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Devadiga (also known as Moily, Sherigar, Seriyan, Gujaran) are a 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 within 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, MOGAVEERA, 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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The Indian Express

The Indian Express
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 12:30:00 -0700

At the other end of the lobby, Rishank Devadiga was sharing a light moment with a chef. “We've stayed at this hotel since our camp two months ago. We've all become good friends,” says the raider. Nearby, the pair of Mohit Chhillar and Surender Nada ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:11:36 -0700

Ask Vakola resident Rishank Devadiga, who is a raider for U Mumba. The 21-year-old also enjoyed a weclome-home party. "The procession started from my house and went all the way to the Western Express Highway and back," he says. "Vishal and I are ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Sat, 15 Aug 2015 12:52:30 -0700

A devastating raid by U Mumba's Rishank Devadiga — he shoulder-charged the defender all the way past the mid-line — then set the tone for the remainder of the fixture. Soon after Devadiga's play, Patna was relegated to an all-out. The score moved to ...

NDTVSports.com

NDTVSports.com
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 10:53:41 -0700

The scores ran neck-to-neck till 7-all when U Mumba hit a purple patch in both attack and defence, in which Vishal Mane and raid specialist Rishank Devadiga excelled. During this period, U Mumba secured raid points from Anup and Bapu while packing off ...

Daijiworld.com

Daijiworld.com
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 ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 18:18:45 -0700

Making the most of this journey to Churchgate were local lads Vishal Mane and Rishank Devadiga. Wearing black sunglasses, it was easy to spot the loudest areas of the platform and the bogey. The duo ran upto the dabbawallahs who had alighted from the ...

Daijiworld.com

Daijiworld.com
Fri, 10 Jul 2015 04:15:00 -0700

President Karthik Kumar, vice president Jeevaratna, former members Geetha Devadiga, Srinivas Devadiga, Manjunath Devadiga, Chandrakant Devadiga, Madhav Devadiga, Anand Devadiga, Ashok Sherigar and others were present at the field work.

NDTVSports.com

NDTVSports.com
Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:01:15 -0700

There was no Anup Kumar, no Shabeer Bapu or say a Rishank Devadiga or even a Mohit Chhillar and yet they inflicted two all-outs on their next door neighbours, winning 39-34. From 13-13 at half-time, the Mumbai side led by Pradeep Kumar had at one time ...
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