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History of Devanga
Devanga is a sub-caste in Hinduism. They were one of the weaving castes in India. This page
mainly deals with Devangas of Karnataka.
Origins
Devangas are of Brahmanical origin. They are Prakrut Brahmins (meaning brahmins by
birth). The majority of them are weavers of silk and cotton clothes.
There were also famous Devang kings like Boja Raja of Ujjain (Uttar Pradesh, India). Many
were also warriors during Vijayanagar times, according to warrior stones found in Hampi,
Karnataka. Their native state was the kingdom of Ujjain where even to this day they form the
major community. Their chief deity is Chowdeshwari(Chamundeshwari).They are Typical
Kshatriyas of South and can be compared with the Rajput and Thakur of North.
As is typical with other castes, Devangas became an endogamous unit of weavers, either due
to caste rules or due to typical social conditions of India.
[edit] Myth of origin
Devangas trace the origin of their weaving tradition to a sage called Devala Maharshi.
According to tradition, Devala Maharishi was the first person to weave the cotton cloth and to
give it to Lord Shiva, who up until this time had been using animal skin. When Devala was
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taking the cloth to the king, demons came to attack him. Goddess Chowdeshwari
(Chamundeshwari,a form of Durga,a warrior Goddess created by the Gods Brahma, Vishnu
and Rudra, to fight the demon Mahishasura), perched on a lion, fought and vanquished the
demons so that Devala Maharishi could give the cloth to the king.[citation needed].The
woven clothes were taken to Lord Shiva. Check Devanga Purana.
[edit] Sects
Devanga was originally divided into two groups, the gandoru and namdoru. There were
Saivite and Vaishnavite divisions among Devangas in the old days. Every one of the warrior
sub sect have a sword in their homes. After the decline they settled in all parts of TamilNadu.
Devanga Literacy in TamilNadu is High about 75% of them are doctors, Engineers and also in
Leading Government Positions.
source: Rigveda Devanga (Div am ga) was the first ever Bhramin who (OHM) comes to this
world to give clothes to human beings Thiruvalluvar in his eighth poem says one cannot
reach PARAMAPATHA until one surrendered to this Bhramin(OHM).
Even to this day, the Devangas are either Saivites or Vaishnavites. In any Devanga marriage,
bride and groom should not belong to the same sect (Saivite or Vaishnavite).For finding
origin we have to explore RIG VEDA and history of Gayatri Peeda at Hampi from Vedic age
which was started by Lord Shiva to SPREAD DEVALA Dharma throughout the world asper
Sreepathy Panditha. Moreover the Psupatha of Laguleesa emerges and more Hindu divisions
like Kasmira Shaiva were created by so many Saints based different areas.
[edit] Devanga and Lingayat
Lingayats were the most influential group in Vijayanagara empire. The Lingayats of the
western telangana region were the kannada speakers. The Kannada Devanga and Kannada
Lingayats were closely associated. Since telangana Lingayats are very highly disciplined and
talented, Devangas had a very high respect on them and in fact considered them as a part of
their community. At that time the Devangas of the telanga region are vaishnavites. Devangas
regarded the Lingayats as shaivites and called them Lingayats.
This group of telangana Lingayats served the Vijaya empire in all disciplines and as well as
were the close associates to the King in all ways. Due to this relationship Devangas were able
to find a place in the Kings court. At the time of Islamic invasion, this group of people has to
leave the empire. The trading members of Devanga community, were able to lead the groups
of people in the telangana region towards all of their trading destinations. Many moved
towards the south(towards the river cauvery), due to the request from the royal community.
This includes the major communities like Kannada Devangas and Lingayats.
These kannada devangas as well as Lingayats due to their close association with telugu
devangas and telegu was also predominantly spoken in the region, were using the end slang
for respect as andda instead of Ree (a need of the day for the effective business). This
group of kannada devanga where ever they moved, they moved together. Even today this
group of kannada devangas does not conduct any festival without the consultation of
Lingayats from both with in and outside, due to their very high respect to telengana
Lingayats.
These Lingayats of south lives as Lingayats with in the Devanga community and also
maintains separate identity by having links with Lingayats of karnataka. Off all the groups
moved in all the directions in many a place Lingayats and devangas had close association but
live as separate groups.
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[edit] Geographic distribution


People of the same caste have different names in different states; Devangas are found in the
states of Assam, UP, MP, HP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhrapradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu
and Kerala. Today many languages are spoken by Devanga people. Accordingly, they call
themselves as Kannada Devanga and Telugu Devanga.There is no Tamil Devanga as such.
Some even speak Marathi in parts of Maharastra. Devangas are found in most of the Indian
states.
There is also a large Kannada speaking community of Kannada Devangas in Tamil Nadu are
mainly based in Kullichettipatti,Chinnalapatti, T.Kunnathur, Salem, Theni, Palanichettipatti
(pcpatti),Theni, Bodinayakanur,Kambam, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore,
Komarapalayam,
Pallipalayam,Erode,
Dindugal,
Aruppukottai,
Sulakkarai,
Madurai,sankaralingapuram, Chennai and Virudhunagar. In Kerala, Kannada Devangas are
concentrated in a few villages ,prominently in Kuthampully (Thrissur dist), also in villages
,Karimpuzha, Kallanchira, Vallangi- Nemmara, all in Palghat dist, in pockets of Chittur
(Palghat dist)& Kasaragode towns.In Karnataka they are predominantly present in Kollegal,
Dodda Ballapur, Bangalore,Mangalore,Mysore, Davangere, Chitradurga, shivamogga,
Hubli/Dharwad, Rabkavi, Rampur, Banahatti, Jamkhandi,Bagalkot,Bellary and Belagaum. As
per information passed from their ancestors, it was said that they had migrated from Mysore
zone, when these areas were under the rule of King Chikka Chamaraja Wadayar of Mysore
(around 1660 CE). The migration is said to be due to incompatible sultanate culture and the
bitter experiences the community faced in the Vijayanagara empire (1560 AD). These
migrations took place in batches after batches, which has branched itself; some on the
northern side of the Kaveri River, some on the southern side of the Kaveri and some towards
the western coasts, including the present regions of south-western Karnataka and northern
Kerala, looking for culturally safe and protective settlement. The high influence of local social
structures, local languages, and lack of Kannada literacy has brought in many variations,
including the accent among many groups. Their kula devatha(family deity) is Goddess
Chamundeshwari, which is also the family deity of the Mysore dynasty.
Also, in Karnataka a Malayali weavers caste called Chaliya officially identifies itself as
Devanga. However, culturally they differ completely from Kannada Devangas as the later is
patriarchal and Chaliyas are matrilineal and primarily goddess worshipers.
There are 101 sub sects.Some of the prominent sub sects are Ladhegar, Balithars, Siddhu
koluthar, Yenthelar, Kappelar, Iremaneru, Kal Kotlar, Chinnu Kotlar, Kanjil Kudithars,
Segunthalars,Ampukollars, Sevvelars,Anilar etc.The Balithar sub sect people can marry any
of the other 100 sub sects people.
Some of the Devangas (Sects like Ladhegar, Balithar, Kappelar Ship-goers) were traders.
Ladhegars more in number and powerfull subsect with most of them in high power in
TamilNadu.They having first preferences to do pooja in Sri Ramalinga Devi Temples. Some
of them were tax-collectors in Kollegal during Tipu Sultan Days. This association could be the
reason that the Chowdeshwari temples Kalasams have a half moon and a star.
Like in old days men are married at a very late age, like 30. Women attain good education
even today, hence the family have good growth.
Some schools in Tamilnadu were constructed by Devanga community people and even today
associations (Narpani Mandrams) of youngsters are running good schools.
[edit] Trivia
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Devangas, along with other weaver communities, held good appointments during
Vijayanagar King Krishnadevarayas rule.
North Karnataka Devangas are primarily cotton or Khan weavers, whereas south Karnataka
Devangas primarily manufacture silk sarees, including both pure and art silk. This is due to
their association with Sourashtrams (primarily silk traders) when they were in Mysore. It
was also said that Saurashtrians migrated from Saurashtra, part of Gujarat/Maharashtra, and
settled down in the places where Devangas settled due to their business relationships. Even
today we can notice the presence of Saurashtrians in most of the places where Devangas had
settled, especially in Madurai and Salem.
Food habits of Devangas also change from place to place. Some of the Devanga communities
are vegetarians. The tradition of yagnopaveeta among the brahmans was derived from
devangas.
Salem and Komaraplayam Devanga Chettiars are known for their non-vegetarian cuisines.
[edit] Associations
The international Devanga community has headquartered in Karnataka.Kannada Devanaga
yuvaka sanga has office in lakkasandra bangalore (near to the Sri Ramalinga Chowedeshwari
devestana)Andra Pradesh in North America have formed the Andhra Devanga Sangam Of
North America (ADSONA).
Tamilnadu Telugu Devangar International Online Society.
Karavai Devanga Samaja has its offices in Bangalore. Its members are from the Devanga
community from the coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala
[edit] Devanga marriages
Devanga marriages are like most Hindu marriages in the south with only subtle differences.
Devangas generally have sangas or marriage consultants who will have the list of prospective
brides and grooms. Most of the devanga marriages are arranged marriages. Generally it is the
parents of the groom or bride who search for the prospective partner for their children. The
groom or bride generally gives an opinion as to the qualities, education, occupation etc. they
would like to see in the future partner.
Once the parents shortlist the girl or boy, horoscope matching is done with the help of an
astrologer. Once the matching is agreed by the astrologer, a meeting of the prospective boy
and girl is arranged over a cup of tea or coffee. Boy and girl exchange their views and if
agreed to by both boy and girl a date is fixed for the engagement, which is a small ceremony,
generally held at the girls house, wherein relatives of both boy and girl are present. If there
are space constraints, the ceremony is held in a hotel or marriage hall. Ring is exchanged after
engagement. As among Hindus in general, premarital sex is not permitted.
The marriage date is fixed on the day of engagement. Marriages are generally held at
marriage halls, or choultries as they are popularly called. Marriages are elaborate
ceremonies lasting two to three days. (Due to rising costs, it is nowadays usually restricted to
two days.) On the day prior to the wedding day, the bride arrives at the marriage hall. She
seeks the blessings of the god. Then rituals will start.
The first of the rituals is harisna, wherein the brides hands and feet are massaged with
turmeric mixed with oil by all the married ladies. This is followed by the bangle ceremony,
wherein new bangles specially brought by the banglewoman to the occasion are worn by all
the ladies. This is followed by a nice bath, and other rituals continue whole night.
On the morning of the next day, the groom goes to temple with dhoti and umbrella for a
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ritual called kashiyatra wherein he is intercepted by the parents of the bride and his feet is
washed by the girls parents on a silver plate. After this ritual, the groom moves to the
marriage hall for the all-important sacred thread tying (mangal sutra) which marks the
culmination of bachelorhood and entering into married life. This is followed by lunch to all
the invitees. In the evening a reception is arranged wherein the bride and bridegroom
sit/stand on a podium. All the invitees greet the newlywed couples. This is followed by
dinner.
The couple stays together till they die. Divorces are few or unheard of as of now.
[edit] Prominent Persons
Colonel K. Ramaswamy , Indian Army.
Umashree, Well-known Theater & Film Artist, Former Member of Karnataka Legislative
council.
Kannada Actress Arthy
Kannada Actor Srinivas Murthy
Ashok Sri Kandan Theatre, Elampillai
Danavira : Shree C.V MURUTY
Ln.J.Ramalingam
MA
BSc.President
of
Ramalinga
Sowdeswari
Arakattalai,Pudhusampalli,Mettur dam
Sir Thiyagarayar: Late Mayor of Chennai (T. Nagar area in Chennai, is named after him)
[edit] Sri Chowdeswari Temples
The most famous Godess Chowdeswari temple is situated near Mysore in Chamundi
hills(name derived from Chamundeswari).
Chamundeswari_Temple
Many tempels were created centuries ago as people migrate and settle down in secure places.
The temple management runs through the biggest family then.
Such a centuries old Temple of Sri Chowdeswari is located in Tiruppur in the village
Kanakkampalayam, where many families are still following the family job (Weaving).
Beautiful Sri Ramalinga Chowedeshwari Temple is situated in bangalore (laksandra)[near to
NATIONAL DAIRY BANGALORE].The temple contains the gods like Sri Sri Ramalinga
Chowedeshwari,ganesha,subriyamanya,ramalinga
swamy,devala
dasamaya,guru(pragaspathi).
Sri Ramalinga Sowdambikai Amman temple is also located at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, in
the heart of the city. It is one of the most prominent temples in Coimbatore region. The
temple is known for its one-of-a-kind swords festival where hundreds and thousands of
devotees participate in a long procession.
Sri Ramalinga Chowedeshwari temple is also sutiated in the Hosa Road that is in the the
hosour main road Bangalore .Lots of families who are following weaving in the area like Hosa
Road and Garvebhavipalaya(hosour main road,Bangalore).
History of Devanga
Devanga is a sub-caste in Hinduism. They were one of the weaving castes in India. This page mainly
deals with Devangas of Karnataka.
Origins

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Devangas are of Brahmanical origin. They are Prakrut Brahmins (meaning brahmins by birth). The
majority of them are weavers of silk and cotton clothes.
There were also famous Devang kings like Boja Raja of Ujjain (Uttar Pradesh, India). Many were also
warriors during Vijayanagar times, according to warrior stones found in Hampi, Karnataka. Their
native state was the kingdom of Ujjain where even to this day they form the major community. Their
chief deity is Chowdeshwari(Chamundeshwari).They are Typical Kshatriyas of South and can be
compared with the Rajput and Thakur of North.
As is typical with other castes, Devangas became an endogamous unit of weavers, either due to caste
rules or due to typical social conditions of India.
Myth of origin
Devangas trace the origin of their weaving tradition to a sage called Devala Maharshi. According to
tradition, Devala Maharishi was the first person to weave the cotton cloth and to give it to Lord Shiva,
who up until this time had been using animal skin. When Devala was taking the cloth to the king,
demons came to attack him. Goddess Chowdeshwari (Chamundeshwari,a form of Durga,a warrior
Goddess created by the Gods Brahma, Vishnu and Rudra, to fight the demon Mahishasura), perched
on a lion, fought and vanquished the demons so that Devala Maharishi could give the cloth to the king.
[citation needed].The woven clothes were taken to Lord Shiva. Check Devanga Purana.
Sects
Devanga was originally divided into two groups, the gandoru and namdoru. There were Saivite and
Vaishnavite divisions among Devangas in the old days. Every one of the warrior sub sect have a sword
in their homes. After the decline they settled in all parts of TamilNadu. Devanga Literacy in
TamilNadu is High about 75% of them are doctors, Engineers and also in Leading Government
Positions.
source: Rigveda Devanga (Div am ga) was the first ever Bhramin who (OHM) comes to this world to
give clothes to human beings Thiruvalluvar in his eighth poem says one cannot reach
PARAMAPATHA until one surrendered to this Bhramin(OHM).
Even to this day, the Devangas are either Saivites or Vaishnavites. In any Devanga marriage, bride and
groom should not belong to the same sect (Saivite or Vaishnavite).For finding origin we have to explore
RIG VEDA and history of Gayatri Peeda at Hampi from Vedic age which was started by Lord Shiva to
SPREAD DEVALA Dharma throughout the world asper Sreepathy Panditha. Moreover the Psupatha
of Laguleesa emerges and more Hindu divisions like Kasmira Shaiva were created by so many Saints
based different areas.
Devanga and Lingayat
Lingayats were the most influential group in Vijayanagara empire. The Lingayats of the western
telangana region were the kannada speakers. The Kannada Devanga and Kannada Lingayats were
closely associated. Since telangana Lingayats are very highly disciplined and talented, Devangas had a

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very high respect on them and in fact considered them as a part of their community. At that time the
Devangas of the telanga region are vaishnavites. Devangas regarded the Lingayats as shaivites and
called them Lingayats.
This group of telangana Lingayats served the Vijaya empire in all disciplines and as well as were the
close associates to the King in all ways. Due to this relationship Devangas were able to find a place in
the Kings court. At the time of Islamic invasion, this group of people has to leave the empire. The
trading members of Devanga community, were able to lead the groups of people in the telangana
region towards all of their trading destinations. Many moved towards the south(towards the river
cauvery), due to the request from the royal community. This includes the major communities like
Kannada Devangas and Lingayats.
These kannada devangas as well as Lingayats due to their close association with telugu devangas and
telegu was also predominantly spoken in the region, were using the end slang for respect as andda
instead of Ree (a need of the day for the effective business). This group of kannada devanga where
ever they moved, they moved together. Even today this group of kannada devangas does not conduct
any festival without the consultation of Lingayats from both with in and outside, due to their very high
respect to telengana Lingayats.
These Lingayats of south lives as Lingayats with in the Devanga community and also maintains
separate identity by having links with Lingayats of karnataka. Off all the groups moved in all the
directions in many a place Lingayats and devangas had close association but live as separate groups.
Geographic distribution
People of the same caste have different names in different states; Devangas are found in the states of
Assam, UP, MP, HP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhrapradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
Today many languages are spoken by Devanga people. Accordingly, they call themselves as Kannada
Devanga and Telugu Devanga.There is no Tamil Devanga as such. Some even speak Marathi in parts
of Maharastra. Devangas are found in most of the Indian states.
There is also a large Kannada speaking community of Kannada Devangas in Tamil Nadu are mainly
based in Kullichettipatti,Chinnalapatti, T.Kunnathur, Salem, Theni, Palanichettipatti (pcpatti),Theni,
Bodinayakanur,Kambam, Tirupur, Coimbatore, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore, Komarapalayam,
Pallipalayam,Erode, Dindugal, Aruppukottai, Sulakkarai, Madurai,sankaralingapuram, Chennai and
Virudhunagar. In Kerala, Kannada Devangas are concentrated in a few villages ,prominently in
Kuthampully (Thrissur dist), also in villages ,Karimpuzha, Kallanchira, Vallangi- Nemmara, all in
Palghat dist, in pockets of Chittur (Palghat dist)& Kasaragode towns.In Karnataka they are
predominantly present in Kollegal, Dodda Ballapur, Bangalore,Mangalore,Mysore, Davangere,
Chitradurga, shivamogga, Hubli/Dharwad, Rabkavi, Rampur, Banahatti, Jamkhandi,Bagalkot,Bellary
and Belagaum. As per information passed from their ancestors, it was said that they had migrated
from Mysore zone, when these areas were under the rule of King Chikka Chamaraja Wadayar of
Mysore (around 1660 CE). The migration is said to be due to incompatible sultanate culture and the
bitter experiences the community faced in the Vijayanagara empire (1560 AD). These migrations took
place in batches after batches, which has branched itself; some on the northern side of the Kaveri River,
some on the southern side of the Kaveri and some towards the western coasts, including the present
regions of south-western Karnataka and northern Kerala, looking for culturally safe and protective
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settlement. The high influence of local social structures, local languages, and lack of Kannada literacy
has brought in many variations, including the accent among many groups. Their kula devatha(family
deity) is Goddess Chamundeshwari, which is also the family deity of the Mysore dynasty.
Also, in Karnataka a Malayali weavers caste called Chaliya officially identifies itself as Devanga.
However, culturally they differ completely from Kannada Devangas as the later is patriarchal and
Chaliyas are matrilineal and primarily goddess worshipers.
There are 101 sub sects.Some of the prominent sub sects are Ladhegar, Balithars, Siddhu koluthar,
Yenthelar,
Kappelar,
Iremaneru,
Kal
Kotlar,
Chinnu
Kotlar,
Kanjil
Kudithars,
Segunthalars,Ampukollars, Sevvelars,Anilar etc.The Balithar sub sect people can marry any of the
other 100 sub sects people.
Some of the Devangas (Sects like Ladhegar, Balithar, Kappelar Ship-goers) were traders. Ladhegars
more in number and powerfull subsect with most of them in high power in TamilNadu.They having
first preferences to do pooja in Sri Ramalinga Devi Temples. Some of them were tax-collectors in
Kollegal during Tipu Sultan Days. This association could be the reason that the Chowdeshwari temples
Kalasams have a half moon and a star.
Like in old days men are married at a very late age, like 30. Women attain good education even today,
hence the family have good growth.
Some schools in Tamilnadu were constructed by Devanga community people and even today
associations (Narpani Mandrams) of youngsters are running good schools.
Trivia
Devangas, along with other weaver communities, held good appointments during Vijayanagar King
Krishnadevarayas rule.
North Karnataka Devangas are primarily cotton or Khan weavers, whereas south Karnataka Devangas
primarily manufacture silk sarees, including both pure and art silk. This is due to their association with
Sourashtrams (primarily silk traders) when they were in Mysore. It was also said that Saurashtrians
migrated from Saurashtra, part of Gujarat/Maharashtra, and settled down in the places where
Devangas settled due to their business relationships. Even today we can notice the presence of
Saurashtrians in most of the places where Devangas had settled, especially in Madurai and Salem.
Food habits of Devangas also change from place to place. Some of the Devanga communities are
vegetarians. The tradition of yagnopaveeta among the brahmans was derived from devangas.
Salem and Komaraplayam Devanga Chettiars are known for their non-vegetarian cuisines.
Associations
The international Devanga community has headquartered in Karnataka.Kannada Devanaga yuvaka
sanga has office in lakkasandra bangalore (near to the Sri Ramalinga Chowedeshwari
devestana)Andra Pradesh in North America have formed the Andhra Devanga Sangam Of North
America (ADSONA).
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Tamilnadu Telugu Devangar International Online Society.


Karavai Devanga Samaja has its offices in Bangalore. Its members are from the Devanga community
from the coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala
Devanga marriages
Devanga marriages are like most Hindu marriages in the south with only subtle differences. Devangas
generally have sangas or marriage consultants who will have the list of prospective brides and grooms.
Most of the devanga marriages are arranged marriages. Generally it is the parents of the groom or
bride who search for the prospective partner for their children. The groom or bride generally gives an
opinion as to the qualities, education, occupation etc. they would like to see in the future partner.
Once the parents shortlist the girl or boy, horoscope matching is done with the help of an astrologer.
Once the matching is agreed by the astrologer, a meeting of the prospective boy and girl is arranged
over a cup of tea or coffee. Boy and girl exchange their views and if agreed to by both boy and girl a
date is fixed for the engagement, which is a small ceremony, generally held at the girls house, wherein
relatives of both boy and girl are present. If there are space constraints, the ceremony is held in a hotel
or marriage hall. Ring is exchanged after engagement. As among Hindus in general, premarital sex is
not permitted.
The marriage date is fixed on the day of engagement. Marriages are generally held at marriage halls,
or choultries as they are popularly called. Marriages are elaborate ceremonies lasting two to three
days. (Due to rising costs, it is nowadays usually restricted to two days.) On the day prior to the
wedding day, the bride arrives at the marriage hall. She seeks the blessings of the god. Then rituals will
start.
The first of the rituals is harisna, wherein the brides hands and feet are massaged with turmeric mixed
with oil by all the married ladies. This is followed by the bangle ceremony, wherein new bangles
specially brought by the banglewoman to the occasion are worn by all the ladies. This is followed by a
nice bath, and other rituals continue whole night.
On the morning of the next day, the groom goes to temple with dhoti and umbrella for a ritual called
kashiyatra wherein he is intercepted by the parents of the bride and his feet is washed by the girls
parents on a silver plate. After this ritual, the groom moves to the marriage hall for the all-important
sacred thread tying (mangal sutra) which marks the culmination of bachelorhood and entering into
married life. This is followed by lunch to all the invitees. In the evening a reception is arranged wherein
the bride and bridegroom sit/stand on a podium. All the invitees greet the newlywed couples. This is
followed by dinner.
The couple stays together till they die. Divorces are few or unheard of as of now.
Prominent Persons
Colonel K. Ramaswamy , Indian Army.
Umashree, Well-known Theater & Film Artist, Former Member of Karnataka Legislative council.
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Kannada Actress Arthy


Kannada Actor Srinivas Murthy
Ashok Sri Kandan Theatre, Elampillai
Danavira : Shree C.V MURUTY
Ln.J.Ramalingam MA BSc.President of Ramalinga Sowdeswari Arakattalai,Pudhusampalli,Mettur
dam
Sir Thiyagarayar: Late Mayor of Chennai (T. Nagar area in Chennai, is named after him)
Sri Chowdeswari Temples
The most famous Godess Chowdeswari temple is situated near Mysore in Chamundi hills(name derived
from Chamundeswari).
Chamundeswari_Temple
Many tempels were created centuries ago as people migrate and settle down in secure places. The
temple management runs through the biggest family then.
Such a centuries old Temple of Sri Chowdeswari is located in Tiruppur in the village
Kanakkampalayam, where many families are still following the family job (Weaving).
Beautiful Sri Ramalinga Chowedeshwari Temple is situated in bangalore (laksandra)[near to
NATIONAL DAIRY BANGALORE].The temple contains the gods like Sri Sri Ramalinga
Chowedeshwari,ganesha,subriyamanya,ramalinga swamy,devala dasamaya,guru(pragaspathi).
Sri Ramalinga Sowdambikai Amman temple is also located at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, in the heart of
the city. It is one of the most prominent temples in Coimbatore region. The temple is known for its oneof-a-kind swords festival where hundreds and thousands of devotees participate in a long procession.
Sri Ramalinga Chowedeshwari temple is also sutiated in the Hosa Road that is in the the hosour main
road Bangalore .Lots of families who are following weaving in the area like Hosa Road and
Garvebhavipalaya(hosour main road,Bangalore).

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senthil kumar balasubramaniam on September 29, 2011 at 2:26 PM said:
thanks a lot to the writer for such a great effort.
I wud like to see some more hirtorical data.
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appena chetansharma on September 24, 2011 at 1:17 PM said:
great information thank u
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appena chetansharma on September 24, 2011 at 1:16 PM said:
thanks 4 information
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appena chetansharma on September 24, 2011 at 1:15 PM said:
thank u very much to information of my community
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varamurthy on September 13, 2011 at 2:35 PM said:
hi,
your not mentioned Telugu speaking devanga peoples living in tamilnadu and andhra mainly
Chennai arani kumarapeta madarapakkam padirivedu manellore .anakaputhur kundrathur
pammal in TN satyavedu sullurpet naidupet kalahasti varadhaiah palayam andagundala and so
many areas in both days .our oeoples have surnames and gothras we are having gayathri
(jathyam) after marriages
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Shrinivas on July 19, 2011 at 12:38 PM said:
Great History of Devangas . Actually i didnot know so much things of my Caste . I stay in

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Great History of Devangas . Actually i didnot know so much things of my Caste . I stay in
Mangalore (Karnataka) . Where my mother tongue is Kannada but its mostly different from
Karnataka Kannadigas. Its said Old Kannada (Hale Kannada) what we speak . There are lot of
people of Kannada Devangas in Mangalore but before 40 years everyone migrated from Tamil
Nadu its said . So do i belong to Tamilian or Kannadiga . Please clarify . My Sub- Caste name is (
Kal Kottlar).
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megha devang on July 15, 2011 at 3:30 PM said:
great to know about the information as i am a devangan..
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megha devang on July 15, 2011 at 3:29 PM said:
great to know this information as i am a devangan.
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n.s.kumar .kurma on July 10, 2011 at 1:08 AM said:
congratulations to aurther
we are very great full we are the only one ancient caste i think we are 5% of in Indian population .
but who is the person take responsibility. like a Gandhi.who who who?. and also every
person name end put a deviating. like my name is N.S.Kumar now n.s.kumardevang.
N.S.KumarDevang.
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harish on May 29, 2011 at 9:15 PM said:
i want to know more my name is harish from bangalore give me more details
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baskaran on May 1, 2011 at 9:19 PM said:
hello iam baskaran from calicut kerala, realy happy to view our community details and iam
interested in participate in all our events kindly inform. mobile 9447220218
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Arun Kumar on January 5, 2011 at 4:11 PM said:
I am Arunkumar from Mysore Dist. Karnataka State.
I read your paragraphs, I get some more information about my community.
Please add some more details about POOJA of Chowdeshwari
and add the symbol of devanga (nandi with dhwaja) community. & photographs also.
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Ramu Rasa on October 4, 2010 at 2:18 PM said:
hi, thanks, i am basically a hindu devanga, but as i was born and brought up in armoor, Dist:
nizamabad, andhrapradehs, if u dont mind. i need all devanga gotras with surenames. thanks.
send very soon to my email. thanks/

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kanakeshwar devangan on August 26, 2010 at 2:35 AM said:
hi, thanks, i am basically a hindu devanga, but as i was born and brought up in gujarat,i had vey
less knowledge on ma community.thanks for the information, but no where u had mentioned the
real tradition of putting poonool or in hindi we say janoeepleasedo also provide more
information on that practice which is still a real sign for devangas as they beleive or to say i have
seen it so.
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Karthigeyan on July 11, 2010 at 5:40 PM said:
Historical information is great
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karimpuzha raju on July 1, 2010 at 3:43 PM said:
congratulations to writer.more helpful knowledge to new generations
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K S Senthil kumar on June 5, 2010 at 2:56 PM said:
Excellent!! The author has put full efforts to create the data. Also i want to add some more info. The
kannada devanga peoples ard living more in Pollachi,Negamam,Udumalai taluk the villages are
Kullakkapalayam, Kaliannan pudur, Pothanoor, Vakkampalayam, Uthukkuli,
Udukkampalayam, Malayandipattinam and nearby Villages
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S.Sampath on November 13, 2009 at 8:11 PM said:
Highly informative writeup. Congrats to th writer.
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dkviews on September 5, 2010 at 12:43 AM said:
it would be great if you can type in english. unfortunately i dont read and write kannada
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