About the Family
The history of Lingyath Rajahs between 1633 to 1807 was recorded a document, before that everything was in oral. According to that, Kodava Nayaks, who were against the rulers were killed by infighting instigated by Lingyath Rajahs. It was around 1650, Muckatira Nayaka and Machangala Nayaka envious of Chittiappa Nayaka of Anchigeri, hatched a plot and wiped out Chittiappa Nayaka and his family. Meanwhile a maid servant Ayyavva managed an escape with two year old son of Chittiappa. Later Chittiappa's Son Acchu Nayaka with the help of Chengalva ruler of periapatna, avenged Muckatira Family. To escape the fury of Achu Nayaka, wife of Muckatira Nayaka Seethavva left Mathur with her two sons Appaiah and Thammaiah and was settled in Belluru, under the protection of Bachira Family. Seethavva's grave is Ajjithare. Later the six sons of two brothers were settled in 4 keries Angode, Hodavu, Kundoor and Gundamad of Bellur and Harihara Village.
There were four Ain-manes (Ancestral Home) which do not exist now, later a changed economy and way of life, families dispersed. There are around 180 families in the Muckatira Okka residing in surrounding area's Kutta, Badaga, Kothur, Nalkeri, Karmad and some places in Srimangala and Ponnampet and Gonicoppa of Kodagu district.
The Muckatira Okka has given many of it's members to the armed forces and many of them have served in the government under various capacities. Muckatira Okka is proud to host the 23rd edition of The Kodava Hockey Festival in 2019. We tried to refresh our memories about Kodagu, Kodava Okka's and Families , we hope you all value and help us in our approach, towards connecting families and we solicit your support and encouragement to make this unique event a grand success.
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Bellur - Harihara Mukkatira the hosts of 2020 Kodava Hockey Festival
We the Muckatira Okka, under the aegis of Kodava Hockey Academy, and Coorg Hockey, all set to carry forward the tradition of Kodava hockey festival, with the support of all, the government, the Sponsors, the Generous Individuals, and the Hockey lovers. Let us all together make this event a grand success. The Muckatira Okka (Clan), The host of the 23rd edition of Kodava Hockey Festival, invites you all, with the slogan “Keep clean and green Kodagu”, and carry forward the rich culture of Kodavas, through the medium of the game hockey, at the picturesque Federation of Kodava Samajas ground, Balugodu, Virajpet, Kodagu District.
Kodagu and Kodavas
Coorg or Kodagu is a tiny isolated mountainous district of Karnataka, contains dense forests, coffee estates and paddy fields. The western ghats mountain range, runs from north to south is about hundred kilometers. The main river is Cauvery, known as “Ganges of the South” along with its tributaries Laxmantheertha and Harangi, which provides livelihood and water to the people of Karnataka.
Kodagu was a thickly forested area, full of wild animals. It was adventure coupled with prospect of owning a plantation,
Kodagu is the place to be, for all nature lovers. This popular coffee producing hill station not only popular for its beautiful green Hills and the Streams cutting right through them, it also stands as a popular destination In Karnataka because of its culture and people. We are especially notable for our hospitality. Kodava religion mainly revolves around ancestor worship, and worship of river Cauvery. One of the most important feature of Kodagu culture is its clan based system, where the Kodava Society is divided into Clan (Mane peda). Kodava culture is entirely different from Hindu culture, our ceremonies, and Festivals, our Attire etc are unique.