Archive for February 22nd, 2009

Sourashtra Language

Sourashtra Language - 101 Comments

February 22, 2009 | General

The Sourashtra Community has its own language and script. The Sourastra script looks very much like Tamil script, although you can also find an infusion of Telegu and Devanagiri alphabets in it. It is closely related to the Gurato language also. This script began development towards the latter part [...]

Sourashtra Wedding Procedures - 23 Comments

February 22, 2009 | Marriages

Sourashtrians follow the practices of the Vaishanvite cult for all the customs and rituals. The wedding rituals and customs are still followed by all members of the community. The procedure is as follows. Nowra Nowri Seelariya Phool Function or Vida Paan Machulariya and Boulas Ghetti Kellariyo Muhur [...]
Sourashtra Community and Cinema Industry

Sourashtra Community and Cinema Industry - 44 Comments

February 22, 2009 | Entertainment, Music

During the early 1960s, the Sourashtrians contributed to Tamil movies. You would be familiar with one of the mostbeautiful actress, Venniradai Nirmala. She belongs to the Sourashtra community in Madurai. M.N. Rajam and Devadas are other notable artists from the Sourashtra community. It is also notab [...]

Sourashtra Relationship Names – More - 65 Comments

February 22, 2009 | Relationships

More translations: Father’s elder brother & his wife – Mottobo & Motombo Father’s younger brother & his wife – Nannobo & Nannambo Mother’s elder brother & his wife  – Mamo & Mami Mother’s younger brother & his wife – Mamo & Mami Fa [...]

Sourashtra Relationship Names - 9 Comments

February 22, 2009 | Relationships

Here are some easy translations that I have compiled. Father – Bo Mother – Ambo Elder Sister – Bei Younger Sister – Mai Elder brother – Dhadho Younger brother – Bhai Husband – Dhallo Wife – Bail Daughter – Bedi Son – Bedo Uncle – Mamo Aunty – Mami Sister-in-law – Bhavi Brot [...]



Sourashtra or “Sourashtras” refer to a community of people who originated from Gujarat and now settled in different parts of Tamilnadu.They are also called as Palkars or in Tamil as Pattunulkarars which refers to the silk thread workers.