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Parkavakulam
            Parkavakulam is a community from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The main sub-divisions of the community are Malaimannar, Moopanar, Nainar, Nathamannar and Shruthimannar.

Parkavakulathars are referred as Udayar. Men of the community are referred to as Parkavan and women as Parkavi.The then King "Paari" who offered the car(Ther) he travelled to a flower plant(Mullai Kodi) which was uncared in the street.Since then he was called as " Mullaikku Ther Kodutha Paari " as found in the Tamil history literatures "Purananuru".

Parkavan

Distribution
            The community forms a sizeable population in the areas of Pudukottai,Thuraiyur,Perambalur,Karur, Trichy, Ariyalur, Salem, Theni, Attur, Rasipuram, Namakkal, Tanjavur, Pattukkottai, Mannargudi, Kumbakonam, Thiruvannamalai, Ramanathapuram, Chennai, Sivagangai, Villupuram,Madurai, Mayiladuthurai, Cuddalore, Puducherry and Bangalore.

Religion
            Nainaar are mostly Jains residing in North and Central Tamil Nadu. Malaimannar, Moopanar, Nathamannar and Shruthimannar follow either Shaivism or Vaishnavism. It is not unusual to find Christians among those groups due to the conversions which happened during the 18th century in Tamil Nadu.



In the News
Bangalore Parkavakula Sangam now comes up with freshness and motto of uniting the parkavam community worldwide to work towards a better society..

Events

Karnataka
Parkava Kula
Family Meet 2013

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Date: April 28,2013 Sunday

Venue:
St Patrics Church Community Hall, Brigade Road, Bangalore

Time: 10.00 am


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