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Channe Mane

  Avery popular indoor-game, this folk game is very much similier to ‘Mankala’ game played in South Africa, Indonesia, Philiphines and in Asia. In Integral Park of the Tuluva culture and tradition, researchers have concluded that the game was a ...

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Kuttidonne

This popular outdoor game is has poor boys mostly Kutti-Donne includes a thick stick-Donne and a smaller stick kutti, which is half the size of Donne. After a venue is decided of first strike is decided by the toss of ...

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Shivalli Brahmins Community

The family houses of Shivalli Brahmins had a direct bearing on these 32 villages. Family names of shivalli Brahmins itself is a fantastic story. The shivalli Brahmins community which lived in a compact geographical area measuring 100 k.m. width and ...

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Mogaveera Community

The Mogaveeras (also spelt, ‘Mogavira’) represent the native fishing community of the Karavali Karnataka. In the Udupi area they are also known as Marakalas.To the south of Ullal they are known as Bovis. In the southern Karavali from Brahmavara southward ...

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The Billava Community: Significant evolutionary trends

The study of historical evolution of Tulu communities is an  enchanting line of work as the strings we encounter in the due course implicitly reflect the evolutionary footprints preserved during the long journey since our early ancestors set their foots ...

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Tulu calendar begins with Pagu month

Even though now in routine most us follow the Western or Gregorian calendar that consist of twelve months commencing with January and ending with December, Tulu people traditionally had have a specific calendar which consist of twelve months in the ...

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Moolasthanas in Dakshina Kannada & Udupi districts

 Locations of Moolasthanas in Dakshina Kannada & Udupi districts The Moolasthanas are the original settlements of Tulu tribes before they split into various castes based on their occupations. It can be estimated based on crude markers that the Tulu migrant ...

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Characterization of Spirits of Tulunadu

Tulunadu has a tradition of Spirit worship possibly dating back to 700-800 BC coinciding with the immigration of the Early Tulu tribes who introduced the initial cults of Bermer (also pronounced as ‘Birmer’ or ‘Bermeru’) and Panjurli. The subsequent history has seen introduction ...

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Bhootaradhane

‘Bhootaradhane ’ – an Overview Bhootaradhane (Divine Spirit Worship) is a time-honoured ritualistic tradition of Brihad Tulunadu spread from Gokarn to Kasaragod (but now limited to Dakshina Kannada and Udupi Districts of Karnataka). Northern parts of Kerala, which includes Kasaragod ...

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Jarandaya Daiva

  kailasa parvatodu eeshwara dever gambheera Dhyanod uppuver… aa portudu dushta rakshaser deverna tapassag bhanga korper… apaga eeshwaradever ugra rooponu getondutarettha jade tirth nelakk haakuver…aa visha galiged veerabhadre udbhava aape… veera bhadrana bhayanaka rooponu toodu samastha raakshasa gana jeevonu kait patondu balipuver. avu ...

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