COORGS OF COORG
TIGER: Emblem of Coorgs
Coorgs Royal Peechekati
LAND OF AhMA KODAVAS
Coorg is a small state situated in the Western Ghats of southern Bharata. It has an area of 1,595 square miles and a population of over 550,000. Coorg State is four times larger than Hong Kong and six times larger than Singapore. The 2,300-year-old civilization of Coorgs (or Kodavas as it is known locally) probably evolved from a synthesis of tribal rulers who lived around the Third-Century B C in the region of greater northwestern Bharatian peninsula or from the Central Asian origin warriors of Abkhazians and Ossetians in the Georgian region. These warriors joined the Alexander of Macedonian army around 330 BC. Alexander's army disintegrated after his defeat in the northwestern Bharata. The warriors of Abkhazians and Ossetians may have moved to the southwestern mountainous region of ancient Bharata along with the Scythians soldiers where they may have formed a Kodava kingdom in the land of A
Brahmins are considered as inferior to Coorgs of Coorg. In the region of Coorg, the River Cauvery and its nearby mountains were created many million years ago by volcanic activities. Unfortunately, the local Brahman pundits fill the people of Coorg with mythical tales about the origins of the River Cauvery Geyser. They profit from the organized yearly 'Cauvery Sankaramana' festival where many local people superstitiously attend. The Cauvery River Sankaramana is one big myth, and it is foolish to celebrate such a festival. Coorgs/Kodavas, who live in North America, if they prefer, they could celebrate their Cauvery Sankaramana at Yellow Stone National Park, at any one of the many wonderful Geyser. I wish future generation Coorgs masters the ancient language Samskritam, and some Indus scriptures, which has many hidden ancient science, mathematics, astronomy, and ancient world histories. Coorgs speaks Ama Kodava's dialect 'Kodava Takk', which has any value in this modern world. It is wise to learn Samskritam to earn the true meanings of Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and some other important ancient Indus scriptures including 93,000 verses MahaBharatam - World War and 24,000 verses Ramayanam. Note: strictly speaking Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu, English, French, Spanish, German …. many others aren't languages. Only the Samskritam of 2,000 BC, Magadhi Prakrit, Gupta, Tamale, Telugu, Chinese, modified from Brāhmī Scripts the Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Russian were ancient languages. Ancient Samskritam Brāhmī Scripts were the mothers of all modern languages; Indo-European language families were born.
The Bharatiya subcontinental Hindus follow the tradition of Vedic Shanatana Dharma's New Year's Day as the 'First Day of Chaitra', Cheti Chand, Gudi Padwa, Thapna, and Yugadi festivals. The rest celebrate various New Year's Days across 'BharataVarsha' in the different months, not a unique Indus Vedic system. The Himalayan Uttarakanda Rishis/Seers celebrate the First of Chaitra as their New Year's Day, which is embodied in the Kalki Purana . The 'First day of Chaitra' also aligns with heavenly Aries, an ancient Hindu's Vedic astronomy. The world famous International New Year's Day of January First has no astronomical significance! Tamale/Tamil New Year's Day of April 13 or 14 is astronomically inaccurate. Kalki Purana: only for Bharata, every year Sun will be on the equator on March Twenty First and the Indus New Year month Chaitra begins on March Twenty Second, 'First Day of Chaitra' the New Year's Day of Bharata and this Indus New Year's Day also celebrated in some Central Asian countries including Iran and Turkey. Coorgs/Kodavas also celebrate New Year's Day Yugadi festival on March Twenty Second, 'First Day of Chaitra'. * Note: Indus Deepawalli is a 'Festival of Agnis,' not the New Year's Day of Bharata!
Coorgs Traditional Dress, worn during the special ceremonies
The Coorgs have never been conquered
Before the worldwide MahaBharata War ancient Bharatians have migrated to the Central Asia and beyond
Prior to Ramayanam, ancient human migration from Bharata to the Central Asian regions can be traced by their dialects and DNA
Wedding Guests with their Traditional Dress
Coorgs Style: Dawn of a two day Wedding Ceremony
In their desire to keep their freedom, the Coorgs even beat off invasion from Hyder Ali and his son, Tipu Sultan, the Islamic warlords who conquered almost all of southern Bharata in the eighteen -century. Even these all but invincible warrior-sultans found it impossible to campaign among Coorgs' tactically valuable mountain routes to the coast. The Kannadiga rajas of Coorg and the local Coorgs headmen deliberately kept the hill country devoid of roads, allowing only the narrowest of jungle trails between settlements, thus making the uplands impregnable against anyone unfamiliar with the territory. However, this security eventually resulted in the late eighteen -century and early nineteenth -century rajas becoming corrupt, petty despots, who finally alienated their freedom-loving people. Finally, Tipu Sultan captured Kannadiga Rajas along with their 20,000 Soldier. This was a clear victory for Coorgs, and Coorg soldiers over thrown the Tipu Sultan's rule out of Coorg, and restored the local rajas to the power. During the reign of Chikaveera Rajendra in the early 1830's, Coorg suddenly relinquished its long-coveted Independence-giving it up voluntarily to the British for English education when the rest of the southern Bharata fell to the British. The unconquered Coorgs; the conditions that brought this were complex but resulted in one of the most unusual episodes of southern Bharatian nineteenth -century history.
Coorgs "Thanksgiving Day" Festival, Usually Takes Place, First Week of December. Also Known as Puthri among Coorgs
"Thanksgiving Day" Festival Singers
Three day, "Thanksgiving Day" Festival Dance Team Members
Close up action of the Puthri festival dances
Coorgs harvest (Puttari) dance Vs Yemeni harvest dance - best evidence ever
1: Coorgs Puttri Dance Vs
2: Yemeni Harvest Dance
Note: During the Harappan civilization Yemen was known as Yamuna and the ancient Bharatians populated the Yamuna peninsula as well as the region of Mesopotamia about 9,000 years ago. About two million ancient southern Bharatians have been living in the port city of Aden, Yemen, since 1,500 BC. Some believe the ancient Bharatian tribal traditional cultural exchanges were common amongst various tribes between the two continents. The Yemeni tribes who live along the border of Yemen and Saudi Arabia probably adopted the ancient Kodava cultural civilization from the region of Coorg during the Queen of Sheba's spice trade era because they also celebrate male childbirth with a 'gun salute' and their traditional attire is similar to that of the Kodavas with a royal Peechekati (dagger). The Yemenis call it Jambia. The rest of the Yemenis also adopted the ancient Bharatian Kodava culture including some ceremonial clothing designs, which is also intact even today.
Marriage: The Yemeni tribal bridegroom walks with his friends to the bride's house in order to bring her to the groom's home. The vast majority of Yemeni tribes do not use any priest to perform their wedding ceremony. Instead their elders perform their marriage ceremony, and this is the exact marriage custom of the Kodavas on the other side of the continent. This shows the Yemenis also adopted marriage tradition of Kodavas and they continue to practice such traditions even after they adopted the Islam in 639 AD. See the ancient link for Yemeni traditional attire photos.
The British declared Coorg to be a protected state of the empire and asked the Coorgs to choose a governor from among their own people. The council of ministers elected Coorgs Boppana, the minister who had openly defied both Basava and the Kannadiga rajas and, when this was cried around the kingdom, none of the Coorgs headmen and nobles raised any objection. From 1834 onwards, Coorgs Boppana and, after him, his descendants administered Coorg. In return for their co-operation, the British allowed the state to retain a nominal independence and English education.
The rule of the Kannadiga Rajas was thus never directly applied to the Coorgs and even today the place has a separate state movement. Coorgs cultural flavor is distinct from the rest of the Bharata; even the British were unable to conquer the Coorgs militarily. In Indian history, the Coorg kingdom, and its people Coorgs becomes the unconquered people of Bharata,
Coorg is one of the most unspoiled regions of Southern Western Bharata. Hiking trails run from lowland jungle up through Coffee and Tea plantations shaded by indigenous jungle trees and finally through wild forest onto high ridges of natural grassland. The Nagarahole wildlife sanctuary in the southern tip Coorg is one of the best places for seeing wild Elephants, Tigers and Leopards. For trekking, many of the wildlife sanctuaries have huts and will supply guides. Visitors will have the breath taking view of the Coorg's landscape and surrounding hills, from the top of the Brahmagiri Mountain, which is about 5100 feet high.
Field Marshal Cariappa K.M
The First Commander-in-Chief of Independence of India
This web page is dedicated to Commander-In-Chief: Field Marshal Cariappa K.M
And the first Indian United Nation Army General in Cyprus - 1970's: Thimmaiah K.S of Coorg
General K. M. Cariappa, Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army, had dignity, poise and determination. The first Indian to hold the Commander-in-Chief position in free India, his immense contribution to Indian defense has made him immortal in our defense history. Born on January 28, 1900 in Coorg, Kodandera Madappa Cariappa joined the Central High School at Mercara and distinguished himself with his inborn leadership qualities.
Mr. K.M Cariappa later joined the Presidency College in Madras for his higher studies, grew up equally attached to books and plays under the guidance of renowned academicians. He was an active sportsman and played with vigor and brilliance, games like hockey and tennis. General Cariappa served in Iraq, Syria and Iran from 1941-1942 and then in Burma in 1943-1944 AD.
While in Iraq, he served under Major General Slim, who later became General William Slim and commanded the famous Fourteenth Army and was a Field Marshal as Chief of the Imperial General Staff in the UK. General Cariappa later became full General and assumed the appointment of Chief of Army Staff and Commander-in-Chief, Indian Army.
General K.M Cariappa's association with the Indian Army is spread over an unbroken period of more than 29 years, during which he had wide experience of staff work and command. He took active part in the reorganization of armed forces in many foreign countries. General Cariappa was a much-traveled man. He visited parts of China, Japan, the United States, Great Britain and Canada and most of the European countries.
General K.M Cariappa had great concern for the nation. He saw himself as an Indian first and only then as an officer of high rank, which is one of the reasons why Cariappa is still held in high esteem by his fellow Coorgs and the rest of the country. If there is one man whom Coorgs identify with them with reverence is Field Marshal General K.M Cariappa.
Apart from being a military man, Field Marshal Cariappa had insight about the status of the country. He is quoted as saying "In modern warfare, a large army is not sufficient, it needs industrial potential behind it. If the army is the first line of defense, the industry is the second". General Cariappa said that the soldiers know the facility of wars to solve the internal problems. We ought to be ashamed that today they had more peace in war than peace in peace". A "soldier is above the politics and should not believe in caste or creed" was another firm belief of a great soldier. His career in the Army during which he had the rare distinction of being "first" in many spheres is a continuous tale of upward progress. He was the first Indian cadet to be commissioned from British Daly College, Indore, and the first Indian Officer to enter the British Staff College of Quetta.
He lived and remained, as he said, "an Indian and to the last breath would remain an Indian. The legendary Hero of this great country who professed duty, discipline and loyalty to the nation is now history.
Source: Cadogan Book Plc, London House, Copy Right @ Frank Kusy, British Library
Sincere thanks to Mr. Frank Kusy and John Issac
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