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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The thought was still on my mind when my sisters father- in-law visited us yesterday. SNDP yogum is a powerful organization in India and it has a very powerful leader.

Vintage Level Vintage Store. Hinduism was not prevalent, though nature and idol worship existed.

History of Ezhava

Membership had reached 50, by and 60, bybut Nossiter notes that, “From the Vaikom satyagraha onwards the SNDP had stirred the ordinary Ezhava without materially improving his position. Makachuttu art is popular among Ezhavas in Thiruvananthapuram and Chirayinkizhu taluks and in KilimanoorPazhayakunnummal and Thattathumala regions.

Each Tharavadu has a unique name.

This was happening when so many Nambuthiri girls where remaining as spinsters. They are also found amongst the Malayalee diaspora around the world.

One-third of the net produce from these lands was retained by the subtenants and the remainder was the property of the Nair tenant. The word Ilavar is derived from Villavar which means archers who were a warrior caste among the Dravidians rzhava ruled most of India.



Cholayil hsitory is one of the most famous and respected Ezhava Ayurvedic families in Kerala. Nairs helped the Nambuthris to maintain their superior status. Ezhavas served in the armed forces of all important kings of the region, such as Zamorins of Calicut, and the Kings of Travancore and Cochin.

Another version of the story says that the Sri Lankan King sent eight martial families to Kerala at the request of a Chera king to quell a civil war that had erupted in Kerala against him. This particular dance form is also known as Kaliyattam.

Some Ezhava youth were attracted to the concepts of the Sikhism and as a result, joined the religion. Since they are doctors, their position in the palace is in side. The use of the word ‘chekava’ or ‘chekon’ or ‘chovon’ indicates another theory about the origin related to south East Asia.

The Pandarams who perform priestly duties in Ezhava temples are considered to be successors of Buddhist monks. They were later outcasted by the Namboothiris in 5 th century B. Secondly, if the Ezhavas did not convert to Hinduism and were thus labelled untouchables, how is it that Ezhavas finally came to embrace Hinduism? Dont say such stupid things.

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The Vadakkan Pattukal ballads describe Chekavars as forming the militia of local chieftains and kings but the title was also given to experts of Kalari Payattu. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: They have campaigned for the right to record themselves as Thiyya rather than as Ezhava when applying for official posts and other jobs allocated under India’s system of positive discrimination.


Do you believe that army of Travancore was full of Nairs? Ezhavas are the descendents of the early Dravidian settlers of Kerala. The circus holds a special attraction among histiry members in north Kerala and many of the famous acrobats of India come from this community Theories of origin.

Posted by Paddy at It was at that time that ‘ brahmins ‘ decided to spread their heritage into kerala.

Arrack was another liquor produced from the palms, as was jaggery an unrefined sugar. Other than the Namboothiri Brahmins who arrived from the north in the 5 th century B. The techniques are repeated several times. There are Hindus who worhip cows and those who eat beef! Ezhvaa nritham is also called “Mayilpeeli Thookkam” as the costume includes a characteristic garment made of mayilppeeli peacock feathers.

History of Ezhava – Sree Narayana Gurudevan

It was also the title bestowed upon experts of Kalari Payattu. The Hisotry are classified as an Other Backward Class by the Government of India under its system of positive discrimination. Arjuna nritham is also called “Mayilpeeli Thookkam” as the costume includes a characteristic garment made of mayilppeeli peacock feathers.

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