About the Okka
Codanda ainmane is Located in Kadanga Murur. Aiyanna from the okka who was born in 1700 AD, the last son of Uthu Nayaka married twice and had six sons – hence there were six bhagas in the okka. His elder brother Appayya who never married is also considered as a Karanava. They were the thakka of the Pemmathmani temple, about 100 years ago – not now. They were also the ur thakka in the past. A note framed on the wall in their ainmane says that the Karanava named the okka after Rama’s bow, hence Kodanda/Codanda. There is another story where it says that it was the Kodagu Raja who gave them the name Codanda.