Political rivalry: Ezhavas for 30% Kerala population and Nairs, about 10–15%! Nairs have fared better than . A brief history on rise of Ezhava assertiveness. Ezhava (or Elava in Tamil rich old Malayalam) literally means people from Elam or Elanka or just Lanka, todays Sri Lanka. Ezhavas were. The group shares a common history from the pre-social reform era, [citation needed] Most theories of origin for the Ezhavas suggest a Sri.

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The Hindus, Christians, Muslims of Kerala looks very much alike in their appearance. Kalari Panickers from an Ezhava tharavaad based at Kulathoor were trainers of famous Ettuveetil Pillamars, and their descendants have looked after the Chamundi Devi Kalari devatha temple at Thozhuvancode, Thiruvananthapuram. Farming, Coconut Trading, Toddy Tapping and Arrack Brewing Other traditional occupations of the community included trading coconut, farming, ship making, weaving etc.

Ezhavas used channar I myself belong to channar family but we dont use that surnamepanicker, vaidyar, asan surnames and unniarcha,aromal chekavar and vadakkan pattukal belong to ezhava tradition. There said to be two chera kingdoms. In the process, the long term effect had been so devastating that the community itself became a microscopic minority among Hindus in kerala.

These principles formed the criteria for his support of conversions and re-conversions. The performers have their faces painted green and wear distinctive headgears. Parichamuttu kali Parichamuttu kali is a martial folk-dance prevalent among the Ezhavas around the Alappuzha, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Palghat and Malappuram districts.

These men were ezhaca, ostensibly, to set up coconut farming in Kerala.

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What is wrong in that, I asked a bit puzzled? Famous Ezhava Vaidyar Sri C. Tilt Photography-Sujith Suresh Photographer. Anthropologically, the Dravidians are a mixture of Proto-Austroloids. In this case Ezhavas are a part of the Dravidian stock which was pushed eastward and southward by the invading Aryans in hustory 2 nd millennium B.

Did I see a tinge of caste-ism in him. Pullapilly describes that this meant the Ezhavas, not being among the group protecting the Jains, became out-castes. Most of the books about our culture were written by European writers. Ezhava ruling dynasties like the Izhathu Ezhvaa also have existed in Kerala.

Sree Narayana Guru decried the conversion since he said that they were made for materialistic or temporary hostory, convenience, or as an escape from discrimination and religious persecution. Another inscriptions of BC 2nd century found near Alakarmalai talks about an ezhava textile trader ‘ezhathu theevan athan’.

History of Ezhava – Sree Narayana Gurudevan

In Nambuthri House hold,Only the eldest member was allowed to marry he could have up to 5 wives at a time where as the other members where allowed to have “sambandham”,a loose sexual liaison with Nair ladies. The poet Mahakavi Kumaranasan, whose poems or Khandakavya such as Nalini, Leela, Karuna and Chandala Bhikshuki extol Buddhist ideals lamented at times in his verses fzhava the past glory of the Sinhalese, or the natives of Sri Lanka, whom he considered to be the forefathers of present day Ezhavas.

Without this connection of Pridhvy Raj Chouhan the story will not be completed. In South kerala, ezhavas had 4 illams, while in Malabar they had 8 Illams and 32 kiriyams.

This ritualistic dance ezhaga performed beneath a decorated pandal with a nilavilakku at its centre. U cannot hide reality anymore. One of their folk hlstory Vadakkan Pattukalwhich celebrates the twelfth-century Aromal Chevakar, says: According to historian C. Related ethnic groups are the Billavas of Tulunadu in Karnataka.


History of Ezhava

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I chided myself for doubting him. Those living in southern Travancore tended to meld the different practices that existed in the other parts of Kerala. Eezha kaasu and Eezhakkarung kaasu are references to coinages found in the medieval inscriptions of Travancore, Mathurai, Malabar etc. But the brahmins portrayed all of us as ‘Toddy-Tappers’ to the western world.


Your email address will not be published. The organisation lost members hisstory various other groups, including the communist movement, and it was not until the s that it reinvented itself as a pressure group and provider of educational opportunities along the lines of the Nair Service Society NSSJust as the NSS briefly formed the National Democratic Party in the s in an attempt directly to enter the political arena, so too in the SNDP formed the Social Revolutionary Party.

I need a priest to Critiquing the Kerala Model of Development. This activity is sometimes erroneously referred to as toddy tappingtoddy being a liquor manufactured from the sap.

The earliest use of the word, is found in a Tamil Brahmi inscription as well as in the Sangam literature, both dateable to the dawn of the Christian era.