Koorai Kula Addenam's collection of ritual tax collection notebooks and other documents [1862-1943]

This Collection consists of paper documents dealing with customary law, Inam commission as well as a small amount of miscellaneous papers. There are also 13 notebooks of various size and pages used by the document holder's grandfather when he went for the ritual tax collection to different villages. This tax was collected from each Kongu Vellala Goundar household which came under his jurisdiction as Addenam (Religious head). The current holder, Ilaya Addenam of Sivagiri (whose full title is Srilasri Sivasamaya Pandidha Guruswamigal), received these documents from his grandfather as well as his father's elder brother.

25 handwritten and printed paper documents, 12 notebooks, 1 copper plate.

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  • Ritual tax collection notebooks [1920-1939]

    Collection Ref: EAP314/8/5
    This series contains the different villages visited by the Sivagiri Addenam and the ritual tax collected from each household which comes under his jurisdiction. The Addenam would perform an important ritual, the Siva puja, for the Kongu Vellala caste peopl ...
  • Copper plate transcription [1888]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/1
    This file has one handwritten document which is transcription from a copper plate which was not available. It describes how the three south Indian Kings (Chera, Chola, Pandya) did their Siva puja (ritual) and told the forefathers of the document holders to ...
  • Correspondence on customary issues [1894- 1943]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/2
    This file has 10 handwritten documents written to and by the Addenam regarding various issues related to his ritual status such as doing away with a curse, breaking the traditional ties which bind him to the local people, etc. ...
  • Deed issued by the Inam Commission [1862-1869]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/3
    This file has 8 Inam deeds given by the Inam commission of Madras to the Addenam. Inam land was government land rented out for a minimal sum and which could be acquired by the tenant at a later period again for a minimal price. ...
  • Miscellaneous Documents [1924-1978]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/4
    This file contains 6 miscellaneous documents ranging from school leaving certificate, thank you notice sent by the Addeenam for the villagers for their support them in a legal issue and invitation for the swearing of a new Addeenam. ...
  • Tax Notebook 1 [1920]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/1
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 2 [1929]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/2
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 3 [1930]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/3
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 4 [1930]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/4
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 5 [1930]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/5
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 6 [1932]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/6
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 7 [1933]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/7
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 8 [1934]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/8
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 9 [1935]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/9
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...
  • Tax Notebook 10 [1938]

    File Ref: EAP314/8/5/10
    This file contains the village names and the different clan group names as well as the disciples names who have paid the ritual tax and its amount. ...