Friday, December 15, 2017

Gothrams & Kulams

MAHENDRA, MEDARA, MEDARI, MEDAR, MEDA

South Indian Regions : - Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Odissa.

 

There are NINE[9] Gothrams[Clans], divided as Twelve[12] Kulams [Family Names] per Gothram equals to One Hundred and Eight [108] Kulams [Family Names] as below,

 
Gothram [Clans]:-

  1. Avisa {Sesbania grandiflord)
  2. Kasi (Benares)
  3. Kovila (koel or cuckoo)
  4. Moduga {Butea frondosd)
  5. Rela {Ficus)
  6. Seshai (snake)
  7. Shiva
  8. Vinayaka (Ganesa)
  9. Vishnu Bala

 Kulams [Exogamous septs]:-

 1.      Arali Katti

37.  Kola(e)

73.  Puli (tiger)

2.      Baru Palli

38.  Koloti

74.  Putta (ant-hill)

3.      Bollam

39.  Kombulu

75.  Putta Pooreti (a bird)

4.      Bomiddi [Bombadai] (fish)

40.  Kona

76.  RajaKiri

5.      BonaYel

41.  Konda

77.  Saiba

6.      Chanda (TSanda)

42.  Kottakunda (new pot)

78.  Sambe

7.      Chiluveru

43.  Kulal Oodhi Taamea

79.  Sanchayam

8.      Deekonda

44.  Kuppaalam

80.  Santhindi

9.      EdaMala

45.  Madi Vinti Taamea

81.  Seella

10.  EduMolathaadu

46.  Methugu

82.  Senagapapu (Bengal gram)

11.  Ekkam

47.  MolaMelisi

83.  Serivella

12.  Ema Kange

48.  MooduMolathadu

84.  Sherla

13.  Erra Kange

49.  Mutheelu

85.  Shiratti

14.  Erra Kosi

50.  Nagala Kalla

86.  Siddavatam

15.  Gangulu

51.  Naginidu(eni) (snake)

87.  Singana

16.  Ganjam

52.  Nalla Kange

88.  Sirigiri (a hill)

17.  Halpetti

53.  Nalla Kosi

89.  Sowdaya

18.  Hebbali

54.  Nandi Kattu (bull's mouth)

90.  Surepalli

19.  Hojanul

55.  Nannuri

91.  Taamea

20.  Honagekar

56.  Nettilu

92.  Taangaram

21.  Indori

57.  Nila (blue)

93.  TaduMuru

22.  Javadi (civet-cat)

58.  Nuvvulu (gingelly)

94.  Thagenilu (drinking water)

23.  Jogiri

59.  Nomula

95.  Thambattam

24.  Jorege

60.  Ootukota

96.  Thambi Naina

25.  Karangi (Kaarangulo)

61.  Pandelu

97.  Thammineni

26.  Kadoli

62.  Pantha Kotta

98.  ThevaReni

27.  Kakarla

63.  Parvatham (mountain)

99.  Thiruveedhi

28.  KalLuri (stone village)

64.  Pasavatti

100.Thoori

29.  Kana Bargi

65.  Pathla Kosi

101.VadaMala

30.  Kandi Kattu

66.  Patluri

102.Vasam

31.  Kandilu

67.  Pettala

103.VeGiri

32.  Kanigiri(am)

68.  Pilli (cat)

104.Voore

33.  KaraMala

69.  Polae Palli

105.VelSoor

34.  Karambala

70.  Pooragala

106.Vemula

35.  Kelgiri

71.  Possina

107.Vidyamari

36.  Kogilgiri

72.  Pothula (Male Buffalo)

108.Yadgiri

Note:-

  • At the Census, 1901, Gauriga was returned as a subcaste by some Medaras. The better classes are taking to call themselves Balijas, and affix the title Chetti to their names.
  • The Godagula workers in split bamboo sometimes call themselves Odde (Oriya) Medara.

 [*may still need citation for the accuracy of names]

 

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