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Puthari – the Harvest Feast!  
December 6th, 2014 by Nitin Kushalappa, Mookonda

Puthari – the Harvest Feast!

The word Puthari comes from Puth Ari meaning ‘new rice’. It is the harvest festival of the people of Kodagu. Formerly, Puthari was a week long celebration. Paddy is harvested in the Kodava month of Birchyaar (around December, when the sun is in the zodiac sign of ‘Scorpio’) in Kodagu. Incidentally, Puthari is celebrated in North Malabar as well, three months prior to the Kodagu festival, because rice is harvested there in the month of Leo (around September).

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Kaveri Sankramana  
October 17th, 2014 by Meena G. Iyer

Kaveri Sankramana

The months of September, October and November are joyous months for the Kodavas – simply because it’s their festive season; making it time for mouth-watering food and family gatherings. The Kodavas celebrate Kail Polud in the month of September, Kaveri Sankramana in October and Puttari in the month of November-December. Read more

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A Celebration of Weapons  
October 25th, 2013 by Meena G. Iyer

A Celebration of Weapons

Festivals hold a very special place in our hearts because it is this time of the year which brings everyone together to have a good time. Read more

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Talacauvery – the Source of the Cauvery  
September 7th, 2013 by Deepti Michelle John

Talacauvery – the Source of the Cauvery

Talakaveri is considered to be the source of the river Kaveri. It is situated at the Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further south) close to Bhagamandala in the Kodagu district in Karnataka, 1,276 m. above sea level. Talakaveri is situated approximately at a distance of 48 km from Madikeri. Read more

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An Ancestral Legacy: the Aine-mane  
August 22nd, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

An Ancestral Legacy: the Aine-mane

The family unit of the Kodavas is called the ‘okka’. It is a joint patrilineal clan with males of common ancestry. The male members of an ‘okka’ share an ‘okka’ name. Read more

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A Field Day in Coorg!  
May 3rd, 2013 by Sanjay Sivadas

A Field Day in Coorg!

Hockey is the national sport of India. And Coorg happens to be the cradle of Indian hockey. Over 50 players from Coorg have represented the country in hockey. Some of the well-known players include Maneyapanda Somaiya, Molera Ganesh, P.Govinda and Arjun Hallappa. Read more

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