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 men were sent, ostensibly, to set up coconut farming in 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. A large number of Buddha-images have been discovered in the coastal districts of Alleppey and Quilon; the most important Buddha-image is the famous Karumadi Kuttan near Ambalappuzha.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: There are Hindus who worhip cows and those who eat beef! They are from high strata of the society and led a rulers life.

Traditional toxicology Many Ezhava families were practitioners of Visha chikitsa toxicology for decades, treating poison from bites of snakes, scorpions, etc. If Ezhavas Thiyyas try to eradicate caste from Kerala the only caste eradicated from Kerala will be our own caste Ezhava. Spiritual and social movements A procession before Kumarakom Sree Narayana Jayanthi Boat race Guru Jayanthi celebration at Gokaneswara Temple, Mangalore, Karnataka, India The Ezhava community’s largely undisputed acceptance of Sree Narayana Guru as their spiritual, social and intellectual mentor and guiding spirit adds a major and unifying facet to community integrity and identity today.


Ezhavas adopted different patterns of behavior in family system across Kerala. I chided myself for doubting him. This ritualistic dance is performed beneath a decorated pandal with a nilavilakku at its centre. Your story is exactly true Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

The Vaikom Satyagraha — 25 was a satyagraha movement in Travancore against untouchability in Hindu society. Ezhavas are also called as Chovans, a dilution of the word Chekava. Forgive me if I have hurt any feelings “You were once untouchables.

The social anthropologists Filippo and Caroline Osella say that the Ezhavas ” Doctors, social mobility and the middle classes”. You had to step aside if I happen to cross your histort. Narayanan and his associates worked by first convincing the Ezhavas to give up the practice of untouchability with respect to castes below their caste and by second building a number of templates open to all castes.

Unfazed by this Raju Sir went on, obviously liking the attention he was getting.

History of Ezhava

Please update all branches, its secretary and contact number. Can a Namboothiri in bicycle go faster than a Muslim in motor bike? Above details were heard from my ancestors who were the descendants of Pappan Chekavar Kottaram vydyan and Kalarippayyattu expert. As joint families grew and established independent settlements, the branches modified the names in a such way that the main Tharavadu names remained identifiable, while each Sakha or Thavazhi or Thay Vazhi meaning Through Mother had a distinct name.


Syrian Christians, allowed by the Hindu leaders to have their own private armies, recruited Ezhavas members due in part to this tradition. New cultures formed and some destroyed.

They had very important role in Nema or Bhuta Kola which is a kind of spirit-worship. Arjuna nritham or Mayilpeeli Thookkam “Arjuna nritham” the dance of Arjuna or Mayilpeeli Thookkam is a ritual art performed by men of Ezhava community and is prevalent in the Bhagavathy temples of south Kerala, mainly in Kollam, Alappuzha and Kottayam districts. This page ezhzva last edited on 26 Decemberat In fact,Nair is originated from the word NA Iyar it means you are not Bhramins you are sudra or servent.

Dont take in other way but, I have done the same research myself and I found out that Nairs are actually people of north Indian descent whose original cast name may have been ‘naik’ or something like that. They are only a caste just like other Hindu castes.

History of Ezhava – Sree Narayana Gurudevan

The SNDP was at that time attempting to increase its relatively weak influence in northern Kerala, where the politics of identity play a hjstory role than those of class and the Communist Party of India Marxist has historically been a significant organisation. Literally, Aivarkali means the play of the five sets. Check date values in: March 2, at 5: