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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).

Founded in the year 1968 Cauvery Education Society, Gonikoppal. Past Presidents Ajjikuttira.N. Somaiah             1968-1969 Chekkera.B. Muthanna           1969-1982 Ajjamada.K. Nachappa           1982-1983 Mukkatira.M. Chengappa   … read more »

The great day of the conclusion of funeral rites, arrives, the whole village community is again invited to a feast in honor of the departed and for the quiet of his soul, and thus the… read more »

One of the kodava album Chandooka was produced by Shakthi Melodies and the album was released during the early 80’s  Chandooka – Album  Producers Shakthi Melodies Singers Nanamanda Venu Mollera Jimmy Bhavani Bheemaiah Venu  Appadanda… read more »

Chekkera Somaiah Kariappa a Sepoy from Coorg Regement was a  world war II veteran “more details awaited” Medals awarded 1) Burma star(Burma campaign) 2) George VI war medal (King of United Kingdom) 3) 1939 –… read more »

Dewan Chepudira Ponnappa was one of the four Dewans in the court of the last raja of Kodagu, Chikka Veerarajendra. The other three were Dewan Apparanda Bopanna, Dewan Laxminarayana and Dewan Basavanna. Dewan Ponnappa was… read more »

Codava Makkada Coota  Codava Makkada Coota an Orgainisation for the kodavas was born for the preservation and growth of the Kodava traditions, culture, language, arts, dance and other practises among the Kodava children. The Coota(organisation)… read more »

  CONNECTING KODAVAS In an attempt to trace the deeprooted tradition,culture,rituals and customs of the exotic Kodavas, a few individuals teamed up as  “Connecting Kodavas®️” and ventured a comprehensive study about the Kodava land and it’s socio… read more »

Dalavayi Kannanda Doddayya Author Mookonda Nitin Kushalappa Abstract Dalavayi Kannanda Doddayya was a Kodava martyred war hero and general (dalavayi) of Kodagu. Many have heard of how Onake Obbavva and Madakari Nayaka fought Haider Ali… read more »

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