At the end of the meeting, it has been decided to form an Association. Kongu Vellalar Sangangal Koottamaippu today is considered to be most important association of all and working towards development of kongu community across globe. They also exchanged these produce for rice from marginal settled farmers. Their capacity to blend Water Vellam named them as Vellalar i. The child control measures started from the pre-independence era, mostly as a localised phenomenon due to high economic growth. Many clan or kootam names remind of such great cowherds and marginal landlords.
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The first settler of any land has the rights of ruling and defending it, though the ownership might change hands. Views Read View source View history. The secrets for such a developed region go back to the Gounder caste which mostly go unresearched partly due to the heavy stench of ideological biases of contemperory Tamil vwllalar and partly due to the jealousy and the resulting fear of the caste itself.
Thus from the demographics of Vellalarr, we come to know that the Anulomam and Pratilomam intercaste marriages were near zero and happened only according to calculated marriages to fulfil necessity. Now the estimates stand around a near hundred.
Kongu Vellalar – Wikipedia
This is reflected in the Mahabharata references in the Kongunadu where Bhisma and the Kauravas came for a cattle raid which is in the pattern called Vetchi Tam: Valipulla then marries his two sons to the two daughters of Vellala Chettiars a merchant trader community who dealt in agri produce to beget Kongu Napitha Nasuvan children.
Velirs had a close feudal relationship with the three Tamil dynastic kings. Here again God or the spirit of orderliness in the form of Vinayakar assists Valipulla’s dog which urinates on the food. These shifting farmer-cattleherd villages were called pattis after the cow pens.
The community has its kontu style of marriage ceremony. However, it is noted that they were described as Aryan immigrants from northern part of India who might be a part of earlier Kuru Kingdom Mahabaratham civilization that flourished in North India. The first fixed settlements in Kongu history were at the Amaravati -Noyil valley because of the perennial supply of water from the Palani Koadaikkanal and Vellingiri ranges.
The Vettuvars also being successful, at one stage became numerically equal to the Vellalars. If the dog eats it, Valipulla is to accept his services and if not, could refuse him. Here the marriage is between the Kshatriya boys and Vaisya girls, where as Manusmruti says, the children begotten are Napithas or barbers.
The cowherd rearing shifting farmers achieved a sustained state and organised themselves as Vellalars or landlords. The secrets for such a developed region go velllalar to the Gounder caste which mostly go unresearched partly due to the heavy stench of ideological biases of contemporary Tamil historians and partly due kohgu the jealousy and the resulting fear of the caste itself.
Today one can see single child families in thousands of their families thereby might be credited as the only caste in India having reverse growth ratio thus projected to lose its majority status in the region.
Velir is reported to be the title of the Vellalar chieftains.
Sangam Period History | Kongu Vellalar Gounder Community
The Gounders have been credited by many as unique among the other caste groups of the velllar and southern India as a whole. They have been instrumental in the welfare of the Kongunadu zone, which is predominantly rainfed but blest with a cooler tropical plateau climate.
Historical Dictionary of the Tamils. The traditional Gounder belt is the area now known as Kongu Nadu. The native Vellalas, who were such an agrarian-warrior tribe or the Vellala-Kshatriya tribe, defeat the Vettuvars and place them under their subjection.
It is widely acknowledged, and also noted in Tholkappiyam, that the Velirs came from Dwarka under the leadership of Agastya Munivar and belonged to Yadu Kshatriya clan.
The author of this blog, himself a Gounder belongs to the Elumathur Panangadai clan, seeks to venture at the various facets of the inseperable Gounder and Kongu histories. These single children from the lonely nuclear families which includes the family of the vellwlar himself have become lonely isolated and self-centered individuals popularly called ”islands”. Valipulla Goundan story also reflects Vellalar – Vettuvar friction but with a different lesson for us.
History Kongu Nadu Information Demographics. Your Comments Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Lessons from the Mahabharatam The region of Kongunadu originally belongs to the Kurinji tropical evergreen mountainous and Mullai types tropical deciduous plateau which were originally densely to medium sparsely forested. Sangam literature is an important source of veplalar on the history of Kongu Vellala Gounders.
Kandasamy, Kongu Nattu Vellalar Arakkattalai Rasipuram will be the Treasurer and other office bearers have also been selected. Vellalars are known for their workability and their agri knowledge. These Vettuvar hamlets were called Vadugapattis, literally northener’s cowpens.