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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

2nd PARINIRVANA DAY OF UPASAKA.V.KRISHNAN NAIR ON 6TH NOVEMBER 2011

2nd PARINIRVANA DAY OF UPASAKA.V.KRISHNAN NAIR ON 6TH NOVEMBER 2011

2nd PARINIRVANA DAY OF UPASAKA RAMAN PILLAI VELAYUDHAN PILLAI KRISHNAN NAIR on 06-november 2011. UPASAKA V.KRISHNAN NAIR an ex-INDIAN ARMY PERSONNEL and the saviour of many human lives in  and after the army service. is the father to south Indian poet thencheran , the GEN.SECRETARY TO ALL INDIA NAGAVAMSHA KSHATRIYA SABHA..Religious observations and charity donations will be made on this occasion.THE CONSCIOUSNESS OFUPASAKA KRISHNAN NAIR RESTS WITH IN THE PURE LAND OF AMITABHA BUDDHA



    "MAY ALL LIVING BEINGS BORN,GONE AND TO BE BORN BE FREE FROM SUFFERING"

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

welcome

welcome to all naga vamsha kshatriyas :NAIR /THEVAR/GOUNDER/VELLALAR/GOWDA/RAI/HEGDE/REDDY/NAIDU/NAIKER/NEVAR/NAGA JATT/RAJAPUTRA
KULAM : NAGA VAMSHA KSHATRIYA (NAGA & CHANDRA VAMSAM)


The sir names of Maravars are


All the maravar has a common tittle called Thevar.


Maravan
Valangai maran
Vilangu Thevan
Vetchi
Karanthai
Thevan
Puli maran
Gora maran
Madurai Thevan
Thumbai
Komban
Vallai Thevan
Neela maran
Pattamkatti
Thalumban
Purayar
Kottravaien Sayon
Alakiya Pandiyan
Maran
Veyyon

The sir name of Maravars are

All the maravar has a common tittle called Thevar.

Maravan
Valangai maran
Vilangu Thevan
Vetchi
Karanthai
Thevan
Puli maran
Gora maran
Madurai Thevan
Thumbai
Komban
Vallai Thevan
Neela maran
Pattamkatti
Thalumban
Purayar
Kottravaien Sayon
Alakiya Pandiyan
Maran
Veyyon





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Saturday, October 1, 2011


NAIR SUBCASTES

Nair subcastes


Nair (Also known as Nayar or Malayala Kshatriya), is the name of a Hindu forward caste from the Southern Indian state of Kerala. The Nair community as of 19th century was divided in to close to 200 subcastes.
Until a few decades ago, the Nairs were divided into several sub-castes and inter-dining and inter-marriages were practically non-existent amongst them. The 1891 Census of India, undertaken by the British listed a total of 138 Nair subcastes in the Malabar region, 44 in the Travancore region and a total of 55 of them in the Cochin region.[1]


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Hierarchy

The caste hierarchy within the 20 major divisions among the Nairs is as following [1](From the highest ranked subcaste to the lowest ranked one):



Paliath Govindan Achan (Paliath Achan from 1779-1825)

Population

Race Social Grouping Caste Travancore Pop(1901) Cochin Pop (1891) Malabar Pop (1891)
Nair All Nair All Nair 537,430 102,768 396,492
Malayala Kshatriya Total Malayala Kshatriya 478,940 82,994 318,789
Samanta Kshatriya 1,575 803 1,500
Samanthan Nair 436 274 1,225
Kiryathil Nair 25,164 23,017 115,125
Illathu Nair 326,208 23,279 42,429
Swaroopathil Nair 104,639 28 0
Purathu Charna Nair 0 9,096 109,396
Akathu Charna Nair 0 0 32,446
Padamangalam Nair 6,175 0 0
Tamil Padam Nair 258 0 0
Pallichan 2,277 18,568 16,668
Nair (Unspecified) 12,208 7,929 NA
Nair Inferior Total Nair Inferior 38,117 13,008 44,669
Itasseri Nair 22,944 0 0
Chakkala 15,168 3 0
Vattakkatan 5 8,452 30,980
Asthikkuracchi 0 4,553 13,689
Unknown / Other Total Others 20,373 6,797 33,034
From the census data, it is clear that the vast majority of Nairs belonged to the higher-ranking subdivisions (Kiriyam, Illam, Svarupam,Purattu Charna & Akattu Charna). Those that did not belonged to these divisions, most were included in the subdivisions like Chakkala (Travancore) or the Pallicchan, Vattakkatan, and Asthikkuracchi (Cochin and Malabar). These few subdivisions accounted for around 90% of all Nairs in each of the three provinces. Most of the other subdivisions enumerated in the census reports had very small populations. Many had less than a hundred members, several had less than ten, and not a few had but one solitary representative! The British census takers reported that some of the subdivision names "are only names of families (taravads), and not of separate sub-castes. Some were of doubtful origin like Karattakkanon-Arkkacharna and Sekkari Varma Rajavamsam. Many of these subdivisions were only single taravads and therefore had minuscule populations. Some were probably only sections of a taravad.


Royal Subdivisions

According to Fuller, most unbiased observers have concluded that the Samanta Kshatriya and SamanthanSamanta Kshatriyas were divided into two principal subdivisions: Thampans (or Tampurans) and Thirumulpads. Included among the former are the Cochin royal family and the Cranganore chiefly family. In Travancore, the division was different. Thampurans were divided into three categories of which only the highest ranking grouping made up of ten chiefly families and known as Koil Tampurans were regarded as Samanta Kshatriyas. The second division, known as Rajas, comprised nine chiefly families (including the Travancore royal family) who were Samanthans, like the third grouping of ordinary Thampurans. In Malabar, there were seven major SamanthanEradi, Nedungadi, Vellodi, Unniathiri, Adiyodi, Thirumulpad, and Nambiyar. Eradi is the subdivision to which the Zamorin of Calicut belongs. The Raja of Valluvanad was a member of Vallodi. The Raja of Chirakkal was an Unniathiri.[2] subdivisions should be treated merely as supereminent Nair subdivisions. The subdivisions:
The Raja of Travancore, however used to perform an extraordinary ceremony known as Hiranyagarbha. The essential feature of this ceremony was the casting of a hollow golden vessel through which the Raja passed. On emerging from the vessel, the Raja's caste status rose from Samanthan Nair to Samanta Kshatriya. Unfortunately for the royal family, the Samanta Kshatriya status so acquired was not hereditary, and thus the ceremony had to be performed for each new Raja.

The Samanta Kshatriya and Samanthan Nair subdivision were minute. For example, In Travancore in 1931, the Samanta Kshatriya population was 3,673 (0.07% of the total population), and the Samanthan NairSamanta Kshatriya population was recorded as less than 0.1% of the total population; for 1921, the Samanthan Nair population was given as 4,663 (0.15%).[3]
population was 97. In Cochin in 1931, the populations were, respectively, 2,128 (0.18%) and 571 (0.05%). In Malabar in 1931, the
The Raja of Vadakara (Polanad), popularly known as Polarthiri was of Nambiar (Nair Nobility) origin. They were also known as Vadakara Vaazhunnor and consisted of 30 sub divisions known as Koottams, such as Chelkkattan Kurup (Thacholi Koottam), Vennappalur Koottam, Moodaadi Koottam.etc



Changes in subdivision

According to Pocock, the significance of the Samanta Kshatriya and Samanthan Nair subdivisions lay not in their numbers, but in the model they provided for other Nairs involved in the status game. A Nair taravad, especially if it were wealthy or powerful, could attempt to transform itself into a new, different subdivision. The methods used vary. Most common were the severance of all connections with any demeaning occupation, the Sanskritization of various customs and the taking of a new name. But most crucial of all was alteration of the taravad's marital connections, by finding men of higher status to perform the tali-tying ceremony for the girls in the taravad, and by beginning to accept only men of higher status as sambandham[4] partners for the women.
A number of comparatively low-status groups were absorbed into the Nair community. Among other features, the taking of the prestigious title "Nair" may itself serve this end (Dumont 1964:98). According to the British reports, the process is perhaps most apparent in the cases of the Chakkala Nair, Veluthedathu Nair and Vilakkithala Nair. These two subdivisions well illustrate the ambiguity attached to upward mobility. Even as early as the beginning of the 20th century, these castes were commonly referred to as "Veluthedathu Nair" and "Vilakkithala Nair"-at least in Central Travancore, and in official publications. Although the Jatinirnayam included them as Nairs, in the early census reports they were often enumerated as separate, non-Nair castes. It is still the case, despite their names, that many Nairs belonging to higher-ranking subdivisions do not acknowledge the Veluthedathu and Vilakkithala Nairs as "real" Nairs, and they never intermarry with them.[1]

It is noted that hypergamy, in that it can lead to a shortage of marriageable women for men on the lowest rungs in the caste, promotes the absorption of lower-status groups into the larger caste through marriage, and thus further expands the populous caste.



Formation of subdivisions

The formation of Nair subdivisions is explained by K Raman Unni in Polyandry in Malabar (Sociological Bulletin). Nair taravads were usually linked by hereditary duties to Nambudiri families dominating various villages. The taravads gained a "reflected" prestige dependent on the status of the Nambudiri family. A group of taravads with the same prestige, usually those linked to one family (Namboothiri or high caste Nair) in one village, would tend to become endogamous, which means, in this context, that they would, for the most part, exchange marriage partners only with each other. Over time, particularly if the group of taravads took a distinctive name, it would effectively become a subdivision. Nayar taravads serving Nayar chiefs, rather than Nambudiris, also formed similar groups, whose status depended on that of their respective Nair chiefs. Clearly, subdivisions formed in this manner were highly localized, although they could expand by contracting alliances with other taravads of equal status. In such a case, the creation of a larger subdivision would simultaneously mean the extinction of two or more smaller ones.[5]


Historical evidence

It may be noted that the earlier Keralamahatmayam, an Upa Purana of the Bhoogola Hindu Purana, does not make mention of any subcastes among the Nairs but only states them to be the military caste of Kerala. But the 17th century Keralolpathi[6] which is a work purported to be written with the ulterior motive of promoting Brahminical supremacy mentions different subdivisions of Nair caste. While Kiriyathil Nayars were considered prominent in Malabar and Cochin, Illathu Nairs were prominent in the hierarchy in the Travancore.[7] In fact, Kiriyathil Nayars are confined mainly to the northern and central part of Kerala.
Considering the unnecessary rancour created by the different subdivisions among the Nairs, social reform movements such as Nair Service Society (NSS) campaigned strongly against such divisiveness. Eventually, stratification among the different Nair subcastes has become non-existent in the present day, with individuals and families usually identifying themselves simply as "Nairs".



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The Malayala Kshatriyas are divided in to more than 200 subdivisions. But In general, they can be categorized in to four main divisions – Nair Superior, Nair Proper, nair auxillary and Nair Inferior.
Nair Superior:
Nair Superior clans composed the Royal or ruling dynasties of Kerala. Out of the 161 Royal houses of Kerala, 157 were Nair, 3 were Nambudiri and One was Muslim. 
Broadly, the ruling clans can be divided in to two – koil thampurans and samantan nairs.
Koil thampurans are very few in number, and major clans among them include the royal families of cochin and beypore. Current population is somewhere around 5,000.
Koil thampuran clans:
(1)    Perumpadappu Swaroopam (Royal Family of Cochin)
(2)    Koil Thampurans of Travancore (a total of 10 clans – Kilimanoor, Keerthipuram, Pallam, Paliyakkara, Nirazhi, Anantapuram, Chemprol, Cherukol, Karamma & Vatakkematham)
(3)    Puranatt Swaroopam (Royal Family of Kottayam)
(4)   Royal Family of Beypore
(5)    Royal Family of Kondungalloor
(6)    Royal Family of Vettatnad (Extinct)
Samantan nairs are slightly more numerous. Royal families of Travancore, chirakkal, Calicut.etc are samantan nairs. Currently they number more than 50,000 individuals, divided in to more than 150 clans.
Major samantannair clans:
(1)    Nediyiruppu Swaroopam (Royal Family of Calicut or Zamorins)
(2)    Venad Swaroopam (Royal Family of Travancore)
(3)    Kola Swaroopam (Royal Family of Kolathunad / Chirakkal)
(4)   Thirumukhom (Most notably Pillais of Ettuveedu and Naluveedu)
(5)    Thampi (Clans in Aramana,Puthumana, Kallada, Mupidakka, Chavara, Pulimoodu, Vadasseri, Thiruvattar & Nagarcoil)
(6)    Valiyathan (Clans in Vattaparambil,Thottathil, Medayil.etc)
(7)    Unnithan (Clans in Edasseri,Kunnath, Manthiyath, Marangatt, Munjanatt, Pullelil, Manappallil.etc)
(8)    Kartha / Karthavu (Royal Family of Meenachil, Clans in Ranni, Karimattath, Cheraneloor, Mannamparambath, Alangad.etc)
(9)    Kaimal (Raja of Anjikaimalnadu, Clans in Vaikattillam,  Niranampetti, Thachudaya.etc)
(10)  Samantan Menon (Royal Family of Palghat)
(11)  Samantan Nambiar (Royal Family of Kadathanad, Clans in Randuthara, Randillom, Mavila, Koodali, Kalliat.etc)
(12)  Kavalappara Swaroopam
(13)  Pulavayi Swaroopam
(14) Arangottu Swaroopam (Royal Family of Valluvanad)
(15)  Nedunganad Swaroopam
(16)  Nayanar (Clans in Edathil,Erambala, Varikara & Vengayil
(17)  Adiyodi (Clans in Tekkadi & Vadakkadi)
(18)  Kurangott Swaroopam
(19)  Kuthiravattath Swaroopam
Nair Proper:
Nair PROPER is the aristocratic and soldier class of Kerala. There are four subdivisions among them. Altogether the nair proper number somewhere around 4,000,000 to 5,000,000 people, concentrated in Kerala and neighbouring states.
The four nair subdivisions are:
1.    Kiryathil Nair
2.    Illathu Nair
3.    Swaroopathil Nair
4.   Charna Nair
kiryathil nairs are the highest ranking class among the nair proper. A few of them were rajas, but most of them were landlords (jenmis) or aristocrats. However a large number of them also served in the armies. Many of the folk heroes mentioned in vadakkan pattukal werekiryathil (like thacholi othenan &kadathanadan ambadi). Till the 18th century, kiryathils formed the majority of all nairs, but after the genocide they suffered when tipu sultan invaded Malabar, their numbers declined steeply. Currently they comprise only about 1/6th to 1/5th of the nair population. They compose of a large number of subdivisions. Kiryathils are mostly found in extreme north kerala (north Malabar region – especially kannur, kasargod and wynad districts) as well as in palghat district.
Illathu nairs are the highest ranking nairs in the travancore region. There were a few royal families among them until the 18th century (Meenachil, ettuveettil.etc), but all of them lost power after marthandavarma’s conquests. Most of them were landlords and aristocrats, but a considerable number served as soldiers (Iravikutty pillai, velu thampi, padmanabhapillai, kesava pillai.etc) or as ministers. Illakkar are pure vegetarian and this distinguishes them from other divisions. The population of illathu nairs has been rising since the last 2 centuries, at the expense of other divisions, through intermarriage and lower death rates. Right now they constitute around 50% of all nairs. Major concentrations are found in south Travancore (Trivandrum, quilon and cape comorin districts). Illakkar used the surname “pillai” until the mid 20th century, but currently they use the surname “nair” (Except those in quilon district).
Swaroopathil and charna nairs were the major military castes of kerala. They had no other occupation other than that in the army. Charna nairs are found only in north kerala, while swaroopathil are found only in the south kerala region. They constitute more than 1/4th of the total nair population. All menons (other than menon-panicker) are charnanairs.
Nair Auxillary:
Nair auxillary consists of a very large number of Brahmin, vaishya and kshatriya castes which were assimilated in to the malayala kshatriya community. They include:
1.    Maarar
2.    Itasseri Nair
3.    Payyampati
4.   Daivampati
5.    Asthikkurachi Maarar & Chitikan Nair
6.    Vaniya Nair – Including Chetty Nair, Mutta, Taraka & Ravari
7.   Pallichan Nair
8.    Padamangalam Nair
9.    Tamilpadam Nair
Nair Inferior:
Nair inferior refers to a large grouping of servile castes which work for the nairs. Nair proper don’t engage in intermarriage with these castes. Major subdivisions are:
1.    Chempukotti Nair
2.    Otattu Nair
3.    Puliyath & Matavan Nair
4.   Kalamkotti & Anthoor Nair
5.    Chakkala & Vattakkadan Nair
6.    Chaliyan Nair
7.   Maniyani Nair
8.    Veluthedathu Nair
9.    Vilakkithala Nair
 

Friday, September 30, 2011


NAIR FAMOUS PERSONS

NAIR PERSONS

FOUNDER OF NSS :BHARATHA KESARI MANNATHU PADMANABHAN NAIR
KINGS : ZAMORINS OF CALICUT , KOLATHIRI KINGS ,ARAKKAL KINGS,MEENACHAL KINGS,ERANAD KINGS,KADATHANAD KINGS,THIRD CHERA KINGS

PLOTICIANS : Devan Nair (singapore president .ex)

A.K.G _ first leader of opposition .loksabha

V.K.KRISHNA MENON -foreign minister-ex

S.KRISHNA KUMAR- central minister-ex

DR.SASI THAROOR- MP /UN Under secretery-ex

DR.MGR- TAMILNADU CM -ex

PATTAM THANU PILLAI- THIRUKOCHI CM

PANAPALLI GOVINDA MENON:CM TIRUKOCHI

ACHUTHA MENON- KERALA CM -ex

PK.VASUDEVAN NAIR- KERALA CM ex

EK.NAYANAR- KERALA CM ex

K.KARUNAKARAN- KERALA CM ex

PRAKASH KARAT - CPM LEADER

SARASWATHI NAIR - WIFE OF THUSHAR GANDHI S/O MAHATMA GANDHI

FILM STARS : MGR , NAMBIYAR,MOHANLAL,SURESH GOPI,DILEEP,JAYAN,SUKUMARAN,MADHU,SOMAN ,INDRAJITH,PRIDHVI RAJ,NAREIN,JAGADEESH,SURAJ VENJARAMOODU,BALAN K NAIR ,THIKKURUSI,TRAVANCORE SISTERS-PADMINI-RAGINI-LALITHA,SUKUMARI,
AMBIKA,RADHAA,REVATHI,BHAVANA,NAVYA NAIR,KR.VIJAYA,SUJATHA,SOBHANA,VINEETH,JAYA BHARATHI,NITYA MENON,JOTHIRMAYI,SEEMA,URVASI,KALPANA,KARTHIKA,KARTHIKANAIR,SWETA MENON,SHEETHAL MENON,
SRI SANTH -CRICKETER

SINGERS : JAYA CHANDRAN, KS .CHITRA,SUJATHA,SWETHA,SORNNA LATHA,MG.SREEKUMAR,UNNI MENON.MADHU BALAKRISHNAN,G.VENUGOPAL,RADHIKA TILAK ,BINI KRISHNA (RA RA...)JOTSNA

OTHER PERSONS : please visit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nairs http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki.Nairs_dynasty http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malayala_Kshatriya


NAIR SIR NAMES

NAIR SIR NAMES

achhan,adiyodi /nedungadi/eradi /samoothiri /nambiyar /nayanar/kuruppu /unnithan/padakkuruppu/chaaver/madampi/mooppilnair/padathalavan/panicker/valiyathan/pillai/thampi/karanavar/vasuki/kaimal/kartha/menon/mannadiyar/kidavu/elayedam/ilayedam/marar/thirumulppadu/vazhunnor/sorupam/malayala kshatriya/samantha kshatriya

Monday, September 26, 2011


WHY SHOULD I COME TO A CASTE PLATFORM LIKE THIS ?

Hai i amThencheran alias Ashok Chan Sajeeth alias Lhachen Wanguk
i was against Caste feelings and belonging.To fight against caste ism i joined Buddhism.But it was evident from my Experience  ,in India the caste ism remains a cemented fact.No body can eliminate it...at least till it exists in Govt.records/be legal.The torture i underwent from govt.offices, while i was trying to record my religious Conversion into Buddhism that the Govt said that i can not change my caste.I wanted to change my community from Nair Hindu to Buddhist...the govt officials said that i can become a Nair Buddhist from Nair Hindu community..but i can't become a Buddhist.I should be either Nair Hindu or Nair Buddhist according to the govt.system.The caste remains the same till my death.
Secondly i am working in a Christian Organization as a Plus two Teacher(junior college) and there i have been dangerously and seriously undergoing Caste as well as Communal discrimination which is Evident that i am not yet availed my Grade Promotion which was about to be availed in 2009 , for no reasons.This is a serious violation of rules/ksr/ker/general laws/rights/human rights.Normally there take a couple of weeks to sanction grade promotion.In my case until this moment it has not happened...
Then there is rooted the Caste in everybody's mind/speech and govt records.As a prey to Caste Discrimination I turned back to look what is my caste and made a retrospection.Now i am proud to be a Naga kshatriya(Nair)and i believe that it is my duty to work for the uplift  of the Clan in which i belong...
"MAY ALL LIVING BEINGS BE FREE FROM SUFFERING"

Saturday, September 24, 2011


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