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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).

The effort that is seen on the portal now, is because of the people who have been a part of the team since 2012. The team is in no mood to give up and is… read more »

Intermarriage When the members of the Palanganda okka in Kirndad  were killed by the Raja, only one pregnant woman who was not in the ainmane survived. Chenanda Madayya kuthik nindiya (makka paraje) and their children revived the Palanganda okka. Palanganda people join during festivals… read more »

About the okka Paleyanda-Palangala Paleyanḍa Subbayya, one of their ancestors, had only one daughter. A Karavattira man married her (maṇṇk nindiya) taking the Paleyanḍa okka name, and they too had only one daughter. She was… read more »

Pandanda Okka –Arapat- The remains of the ur guppe (stones, well etc.) where the okka lived, before their ancestor Biddayya built the ainmane here, can still be seen. The other okkas who lived in the… read more »

Paradanḍa Chengappa, was the pattedara of Paradanda family till 2019  He joined the army in 1941 and worked as a clerk in the Signal Corps in Jabalpur. He served during the 2nd World War in… read more »

About the Okka Paradanda Okka is based out of Naladi, Kakkabe which is about 35 Kms from Madikeri. Ages ago, when Igguthappa, his two brothers and sister reached bank of Ambala River they were all… read more »

Paradanda.N.Kalappa ( Pradhan)  Second Generation RD cadet from paradanda familty. Family Father : Paradanda.K. Nanaiah Mother : Paradanda (Annadiyanda). N. Latha Spouse : Paradanda. ( Ponjanda ) K. Jinia Education Qualification: BA in Defence &… read more »

About the Okka The land belonged to a Brahmin family. Tippu’s soldiers destroyed the temple on the land and killed all the members of the brahmin’s family. Intermarriage Only one girl escaped the attack, and… read more »

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