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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]

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Sun, 17 May 2015 06:19:26 -0700

On Sunday, they went for a swim in Sowparnika river, but unfortunately, both of them drowned. Naveen was the son of Narasimha and Yashoda Devadiga, while Akshay was the son of Shanker and Jaya Devadiga. Naveen has an elder sister, while Akshay ...
 
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Sat, 23 May 2015 00:41:15 -0700

... been overloaded, on Saturday. Town station police sub-inspector, Nandakumar, rural station sub-inspector, Rakshit A K, traffic station sub-inspector, Chandrashekharaiah, and Vittasl station sub-inspector, Prakash Devadiga, had taken part in the ...
 
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 11:45:00 -0700

DUBAI // When Alvin Cruz Gutierrez and Vishwanath Devadiga bought their Dh900 raffle ticket, they never expected to win a million US dollars. The workers at the seafood restaurant Ocean Basket, at Dubai International Airport, were shocked to find out ...
 
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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:49:45 -0700

Sneha C Naik secured 97.50 % in science stream and stood first in taluk, while Nivedita Narayan Devadiga was second with 97.00% and Pratisksha Pundalik Pai secured 96.20%. Share on Facebook · Share on Twitter · Pin it Leave Your Comment · Share via ...
 
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 05:33:45 -0700

Times Guaranty company secretary & CO Vijay Devadiga resigns. Times Guaranty has informed that Mr. Vijay Devadiga, Company Secretary & Compliance Officer of the Company has resigned as a Company Secretary & Compliance Officer of the Company ...
 
SeeandSay
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:48:45 -0700

Kinnigoli: Foundatio stone was laid for the new building of Devadiga Samaj Seva Sangh Pavange here in Chilimbi near Haleyangadi. The temple priest of Kateel Shri Durgaparameshwari, Lakshminarayan Asranna inaugurated the function by lighting up the ...

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The National
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:53:48 -0700

Alvin Cruz Gutierrez, 28, shared the winning ticket of the 190th Millennium Millionaire Draw with his colleague and best friend, Vishwanath Devadiga. The pair, who work at Ocean Basket restaurant, were in shock after hearing the news. “We are thrilled ...
 
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Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:42:37 -0700

Rohtak: Mangalorean Kateel born Jayanti M. Devadiga daughter of Kompadavu Dombayya Devadiga and Lakshmi Devadiga has for the 4th time won Indian National Masters Athletic Championship which took place in Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Rothak, Haryana ...
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