Mukkatiras of the world unite, is the latest buzzword in Kodagu
Mukkatiras of the world unite, is the latest buzzword in Kodagu.
Nineteen Mukkatira clans living across Kodagu have decided to form an association to promote the interests of the members of its clan.
Apparently, the decision to come together could be a spin-off from the recent Kodava Family Hockey Festival.
It is of interest to note that three different Palanganda clans – Kadangamurur, Murnad and Napokulu – have joined together to form the Palanganda hockey team, which has become a formidable force, thanks to the decision of the three different clans to form a single team.
The various Mukkatira families include those from Harihara, Gonikoppal, Kutta, Bondha, Pulikotu, Nelaji, Kunjilageri, Bavali, Arapattu, Aruvatoklu, Kumbaladalu, Kadagadalu, Madapur, Betri, Bittangala, Balamuri, Moovatoklu, Mukkodlu, Toochamekeri and Kunda.
Haven’t you heard the joke that each village in Kodagu has a Mukkatira Okka!
According to a Mukkatira family spokesperson, the existing rules governing a particular Mukkatira family as of now, wherever they lived, concerning deaths, births and other traditional practices, except marriage, would continue.
However, matrimonial alliances among different Mukkatira families may not continue in future, the spokesperson clarified.
Mukkatira T. Nanaiah, noted advocate from Bangalore, said that the bylaw of the association was being prepared and the association would be registered soon.