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Devadiga (also Moily, Sherigar,Seriyan,Gujaran) are Tulu speaking Hindu community of temple musicians and Temple attendants who mainly hail from the region of Tulu Nadu in the south west of India which comprises the districts of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada in the Indian state of Karnataka and Kasaragod taluk of Kerala.

Origins[edit]

The name "Devadiga" is derived from archaic Kannada term "Deva Adiga" . Devadiga is a community of Hindu temple musicians, drum beaters hailing from the west coast of Karnataka, India. Devadigas are originally from the land of Lord Parashurama stretching between Karwar in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka and Kasaragod district of Kerala in west-coast of India.

Language[edit]

Tulu is the main language spoken by Devadigas. Some places in Karnataka Devadigas also speak Kannada and identifies themselves as Kannada Devadigas. Devadigas live in temple surroundings.

Worship of Spirits[edit]

Just like Theyyam in Kerala, Tulu regions have Bhoota kola and Nema, a kind of spirit worship. Devadigas were important part of this native worship. Dhoomavathi, Panjurli, Kalkudi, Varthe, Marl jumadi, Kodimanithaya, Maisandaya and Jarandaya are some of the most common Bhutas worshipped by the community.

Traditions of Devadigas[edit]

Aliya kattu[edit]

(Tulu: ಅಳಿಯ ಕಟ್ಟು) (Nephew lineage) in Kannada/Tulu or Marumakkatayam in Malayalam was, a matrilineal system of property inheritance practised by many communities in coastal Karnataka and Kerala.

In ALIYA KATTU system the mother's family takes control of the family and property matters. The family functions such as Bhootha Kola will be performed initiated from mother's family. The ALIYAKATTU system is followed by castes like DEVADIGA, SHETTY, KOTTARY, KULAL, GATTI, SHETTIGAR, BILLAVA etc.[citation needed]

Yakshaganas[edit]

Yakshagana is a Kannada classical folk art form in India mostly popular in Tulu Nadu areas of South India. Devadigas contributed to the development of this folk dance,[citation needed] which was taught in Yakshagana mandalis.

Persons[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 09:24:09 -0700

Kundapur, Jun 28: “We strongly condemn the rape and murder of Akshata, a college student from Byndoor, in Henberu area. We deem this to be an injustice inflicted on Devadiga community. We need to be always careful to ensure that such gruesome ...

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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 21:53:42 -0700

Kundapur: Sunil (19), a resident of Yojana Nagar in Byndur, the accused in the murder case of Akshata Devadiga is said to be an ITI student. It is said that Sunil had asked Akshata to accompany him on the fateful day. But as Akshata didn't pay heed to ...

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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 04:15:23 -0700

Kundapura: First year Science student of Byndoor Junior college Akshata Devadiga(17), daughter of Babu Devadiga has died mysteriously on Wednesday. The incident had happened on her way back home from her college. Students of Byndoor college ...

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Sun, 05 Jul 2015 05:48:07 -0700

Promising names include Jeevan AS, Wilson Souza, Anil Devadiga, Devi Prasad Rao, Rajkumar Sthabathi and a few other newcomers too, who attempt to carve their space into the gallery. Said William Pais, "A vibrant art loving community is a healthy ...

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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 04:08:10 -0700

Published: 20 Jun 2015 04:35 PM IST | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 04:36 PM IST. Akshata Devadiga murder case : accused arrested (Representative photo). ಕೊಲೆ ಮಾಡಿ ಶವದ ಮೇಲೆ ಅತ್ಯಾಚಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಯತ್ನಿಸಿದ್ದ ಕೀಚಕ (ಸಾಂದರ್ಭಿಕ ...
 
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Sat, 04 Jul 2015 08:00:00 -0700

In Nandita, Ratna Kotari and Akshata Devadiga murder case government is giving irresponsible statements. Gautami shootout and Saujanya case of Dharmastala are not handled properly by the government, student Raghav addressed the protestors.
 
SahilOnline
Wed, 17 Jun 2015 11:00:00 -0700

Bhatkal: Byndoor college girl was found dead under suspicious circumstances near a temple at Ottinene near Byndoor, 20km, from Bhatkal on the evening of Wednesday June 17. The deceased, identified as Akshata Devadiga (17) and she was the daughter ...

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The Hindu
Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:11:41 -0700

According to the information provided by Kundapur Taluk Office, the house of Jalaja Devadiga was damaged due to winds and rain at Alnad village and the loss was estimated at Rs. 25,000. A house belonging to Girija K. was damaged in Molahalli village ...
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