The Kodava Story
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Kodagu or Coorg, is perched on the Western Ghats of India. It is known for its breath-taking scenery – rugged hills, dense tropical forests teeming with wildlife, lush coffee plantations on hill slopes, green rice fields in the valleys, winding streams and rivers.
“Kodavas”, among the original inhabitants of the land are known for their bravery and prowess in warfare. Traditionally ancestor worshippers, they have strong ties to the land and nature.
Our cultural organization serves as a primary point of contact for all the Kodavas based in Canada. We strive to provide a platform to engage all the Kodavas socially and culturally, thereby promoting a feeling of fraternity amongst the Canadian Kodavas.
We promote and support all Kodavas through professional networking opportunities with other Kodavas. We also provide support for and assist any development activities in Kodagu.
Our vision is to unify and engage the Kodava community based in Canada, to provide a platform to promote and pass on the tradition and culture to the next generation and serve as a resource for information and support to our fellow Kodavas.
Glimpses of Kodava culture
The Kodava bangle
The birthplace of the holy Kavery river
Igguthappa - the Lord of the rains and crops
Symbol of marriage
Good times ahead
Triveni Sangama - Confluence of Kavery, Sujyothi and Kanike
Red cherries waiting to be picked
Another popular crop
Traditional bridal jewellery
At the wedding
Men's ornamental dagger
The sacred lamp
In the paddy field
A privilege to chop at weddings