Cheriyamane Cricket Cup Tournament - 2018
Erstwhile Kodagu – Kodagu prior to 1804 was inhabited by the Arebhashekararu the “ Gowda Kannada” speaking people in large number. It consisted of Eight Taluks- puttur, Sullia, Madikeri, Virajpet, Somwarpet,
Sakleshpur, Arkalagud and Periyapatna.
Three dynasties were associated with the history of Kodagu in general and the Arebhashe Gowdas in particular- the Gangas, the Nayakas of Ikkeri and the Haleri Kings. They are said to have belonged to Dravida clan and migrated from the region of Sindhu river following the root of Bengal, Devagiri, Vijayangar, province of Ikkeri and ultimately setteled in South Canara and Kodagu districts. Religiously, they are associated with Tirupathi, Sringeri and Talakaveri. It also reflects on the root they followed to settle at Kodagu. In Commemoration of their stay in Vijayanagar and connection to Tirupathi, Hariseve an offering to Lord Venkateshwara is celebrated in every Kodagu Gowda family. An offering is being made to Sringeri Mutt in the form of ‘ Theravina Hana’. Kaveri Sankramana is being celebrated on the day of Tula Sankramana in the month of October every year. “ To praise the Joy of the people on the occasion of “ Kaveri Jathra” being celebrated in the ambiance of heavenly, peaceful and Natural beauty, one should be present on the spot” writes Hilton Brown, once the Chief Commissioner of Kodagu. Two Kodagu Gowda families- Kodi family and Nidyamale family are incharge of the whole festivities being conducted at ‘ Bhagamandala and Talakaveri. It is the right
conferred by the Raja of Kodagu.
The Practice and the concept of ‘ Ainmane’, living under a Single roof, the invocation “ Aramaneyavare, Gurumaneyavare, Maganemaneyervare, Kattemayavare and the cluster of 10 families consting of 18 clans popularly known as Hathu Kutumba Hadinentu Gothra forms the web of social life of the Kodagu Gowdas.
The white robe and a Sash, popular as “ Kuppasa Datti” along with Turbon, peechekathi/ odikathi forms their Traditional and ceremonial dress. The right to Land popular as jamma land holdings associated with the right to posses the Gun is another feature of the socio- economic life of the Kodagu Gowdas.
The Singingof Sobane, a folksong said to have started during the marriage of shiva with parvathi has been absorbedand sung by the Gowdas throughout their Journey to Erstwhile Kodagu and the present Kodagu. Sobane was popular in North India as ‘ Shadigeeth’, in the Andhra region as ‘ Kalyana Patalu and the Havyakas of Shimoga and North canara districts as Sobane. So among the Gowdas no marriage is celebrated without Singing sobane.
During the death too, firing the gun, use of plantain and bamboo trees and conducting certain rituals in the reverse order are unique to the Gowdas.
Arebhashe the language which the Kodagu Gowdas speak is of Dravida origin.Like the Havyaka Kannda and the Kota Kannada. Arebhase also belongs to a different strata of Kannada languages opines prof. Mariappa Bhat and prof. Kodi Kushalappa Gowda the prominent liguists. They named the Arebhashe as “ Gowda Kannada”.
Altogether there are 920 Gowda families spread over south Canara and Kodagu districts covering an area of 2165 sq miles.Now population of the Gowdas is around 5 lakh.
Prior to the entry of Gowdas to Kodagu they settled at present South Canara District particularly in Sullia and Puttur Taluks. If we analyse the history of the entire Gowda community consisting the cluster of 10 families and 18 clans popularly known as Hathu Kutumba Hadinentu Gothra, out of 920 Gowda families 565 families settled in South Canara district and 355 families settled in Kodagu district. Most of the Gowda families have found their origin in South canara district. But the origin of the Cheriyamane family settled in Kodagu is not definitely known. The Revenue records of the district traces the origin of the Cheriamane family to Sampaje Nadu, from where they entered Kodagu and settled in the region of Bhagamandala. When Tippu Sultan invaded Kodagu in 1785 they escaped from the region to Bettathur village under the leadership of two brothers namely Ramu and Derappa. Hence the ‘ Ainmane’ of the family is at Bettathur village. Now the members of the family have settled in different parts of Kodagu and South interior parts of Karnataka. The decendants of two brothers have two pattedars. A ‘ Pattedara’ is not only the administrative head of the family but also the head of the entire land and the religious head too. The family comprises of 1200 members with 300 house hold hearths. Majority of the family have pursued agriculture as the main occupation. In recent times coffee and pepper have replaced cardamom as the main commercial crops. In 1960 there were only 7 members as the Government employees including Sri. C.K. Ponnappa who served as parupathyegar under the Government of Kodagu, the other six beingSri. C.N. Chengappa, Sri.C.N. Mandanna, Sri.C. N. Krishnappa. Sri.C.R. Thammappa, Sri. C.A. Chinnappa and Sri.C.S. Belliappa. From Late 1960’s they began to move out of Kodagu & started working in different fields including the police and armed forces. Now the family has produced a host of doctors, engineers, Advocates, civil servants, Businessmen Nurses and teachers. Mr. C.A. Santhoshkumar is an internationally known yoga Teacher. Sri C.C. Niranjan is first among the Kodagu Gowda Community to have passed the Indian revenue service examination. Big entrepreneur Sri C.G. Rathnakumar is settled at Bangalore and Mrs. Yamuna Rathnakumar is a councilor TMC, Bommasandra, Bangalore. Miss. Megha Prabhakar has represented India in the National Throwball team. Miss Kumuda Rajkumar is a National level Hockey player.
It is not only a sports activity but also an annual festival. Cheriyamane family is only the 11 family among the Kodagu th Gowda families to conduct the tournament in association with Kodagu Gowda Yuva Vedike. 17 years after the commencement of the tournament, the family with the ancestral home at Bettathur has got the opportunity to be marked in the map of Kodagu. It is indeed a rare opportunity to be marked out of 920 Gowda families spread over South Canara and Kodagu districts. The aim of conducting the tournament is 1) To promote harmonious relationship and brotherhood among the Gowda families. 2) To encourage and involve more number of Gowda families of South Canara district in the annual Cricket festival. 3) To create a group of sports enthusiasts and participants among the young and the old alike. 4) To help the needy in the field of education and Sports out of the grant accepted. The Cheriyamane Cricket cup Logo was launched on 13 of th January 2018. The theme of the Logo is to create an awareness among the people of Kodagu to protect the forests and there by to create an ambience for pollution free Kodagu. The concept of ‘ Devarakadu’ as god given gift to protect the forests is welldepicted in the Logo.
- Ground Preparation – 5 Lakh
- Man Power & Labour – 4 Lakh
- Ground / Gallery & Sitting – 5 Lakh
- Cricket equipment & requirements – 8 Lakh
- Trophy – 4 Lakh
- Cash Prize – 3 Lakh
- Paper Work & Marketing – 4 Lakh
- Security & Cameral Installation – 2 Lakh
- Advertisement & Live coverage – 5 Lakh
- LED circuit, Stage Decoration – 15 Lakh
- Inaugural & Closing Ceremony –
- Special Cultural Programme – 8 Lakh
- Food & arrangements – 6 Lakh
- Travel & Stay – 3 Lakh
- Maintainance & extra Expences – 7 Lakh
Total – 79 Lakh
THROWBALL & FLOOD LIGHT KABADDI Men Kabaddi has been introduced for the first time in KUTTANNA CRICKET CUP 2016. In PAIKERA CRICKET CUP 2017 Kabaddi has been extended for both Men & Women. This year along with the Kabaddi Throwball for women has been introduced.
KODAGU GOWDA YUVA VEDIKE (R.)
Kodagu Gowda yuva vedike has come to the forefront in 2013 by organising the annual cricket tournament between the Kodagu Gowda families. It has been conducting several programmes for “ Hathu Kutumba Hadinentu Gothra Gowda Community. Click Here To Know More About KGYV