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Kaveri Sankramana

Sanjna Achayya

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.

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The beautiful land of Coorg is home not only to Kodavas, but to other communities as well. These are known by different names. These names come from the area of Coorg they are residing in, or from their occupation.

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Kailpodhu

Deepti Sunil

The month of September is a joyous one for the Kodavas. Why you may ask. It is for the simple reason that one of the main festivals which this clan celebrates falls during this month. A festival is always a jolly time. Sweets, new clothes, delicious food and some quality time with family, there is…

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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.

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The Valnoor Fishing Camp

Deepti Michelle John

Have you hit a snag at your workplace? Do you want to be raptured to a place of freedom? Do you love angling? If you answered “Yes!” to all these questions, then the Valnoor fishing camp is the ideal retreat for your perfect weekend.

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The Kodava Costume

Deepti Sunil

Costumes, eating habits, beliefs, rituals, and body language are just some aspects which are largely influenced by a culture. Culture, indeed plays a huge role in shaping us, hence it won’t hurt to say that culture defines us.

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So Who Are the Kodavas?

Meena G. Iyer

What do we know about the Kodavas? Apart from the fact that pork and rice is their staple diet and weapons play a major role in their sect. Also, the beauty of their land they come from leaves you enchanted. Not much, do we? So, who are these Kodavas?

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Elephants are a big attraction, and quite literally at that. Getting close to these majestic beasts tamed by human beings who are probably 20 times less than their body mass (or lower) is thrilling and awe inspiring. Coorg has its own special spot to delight in watching these biggies.

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Wondrous Coorg…

Meena G. Iyer

What is the first thing that appeals to one on visiting a new place? The view? The food? No, it’s the climate. The weather of a place plays a huge role in influencing ones mood, don’t you think?

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Deep in the hills of Coorg, at the foot of the Tadiandamol, the highest peak of Coorg, lies the Nalknad palace, an outstanding beauty. It is one of the smallest “palaces” I have come by so far, but it has an aura about it.

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