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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).

About A batti is a large basket which was found in Kodava households. Uses It was used to carry or store things. A batti is also a unit of measure. Eighty seers is called a… read more »

One of the Baloo paats sung during the Bédha Changrandhi celebrations. this is called as “boomi thayek patta kattuva paat”  Author of this article Kaibulira Devaiah Source Extracted from the ballad ” Bhoomithayee kh Patta… read more »

Beedha Changrandi We, the Kodava tribe, being hardcore farmers, treat the Earth as our mother. 3 days in a year our tribe would not hurt the Earth by digging, ploughing or any other way. About… read more »

About The beejo kall is a kitchen implement that was commonly found in the past in every Kodava household. It consists of two flat, circular stones placed in parallel. The lower one was immovable while… read more »

Many Kodava teachers are awarded with the best teacher awards at both State and National Level. The very first year the award was instituted, a kodava was honoured with this award  National 1958 Bacharanianda Iyamma… read more »

One of the Baloo paats sung during the Bisu Changrandhi celebrations Author  Kaibulira Devaiah Source Extracted from Uyya Paat and Puthari Paat ancient ballads. Baloo Paat Bisu Changrandhi (Admyar Ondh) Meenyar Poakl Admyar Edhpl Neththi… read more »

About Bolcha  is lamp  made of several sizes and shapes  Variants Mann Bolcha Lamp Made of Mud / Clay Kall Bolcha Lamp Made of  stone Kachi Bolcha Lamp  Made of Bronze or alloys Took Bolcha… read more »

About Bolcha Paarr is made of wood to house the lamp and usually fixed on to the wall Variants Small Medium corner  Uses It was used to place a lamp which is small in nature…. read more »

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