Thursday, July 9, 2009

Title of Thirupapu

Thirupapu means Godly care, the status given to the people of Nadar community for their wealth and social status. Mr. Swamiyadian Thirupapu has the title Thirupapu in his name. This shows that he lived with wealth and social status in Maravankudieruppu. Alternate legend suggests the ancestors to be the mercenaries hired by the king of Travancore from Kamanayakkanpatti, during the political upheaval in the samasthanam. Nadars were also called as Santoor (Educated people in the Chera Kingdom).