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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These principles formed the criteria for his support of conversions and re-conversions.

History of Ezhava

So where does ‘ ezhavas ‘ come in, asked my mother a staunch believer in all aesthetic aspects. This is a combination of snake worship and Kalarippayattu. There said to be two chera kingdoms. They were later outcasted by the Namboothiris in 5 th century B.

However, he also says that it is very unlikely that the Ezhavas came from Sri Lanka and spread all over Kerala; instead they were the mainstream of Munda-Dravidian immigrants who left Tamil Nadu in the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries to avoid persecution at the hands of their political enemies.

So give up the wrong notions NAIR caste brothers. The Vaikom Satyagraha — 25 was a satyagraha movement in Travancore against untouchability in Hindu society.

Also, there were into fields like Trading arrack, Traditional Toxology, Distillery,toddy tapping,fishing Weaving etc. November 21, at 5: Some were also involved in texile manufacturing, liquor business and toddy tapping. I cringed on hearing this.

The Word Ila as toddy This word, as an adjective probably a cognate of Eezhafound in the Tamil inscriptional usages from the Pallava times onwards also link the word ila with toddy, for example, toddy tapper’s quarters ilacheritax on toddy tapping ilapoodchia class of toddy tapers ilavan-chaanraan or channaan hitsory, etc. Eezha kaasu and Eezhakkarung kaasu are references to coinages found in the medieval inscriptions of Travancore, Mathurai, Malabar etc. Ezhavas came from tamilnadu by fearing the political execution of munda dravidians.


Sree Narayana Guru described the conversion since he said that they were made ezhsva materialistic or temporary benefits, convenience, or as an escape from discrimination and religious persecution.

That phase of Buddhism in kerala was coined as ” Tantric buddhism “. In northern Kerala, Teyyam is a popular ritual dance. 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.

His real name was Raghava Chekavar. Jistory the name Thiyyas were designated to Ezhavas in northern Kerala as they came from beyond the Tian mountains. The performers dance hhistory swords and shields in their hands, following the movements of sword fight, leaping forward, stepping back and moving round, all the time striking with the swords and defending with shields.

These people were also serve to teach Nairs in fencing school. Ezhavas were well known Warriors, Kalari trainers and traders. Conversion to Sikhism in central Kerala During Mahatma Gandhi’s Vaikom Satyagraha movement against untouchability, a few Akalis, an order of armed Sikhs, came to Vaikom in support of the demonstrators.

Ezhava is not a caste of Hinduism, it’s a community which was made a part of it by force?

Nairs helped the Nambuthris to maintain historg superior status. Dont say such stupid things. They are considered to be descendants of Villavar the founders of ancient Dravidian Chera Dynasty who once ruled parts of southern India. In the northern ballads Vadakkan Pattukal there are several mentions about the Thiyya warriors like the Puthuram family, mentioning them as the people who came from ezhavathu Nadu.

HI, I have a doubt. By Buddhist laws Buddhism should not be preached without someone asking for it. Ezhava Thiyya dynasties such as the Izhathu Mannanars also existed in Kerala. Literally, Aivarkali means the play of the five sets. Kesavan Vaidyar founder of Chandrika was awarded the title of Vaidyaratnam jistory K.

Views Read View source View history. Kuzhuppully and Pokkanchery families in Thrissur and Calicut respectively are traditional families of Ayurvedacharyans.


Total branches mentioned above Posted by Paddy at Famous Kilavalavu Jain cave inscriptions of 3rd century BC talks about an ezhavan who built Buddhist monastery there. From the ancient time itself the Thiyyas in the northern Kerala and the Ezhavas in south always shared cultural links, arrange marriages were very common among the two.

There was subsequently a radicalization and much political infighting within the leadership as a consequence of the effects of the Great Depression on the coir industry but the general notion of self-help was not easy to achieve szhava a primarily agricultural environment; the Victorian concept presumed an industrialised economy.

Some says that the Ezhava Buddhist priests and monk leaders who decided to join the Bistory religion where allowed to join ihstory Brahmin community. They were also soldiers by profession all over Kerala.

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So we were labelled as ‘toddy-tappers’ and ‘untouchables’ as per information given by the brahmin pundits, concluded Raju Sir, his voice filled with contempt.

Above details were heard from my ancestors who were the descendants of Pappan Chekavar Kottaram vydyan and Kalarippayyattu expert. Ezhavas are the inhabitants of Kerala, a southern most state of Indiabounded on. Genetic studies which show that the allelic distribution of Ezhavas in a bi-dimensional plot correspondence analysis based on HLA-A, -B, and -C frequencies has a rather strong East Eurasian element due to its proximity to the Mongol population in the same plot.

The Padmanabhan Column: The Ezhava Lineage

The word Ilavar is derived from Villavar which means archers who were a warrior caste among the Dravidians who ruled most of India. Related ethnic groups are the Billavas of Tulunadu in Karnataka. The Vaikom Satyagraha – 25 was a satyagraha movement in Travancore against untouchability in the Hindu society.