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Kaari Kutam

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இந்தப் பக்கத்தை தமிழில் வாசிக்க: காரி கூட்டம்

Kari group: Kari clan. It belongs to one of the sixty assemblies which are sub-divisions of Kongu Vellalar Gounders. Kari Means Kariyavan (Black) one who is associated with rain. Kari, one of the names that has been around since the Sangam Period.

(See: Kongu Vellalar Kuutangal)


U.V. Swaminatha Iyer interprets the meaning of Kari as black coloured horse. He also states that he's known as “Malayaman Kari” as he owned black coloured horses. The word Kari has been used in ancient books to mean a black or dark man as well as man who belongs to the land of rain. Kari is one of Lord Thirumal’s names. During the sangam period there were poets named Karikannanar and Kari Kizhar. Kari is one of the seven kings who were philanthropists.


The Kari clan took the towns of Semur, Anangur, Elumathur, Modakuruchi, Nallipalayam as their land.


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