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Devadiga
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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, 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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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.

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Indian Sports news
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:11:15 -0700

U Mumba Vs PP Mumbai: Dare devil Rishank Devadiga and the cool-cucumber Shabeer Bapu Sharfuddin put up a scintillating display of top class Kabaddi to help U Mumba quell the challenge of a resurgent Puneri Paltan coached by master strategist Ashok ...

Sportskeeda

Sportskeeda
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 06:07:30 -0700

It will be the toughest test for the Ravinder Pahal-led Dabangs as Anup Kumar, Shabeer Bapu and Rishank Devadiga have put down the marker in the second season and will look to continue their fine form. Puneri Paltan, who registered their maiden win on ...

Hindustan Times

Hindustan Times
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:58:06 -0700

Today, everybody wants to know more about it, and about us,” says Rishank Devadiga (23), one of the star raiders of the team. Though U Mumba lost to the Jaipur Pink Pathers last year in the final, they are hoping for a strong comeback. The team is ...

Daijiworld.com

Daijiworld.com
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:41:10 -0700

Zilla panchayat local education committee president Gauri Devadiga, taluk panchayat member Raju Poojary, Savithri Alvegadde, Ramesh Ganiga, gram panchayat president Dilshad Begum, vice-president Nagesh Mogaveera, tahsildar Gayatri Nayak, ...

Daijiworld.com

Daijiworld.com
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:18:45 -0700

... A to Z Narayana R Shetty, Vamayya Shetty, Dhananjay Shetty Sion, Bhujanga Shetty, Ashok Devadiga, Balakrishna Shetty, Anand K, Jayarama Santha, Gangadhar Rai, Dayananda Hegde, Anand Ail, Mohan Hedge, Rakesh Bhayandar, Jayanthi N Shetty, ...

Sports Rediscovered

Sports Rediscovered
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:48:12 -0700

Rishank Devadiga has 33 per cent of successful raids in just six games and Shabeer Bapu, 28 raid points in six games with 40 per cent of successful raids. These star raiders already are in supreme form, and the U Mumba side is a formidable unit once again.

Firstpost

Firstpost
Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:43:40 -0700

Dishant Devadiga too had a good match with 7 points to help his team maintain the top position in the league with 30 points from six matches. For disheartened Telugu Titans, Sukesh Hegde and Deepak Niwas Hood top scored with 7 and 6 points ...
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