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Tamil vellalar karkathar saiva pillaisKerala Forum: Kerala Society & Culture: Tamil vellalar karkathar saiva pillais
By hema on Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 07:04 am: Edit Post
origins and details of tamil vellalar karkathar saiva pillais?
By Shani Madathil on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 08:10 am: Edit Post
I belongs to saiva vellala pillai community. whether this community migrated from tamilnadu to kerala or not? even if so from where they had been migrated to the malabar belt?
By balaji.subramanian.pillai on Friday, June 20, 2008 - 11:21 am: Edit Post
By Lal on Saturday, August 02, 2008 - 10:19 pm: Edit Post
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By RAJGANESH PILLAI on Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 02:03 am: Edit Post
By Alfred on Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 10:18 am: Edit Post
By Greggsbasker on Saturday, January 23, 2010 - 10:30 pm: Edit Post
hi I'm a saiva Vellala Christian! 5 Generations ago my ancestors converted to Christianity due to the european missionaries in Tamilnadu. I am now researching on Christian Vellala culture, etc... One fact is that although Christian Vellallas have different religious beliefs, many theologians have tried to always connect their affinity to Lord Siva, although they are christians. Many Vellalas have become Non-vegetarians, but do not eat beef. But there are also some (self) who continue to be vegetarians. Well, I'm interested to know more about Saiva Vellala's religious affinities, and also their reactions towards Christianity and Vellala Christians.
By VIJESH on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 - 03:54 pm: Edit Post
By Anonymous on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 01:11 pm: Edit Post
Also, karkathar means - people who waited for clouds to do agriculture not "protectors of clouds"!!!
By Anonymous on Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 01:08 pm: Edit Post
As far As I know, karkatha pillai migrated from thirunalveli to tanjavore kumbakonam and along side. It is also believed here karatha pillais orgin is kerala and some moved to thirunalveli earlier. We continue to be pure vegetarian worshiping shiva. I know that karkathar association in chennai has a family tree from for more than 200 years ago..so you may get more info from them.
By Raja Pillai on Friday, June 25, 2010 - 03:53 am: Edit Post
By pandiyan on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 11:24 am: Edit Post
Hi i am pandiyan,as i know the karkathar means they protect the poors by giving food and shelter in the time of raining seasons.because they are the big landlords of that time.thanks
By tamil on Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 11:46 pm: Edit Post
all vellalas are true tamilans, we from tamilnadu migrated to various places like srilanka,kerala,maldeves, southafrica, malyasia, singapre,indonesia etc..... we have produce kindom like chera,chola,pandiya.caste system in tamil nadu created by brahims from north not by us.all caste except brahmins are tamils.we produce so many great people like raja raja chola, pandithar chinnamalai, muthuramalinga devar, tutikurin chidambaram pillai, velu pillai prabhakaran, EVRamasamy, Anna durai ,kalaivanar, kavimani, MGR,Kalaigar,etc.....
By KrishMohan on Thursday, March 03, 2011 - 05:38 am: Edit Post
By Anonymous on Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 08:09 am: Edit Post
Go to this link to know better and proper... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karkarthar
By vicky on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 10:32 am: Edit Post
I am looking for my grandfather's family from Madurai. All we know he was a kanaka pillai and his brother was a police inspector(I think), It was way back in 1930s, his father's name was applasamy and mother samburnam. Can someone give a lead how to go about?
By Kp.7.keralam on Friday, August 05, 2011 - 04:46 am: Edit Post
Hi,i am a keralite..also from a saiva vellala community.i am glad to know about the ancestry of ours.but in kerala saiva vellalars are not strict in maintaining vegetarian life,and they are mostly worshipping krishna.i am proud of having great tamil heritage in my blood.i am very proud to be a malayali too with its most astonishing culture,literature,environmental awareness,sense of humour,hygiene,and of course our yesudas,chithra,mohanlal,aryabhatan and many others..gd bye dudes..
By Pakyam Sethuraman on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 06:44 am: Edit Post
Vellalar Inam Ethanai Ethanai? Avarkalil Yar Uyandavarkal?
By Anonymous on Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 11:02 am: Edit Post
The vellalars were people ,who were land lords till the early 10th century,and they were like local chieftains[usally having control of 18 villages or 'PATHINETU PATTI'].
By S. Sakthivel PhD on Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 02:46 pm: Edit Post
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By vskarunagaran on Friday, January 27, 2012 - 12:13 am: Edit Post
tamilnadu govt.declares that karuneegar,seerkaruneegar,sarattu karuneegar, karkatha karuneegars are backward communities in tamilnadu. so the above groups is separate not coming under the saivapillai.
By Arul on Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 12:33 pm: Edit Post
hi , I am a karkatha vellala family too, from what i ve heard my father says our ancestoral jobs were Farming with huge acres of land and accountants to kings very big land lords in the chozha ruled places , ie till trichy. thought now the diaspora is in dindugal and tirunelveli too.
By Anonymous on Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 03:10 am: Edit Post
Hi, I'm from an "Orthodox Saiva Vellala" Community (family)as per my knowledge; We are strictly Vegetarians, doing "cultivation" and "Shivpooja" I think we have a strict rule (in our community only) of ethnicity much more than even "Brahmins".
By Anonymous on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:13 pm: Edit Post
hi i am a karkatha vellalar ,how do i find my gotram with the help of my kula deivam, please help me
By Sai Sathish kumar on Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 01:55 pm: Edit Post
Karkathar (Kar-cloud, Kathar- protector) means protector of clouds in Tamil. They are also called as pillai which means son in Tamil.In ancient past, it is said, that people were starving to death because there was no food for the masses . To redeem people from hunger and poverty Goddess Parvati created persons of Karkathar Vellala caste to save people from hunger by teaching them the nuances of agriculture and water management.
By CH. NAMASIVAYAM on Monday, December 23, 2013 - 02:50 pm: Edit Post
Every Indian is inextricably stuck in the mire of casteism. Not only the people who are mostly descended from the white hordes that overran N. India but those who are mostly descended from the pre-white-horde natives belonging to S.India are guilty of over-weening pride in their caste. This reality is a millstone around our neck and prevents us from reaching the heights possible for us.
By AMUTHA on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 11:13 pm: Edit Post
Hi, I am seerkaruneegar, Marishimaharishi gothram but i don't know my kuladeivam, please give answer for this question
By Suresh gounder on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 09:24 am: Edit Post
Hi..i am a kongu vellala gounder....i could ascertain from your blogs that u all have missed the identity...long before...we have our identity still preserved with that of 36 nadu or zamins who are the zamindars till now...also we have 64 kulams ....we do not marry in the same kulam or gothram.....we are originally referred to as "GANGA KULA MAINDHAN" which means our roots were from the river ganges. Thats all for today ....bye to all the distantly separated cousins!
By Anonymous on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 07:28 pm: Edit Post
Saiva Vellalar/Pillai is mentioning about the Vegetarian Vellalar/Pillai only. Here, the Saiva means vegetarian and not Shiva worship. Because, there are so many saiva vellalar/Pillai worshiping the Lord Vishnu. There are differences in marriage ceremony/rituals conducted by different vellalar groups. Saiva Pillai people prefer the marriage ceremony performed by Othuvars/Desigars with recitals of Devaram/Thiruvasagam. It is true the Saiva Vellala Pillai's are mostly having their Kula Deivam either a Shiva or Vishnu deities located in their ancestral/native villages. But these Kula Deivams are not only belongs to a particular caste. There are so many sub-casts sharing the same Deity as their Kula Deivams, means the diety of their locality becomes their Kula Deivams - which is not cast specific.
By Siva Subramanian on Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 11:45 am: Edit Post
Instead of researching which vellalar community is great,which is forward & which is backward....we should trace our ancestry ....not to boast ourselves...apart from the stupidity....I see some useful information....
By R.K.Santhi on Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 04:58 am: Edit Post
By N.Ramkumar on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 07:40 pm: Edit Post
I am researching to write the history of Vellalas. Anyone who is in possession of any material, please write to me at email@example.com.
By saravanabhavan on Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 02:01 pm: Edit Post
Actress Meena belonging Karuneegar Cast, she hailing Polur thiruvannamalai District
By vijayaraghavan on Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 07:37 pm: Edit Post
Large number of Saiva Vellalar Families are in Salem,Villupuram,Cuddalore Districts
By Anand pillai on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 12:31 am: Edit Post
Tell me your gothra... So that it'll be easy to find out
By Shankar on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 04:42 am: Edit Post
Hello , I am from karkatha vellala family. My grandfather migrated to Malaysia from Madurai. I am trying to look for my ancestors and wondering how best to look for the records. Would there be a register? Thank you.