Vellala Mudaliar


Vellala Mudaliar
Vellala Mudaliar
வெள்ளாள முதலியார்
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Sir Arcot Ramasamy Mudaliar • Natesa Mudaliar • P. T. Rajan • Bhaktavatsalam
Regions with significant populations
Tamil Nadu
Languages

Tamil

Religion

Hinduism, Christianity

Related ethnic groups

Gounder, Pillai, Velama

Vellala Mudaliars [1] [2] [3] are a community from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. They are landowning feudal castes and are a part of the Vellalar caste.

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Origin of Vellalar

The name Vellalar is derived from two words namely Vellam meaning flood in Tamil and alar meaning ruler or controller. So Vellalar means controller of floods. It is also to be remembered that the word Velanmai means Agriculture in Tamil. Sometimes they are also referred to as Karalar which means "lord of the clouds" in Tamil[4].

Sub-castes

Vellala Mudaliar community comprises castes which use Mudaliar title predominantly such as

The following is a detailed list of Vellalar sub-castes using Mudaliar title distributed throughout the state of Tamil Nadu

They, otherwise use the caste title Pillai if they do not use Mudaliar title.

Distribution

Vellala Mudaliars are distributed throughout the state of Tamil Nadu. However, they form a significant proportion of population in the districts of Thondaimandalam. Vellala Mudaliars also form a sizeable population in the central and southern districts of Tamil Nadu.

Famous Vellala Mudaliars

Historical Personalities

Nayanmars(Shaivite saints)

Poets

Kings & Lords

  • Vallal Sadaiyappa Mudaliar: A landlord and patron of Tamil Poet Kambar who created Kamba Ramayanam.

Ministers

  • Sekkizhar:Minister in chola dynasty and author of Periapuranam
  • Ambi Aramvalartha Mudaliar: Reputed minister during the reign of Krishnadevaraya
  • Ariyanatha Mudaliar: Vellala Dalavoy of the Vijayanagar viceroy Viswanatha Nayaka.

Modern Personalities

Tamil Literature

  • V. Kalyanasundaram: Famous Writer also known as Thiru.Vi.Ka.
  • Dr.M. Varadarasan: Novelist and writer also known as Mu Va

Philanthropists

Politics

  • M. Bhakthavatchalam: Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu & Congress Leader.
  • P. Shanmugam: Former Chief Minister of Pondicherry State and present State Congress Chief.
  • O. V. Alagesan: Former Union Minister of India.
  • V R Nedunchezhiyan: Former Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu and Former Intermin Chief minister of Tamil Nadu.
  • C. Natesa Mudaliar: He is regarded as the father of Dravidian movement. He along with Sh Pitti Theagarayar and Dr T M . Nair started "the South Indian Welfare Society " which later became Justice party [5]
  • K Anbazhagan: Minister of Tamil Nadu and DMK Leader.
  • Sir P T Rajan: Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Leader Justice Party.
  • PTR Palanivel Rajan: Formerly Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly,Endowment Minister.
  • A. C. Shanmugam:Founder New Justice Party, Ex. M.L.A., M.P.
  • Jayanthi Natarajan:Former MP from Indian National Congress party
  • Ponnambalam Ramanathan: A former Solicitor-General and Tamil political leader in Sri Lanka.
  • Ponnambalam Arunachalam: A Tamil political leader in Ceylon and a member of the Executive Council and the Legislative Council.

Founders of Educational Institutions

Doctors,Scientists and academicians

Civil Service and judiciary

  • S. Muthiah Mudaliar: A renowned high-court lawyer and Politician, Justice party.

Justice. S. JAGADISAN, HONOURABLE JUDGE IN THE HIGH COURT OF CHENNAI Justice. P. BHASKARAN, HONOURABLE JUDGE IN THE HIGHT COURT OF CHENNAHI Justice S. NATARAJAN, HONOURABLE JUDGE IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA.

Sports

Arts and Cine field

  • Pammal Sambandha Mudaliar: Tamil playwright and Dramtist, known as "Father of Tamil Drama"
  • K.S.Ravikumar: Tamil film Director and actor

Business

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ http://www.everyculture.com/South-Asia/Vellala-Orientation.html
  2. ^ http://dino-latchmi.tripod.com/id12.html
  3. ^ http://www.saivaneri.org/who_vellalars_mudaliars_gounders.htm
  4. ^ The Tamils Eighteen Hundred Years Ago - Page 113 by V. Kanakasabhai - Tamil (Indic people) - 1904 - 240 pages
  5. ^ http://www.indianstampghar.com/?p=657

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