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In the History of Kodava during British rule, Coorgs entered politics, government service, education, and law. Under British protection, Kodagu became a State with nominal independence. The British recognised the exceptional martial abilities of the Kodavas and used them in their army.

 In the History of Kodava, many Kodavas fought in the two World Wars. They earned a reputation as able commanders and brave fighters, both under the British rule as well as post-independent India in all wings of defence. Eventually, famous sons of Kodagu became prominent members of the armed forces of India. General K.S. Thimayya DSO and Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa OBE are among the notables along with many other top officers. Dewan Bahadur Ketolira Chengappa was the last Chief Commissioner of Coorg in 1947. In 1950 Coorg was recognised as one of 27 different states of the Indian Union but in 1956 the state of Coorg was merged into Mysore (now Karnataka).

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Physical Geography of Kodagu Forests The forests of Kodagu are divided naturally into deciduous and evergreen. The deciduous belt lies within 10 to 12 miles of the eastern boundary while finest evergreen trees are met… read more »

Polchi paat is the song,  sung  on the Maadha day and is unique type of kodava paats  Author of this article Kaibulira Devaiah Source Extracted from the folk  lore ballad Polchipaat Polchipaat is sung on… read more »

Author  Darshan Devaiah Kaiblira Porpani (Poraépani) Kodavas, after Koi-pani (Rice harvest work) used to pile up fresh rice hay on their roof . This process was called ‘Por-pani’ (Poraépani). The roof of the house is… read more »

Besides the regular postal service with Offices at Mercara and Virajpet, there is a local post called Anche, originally established by the Rajahs and still principally used for official communication between the district functionaries and… read more »

Pullera G Chengappa  a prominent sportsperson from Kedakal in Suntikoppa, kodagu was the first Kodava national champion in Badminton  of India and represented India for six years. Life Born 1949 Died  19 : 1: 2014… read more »

Rao Bahadur Mukkatira  Aiyappa was one of the famous Kodava administrators during the British Era. He received the title “Rao Bahadur” as a personal distinction from the Viceroy and Governor General of India during the… read more »

Ages ago, a prince named Chadravarma was worshiping Goddess Parvathy on Brahmagiri hills. Parvathy promised him telling that she would appear in the form of a river for the benefit of humanity. During the churning… read more »

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