Saturday, September 25, 2010

List of Kongu Vellalar Kootams

Kongu Vellala Gounder an ancient division of Tamilakam comprising Coimbatore, Erode, Salem and ancient Mysore region.
People belonging to the same Kulam/Kootam usually will not intermarry. They are considered as brothers and sisters. Each Kulam/Kootam has its own Kulaguru and Kuladeivam or Ishta deivam. In temples, it is a common practice to pray their divine idols which is specific to a Koottam/Kulam.

  • Aandai (ஆந்தை) --> (குலதெய்வம்: Arulmigu Annamarswamy(near manikkampalayam Namakkal ),Pon Azhagu Naachi Amman, Valli Arachal, Muthur, Arulmigu Koothampoondi Annamarswamy Thirukovil (near Manickampalayam), Sri Veera Kumaraswamy (வீரக்குமாரசாமி), Vellakovil, Sri Periyanayagi Amman, Palangarai, Tirupur & Sri Sellandiyamman, Elur Akaram (near Puduchatram, Namakkal))
  • Aadai --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariya Kaliamman, Parenchervazhi, Kangeyam)
  • Aadhi --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Selvanayaki Amman, Keeranur, Kangeyam)
  • Adhitreya Kumban
  • Aavan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariya Kaliamman, Parenchervazhi, Kangeyam)
  • Adhirai
  • Akini
  • Aavan
  • Anangan
  • Andhuvan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Selvanayaki Amman, Keeranur, Kangeyam, Sri Sellandiamman, Kadambankruchi, near Cauvery River)
  • Ariyan
  • Alagan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Sellaandi Amman (Sri Selvanayaki Amman),Podanur-Chettipalayam, near Coimbatore)
  • Bharatan
  • Bramman
  • Chellam
  • Cheran --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Selvakumaraswamy & Kuppanna swamy, Muthur & Thangamman, Kodumanal, Kangeyam)
  • Devendran --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Goundichiamman - Araneer Sullipalayam, Ponkaliamman - Perunkurichy of Paramathi Velur, Namakkal, Sri Selvanayaki Amman, Keeranur, Kangeyam)
  • Dananjayan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Veerakumaraswamy, Vellakovil)
  • Danavantan
  • Dhanancheyan [Kurukathi]
  • Dhanancheyan [Ilupaikinaru]
  • Eenjan
  • Elumathur Kadais [Aka panangadan]
  • Ennai
  • Indran
  • Kaadan
  • Kadai --> (குலதெய்வம்: Konnayar - Selliyamman KoilMalayai Maruthai, Muthusamy Kovil ,Palamalai, Karur, Sri Selvanayaki amman - Keeranur, Thanga Nayagi amman - Arasur, Sri Angala Parameswari Amman- Avalpoondurai , Padai vetti Amman- Pillur )
  • Kaari --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariya Kaliamman, Anangur, Sankari & Ponkaaliamman, Unjanai, Trichengode)
  • Kaavalar
  • Kadunthuvi
  • Kalinji
  • Kambakulathaan
  • Kanakkan
  • Kanavaalan
  • Kannan (கன்னங்குலம்) --> (குலதெய்வம்: "Sri Nallapulli Amman",Morpalayam,Tiruchengode. Sri Apathal swamy-Nasiyanur,Sri Ponkaliamman - Irayamangalam, Tiruchengode, Kulavilakamman (குலவிளக்கம்மன்) - Kalamangalam & Annamaar Kovil, Maniyanoor, Paramathi Velur, Namakkal,குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariya Kaliamman
  • Kannandhai --> (குலதெய்வம்: Manalur Sivaselvanayakiamman (Sellandiyamman) (Kannivadi), Madukkarai Sellandiamman(Mayanur) Pappini, Aariyur Muthusamy, Sri Navaladiyan - Mohanur, Sellandiyamman - Ooduvandhur.)
  • Karunkannan
  • Kauri
  • Kavalan
  • Kiliyan
  • Keeran --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Selvanayaki Amman, Keeranur)
  • Kodarangi
  • Koorai --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Ponkaliamman, Sivagiri, Erode)
  • Kuruppan
  • Kotrandhai
  • Kottaarar
  • Kovar
  • Koventhar--> (குலதெய்வம்: Thai Nalli Amman, Choleeswarar, near to government school, Gudimangalam, Dharapuram T.K, Tripur Dt )
  • Kumarandhai
  • Kundali
  • Kungili
  • Kuniyan
  • Kunnukkan
  • Kuyilan
  • Kuzhlaayan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariakali Amman(கரியகாளி அம்மன்), Kothanoor, Dharapuram)
  • Maadai
  • Maadhaman
  • Maathuli
  • Maavalar
  • Maniyan (மணியங்குலம்) --> (குலதெய்வம்: Mohanur Navaladi Periyasamy, Sri Selvakumaraswamy & Kuppanna swamy, Muthur)
  • Maruthurai Kadais
  • Mayilan
  • Mazhluazhlagar
  • Medhi
  • Meenavan
  • Moimban
  • Moolan
  • Mooriyan
  • Mukkannan
  • Munaiveeran
  • Muthan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Selvakumaraswamy & Kuppanna swamy, Muthur)
  • Muzhlukkadhan --> (குலதெய்வம் - Sri Vellai Amman / Kadayeeswarar - Kaadayur - Kangeyam)
  • Naarai
  • Nandhan
  • Neelan
  • Nettai maniyan
  • Neerunni
  • Neidhali
  • Neriyan
  • Odhaalar --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariya Kaliamman - Parenchervazhi - Kangeyam,Sri Kandiamman/Kandeeshwarar - Kandiankovil,)
  • Ozhukkar
  • Paaliyan
  • Paamban
  • Paanan
  • Pandian --> (குலதெய்வம்: Kodumanal Sri Thangamman Thirukovil, Kodumanal, Tirupur)
  • Paadhari
  • Padhuman
  • Padukkunni
  • Paidhali
  • Panaiyan
  • Panangadan
  • Panjaman
  • Pannai --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Sadayappa Swami, Thandampalayam; Sendraya Perumal Kovil, Rakkipatti, Salem)
  • Pannan
  • Paamaran
  • Pavalan
  • Payiran --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariya Kaliamman, Parenchervazhi, Kangeyam)
  • Periyan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Rathna Moorthy(ரத்தின மூர்த்தி), Sankaradampalayam, Dharapuram)
  • Perunkudi --> (குலதெய்வம்: Ellai Arasu, Pavuliyamman (பவுளியம்மன்), Vangalamman (வாங்கலம்மன்), Karichikumaraswamy(Chittode) )
  • Pillan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Natrayan & Nachimuthu swamy, Mettupalayam, Kangeyam)
  • Podiyan
  • Ponnan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kandiyamman, Pongalur, Palladam(TK))
  • Poochadhai
  • Poodhiyan
  • Poosan
  • Porulthantha --> (குலதெய்வம்: Malaiappasamy/Malaiamman facing North,other Gods along with this are Pukkarandi facing West & Karuppanasamy facing East [in Thootakurichi(5 km from Aranattarmalai), Karur], Sri Selvakumaraswamy & Sri Murungai Amman & Kuppanna swamy, Muthur and Kaaliamman, Unniyur)
  • Pulathini --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Angala Parameswari Amman, Kolappalur, Gobichettipalayam)
  • Punnai
  • Puthan
  • Saakadai or Kaadai
  • Sathandhai
  • Sathuvaraayan
  • Sanagan
  • Sedan
  • Sellan (செல்லங்குலம்,) --> (குலதெய்வம்: செல்லியம்மன், கொன்னையர், எளச்சிபாளையம்.(திருச்செங்கோடு - ராசிபுரம் வழி) and Azhagunachi Amman, Anjur, near Muthur)
  • Semponn --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Kariya Kaliamman (கரியகாளி அம்மன்), Peria Manali, Rasipuram & Sri Muthusamy, Ramadevam, Tiruchengode, Ayei Amman, Nasiyanur, Erode)
  • Sempoothan --> Ettukai Amman , Namakkal district, Keerambur.
  • Semvan/ semban
  • Sengannan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Podari ayyan,Nathakadyur,Kangeyam,kadampankurichi sellaandi amman, karur).
  • Sengunni --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Pudhu Vengaraiamman, Vengarai, Paramathy, Namakkal)
  • Seralan
  • Sevadi
  • Sevvayan
  • Silamban
  • Soman
  • Soolan
  • Sooriyan
  • Sothi
  • Sowriyan
  • Sevanthi --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Ponnatchi Amman, Ilupuli)
  • Surapi
  • Thanakkavan
  • Thavalayan
  • Thazhinji --> (குலதெய்வம்: Sri Veerakumaraswamy, Vellakoil)
  • Themaan
  • Thodai(n)
  • Thooran
  • Thorakkan
  • Thunduman
  • Uvanan
  • Uzhavan
  • Vaanan or Vaani
  • Vannakkan (குலதெய்வம்: Arul migu Pon Alagu nachi amman, valli araichal, Muthur, near kangeyam)
  • Veliyan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Kakkaveri Annanmar Swami, Namakkal)
  • Vellamban
  • Vendhai
  • Vendoven (வெண்டுவங்குலம்) --> (குலதெய்வம்:Kaali Amman(kolaram), Arulmigu Kathaanganni Aayee Amman, oothukulli, Arungarai Amman - Chinna Dharapuram)
  • Viliyan --> (குலதெய்வம்: Chelliamman, Mallasamduram, Namakkal)
  • Villi --> (குலதெய்வம்: Pon Azhagu Naachi Amman, Valli Arachal, Muthur)
  • Vilosanan
  • Viradhan
  • Viraivulan

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    1. what is the relationship between kannan kootam and maniyan kootam.... Pangalies or mama machans ???

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    2. Hi, Relationship between kannan& Maniyan is mama machans. not pangalies

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    3. Poosan kootam - we are worshiping Nalla Mangaiyammon at Porulur near Palani.
      Another one group Vanjiyammon Moolanur

      Nachimuthu

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    4. Hi Nachimuthu! Very useful and informative one. Nallamangaiyamm is one of our kuladeivams I have not heard sofar.Thank you Nachimuthu!

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    5. hi. pavalan means pavalangatti vellala gounder??? or plz tell the difference between pavalan and pavalangatti vellala gounder.

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    7. Dear Jas, Pavalangatti vellalar is a caste like kongu velalar. But Pavalankulam is a kulam/ koottam in Kongu velalar caste.

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  2. for aandai kootam, we are worshipping sri periyanakai amman temple @ kotranur, near sankarandampalayam..please add this also..

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  3. for kadai kootum,we r worshipping arulmigu sri athur soliamman temple,near karur add this also...

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  4. I am kannandhai kulam and my lover is kannan kulam..... can v marry?

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    1. Kannan and Kannandai are twins. Therefore mairriages between these kulams will be considered as with in the same kulam Niveda Malayali can't marry her lover.

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    2. Is this true tat we should'nt marry between Kannan and Kannandai???? But my parents belongs to these kootams....

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    3. Dear sister Jeyaawinothini! You mentioned your parents belonged to the same kulam. I want to tell you the fact that after the marriage your mother cannot be of another kulam. Plz tell your mama's(maternal uncle) kulam & your father's kulam I will clear ur doubt.

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    4. My father belongs to kannandai and mom kannan kootam, I dont have any uncle. my mother is the only daughter for my grandparents.

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    5. Imayavaramban : What is the history of kannan and kannanthai kulam ??? if they are same ,,,,,Y they are shown up as different kulams and both have different kula deivams ??

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    6. Dear Sunder, It happened about 700 or 800 years back
      Due to a conflict with Pallvelalars of Edaikkalpadi, Kannars of Kannivadi had to leave Kannivadi in hurry at midnight. They travelled in bullock carts in different groups. While crossing Amaravathi one group got wet themselves fully. Another group got wet partially. One more group crossed the river unwet as one Nallammal prayed river Amaravathi the flood receded. The three groups decided to settle in different places with different names of Kulam namely Adi Kannan, Kannan and Kannandai. This is an extract from Copper plates of Kanna kulam.

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    8. Dear Mr. Imayavaramban, thank you for the very interesting information about our ancestors, Please clarify me on this, I belong to KANNIVADYAN KOOTAM, our kula deivam is KOTAI KARAI CHELLANDIYAMMAN Manalur near Kannivadi. But we always mentioned as KANNA KULAM. As per your above information, dose we belong to Adi kannan or Kannan. or is there any information about the group of people who stayed at Kannivadi. because My native place is VADUGAPATTI near KOVILUR (Aravakurichi Tk.) all my relatives are from sorounding of KANNIVADI.

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    9. DearMohan, I am also from yourarea only.I am also a KANNIVADI KSNNAN from Arikkaranvalasu. The Kannans stayed back at KANNIVADI where also kannans. Just to differciate we were called as Kannivadi kannars. I course of time we were called as kannvadi Kannars.But In course of time they just called as Kannivadiyans.

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  6. I am Poochandi or Poochadai kottam, my girlfriend is Sathandhai kottam. Kula theivam also different, heard already these 2 kottams marriage happened. Pl tell anyone can we marry without harming our value?

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  7. Thooran kootam, kuladeivam --> Annamaar Swami, Moliapalli, Namakkal

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    1. Kumaramangalam Sri Ponkaaliamman also kuladeivam of Thooran Kulam. The temple is on the way to Mooliapalli Annamaar Swami Temple Tiruchengode (Tk), Namakkal (Dt)

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    2. Periyur Shree Marutha Kaliyamman near Namakal is the kulatheivam of Thooran kulam as well as Pannai kulam

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  8. olagam paathi othalan paathi thank u for visiting this sight EVER YOURS KONGU RAJENDRAN (MYNAA KAVARIMAANRAJA)

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    1. I will reply your question very shortly

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  10. For Muthan Kootam - Chellandi ammaan is the kula theivam.

    After worshiping chellandi amman every one goes to this selvakumara iyyan for asking kuri(prediction), as it turned to be primary. Kindly update in this blog.

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    1. Chellandi Amman is the kulatheivam of Muthan kulam. O.K. Location of temple is not mentioned. Plz mention the place where it is located.

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  11. Chellandiyamman of Manalur is the Kula theivam of Kanna kulam not Kaannandai. Please note this. Some people call it as kannandai with out proper knowledge.

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    1. Dear Bro, I am from coimbatore and belong to Kannandhai kulam. We worship Chellandiyamman of Manalur only as kuladeivam. Actually we have a temple at Kaniyur (near karumathampatty), but this temple was built just recently. Our anchestors were going to Manalur temple for hundreds of years. Even now, if we have big gatherings in our kootam, we go to Manalur.

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    2. Dear Thangam, If you are worshipping Manalur Chellandiyamman you are Kannan not Kannandhai. It's the Kuladeivam of Kannakulam only. Kannanthai Kula people have no rights in this temple. As already written in this blog somepeople call themselves as Kannanthai instead of Kannan. The same mistake occurred in this blog also. It is to be corrected.

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  12. Hi,

    Sellan Kulam is called Ezhukarai Sellan Kulam.There are 7 kuladeivam temples for Sellan Kulam after the 7 brothers. The big brother is called Muthali Kamindan. Once Muthali Kamindan along with his troops went to Dharapuram in request from the king Krishna Deva Raya to suppress the naughty guys in that region. He won the battle and in honor to that Krishna Deva Raya gave Muthali Kaminadam the title to rule the Paruthipalli Country. He built a temple in Paruthipalli and worshiped Alagu Naachi Amman as his kuladeivam. His followers were called Sellan Kulam Pangalis of Paruthipalli. Paruthipalli is located at a distance of 8 km south from Mallasamudram and 18 north east of Tiruchengode.

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  13. The Kannan Kulam "Sri Nallapulli Amman" temple is located at Morur. In this blog it has been mentioned as Morepalayam. Please kindly correct that mistake.

    Thank You

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  14. Sengunni kootathai serthavargal Maanikkampalayam arugae vulla Molipalli Annamar kovil'ai kulatheivamaga kondavargal.

    Vasanth

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  15. veliyan kootathai serthavargal Maanikkampalayam arulmigu nallakumara samykovil'ai kulatheivamaga kondavargal.

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    1. anna.......am also tat temple only.....which place r u

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  16. anna.............am also tat temple only.....say to include our temple

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  17. ella koottamum, ella kula theivamum illaiye!

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    1. Ungalukkutherntha kootam avatrin kulatheivangalaiyum theriviyngal. Ithai vaithu update seithukollalam. Please write what you know and not covered in this blog.

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  18. Karunkannan kottam yaravathu irukkengala...

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  19. anna my name is selva kumar my native is salem (bommiyampatti, omlur t.k.) my grand father's grand father's father migrated to this village before that we where near singarapettai we belongs to vettalai kodi gounder and we do no the kottom, kani god how to find can you guide plz

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    1. Sorry brother! Vetalai kodi Gounder is different from Kongu velala Gounder. So, you have to ask elders of your caste. Sorry once again Selva Kumar.

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  20. Thooran Kulam "Kumaramangalam Sri Ponkaaliamman" temple located at Kumaramangalam, Tiruchengode (Tk),Namakkal (Dt).

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  21. Manalur Chellandiyamman is the kulatheivam of Kannar kulam (ie. Kannivadikkanar)
    Some people migrated from this place are mentioning their kootam as Kannandai. It is not correct. They should correct themselves. Kannan kulam having subdivision according to their deity worshipped as kulatheivam. They are Kannivadikkannar, Kalamangalakkannar etc.


    P.Chellamuthu,
    Pollachi

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    1. Hi,
      May I know why other district kongu vellala gounders do not want to find matches from harur TK or Dharmapuri Dt especially? We generally call them as vadakathi gounders, they do not fully involve themselves in following rituals or being aware of their kootams/ kuladeivams(amman). If they say kootams, their kuladeivams are totally different. What is their ancestral origin and do someone know have extensive knowledge about this?? I have done many researches to find the solution for this.

      Thanks

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  22. where is the kula deivam temple for enchan kulam in salem district

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  23. For Kadai kulam, we also have temple at Pappini (Periyanayaki Amman) near Kankeyam (on Kankeyam-Muthur road)

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  24. Hi,
    May I know why other district kongu vellala gounders do not want to find matches from harur TK or Dharmapuri Dt especially? We generally call them as vadakathi gounders, they do not fully involve themselves in following rituals or being aware of their kootams/ kuladeivams(amman). What is their ancestral origin and do someone know have extensive knowledge about this?? I have done many researches to find the solution for this.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi, Kumar Logu. I also doing some research on our Kulams & Kuladeivams. I have a number of books to refer. Normally I live at Pollachi but out of station. If go to Pollachi I can give a detailed reply. By the by I want to know where are you from and what are the books/ materials you have.

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    2. Hi, Kumar Logu. I am also doing some research on our Kulams & Kuladeivams. I have a number of books at Pollachi where I normally live. As I am away from home I am not in a position to give a reply to your question. By the by I want to know your place of living and books/materials you have so that we can share them. There are confusions about Kanna kulam & Kannandai kulams. If they read Kanna Kula pattayams (copper plates / cheppeduhal) they can clear their doubts. In this blog it is given that Manlur Chellandiyamman is the Kula deivam of Kannandai, which is incorrect. I will be very happy if the correction is done. A novel "Ezhukarai Suryakangeyan" written by Edaipadi Amudhan is very informative as it is based on the history. You will also get a reply for your question"Why the Kongu velalars of northen districts are not preferred for marriage" Thank you. Chellamuthu(Imayayavaramban is nickname) Pollachy

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    3. You are right Mr. Chellamuthu, Chellandiyamman is kula deivam of Kanna Kulam (KANNIVADIYAN KOOTAM), i know this because My periyappa is from Kannandai kootam.(the relation periyappa comes from my Appatha side, my periyappa's father married the elder sister of my grand mother). my Periyappa is kannandai kottam and they workiship Sri Navladiyan.

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    4. Hi Imayavaramban, this research I am interested in and posted in my previous blog.

      We have extensively followed kootam/ kulam, kuladeivams, gounder murai thirumanam (sangiyam), eludhigam etc. But, most of the kongu vellala gounders in dharmapuri and krishnagiri districts doesn't come up or mingle with rituals or worship methods like us. Most of them are unaware of their kootam, but some like Kavipriya are interested and eager to know this, much appreciated. I have done so much research about this by talking to people, but no hope or result.
      Why couldn't they have kuladeivams (ammans) and not considered as proper vellala gounders. Is there a big migratory gap between our vellal gounders??? Or other gounders were renamed as kongu vellal gounders? People from other districts say they are gounders too but they also say they are bit different.
      Many of them know the kootams but no gods to praise as kuladeivam, if there is they praise perumal or eswaran (all gods are same) but ritually we are following some variations.
      @Imayavaramban: As you have extensive knowledge, resource and interest, would you be able to find this thing. I also welcome others to join this finding.
      What could be the answer? Do they come under our gounders or different gounders / category???

      Kumar Logu

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    5. Hi Kumar Logu, As for as possible I want to guide our youngsters. My knowledge about the Kongu velalars of Dharmapuri and Krishnagiri is very little. Any way I want to read books in this regard and give proper guidance. We should help Iango of Srilanka

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  26. Can anybody please tell me solution for our problem? I love a girl. We both belong to the same kootam. I know this is wrong according to our culture but I love her so much and not willing to loose her. Can anybody please tell me a solution. Is there any parigaram for this. Please help me out.

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    1. Hi, Manikandan. I regret for you. I can understand your situation. You know, if persons belong to the same koottam they are Brothers/Pangalis. Others (diff koottam) are considered as Uncle/Maman/Machan. Now you know what is your case. I think there is no parigaram for this.

      What is your koottam by the way? I will ask with my elders if there is a way.

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    2. Thanks for your response.I belong to Kannandhai kootam(mohanoor temple, namakkal district) madhumohan, we both go to the same temple.

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    3. some body please tell me a solution for this, is there any possibility to marry in same kootam?

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    4. Mani - most communities have no social order like ours, so this would not have been an issue. If love is important, then strongly recommend that you research the family tree of yourself and your lover and identify how far away or near the relation is. There may be more than one way you are related to your lover. The further away the distance the better. We have so many kootams because many of them had split. No reason why why you cannot effectively split your kootam! radical it would be though. Then check with doctors for implication of close relationship marriage. provide blood group details as well. This just means additional precautions during pregnancy. finally, for mental satisfaction, there may be some parikarams, but none I am aware of

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    5. Hari - Thank you for replying hari. If u come to know any details, pls tell me.

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    6. I have been trying to find a good place to save my family tree details. I have records up to my grandfathers grandfather. Tried Geni and Ancestry but they are so costly and not for Indian communities really. Any suggestions appreciated

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    7. எனக்கும் என் முன்னோர்கள் பற்றி எங்கு எப்படி ஆராய்ச்சி செய்யலாம், விவரங்கள் சேமித்து வைக்கலாம் என்று சொல்லுங்கள் பங்காளிகளே, மாமன், மச்சான்களே

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    8. The best website for kongu vellala gounder kootams is gounder.rootstobuds.com. Check it out.

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    9. thanks. i looked at www.rootstobuds.com and it looks very good. I have now sent a request to them to create my family tree and link it to the big gounder family tree they are creating. thanks dinesh. best of all it is free!

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  27. Ettukai Amman , Namakkal district is the Kula theivam for Pannai Kootam. Add this also.

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  28. Ettukai Amman, Keerambur, Namakkal district is the Kula theivam for Pannai Kootam.

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  29. Hi Im Sunder from Malaysia, As I was guided my Parents, I'm Velliya Kolum and My Temple is Sellandi Amman Temple, keelsathambur, Nammakal District.

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  30. Alagan kootam's original temple is in Sellandiamman temple Maayanoor, Trichi. Podanur temple is a recent one dating back only ~50 odd years.

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  31. Hi, Can anyone tell me the story of Thodai Kootam pls

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  32. kongu nattu singam...theeran chinnamalai

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  33. I am in living in morappur (dharmapuri) . I am worshipping maarakka selliyamman which in thamirapatti (dharmapuri) . Can you tell me which kootam does i belongs to

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    1. Hi Santhosh, I understand your interest or eager to know your kulam. Your enquire your elders, where from your ancestors migrated. Previously which kuladheyvam they worshipped. You would find your answer.

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  34. i am living in (Gangaleri) krishnagiri d.t. I am workshipping kathiriappa swamy which is at Katinayanapalli (Krishnagri). Can u tell me which kullam/kootam i belong too... plsss...

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    1. Hi kathirvel,

      It's big wonder with vellal gounders at krishnagiri and dharmapuri districts. We are doing reserach on it. Kongu vellala gounders never leave their tradition or kootam at any cost. You may need to ask your ancestors about their past. There is a kootam/ kulam and kuladeivam for kongu vella gounders... there are other category of gounders who do not have kootams

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  35. For Kannan Kootam, there is also a Kulatheivam Bagavathiamman Koil at Kommakovil, near Perundurai. Sengannan Kottam people also come here for worshiping the deity

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    1. Useful piece of information. Thank you Soms! Your full name and place of living? P.Chellamuthu, Pollachi

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  36. i m vangal perungudi....... my lover belongs to cheran kulam..... can we married?

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    1. Dear Mohanraj, There is no problem in your case. Go ahead. My congratulations!

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  37. hello i'm geetha. according to my parents we belongs to thooran kulam. kula deivam is cinna annan periya annan. can anyone guide me on the location of the temple? or upload any image of temple or kula deivam mention above? thank you

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    1. I think you can also go to Molipalli Annamar swamy kovil

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  38. Hi .. Is Porul thantha kulam and Muzhukathan kulam are one and the same ?

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    1. Hi, Muzhukathan kulam is branch of Porulandhai/ Porul thantha kulam. People of Sedan kulam of Kadaiyur near Kangeyam had to give one fourth of Kadaiyur kani to Porulandhai Kula people. But they didn't get easily. Vellaiyamma, sees Kula girl married to Porulandhai Kula Sengodan fought with her brothers togetthe share as assured by her father. A Muslim sardar representing that area helped(at that time kongu Nadu was under the rule of Muslims) her. In return she treated her as a brother and accepted seer(gifts). It was continued. They performed a special rites like muzhukatha seer. Therefore others used to call them as Mulukathan,but they are Porulandhai only.

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    2. Hi, I welcome your comments. But come with details please. This blog helps us in sharing our knowledge on our Konguvelalar community. So give details plz.

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  39. what is the relationship between kuzhlaayan kootam and sengunni kootam.... Pangalies or mama machans ???

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  40. Can anyone please tell me which god is kuladeivam for Periyakulam/periyakootam..

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  41. does the girl from sellan koottam and boy from pillan koottam marry?

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    1. Hi Lavanya! Recently I came to know a Sellan can't marry a Pillan.

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  43. Is Porul thantha kulam and Muzhukathan kulam are one and the same? can they marry?

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  44. i belongs to "Kanandhai" Kootam and we workship "Sellandi Amman" in Malanur. (i'm from dharapuram) can any one tell me the story of "sellandi amman". i heard sellandi amman is the first god for gounders. from the age of my grand fathers"s grandfather's father we are staying near by a village in dharapuram (i have document for that - unfortunately no documents to trace my other grandfathers).

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    1. Hi Selva Vignesh, My Kula Deivam is Chellandiyaman, Manalur. I belong to Kanna Kulam. (Kannivadiyan). If u are going to Manalur Chellandiyaman. then you belong to Kanna Kulam not Kannandai. but both Kanna kulam and Kannandai kulam are Pangalis only. we are from same ancestors.

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  45. Hi, If you are worshiping Manalur Chellandiyamman you are not Kannandai kulam. Many people do this mistake. Our original Chellandiyamman temple is at Mayanur, near Karur.When a Nallathambigounder got the ruling power of Kannivadi they built a Chellandiyamman temple at Manalur. I also have the opinion that Chellandiyamman is the kuladeivam of most of our kulams.

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  46. Also Add this...
    People Belongs to THOORAN KOOTTAM worship Alagu Nachiamman Temple in Paaraipatti Near Palani and Aayi Amman in Kangeyam...

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  47. Aandhai Kootam also worship Thiruneelakandiyamman aalayam in Periyaputhur situated on Daharapuram - Pollachi road

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    1. One group of Aanthai have Sellandiyamman in Thirumuruganpoondi also. Various places created by "Pidi man method" when the group migrated far away places, that's all.

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  48. Hi Friends Porulthantha kulam god sri annamar samy. its located from eloor near by buthan santhai namakkal disct

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  49. Hi, does anybody know a solution for marrying in the same kootam. Elders say that there is a parigaram which is doing a seer named thathu kuduthal seer during marriage. Does anybody know about this??? plzz help me...

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  51. Hi,
    I belong to Vilayan Kulam. We have Keeranur Selvanayaki amman as Kula dheivam. Our clan is missing in the list.

    Regards,
    Mohanraj, Pollachi

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    1. me to vilayan kulam, my temple is "Sri Ponkaliamman, Sivagri, Erode"


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    2. hi me too belongs to vilaiyan kulam keezh saathamboor sellandi amman kovil

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  52. hi Please update the temple infor for semban kulam - SRI KARIYA KAALIAMMAN TEMPLE PERIYAMANALI

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  53. we are workshipping perummal at agraharam(Morappur) Dharmapuri Dt...we are kongu vellalar but we don't know the kuttam..... Plzz kindly help us to know our kuttam we belongs to.........

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    1. Hi Kavipriya! You don't know your kulam sofar. Perumal may not be a Kuladheivam for a Kongu velalar kulam. In those days cultivation was the only occupation known to our community. Most of the land were rain fed. If rain failed continuously for some years people used to migrate to green pastures. Generally they move in groups. Some times in single family. If they move in single family and live for two three generations with out outside contact they may forget their kuladheivam and may worship in nearby temples. This might have happened in your case. Therefore enquire your elders. That's the only way. Anyway your eagerness to know your kulam is appreciated.

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    2. Hi kavipriya,

      Imayavaramban was right. Kongu vella gounders have kulams and kula deivams. I don't mean to say you are not kongu vellala gounder, my research is regarding this why gounders at dharmapuri and krishnagiri districts don't have kootams and kuladeivams. Though they know the kootam why don't they have kuladeivams, but people from other districts settles in those places still folllow their rituals. for example: my kulam people have kuladeivam temple near T.Gode and other people belong to my kulam also praise an amman near kangayam, this could be coz travelling issues in the past. Same way I wonder how come the ancestors at these 2 districts could have missed their kuladeivams and kootams and went there by saying nothing to their future generations?

      Kavipriya, You must do more reserach by speaking to your ancestors if you are still interested, you may straight ask why they couldn't break that silence?

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  54. yenga kulam mulukaathan kulam............ :-)

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  55. Hi admin,I am JagathGuru belongs to "Pandiyan" kootam.... yenga kulatheiva kovil,Nasiyanur-"Mathura kaali Amman Temple" in Erode... I would like to add this too.So that some one who didnt know can come to know about this... ;)

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  56. Vannakam Kongu, i am Nagarajan and belongs to Pannai Kootam and yenga kulatheivam Batrakaliamman kovil, Kaliappampalayam, Getticheviur please add this too in Pannai kootam. Now old temple demolished and new temple construction over and kumbabesekam on 02.06.2014... welcome all our kongu nanbarkal and sonthangal

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  57. The best website for kongu vellala gounder kootams is gounder.rootstobuds.com. Register there and join the rootstobuds family tree.

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  58. What is relation with sengkannan and vendoven....pangalis or mama machans...........

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  59. Hi,
    I belong to Kannan Kulam. We have Pattanam Kaliyamman as Kula dheivam in Pattanam, Rasipuram (Tk), Namakkal (Dt).

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  60. Ettukkaiyamman Koil, Keeramboor, Namakkal (Dt) also kula deivam of Sempoothan and Pannai Kulam.

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  61. Sempoothan kulam also having Marapparai Kaliyamman Koil, Tiruchengode (Tk), Namakkal (Dt).

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  62. Sellan kulam also having Eluppuli Aththayamman Koil, Near Konnaiyaru, in Tiruchangode (Tk), Namakkal (Dt)

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  63. Kannan Kulam having many temples. Kaalamangam, Kilampadi, Kolaanalli, Erayamanagalam, Morur Etc..........

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    1. Yes you are correct. All the Kannans may intimate their place and Kuladeivams in this blog so that we can update the records. Chellamuthu, Pollachi

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  64. sempoothan and semponn are the same kulam or not

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  65. I also like Gounder.RootsToBuds.com

    It has clear and full information. Everyone should update their kulam details there as well and make Gounders the best in the world

    East or West...Gounders are the best

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  66. Am from kannadhai kootam, for one of my cousin we have fixed alliance where the bride is from kannan kootam..is this fine I heard like kannan and kannadhai are pangalis(brothers and sisters)
    Senior persons in my family are saying since we have have different kula theivam its good to marry to the girl from kannan kootam

    Any ideas?

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    1. Dear, The view of the senior persons in your family is not correct. I'm very sorry to say this. If it is correct, Kannans have so many Kuladeivams. Is it correct to marry with in Kanna kulam? There is no regulating body to stop this. Some senior persons don't have proper knowledge about our culture. Kongu vellalars have some cultural background. We should teach all these things to our children. They should feel proud to be Kongu Vellalar. Some seniors even don't know the name of their kulam and kulatheivam. It's unfortunate.

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    2. I guess u understood wrong.
      Simple can a kannan gulam girl marry a kannadhai kulam guy in our caste?

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    3. A Kannan Kula girl can't marry a boy from kannanthai.

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  67. Hi.. am from mohanur. Can a pandian Kulam girl be married to a maniyan kulam guy in our caste?

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  68. Why not? A Pandiya Kula girl can be married to a Maniyan Kula boy. Congrats! Go ahead

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    1. I am from andhuvan kulam and my lover is kaadai kulam can we marry?

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  69. Tell me the relationship between cheran and Sempoothan kulams...

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  70. aanthai kutathukulla ethavathu division iruka?

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  71. Aandai- MUTHUSAMY KOVIL- ERASANAMPALAYAM- NEAR MULANUR

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  72. arumaiyana thogupu - nan pyran kulathavan endru soli kolvathil perumai adaigiren

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  73. Kannan kootam boy can marry Nattu gounder Mooran veedu girl??

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    1. Hi ramani chandran,

      You can marry the girl, not a problem. nattu gounders are gounders but they don't come under kongu vellala gounders and they actually follow place for their identification like how we say kootam...I have heard kongu vellala gounders marrying naatu gounders for generations. Good luck

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    2. We gounders are totally different from naatu gounders...

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  74. Hi, If aKannan Kula boy marry a girl from Naatugounder community it is intercaste marriage. So, there is no question of which kuttam the girl belongs to

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  76. Hi I am living in Patlur village , near Anthiyur town , erode district . My relatives(same kulam) where living in and around Anthiyur,bhavani and Gobi areas . I belongs to aavan kulam . our ancestors moved to Anthiyur long time ago . we have no clue who is primary god to our kulam . But my grandpa had a deep interest and he found out kariayakaaliamman , peranchervazhi as primary goddess for aavan kulam . Past 4 decades we were worshiping goddess kariayakaaliamman. But I want to know the history of aavan kulam and which place we belongs to primarily . where are all aavan kulam peoples living . if anyone knows any information or history about aavan pls share it here .

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  78. Hi, did you anyone have "VENKARAI AMMAN" picture? If having please sent my email address. pannirsel@gmail.com. Thanks your kindly help.

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  79. hi frnds!!!! I am from ANTHUVAN kulam..we are going to ARULMIGU SELLANDI AMMAN & ANNAI KARUPANNA SWAMI THIRU KOVIL.so please ADD this information also..

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  80. Hi Guys, Im Ilanko, living in Sri Lanka. According to my father and his relative, we are belongs to KADAI kulam. However my grandfather had a great interest on Sangili karuppu or karuppanna swamy and i believe the same. According to above list, KADAI kulam should be worship some other KULA DHEIWAM, Can someone have good knowledge in this area help me. As far as i heard from my grandfather (passed away when i was 14) he lived in the area of erode, nammakkal. i want to take my father to our kula deiwam kovil soon. please help....

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    1. Hi Ilanko,

      People from same kootam worship kuladeivams, depends on the place they lived. Our ancesters were great following the rituals than us now. Best thing is you could follow your relatives (same kulam) pangalis in Tamilnadu and find which kuladeivam they go to. Happily visit your relatives and take your father there.
      I wouldn't say you not to follow what your grandfather followed. Which country you live doesn't matter, gounder is always gounder.

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  81. I am from andhuvan kulam and my lover is kaadai kulam can we marry?

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    1. Yes you can. Kulam is not problem. Good luck

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  82. Hi Imayavaramban, this research I am interested in and posted in my previous blog.

    We have extensively followed kootam/ kulam, kuladeivams, gounder murai thirumanam (sangiyam), eludhigam etc. But, most of the kongu vellala gounders in dharmapuri and krishnagiri districts doesn't come up or mingle with rituals or worship methods like us. Most of them are unaware of their kootam, but some like Kavipriya are interested and eager to know this, much appreciated. I have done so much research about this by talking to people, but no hope or result.
    Why couldn't they have kuladeivams (ammans) and not considered as proper vellala gounders. Is there a big migratory gap between our vellal gounders??? Or other gounders were renamed as kongu vellal gounders? People from other districts say they are gounders too but they also say they are bit different.
    Many of them know the kootams but no gods to praise as kuladeivam, if there is they praise perumal or eswaran (all gods are same) but ritually we are following some variations.
    @Imayavaramban: As you have extensive knowledge, resource and interest, would you be able to find this thing. I also welcome others to join this finding.
    What could be the answer? Do they come under our gounders or different gounders / category???

    Kumar Logu

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    1. My recent research gave me some answers for the above question. They are commonly said be as Elakanna gounders comming under the category of Kongu vellal gounders.

      But, can someone say why they were called like that and why they aren't following general things like other kongu vellala gounders?? Only few that side seems to have their kootams...

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  83. I'm belongs to kadai kutam and my lover belongs to same kadai kutam but different temple... shall we Mary... is there any possibilities...

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    1. Hi, A kadai Kula boy marries a girl of Kadai kulam
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    2. Kadai kulam seems to one of big kootams with more pangalis, but they have more than one kuladeivams. Most of out vellala gounder kootams does that. Kula deivam vary but kootam shouldn't be the same.

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  84. Does someone has knowledge how devendran kootam originated?? And is that rite devandran kootam formed coz ancestors were riding ther for pandiya manan???

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  85. Hi Kumar Logu, I want to share the information I have. It is not Elankanna kootam. aIt is called Elangamma kootam. For some reasons they were degraded and all others avoided marriages with them. In course of time they started mingling with other kootams of kongu Velalars. This is mainly due to their economical development. In my boyhood I was having some contacts with such villages where they are living. As I moved to Pollachi side, I don't have information about their status personally. But on enquiry I know they mingled in the mainstream of our caste. I want to go to those villages and collect information personally and report fir the records.

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  87. Hi Kumar Logu!
    As I was in Central Government Service, I kept moving from one state to another state for 33 years. I had a little contact with people of our community. But I kept reading whatever be the available regarding Kongu Nadu and Kongu Velalars. I have very little contact with the people from Dharmapuri or Krishnagiri area. (Nattu)Gounders from that area were also once upon a time kongu velalars only. For example, while Kannars of Kannivadi left Kannivadi due to some conflict with Vanniyars of Edaikkalpadi nearby. They left Kannivadi in midnight and migrated towards north. After crossing Amaravathi river different groups moved in different directions. In one group there was a pregnant lady who delivered a baby boy in the early morning at sun rise. As he was born at sun rise he was named as Surya Kangeyan. His maternal grand-father was in Morur. He was the ruler of a few villages. His father did not expect any help or support from his father in law. He settled in a village near by and started cultivation in piece of land and brought up his children. One day Surya kangeyan visited his father in law. He found his father in law and maternal uncle were well of, he asked his grandfather a piece of land to construct a house. His grandfather insulted him saying, “You people Kannivadiyans could not maintain your Kannivadi Kani and left it in mid night. You go to grave yard and put a hut there.” Hearing this Surya got angry and left that place. When he grown up he went to Madurai and joined in Pandiyan Army got a good position by his sincere and hard work. He was given an assignment of capturing Vanavarayan, ruler of a small kingdom with whose support only the Chola kings destroyed the Pandian country. By his cleverness Surya Kangeyan captured Vaanavarayan alive and handed over to Pandiyan King. Pandiyan impressed with this deed granted that area to rule. Surya took revenge over his maternal uncle and destroyed their temple and palace and established a tiny kingdom and ruled for many years. He built a temple for Nallanayagi amman and worshipped as his kulatheivam. It is said that it is known as Nallapulliyamm. His descendants also ruled for about 200 years and built temples at Thiruchengode. Poppana Kangeyan is an important ruler after him. But, one sad thing is that in course of time his descendants were separated from Kongu Velalars and known as Nattu Gounders. In their time kongu Nadu was having 24 divisions known as Nadus. Thiruchengode was the capital and all important decisions were taken at Thiruchengode. This is the story of Nattu Gounders.



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  88. Hi Imayavaramban,

    Gladly appreciate your interest on our kongu vellalars ancestral history and finding things/ results apart from your hectic work schedule.

    The above one was an interesting pathway how clans splitted into seperate groups hundreds of years ago. I also hear from some people that Nattu gounders from salem and nearby villages still follow some sangiyams and elidigam during their marriages that proves they are the ancestral descendants of kongu vellala gounders. Most interesting thing is that one of my friends (nattu gounder) kula deivam is nallapuliyamman whereas one of our kongu vellalar kootam too has nallapuliyamman as kula deivam. Great!!!! How great the history is....

    As I do not have enough known people in dharmapuri and krishnagiri like you I am not able to gather more information. And as you said nowadays more people from other districts started mingling with them, interestingly and rarely people there too have their kootams by remembering some stories they heard from their parents and grand parents. But, they don't have kuladeivams as ammans like us. Seems like their ancesters left as a group and could have settled there leaving everything behind like kootams, kuladeivams, etc forgetting forever.

    By the way, do we any history for devandran kootam in specific. I belong to devandran kootam, eager to know my kootam's history.

    may I also know where we could find online articles regarding our kongu vellala gounders and clan history??

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  89. I welcome all to use (gounder.rootstobuds.com) to make your family tree and start your past and current generations recorded. Other countries has followed and had great history of individuals since 100 years of time. Due to lack of resources and immense growth of population we aren't able to obtain that. Take this as a chance to make a tree now on, its a tremendous effect by our community to begin an era in bringing our people together...
    This also owes opportnity to connect with our relatives, so take this as a chance to gather info on our ancestral history, speak to your elders and relatives and bring all your circle into a loop.

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