Tuesday, 29 September 2009

6th Year Of Pandikanda Kailpod Gettogether at Halugunda, S.Kodagu

6th Year Of Pandikanda Kailpod Gettogether at Halugunda, S.Kodagu

Pandikanda Nanda, Daalu, Prabhu, Raju & Chimmanna who were the Ideals for the Younger generation arrived at sharp 10:00 Am

6 Pandikanda Senior Family members Firing tomark the 6th Year of Kailpod Celebration

Mr. Dinesh, 6 senior members, President Mr. Charmana, Mrs.Pandikanda Prema & Mr. Naveen

Lighting up of the Lamp by Mrs.Pandikanda Prema


Nagesh throwing the Shotput


"Back running Race" - A unique race where partiipants ran backwards without looking back.

Parents preparing the kids for "Frog jump"

"Blindfolded" - Good to watch the game

Women Aiming High - "Ball in the Buck"

" Shooting the Egg" - Air rifles used to Fire


1.5 Kms Runnibg for both men & women
The Youths had a tough 100mts event

Unique but entertaining "Sack Race"

The Girls running the 100 mtrs

Junior boys Sprinting to victory

"Fastest Bun Eaters" - the chance to east more & more

"Tug - a - War" - The Ladies team proved that they are definitely equal to men


"Tug - a - War" - Men's team performing


After Sports not forget Yummy Pandikari, kadambuttu & more & more &.....!!


Predency of Mr. Pandikanda M Madappa, retd HM & Padikanda Pattedara

The Pic of the Crowd gathered


Youngest Talet of the family who is representing Karnataka in basket ball & handball bieng Introduced to the family by Pandikanda nagesh.


The Youngest winner for the frog jump competition

P Nagesh Recieving the prixe for the Shotput by Pandikanda Pattedara Madappa

kids performing a Dance on the occasion


Tuesday, 22 September 2009

General body & celebration of kailpod at B'lore on 20th Sept 2009


Kodagu Heggade Samaja (R)


Function began with the arrival of the Chief guest's Mr. Pandikanda C Ganapathy
(Retd. SP), Special guest Mr.Powdanda Subbaiah. The Programme began with Lighting up of lamp by all the dignitories on the dias who were : Mr. Pandikanda C Ganapathy, Mr.Powdanda Subbaiah, President of KHS: Mr.Changachanda B Chamana, VP of KHS:Byrakundira A Chengappa , Hon. Sec: Mr.Kongepanda B Poonacha & Special Invitee: Mr.Chandrashekar


KHYC also made its presence felt after the points of educational & employment importance were highlighted by Thambanda Raghu & Pandikanda Dilan Uthaiah .


Ultimately the Importance & the ownership to take responsibilty were highlighted by the KHS




Cultural programmes included Singing & for children & women.



Programme concluded with a great lunch and ended at 4:00 pm.

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Pariya Kali or Pare Kali a forgotten Sport in Kodagu

Pariya Kali or Pare Kali a forgotten traditional war game/ Sport in Kodagu



As told by my grandpa Mr.PANDIKANDA M MADAPPA. Retd Head Master ( born 1919) Pandikanda Okkathra Pattedara :

Pareya kali was traditional war game/sport which is forgotten in Kodagu by the the elders & also by Younger generation. A Sport which is usually plyed on the festive days like Kailpod & Puttari at the "Mand" or "Kol Mand" - a Place to get together normally a big banyan tree. Kupya, chale & Mandetuni is a must (Without pant) & two Canes ( "Thoora" in Kodava language ). The game with two canes ( Thoora); 1 to block and other to hit the other person but only the legs. The person who gets hit & runs is considered to be defeated by the other & this goes on until a Winner emerges in the "Mand" or that Village & he's a Hero until next festive season.

"Thoora" = Cane.
"Mand" or "Kol Mand" = Place of villagers gettogether
for festival; Normally Big Banian Tree, or a
Place which is concreated or stone laid so that
many can sit & enjoy.
"Kailpod" = kodagu festival ; Kail means weapon
or armory and Pold means festival. The day
signifies the completion of "nati" - meaning
the transplantation of the rice (paddy) crop.
"Puttari" = Puttari means “new rice” and is the rice
harvest festival (also called huttari in Kannada).