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Ainmanes

Ainmanes are the ancestral homes of the native communities in Kodagu. Each Ainmane belongs to a particular Okka that is identified. These traditional houses of Koḍagu have a unique architectural style. They date from about 150 to 450 years ago, and have evolved over a period of earlier times. 

Location Chembebeḷiyur.   Features Othe pore, with a stone-paved yard in front. The front of the verandah is enclosed by netting, and its lower half is covered by curtains. Direction towards East, it is about… read more »

Subedar Ballachanda Chengappa Mudayya (Muthu) served the Indian Army from 1934 to 1949 (15years) in the Corps of Signal regiment and is a World War II veteran Author of the page Ballachanda Sohan Somanna  About… read more »

Location Thavaiageri (T.Shettigeri, which stands for Thavaiageri Shettigeri). Features Small othe pore with only a hall, verandah, kitchen and a room to store paddy. (They plan to build a new ainmane in front of it… read more »

Location Kuklur Features Thathanda ainmane, has about 8 rooms with a small stone paved yard in front and a kall boti in the Kala. Wooden panels with lotus carvings on all three walls and a… read more »

Location Aivathoklu Features The 13 roomed Thelappanda Ainmane at  is has got a narrow veranda with two pillars and a simple aimara. The walls in the Veranda are embedded with two half columns at both… read more »

Thethi Thethi is the narrow walk- way and is about one and half feet width. About They are found all around the outside walls of a house on its raised foundation, usually in the ainmanes…. read more »

Thombe Kann Small holes made in the walls of the house, aligned on facing walls in both east – west and north – south directions to allow free movement of air and allow cross ventilation…. read more »

Location Kavadi Features Othe pore with two roofs, angular supports to the roof in front, and a gate at the top of the steps to the verandah from the yard in front. The broad  verandah  has aimaras on… read more »

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