali [Goddess of War and power]. Madurai Veeran. Maha Kali Amman of Sholanganallur Village. Kali or Kali Amman was considered as the causative force for cholera. Mari was considered as a causative force for smallpox, chicken pox, mumps and measles Maari in Tamil means rain.
Since the rainfall cooled the otherwise hot area and protected people from summer sicknesses like viral infections, people started worshipping the rain goddess as Maari Amman. In olden days, people when they travel from one village to another village started relaxing near these stones and in due course started praying to them for safe journey. Thus, slowly these milestones attained the position of village gods and goddesses. These deities are always found in the outskirts of the Village.
The maintenance of the temple of these deities is taken care by the whole of the village.
It is believed that these Gods shoo away all evils and devils from entering the village. These temples are usually in the open space and will not have traditional Gopurams like any other temples but in some villages like Sholanganallur and Puthur In Tiruchi district have Gopurams of their Kaval Deivangal for Kulumayee Amman and Ondi karuppannasamy.
You can see big statues of Gods with weapons like bow and arrow, swords, knives and other protective weapons. There also will be statues of Goddesses, and animals in these temples. He is primarily worshipped as a guardian deity who protects the rural villages. His priests are usually Brahmins and non-Brahmins, who belong to mostly the potter caste, but other caste members also officiate in his temples.
The temples of Aiyanar are usually flanked by gigantic and colorful statues of him and his companions riding horses or elephants.Who are Vellalar's? All the three so called caste names were originally titles held by chieftains. These three groups actually belong to the Vellalar community, who were agricultural landlords and inhabitants of the "marutha nilam" one of the five lands advocated by the Sangam literature.
It is said that pure Tamilians should be able to trace their origin to any one of the five lands.
The "marutham" cropland was inhabited mainly by two groups, the Vellalas agricultural landlords and the Pallars agricultural peasants. This land was very fertile with lots of fields. Later, during cultural diversification, the Vellalars started diverging into small groups, depending upon the regions of Tamil Nadu that they inhabited.
Thus, those of the Thondaimandalam became the Thondaimandala vellals Mudaliars and few Pillais. In these areas, the Vella Mudaliars also called Arcot Mudaliars are the dominant community. Both these communities have Pillai as their surnames.
The vice versa is also true — thus sometimes some Vellalas have other surnames like Chettiar, Nayakar, and so on. Similarly the Adamudaiya Mudaliars and Senguntha Mudaliars who form a significant number among the thondaimandala mudaliars are, strictly speaking, non-vellals. The Adamudayars actually belong to the Mukkulathor community, which also includes the Kallars and Maravars. These three communities as the name "Mukkulathor" — meaning three communities — have Devar has their surname.
But latter the Agamudaiyars the most upward community among the three slowly migrated towards the northern part of Tamil Nadu, settled there, changed their surname to Mudaliar and mingled with the local Vellala Mudaliars. Similarly, the Senkunthars, who belong to the weaver community and form a significant population in Kancheepuram and Tirupur-Salem, started using Mudaliar surname for social upliftment, and started marrying with the Vella Mudaliars.
Even today inter-marriage between the Vella Mudaliars and non-Vellala Mudaliars is not accepted in very orthodox families. A small but significant population of Mudaliars also exist in areas other than the Thondaimandalam, such as Madurai, Tirunelvelli, Coimbatore, etc. However, most of them are actually migrants from Thodaimandalam area. Even though both the Vellala Gounders and Vanniya Gounders share the same surnames, they belong to a totally different communities, and marriage between these two communities is forbidden by both of them.
In general, among all the vellalas, the Kongu Vellalas are unique and follow totally different customs and traditions. Endogamy is very strong among their community, and they strongly believe in the purity of their genes. Some of the Vella Gounders were also rulers and thus are considered as Kshatriyas. Their marriages are held by senior members of their family and not by Brahmins.
Their temples also have Vella Gounder priests, unlike other temples which have Brahmin priests. Thus most occupations in their society is managed by members of their own community, except for jobs with low social status. Of the three Vellala communities, the Pillais are the most exogamous. Thus in many parts of Tamil Nadu, there are many people belonging to diverse communities wh ocall themselves as Pillais — again for obvious social upliftment.
Thus, the sub-caste system among Pillais is very diverse. Even among the Vella Pillais, eight major groups can be identified: 1. Karkattha Pillai Thanjavur kumbakonam area — many people belonging to this community are wrongly mistaken as Brahmins due to the strong association between these two communities in the Cauvery belt area3.
Thuluva Vella Pillai, 4. Shoziya Vella Pillai, 5. Pandiya Vella Pillai, 7.