Palegars of Somwarpet Choudlu Kalegowda

Palegars of Somwarpet Choudlu Kalegowda. Choudlu family owned most part of Somwarpet town & thousands acres of garden,/plantation. 



Have a look at Dress, Odikatti, peechekatti, Chattri, chamara etc. These were not copy right of any perticular group. It was applicable to all noble men and women attending palace of Haleri kings, including people from Sullia, Puttur.


Proclamation from Veeraraja vodeya grant of Jamma land.


Choudlu Kalegowda with his family


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Amaresh Sir, we have to explaine the Kodava religion about these type of historical informations as they are publishing us as we Gowdas are re-copied their dress code. They must have to understand our original tradition aswelas culcure vice-varsa sofare...
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ಕೊಡಗಿನ ಗೌಡ ಜನಾಂಗದ ಸಾಂಸ್ಕೃತಿಕ ಪರಂಪರೆ ಮತ್ತು ವೈಶಿಷ್ಟ್ಯಗಳು

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  In Dakshina Kannada both the groups of Gowdas i.e 'Tulu' and 'Arebhashe' do not prepare meat or any non vegeterian food during marriage and gruhapravesha etc functions. 'Tulu' Gowdas of Puttur seeme invariably conduct Marriage and Gruha Pravesha etc. as per Vadhika Practice. Presence of Brahaman is a must! ( But, to what extent the Brahmin Poojari conducts the vedic rituals in right procedure is a debatable issue, as they look down Gowdas as not worthy of this practice). The Oora Gowda, as well, takes a Dheeksha and wears Yajnopaveetha (As confirmed by Balnadu Babu Gowda). At the time of Marriage, bridegroom's father offers Rs. 10 1/4 to the girls' parents out of this Rs.6 1/4  is to be sent to Gurumatha i.e Sringeri Matha through Oora gowda for Girls Mutheide thanakke (for seeking longer life for the couple. Oora Gowda thus collects such offering during the Marriages held under his jurisdiction and hands over the same to Maagane-Gowda and through him to Kattemane. Kattemane Gowda takes it over to Guru Matha (Sringeri Matha) once in a year and seeks blessings from Mathadhipathi on behalf of married couple.

  Oora Gowda occupies an important position in an "JEEVANAVARTHANA- PRACTICES Of Tulu Gowdas of Puttur region. In his absence Othu Gowda takes over his responsibility .Gowdas follow Patriarchial succession procedure. Eldest male member in the joint family is head of the family. Oora gowda of the village is nominated by Kattemae head.

  In all functions starting from "Veelya Shastra" up to marriage the oora gowda recites an invocation and declaration in loud voice which states as "Aramanethagledela, Gurumanethagaledala Path Kutumba Padinenmo Baritha Bandhu Bhandhaveradala Kattemanethagledala, Magane Manethagledala, Oora Gowderdala, Ithinchina Binneredla, Bathinanchina Binnerdla kenondu Bangera Baritha aanagla (Name of boy) Nandere baritha ponnagla (name of girl) Thali kattuba panpero".  At this moment the gathered relatives and public will declare their assent saying "Edde Karyo Panpero". This declaration is same as the recital in Sullia and Kodagu region which is in Kannada. Here the referece to Aramane and Gurumane is essentially to royalty of Ikkeri and Sringeri MMathadhipathies respectively.

  Hathu Kutumba Hadinentu Gothraada Gowdas strictly follow "Patriarchial" practice. Gothra and Bali and family name is derived from the father to the children. Female members of the family do not directly participate in any rituals. Even the cooking for performing rituals is prepared by men folk. Inheritance of property is always to the male children. In cas of husbands death the wife takes over the property as custodian of her minor children. Tilll recently they used to live in joint family structure. Many households used to contain forty to fifty family members thus enjoyed the collective security. Eldest son in the family becomes the Kartha (family head). Marriages anibg Sangothra (Bali) is forbidden as they considered as brother and sister or cousins. This is an approved practice as per scientific fraternity and produces healthy pregnency with better resistance to diseases. Generally there is no 'Dowry' systen among gowdas clan on the other hand boys father offers an kanya shulka to girls parents a sum of rupees 16 1/4.

( This chapter is taken from book Pursuit Of Our Roots by Puttur Anantharaja Gowda. Book contains whole history of Gowdas and their culture. To get a copy of this book by post contact: 8073913336. Price Rs.230-00)

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    Many runners don’t do sufficient strength and flexibility exercises to complement their running.There’s a rage to run in the country, but are we doing it right? You can’t possibly just lace up and run. There’s a whole deal of science and training that goes into this skill

India’s annual running calendar lists around 150 marathons and runs these days. Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Pune have a growing runner community that attempt the 5K, 10K , half marathon and full marathon with great gusto. Weekday short runs are supplemented with weekend long distance group runs and rigorous exercising. But with running bringing in much bragging rights, and looking easy, are beginners jumping headlong into something that requires more thought and planning than imagined? Are they injuring themselves unnecessarily in a hurry to win the race?

Many, like Ashwin Bala of Runners For Life, who’s been running over six years now and is part of the organising team for three of Bengaluru’s marathons, believe it’s a problem of “too much, too soon”. “Either they increase their mileage beyond the 10 per cent rule [of not increasing one’s weekly mileage by more than 10 per cent over the previous week], or increase their pace without building an adequate aerobic base,” points out Mr. Bala.

Slow and steady:

Marathoner Ashok Nath, a seven time consecutive Boston Marathon qualifier and three time winner at the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon who coaches and mentors runners through his organisation Catalyst Sports, also believes runners just speed things up unnecessarily at the outset. He observes: “Initially there are some short term results but as the body can’t keep pace with the increasing levels of stress, aches pains injuries start to happen. Statistics reveal that annually 65 per cent of runners face some running related injury.” Our modern lifestyle has led to our bodies carrying stress, tension and, in all probability, excess weight, he says. “The human body is capable of great things but you must adhere to ‘gradual progression’ and not be dictated by what your neighbour, best friend, or the aunty down the street is capable of doing.” Another huge mistake beginners make is that they don’t get enough exercise. Sports physiotherapist and a marathoner and triathlete for the last five years, Dr. Gladson Johnson, who runs Attitude Prime, believes “exercise is medicine”. He says, “Many runners don’t do sufficient strength and flexibility exercises to complement their running. Hence injuries become a natural consequence of poor training.” He suggests that beginners should have a balanced proportion of running and strength and flexibility exercises first. “They must run a minimum of two days per week with three days of strength and flexibility exercises and two days of rest. Stick to one category for at least a year — do only 10km runs for a year and then take it forward.”

To coach or not?

The other huge debate is whether you need a coach to teach you how to run or you can figure things out with the help of a support group and peer sharing. Mr. Nath is very clear that while running may seem simple, it is actually a “skill sport”. “Successful distance running is all about energy management, and if you have the right running technique then you consume (or waste) less energy and are able to maintain your running form longer. The longer you are able to maintain form, the faster and further you are able to run,” he argues.

Courtesy: Bhumika.K

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ತುಳು ತಿಂಗಳುಗಳು

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1.ಪಗ್ಗು (ಎಪ್ರಿಲ್- ಮೇ)

2.ಬೇಷ (ಮೇ- ಜೂನ್)

3. ಕಾರ್ತೆಲ್ (ಜೂನ್-ಜುಲೈ)

4.ಆಟಿ (ಜುಲೈ- ಆಗಸ್ಟ್‌)

5.ಸೋಣ (ಆಗಸ್ಟ್- ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್)

6. ನಿರ್ನಾಲ್ (ಸೆಪ್ಟೆಂಬರ್ - ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್)

7.ಬೊಂತೆಲ್ (ಅಕ್ಟೋಬರ್- ನವೆಂಬರ್)

8.ಜಾರ್ದೆ (ನವೆಂಬರ್- ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್)

9.ಪೆರಾರ್ದೆ(ಡಿಸೆಂಬರ್- ಜನವರಿ)

10.ಪೊನ್ನಿ (ಜನವರಿ- ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ)

11.ಮಾಯಿ ( ಫೆಬ್ರವರಿ- ಮಾರ್ಚ್)

12. ಸುಗ್ಗಿ (ಮಾರ್ಚ್‌- ಎಪ್ರಿಲ್)

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