Monday, 8 July 2013

Vanniyars Spread In All World

vanniyars spread in all world

 Vanniyar outside India         Vanniyar also migrated to South Africa, 
Malaysia, Singapore, Seychelles, Mauritius and Fiji as part of the Tamil 
diaspora.  Variant Vanniyar titles such as Govendar, Naicker and Pada

Demographic spread     The Vanniyar caste live in an area where three South Indian 
states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Karnataka intersects. In these latter two Indian states 
they are in size-able  mass primarily due to migration of other sects from outside & 
vice versa. In Tamil Nadu, the Vanniar live predominantly in the north, east, central and
parts of north western. These areas cover more than 13 districts and traditionaly called as 
the Vanniar Belt. It comprises the following districts in Tamilnadu: Chennai, Kancheepuram, 
Villupuram, Cuddalore, Nagapattinam, northern Thanjavur, Ariyalur, Perambalur, 
northern Trichy, Tiruvallur, Vellore, Tiruvannamalai, Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, 
parts of Namakkal and northern Erode.

        Vanniyars constitute 33-35% of the population of Tamil Nadu and 65-75% 

of the population in Pondicherry, 15-20% of Andhara, 7-10% of Karnataka as per 
the 1931 Caste based Census. In terms of population they are the largest caste 
among the most backward classes listed in Tamil Nadu and Pondichery. They are 
one of the very earliest caste to be socially well organized and today they are 
the most politically mobilized and well-informed caste from Tamilnadu. yatchi are 
used amongst their descendant

vanniyar subcaste in india

Tamil Nadu:- Vanniakula Kshatriya ( including Vanniyar, Vanniya, Vannia Gounder, 
Gownder,Gounder or Kander, Padayachi, Palli and Agnikula Kshatriya,Naicker, 
Nayakar, Reddiar, Rayar, Mazhavarayar, Kalingarayar.

Pondicherry:- Agnikula Kshatriya, Pallekapu, Palloreddi,Vannekapu Vannereddi, 

Reddiar,Tigala (Tigla), Vanniyakula Khatriya including Vanniar or Vanniyar Gounder, 
Kondar or Vannia Gounder and Vannikandar (other than Vella Gounder belonging to 
Vanniyakula Kshatriya Caste).

Andhra pradesh:- Agnikulakshatriya Palli Vadabalija Bestha Jalari Gangavar 

Gangaputra Goondla Vanyakulakshtriya Vannekapu Vannereddi Reddiar 
Pallikapu Pallireddi Nayyala Pattapu Vanniar Vannikula-Kshatriya.

Karnataka:- Tigala,Thigala, thelagaru , dharmarajukappu,VahnikulaKshatriya, 

Vanniya, Vanniyar, Reddi,Gowdaru ,halli Gowdaru, Gounder, Gownder,
Kander,Shanbhukula Kshatriya, AgnikulaKshatriya, Dharmaraja Kapu,

Kerala:- Vaniar, Vanniar, Reddiar, Vaniya Nair, vaniya pillai

Orissa:- Palli, Pallia, Agnikula Kshatriya

            The name Vanniyar is derived from the Tamil word Vanni which 
means fire or Agni in Sanskrit. It also means Valour or Strength. They 
were originally known as Pallis in South India to called as Padaiyachis. 
The word Palli means "village". Padaiyachi means "commandant of the
 group or army" 

             At Sirkazhi Vaideeswaran Temple, Inscriptions about Vanniyar
Puranam are observed. It denotes that at ancient times there were two
Asuras known as Vatapi and Mahi, who worshipped Brahma and obtained
immunity from death and subsequently they garrisoned the Earth.At the
request of Gods and Lords, Jambuva Mahamuni or Sambu/Jambu Maharishi
performed a Yagam, or sacrifice by his yogic powers. Soon armed horsemen
sprung from the flames,named VanniRaya; they undertook twelve 
expeditions and destroyed the Asuras and freed the Earth. Their leader 
then assumed the government of the country under the name Rudra 
Vanniya Maharaja or Veera Vanniyan, who had five sons,the Ancestors of 
Vanniyar Caste.This Tradition alludes to the destruction of the city of 
Vatapi by Narasimhavarman, the King of Pallis or Pallavas


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