Temples & Tarawads


This page will provide details of all our Tarawads and Temples in Karnataka and Kerala:

  1. Visit website of Kudroli Bhagavathi Temple

  2. Visit website of Uppala Bhagavati Temple

  3. Visit website of Kanila Bhagavati Kshetra

There are 18 Bhagavathi Kshetras and 8 Illams / Barris of Thiya – Belchada Community and their addresses are as follows:

LIST OF BHAGAVATHI KSHETRAS:

1. ERIYAKOTA SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Kavugoli Chowki, Kasargod Dist P.O.Kudlu-671124. Ph-0499-422485.

2. PATLA SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. P.O.Patla-671124, Kasargod Dist,Kudlu.

3. PADI SRI PULLIKARINGALI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Meethelepadikkal, Via Chengala, Kasaragod Dist, P.O. Edaneer- 671541

4. MOGRAL SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA.P.O. Shiribagilu, Via kudlu,Kasargod Dist-671124.

5. TALANGARA SRI CHEERUMBA BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Talangara, Kasargod-671121

6. KUMBADAJE SRI CHEERUMBA BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA.P.O. Kunbadaje, Kasargod Dist, Via Perdala-671551.

7. ADOOR SRI AIVVAR MAHAVISHNU THAMBARATTI KSHETRA.Padikaladka , Adoor Post, Via Urdoor, Mulleria-671543

8. KUTTIKOL SRI THAMBURATI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA.PO Kuttikkal , Via Chengala-671541.

9. KODAVANJI SRI PULLIKARINGALI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA.Kasargod Dist, P O Muliyar – 671542.

10. PARE SRI PADANGARA BHAGAVATHI ALICHAMUNDI KSHETRA. Arikkady , Kasargod Dist, PO Kumbla-671321.

11. ADKA SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA.Adka, Mangalpady, Kasargod Dist-671324.

12. UPPALA SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA.Kasargod Dist, PO Uppala-671322.

13. PATTATHOOR (BALLANGUDELU) SRI PADANGARA BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Ballangudelu , P.O. Majibail ,Via manjeshwra-671323.

14. KANILA SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Kanila, B. Manjeshwar ,Manjeshwara-671323.

15. ULLAL SRI CHEERUMBA BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Ullal, D.K. Dist-574159.

16. KUDROLI SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Kodialbail, Mangalore-575003. PH-0824-493999.

17. MULKI SRI BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. P.O.Halengadi,Sashihittalu, Mulki-574146.

18. SRI CHEERUMBA BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA Bolnad.

18a. PULIKUNNU SRI AIVVAR BHAGAVATHI KSHETRA. Pulikunnu, Kasargod-

EIGHT ILLAMS / BARIS OF THE THIYA BELCHADA COMMUNITY

1. NELLIKATHIYA : KUNDER

2. THENKUDIYA / THENKUDITHIYA : SALIAN / PALAN

3. BATHIYA / BAYATHIYA : BANGERA

4. PADANGUDIYA / PADANGUDITHIYA : KOTIYAN

5. PULLAMCHUTTI / PULLAMCHITHIYA : SUVARNA

6. KARAKATHIYA : KARKERA

7. KUTTIPORATHIA / NANGUDIYA : AMIN / GUJRAN

8. PAIMBAKURIYA / PAIMBATHIYA : KUKIYAN / UPPIYAN

ABOUT

Origin  and History  of   Illathu Pillai   Community

Illathu Pillai  are Tamil speaking  Community  , spread over entire south  Tamil Nadu.  They are  believed to be related linguistically  or socio linguistically to group of  words  Elu / Hela / Seehala / Simhala / Salai /Seilandiba   pointing all to the island of Srilanka.

However solid proof  of their origin is still elusive.

The Tirupparangkuntram inscription in Tamil, found near Madurai and dated back to first century BC, refers to a person as householder from Eezham (Eezha-kudumpikan). Similarly the  3rd Century inscription found in Arittapatti near Madurai talks about ‘Eelava perumal, Chief of Nelveli, has caused the carving of this auspicious cave’.   The famous Kilavalavu Jain cave inscriptions of same period talks about Ezhavan who built Buddist monastry  there.

Legend:  According to a legend, a Pandyan princess named Alii married Narasimha, a Rajah of the Carnatic. The royal couple migrated to Ceylon and settled there as rulers. There descedants  and adherents migrated  to  mainland and they were the ancestors .  In south Travancore , they were known by the title of Mudaliyar, which is surname of a division of vellalas at Jaffna.

Matrilineal inheritance:  Contrary  to all the other Tamil communities , the inter-relation between the members of the community is based  on  ‘Thai vazhi’(only through the matrilineal system). 

Illam :  There are about five  illams used in Tamil Nadu  and South Kerala, viz

1. Palli illam   2. Moottillam   3. Chozhi Illam   4. Thoranathu Illam  and 5. Manja nattu illam

According to another  legend , the five illams  originated as the  children of  five  wives  of   ruler of  the  island (who has migrated to the island from the mainland), who were inter  married  .  Then onwards   the children  inherited  the illam of the mother   and  marriage between the same illam  is considered  taboo. While it is common  for all other communities of Tamil nadu  to marry the maternal uncle (mother’s brother),  Illathu Pillaimar is the only community not practicing the unhealthy custom and they stand alone.

They are spread over  Srilanka (Eezham ), Kerala  and Tamil Nadu  and called under different nomenclature viz. Ezhavar, Panikkar, Sirukudi Vellalar , illathar etc.

Sozhia  Vellalars  who are predominantly spread over Thanjavur , Nagapattinam areas of erstwhile Chola kingdom  are also considered to be part of  Sirukudi Vellalar / Illathu Pillaimar.

Ezhava of Kerala :  The word Ezhava is believed to be derived from Ezham/Ilam and to have related to group of words  pointing all to the island of Srilanka. The most widely accepted theory is that  their origin go back to the dim past to those ancient pre-Tamil Sangam days. Their Tamil background gave them the God Muruga  and Goddess Kali, and host of other village gods like Chathan, Chithan and Arathan. The theory of their existence in Srilanka (as Tamils) during first centuries cannot be ruled out.

Ezhavas served in the armed forces of all important kings of the Malayalam Region, such as Zamorins of Calicut , and Kings of Travancore and Cochin.

The word Ila refers to toddy,   the they are involved  in toddy tapping as well.

Ezhavas were well known Warriors, Kalari trainers and traders. There were also into the fields like Trading arrack, Traditional Toxology, Distillery,  Toddy tapping, Fishing, Weaving etc.

Folklore and written records indicate they were also martial class.  Famous warriors such as Unniyarcha, Aromal Chekavar were Ezhavas.  Chera kings were actually villavars who were degraded after the arrival of Brahmins .

Ayurvedic practice, Traditional Taxicology, Farming Coconut, ship making , weaving, Theyyam, Mayilpeeli Thookam, Poorakkali, Parichamuttu kali, Makachuttu, Aivar kali etc are related  to Ezhavas of Kerala.

Their continuous adherence to the Buddist culture  downgraded them socially after the formation of  Brahminical order in South India.   This led to the mass conversion of Ezhavas to Christianity until  the arrival of Sri Narayana Guru.  The majority of the Christian and Central Travancore   and especially those in the high ranges  were originally Ezhavas  and  now ardent and orthodox Christians.

Distinguished Persons of Tamil nadu

1.     Madurai Muthu – First Mayor of  Madurai Corporation

2.     Nanjil Manoharan- Ex Minister

3.     Shanmuga Sundram-  Ex M.P  and Supreme Court Lawyer

  1. where is the thiya samaj (malayali) in bangalore…can you please revert back with correct address?

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