Vellalas were Cultivators and Traders in Tamilnadu.They were brought to Kerala by Perumakkals for Accounting and Surveying. There were scholars like Prof. Sundaram Pillai and T.S Ramalingam Pillai.Ayyappan , the Pandala Rajakumaran belonged to a Vellala family,accompanied King Pandalam (Pandyan)from Tamilnadu. Almost all Ayyappan Pillais of Travancore are Vellalas. All well known Vellala families still have at least one
Ayyappan. All Vellalas are calledPillai but all Pillai are not Vellalas.
Many of the temples in Travancore, are built by Vellalas ( Kandiyoor ,Chenganoor Erumely, Kanjirappally , Palai,Thodupuzha, Mankompu etc).
The Great Guru Thycaud Ayyaswamikal (Guru of Srinarayanaguru and Chattampi Swamikal) was a Vellala.He is the Spiritual leader of Vellalas.
First Best Doctor(Govt) award was given to a Vellala Doctor-Dr.V.C.Velayudhan Pillai(TVM), first Indian President of Asia-Pacific-Oceanao Medical Association.
Kindly visit the following pages
Thycaud Ayya Swamikal
THE GURU ofGURU
Temples by Vellalas
THANKAMMA ,KALLOOR Dr.CGSPillai
PSNatarajaPillai , AnickaduPR ,
http://expage.com/drsp , http://expage.com/pilldocs
Ayyappan site by a Vellala Mohanakannan fromKumbhakonam the BEST AYYAPPAN Site
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