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Kodavas rekindle cultural glory, spirit at ‘Koyime’
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Kodavas rekindle cultural glory, spirit at ‘Koyime’

March 7, 2021

Gonikoppal: A two-day Kodava Cultural and Learning Festival, Koyime, began yesterday at Appachakavi Vidyalaya premises in Chikkamunduru village of Ponnampet taluk. The event is being organised by Connecting Kodavas Trust. The festival has been organised to bring together talents of Kodava community who have achieved a name in culture, tradition and art forms, literature and…

Kodavas and Arebhashe Gowdas are like kith and kin: Rangayana Director
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Kodavas and Arebhashe Gowdas are like kith and kin: Rangayana Director

January 16, 2021

Mysore/Mysuru: The two major ethnic groups of Kodagu, Kodavas and Arebhashe Gowdas, are like kith and kin and have contributed immensely for Kodagu land, opined Rangayana Director Addanda C. Cariappa. He was speaking on the occasion of staging of Arebhashe play ‘Sahebru Bandavre!!!’, organised by Karnataka Arebhashe Samskruthi-Sahitya Academy in association with Rangayana Mysuru at…

Reviving spiritual leaderships
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Reviving spiritual leaderships

January 11, 2021

United Kodava Organisation to hold Mand Namme at Ammathi tomorrow By Mookonda Kushalappa The Kodavas were originally worshippers of ancestors and of nature. A Kodava joint family was called an Okka. The members of such a family owned and tilled their farmland in common. A group of these families formed a hamlet called a Keri….

‘Kodavas are living like aliens in their own homeland’
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‘Kodavas are living like aliens in their own homeland’

February 27, 2020

Rangayana Director Addanda Cariappa makes a fervent plea to save Kodava language, culture New Delhi: Kendra Sahitya Academy Member and Rangayana Mysuru Director Addanda C. Cariappa has urged the Union Government to give Kodavas geo-political autonomy over their ‘Codava Land’, by including Kodava language under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution and granting them the…

Centre extends gun licence exemption to Kodavas till 2029
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Centre extends gun licence exemption to Kodavas till 2029

November 2, 2019

New Delhi: The Centre has decided to continue the British-era rule of exempting Kodavas and Jamma land holders in Kodagu district from obtaining licence for firearms such as pistols, revolvers and double-barrelled shotguns. The exemption has been given for 10 years, till 2029. Kodavas worship weapons and guns are part and parcel of every festival…

Kodava Heritage Centre ABANDONED
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Kodava Heritage Centre ABANDONED

March 26, 2018

By Prasad Sampigekatte, Madikeri, Kodagu Kodava “Ain Mane” (ancestral home), where all members belonging to a particular family lived, is a mere tradition now as elders have gone, families have split and migrated in search of greener pastures. “Ain Mane” has an important role in the socio-cultural traditions of Kodavas. Each “Ain Mane” belongs to an…

After Lingayats, Kodavas demand religious minority status
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After Lingayats, Kodavas demand religious minority status

March 22, 2018

Bengaluru: Post the Karnataka government’s decision to accord an independent religion tag to the Lingayats, Kodavas have demanded that they should also be declared as a religious minority.   Two representatives from the Kodava community, M.M. Bansy and Vijay Muthappa have yesterday sent a memorandum to the State asking for a separate religion tag. The…

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