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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[1] 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. Some people misunderstand Devadiga for naayee community. They are not. They used to use shahnai and drums only in Temples and not in Death ceremony and all, Its a holy community, once next to Brahmins only Devadigas were allowed inside the sacrum( Gharbhagudi) of temples.

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]

  1. ^ Singh, edited by Nagendra Kr. (2006). Global encyclopaedia of the South Indian Dalit's ethnography. New Delhi: Global Vision Publishing House. pp. 172, 173. ISBN 9788182201682. 

External links[edit]


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SahilOnline
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:58:55 -0700

The deceased has been identified as Krishna Saniyar Devadiga (50), who was working at the compound owned by Raghavendra Vishwanath Hebbar. Case has been registered with the Bhatkal Rural Police Station. Bike accident, one killed. Bhatkal: A bike ...
 
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:41:15 -0700

Devadiga was paid 520,000 rupees or $8,400 for the month, almost double his annual salary. Many players are paid more. The demands of the big time have already had an effect on the sport. To make the game more TV-friendly, attacks have been limited to ...

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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 06:07:30 -0700

... lead in assembly elections in Harayana and Maharastra by burning crackers and distributing the sweets. On this occasion Bhatkal BJP President Ishwar Dodmanne, ZP member Savita Gonda, Krishna Naik, Parameshwar Devadiga and others were present.

Daijiworld.com

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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Devadiga informed that Rs 30 thousands and several documents have been burnt to ashes in the shop. The fire also affected the neighbouring tailoring shop. Tailoring machine, its motor, over-lock machine, iron box, wooden rack, table, chair and the ...

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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 04:37:30 -0700

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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:42:01 -0700

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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:44:48 -0700

... Ravi Chitrapur, Ganesh Divadiga, Sudhakar, Kumar Naik, Asha, Jyothi, Deepa and others were present in the protest. On the occasion, former panchayat president Parmeshwar Devadiga, Panchayat member Madhukar Subamane and others were present.
 
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:49:15 -0700

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