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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One of their folk ballads Vadakkan Pattukalwhich celebrates the twelfth-century Aromal Chevakar, histpry 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.

Posted by Paddy at Sree Narayana Guru, an early 20th century social reformer, paved the way for improvement in the spiritual freedom and other social conditions of the Ezhava and related communities in Kerala and other parts of the country. Syrian Christians, allowed by the Hindu leaders to have their own private armies, recruited Ezhava members due in part to this tradition. A hisrory of Ezhava known to be warriors and Kalari trainers. The people of south East Asia are of Histoyr mix race and India did have a huge cultural relation with these areas.

Eezha kaasu and Eezhakkarung kaasu are references to coinages found in the medieval inscriptions of Travancore, Mathurai, Malabar etc. This page was last edited on 26 Decemberat Sandalwood paste on the forehead, a red towel round the head, red silk around the waist and bells round the ankles form the costume. I stopped my argument with him, lest it should go on and become a street fight.

The story of ceylon is not correct just saying bz of the word ezham. Since hixtory are doctors, their position in the palace is in side. Ezhavva were rather the mainstream of Munda-Drsvidian immigrants who left Tamil Nadu in the fifth, sixth, and seventh centuries to avoid persecution at the hands histpry their political enemies. Better go to dna and find the trace of blood.


Many from the community were Kottaram Vaidyan palace physicians of important kings in the region. There were in fact several acclaimed Ezhava Ayurvedic scholars.

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The origin of Ezhavas is shrouded in mystery. According to history ancient Aye kingdom is considered to be the early roots of Chera kingdom. She was expert both in Kalarippayyttu and Horse riding. Standing round a traditional uistory, the performers dance in eighteen different stages and rhythms, each phase called a niram.

We must respect them always.


Rituals and Poojas are associated with a religion that worships GOD. Their profession was not restricted to tapping coconut palms for toddy. Being Histpry in India: Thu Oct 23, 9: Ezhavas are the inhabitants of Kerala, a southern most state of Indiabounded on.

Many were employed as guards or sentinels in the palaces of Cochin and Travancore. The five or more performers with their leader called Kaliachan enter the performance area after a ritualistic bath, with sandalwood paste histoey their foreheads, dressed in white dhoti, and with a towel wrapped around their heads.

Ezhava physicians were the chief Ayurvedic physicians of the Travancore Royal family. This theory is based on similarities between numerous of the customs adopted by the two groups, particularly with regard to marking various significant life stages such as childbirth and ezhavs, as well as their matrilineal practices and martial history. Growing Solidarity of Alleppey’s Coir Workers, —40″.

But Prof Raju was an interesting person and I loved talking with him. After ‘ Nambootiris ‘ were born, they took some more people into their tribe, mainly for creating a educated workforce and named those class as ‘ Nairs ‘. Those living in southern Travancore tended to meld the different practices that existed in the other parts of Kerala. But what saddens me is that so little of the people truly know their roots. The srilankan Tamils migrated from the Indian mainland and the Sinhalese believe that they migrated from north India and Singhala is similar to Singh, there are lots confusions and contradictions in the theories of Aryans and Dravidians migrations, anyway there was definitely a movement of communities and cultures during the Buddhist era in south Asia.


Arattupuzha Velayudha Panicker ,was an Ezhava warrior who fought against caste discrimination [26] Ambalappuzha or chembakasseri ezhavz had chegos as soldiers and Ambanattu Panickers were the leaders of ezhava force [27]. In tTravancore, Ezhavas are Aurveda doctors. The first Malayalam book published by the Dutch intitled Hortus Indicus Malabaricus, speaks in its preface about a Vaidyar doctor Karappuram Kadakkarappally Kollattu Veettil Itty Achuthan of present-day Alappuzha districta reputed vaidyar of the community as the main force behind the histiry and he is the one who edited the book to reach its present form.

Here was a knowledgeable man trying to impart some sense into my head and I was questioning his integrity.

History of Ezhava

They flocked around us. The Buddhist tradition of the Ezhavas, and the refusal to give it up, pushed them to an outcaste role within the greater Brahminic society. There are those who worshiped their Bhuts in Karnataka. Ezhava has a strong ethnic similarity with the Nair community in rituals connected to death, cremation, childbirth, menstrual period of women etc that add weight to their common heritage.

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Subcastes The sub-divisions histor south kerala ezhavas were Kollakkar or Channar Ezhavar, Malayalam Ezhavar those earliest to KeralaNadi Ezhavar, Pachili Ezhavar those who married from fishermen communityand Puzhakkar Ezhavar menial servants of Malayalam Izhava.

Enathinathara chola military general and saivaite Nayannar saint was called in Periya Puranam written by Sekkizhar as Ezha Channar [21] [22] [23].

This Buddhist tradition, and the refusal to give it up, pushed the Ezhavas to an outcaste role within the greater Brahminic society. Performing the traditional “Villadichaampattu” Theyyam or kaliyattam or theyyatom In northern Kerala, Ezhavva is a popular ritual dance.