Know My Native - Aranmanaisiruvayal by Rahul and Neha Balasubramanian
KNOW MY NATIVE
INTRODUCTIONThe land of my ancestors, my native, the land with an ancient history, let us know more about….. ARANMANAI SIRUVAYAL
HISTORY OF THE NAME• Long ago, there were palaces and those who lived here were called as ‘Aranmanai allarkal’, hence the name.• Now Aranmanai allarkal are not there• Their tribe is now renamed as ‘Kallaveetu Karrarkal’
HISTORY OF MY NATIVE• During the period of Maruthupandiyar, they built a fort which was a hiding place during the war period.• Kings who later came tried to demolish the fort but since this was the landmark and an ancient history it was not demolished.• Even today the Government is taking care of the fort as part of ancient history remnants.
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION & ADMINISTRATION• This comes under Sivagangai district• The Taluk is Devakottai• The nearest town is Karaikkudi 20km away• Nearby famous places are Kallal & Kallayarkoil.• The local administration is handled by the Panchayat
POPULATION & FACILITIES• Around 180 Nagarathar Pullikal are there• Many of them have migrated to Pageneri as Aranmanai Siruvayal is a small village.• A school is functioning with all required amenities like computers, library, play ground, etc.• Two big ponds ensure consistent water supply, the water is called ‘Mangudan thani’.• The water is tasty and famous.• The village has good infrastructure like electricity, roads, water supply, banks, etc.• Though this is a small village there is frequent availability of bus to nearby towns.
TEMPLES• Pillaiyaar Kovil is managed by the Nagarthars.• There is also another famous Sivan Kovil, for which the Kumbabhishekam was done recently.• Pullikutti amman Kovil and Kallayar Kovil is also in the village.• Aiyanar Kovil is also famous and this is our Kula Deivam.
SPECIALTY - PARIVETTAI• 50 years back, people in a small town near Mellur called Vellalur in Madurai District found that God was not there in their temple.• They found that God went to Aranmanai Siruvayal and liked drinking mangudan thani and hence settled there.• Hence, People from Vellalur 2 days after sivanrathri go to Aranmanai Siruvayal to invite god back to their place in the form of Vettai aduvathu.
SPECIALTY – PARIVETTAI (CONTD)• They bathe in mangudan thani, eat there and thenthey welcome god and take him to Vellalur. Allsurrounding villages take part in this.• Aranmanai Siruvayal wears a festive look on this dayand is celebrated like a thiruvilla.• After 15 days, the thiruvilla take s place in Vellalur. 22villages participate in this.
SPECIALTY – PARIVETTAI (CONTD)•We are proud to state that the descendants of SPKRfamily host them by given a warm welcome andarranging for all facilities and their comfort. Every yearmy grandfather is welcoming them officially and I amprivileged to have got that honour once.