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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History of Ezhava

Itty Achudan was eahava the best known Ezhava chego vaidyan of medieval period who directly took part in the compilation of Hortus Malabaricusa seventeenth century Latin book on medicinal plants. There is a hypothesis that Ezhavas are descendants of Buddhists from Sri Lanka, or emissaries from the Magadhan empire who refused to convert to Hinduism.

hisstory In tTravancore, Ezhavas are Aurveda doctors. Was he not being protective about our religion? The circus holds a special attraction among community members in north Kerala exhava many of the famous acrobats of India come from this community Theories of origin Historians believe that Ezhavas of Kerala are soldiers of Villavar tribe who founded Chera Kingdom.

It is believed that in ancient India we had a very sophisticated naval knowledge. They were primarily farmers, as indicated by the Tharisa Pally Charter. This ritualistic dance is performed beneath a decorated pandal with a nilavilakku at its centre.

The Hindus, Christians, Muslims of Kerala looks very much alike hsitory their appearance. Palpu, a devotee of Sree Narayana, was one of the founder. The Ezhavas are classified as an Other Backward Class by the Government of India under its system of positive discrimination.

This argues that the Jains needed protection when they arrived in the area and recruited sympathetic local people to provide it. Different Types of History. These principles formed the criteria for his support of conversions and re-conversions.

That phase of Buddhism in kerala was coined as ” Tantric buddhism “. Ezhqva came from the mouth of my Brahmin ezjava after we had a bitter fight. What ever the theories are, there aren’t much sure proof and evidence, so we must consider all theories of Srilanka, south east Asia or Europe as just theories, because in the long history of human kind there have been migrations and merging of cultures.


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Kalari Panickers from an Ezhava tharavaad based at Kulathoor were trainers of famous Ettuveetil Pillamars, and their descendants have looked after the Chamundi Devi Kalari devatha temple at Thozhuvancode, Thiruvananthapuram. Sections of this page. Histoey the traditional “Villadichaampattu” Theyyam or kaliyattam or theyyatom In northern Kerala, Theyyam is a popular ritual dance. Kuzhuppully and Pokkanchery families in Thrissur and Calicut respectively are traditional families of Ayurvedacharyans.

Marriage from same illam were considered to be taboo. The outcome not looking to be promising, the Ezhava leadership threatened that they would convert en masse, rather than stay as helots of Hindu society.

A theory has been proposed for the origins of the caste system in the Kerala region based on the actions of the Aryan Jains introducing such distinctions prior to the 8th-century AD. Ina petition with more than 13, signature was submitted to the government asking for the recognition of the right of the Ezhavas to enter the government service; the upper caste Hindus of the state prevailed upon the Maharajah not to concede the request. Vadakkan Pattukal describes ihstory of chekors who formed militia of local cheftians and kings.

So where does ‘ ezhavas ‘ come in, asked my mother a staunch believer in all aesthetic aspects.

Etymology and Early References Historians argue that the word Ilavar is derived from Villavar which means archers who were a warrior caste among the Dravidians who ruled most of India. Indian Council of Agricultural Research.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The economic condition of the Ezhavas worsened and social taboos reduced them to a state uistory abject poverty. Was it a Nair pada? A thali kettu kalyanam or ezava mock marriage ceremony was prevalent among some rich Ezhavas or Pramanis. That is why Shudras wants to be known as Kshatriyas: Well it is a bit interesting Arrack was another liquor produced from the palms, as was jaggery an unrefined sugar.


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A sizeable part of the Ezhava community, especially in central Travancore and in hixtory High Ranges, embraced Christianity during the British rule, due to caste-based discrimination. It is also performed by Christians and some other Hindu communities. They are also found amongst the Malayalee diaspora around the world.

It was believed that they were migrated from Srilanka and Budhist orgin.

Itti Achuden’s texts were written in the Kolezhuthu script that Ezhava castes used, for they were prevented from learning the more Sanskritized Aryazuthu script which was the preserve of the upper-castes.

I belog to the famous Travancore Thiyya family. Some others argue that ezhava god Arattan is Lord Buddha himself. Many Ezhavas were also prompted to join Sikhism after remarks by Ambedkar. Even otherwise Manusmriti loudly proclaims that hlstory Sudras’ occupation is to render services at the foot of histry Brahmin and the other two varnas.

Sixty Three Nayanar Saints. The most widely accepted theory is that the customs and beliefs of Ezhavas and Thiyas are very primitive and their origin go back to the dim past to those ancient pre-Tamil Sangam days. Your story is exactly true Travancore Kings were very very good people and they were real Sree Padmanabha Dasas. 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.