About Sourashtra/Palkar Community

January 8, 2009 |

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.

Sourashtrians are a glorious community who reside in and around India and speak Sourashtra as their mother tongue. Generally speaking, these people are adepts in Weaving cotton and silk fabrics. Quite a large number of Sourashtrians have gone down in the history of Indian Independence owing to their patriotic fervor.

Reference to Sourashtrians in the ancient epics and puranas of India are legion. The history of the early 56 countries tells us how Sourashtrians have made themselves a glorious community. The “Sourashtrians Raga” has a unique place among the “Mangala Ragas” of Carnatic Music. The names of Sourashtram and Somanathapuram find a distinct place in the history text books of schools, especially in the political maps of the regions of Ashoka, Kanishka, Gupta Harsha, Gajini Mohammed etc.

Comments (94)

 

  1. M.S.Sekar says:

    Dear Editor,
    Do you know,some individuals and group of people trying to bring our community under MOST BACKWARD CLASS list in govt.gazzate to get few more seats in educational institution and govt.jobs.
    If you want to know my view about this unwanted happening, please write to me also publish my view in your site as well as invite suggestion/opinion from others.Create voting mechanism in your site so that we come to know how many people express their opinion about this wrong doing..

  2. K.S. Sivabalan says:

    Dear Editor,

    I feel the same as Mr. Sekar. We should have a poll to get the view of Palkar peoples. It’s not about a group of persons who should decide the fate of a community. So we should have a definite poll and then go ahead with the results that we get.
    I hope you will do the needful. And if u ask my opinion on getting our community under MBC, I will be against it.

    As far as the site goes, its great to have a site were we can share out thoughts to do good to our community and people. Keep up the good work.

  3. avre vattaam likkuvO meni mellariyo.

    bii.ci nhii em bii ci mu amko cherchariyo haali amko laabh abbay kii neShTi hOyi menatte lhekko tagi ami
    tekkkurchi gavarmeNTu jovaL jii melluno/demand kerno.

  4. VANAL JANAKIRAMAN BASKAR says:

    jukku chokkayt se. angun chukku chechuvai. Nayaki geethun venkata suri geethun venkataramana bhagavathar geethn chechuvai. amre lignar na.ra. pandarinathan chukku kenin likkiras bhasha samman award katriya thada subramanian k r sethuraman thinga sathanan chechuvai. sanguram thirukkural isani se. ami most backward class hothak kai menaras. angak meni onde katchi(party) payeyi meni patti mantram chaltha horas Thirubuvanam village-m 21.3.09-n thethi. avo.

  5. Mohanram Rani says:

    Sukku sombu lagaras, elle melle chokat kaikarium, mudullo avre mengan kot kot se meni kalalatho, ella webside one Database keri thovno, thella mulium, motham avro mengiyan ikka thenu, kot kot semeni kalalatho musai.

    Avro mengan kon chokkat job se meni kalathemam, thenu thengahal muse kothi dusura thengo sokkat thanu udavi (help) kenno, thevalagu avro samugam sethenu poora sokat senom sommar avatho musai.

    Keep up the good work.

  6. Sourashtra Language and Literacy Awareness Conference
    was held in Chenda Mahal, Nagal Nagar, Dindigul on
    31st May 2009.
    Supporters of Sourashtra Script [Not Hindi Script]
    gathered and discussed the ways and means to propagate Sourashtra Script and Sourashtra Literature.
    The photos taken on that occasion can be viewed by
    visiting the site given below.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/bdq5FEp2IhHjT0gX56qn2g?feat=directlink

    UPAMANYU.

  7. cheenu says:

    jukku sondhosh thumi isso onda wedsite open charaya

  8. vijayan says:

    chokkat visyam aarambam keriyas.

    Keep it up.

    All the best.

  9. MAHALAKSHMI VISVANATHAN says:

    Vean Sathiosh lagaras, mogo nhana osum rhi avro menkyan kod kod setha meni kalalathamam astha jucko. Eso onta website setha avro menkyan ku jucko useful gon sey. jucko thengo kalaluvai.
    And mohanaram rani bei menriyo soan jucko thengo ami help keratho musai. ayro menkyanuk definite gon sommalo khalli avvaai. Ad avro bedkin aski thenu chokad chowdi aski sommar avno menatha mora astho.
    Thella mattum nhinatho aski thenu avro vatho likatho chowthatho sekulno. aski thenu thengo thengo mother tongue meni sangothoul mogo vichar lagai. Ami avro vatho sikelathe avngo menthe onta thani individuality abbai. Mee melli avro vatho sekilartha, rheyath melli pronunciation serka kalanatha halli mora haal musadatho musarani, hoyath liktha mattum sikkildi.
    Thank you for giving me this fine opportunity to express my thoughts. wish to continue all these goof things.

  10. Ananthu.M.Ramakrishnan - Sri Meenakshi Caterers, says:

    Aski Thengo Namaskar.

    Avray Palkar menkannuk amees MBC group mum kallijatho voppulohano,kakomenathy AME PALKARNU
    Bhavalnu mathiri JENCHAM thayilriyo, ame thusuro jath menkan mathiri MBC group mum jeravona many me aski menkal jhol mellaresi.

    Aski avray PALKARNU jokkat sombukon zethirav zivno,
    Ami Mottanuk Morkath Thee thenga millo Sombukon Thovulno meni aski thenkojal mellaresi.

    Namaskar.

  11. Indu says:

    Hi… Mi atho first time ela site visit kerarthe… I feel really good… Mi chennai um sethe… Comment post kerariothenu kod stay kerio meni thayathi jokat rhai… :-) My comment about MBC — AGAINST

  12. T.R. BHASKAR says:

    Ye sogan comments ami post kerare haal vegLa vegLa gaamuge sourashtra dialect ami sikkulathko oNte chance. Amre sourashtra bhashas amko askinaag BIND kerarthe haal bhasha vishayammu sradda khaLLuno meni mi askinaag vinathi kerores.

  13. PORAIYAR MOORTHY says:

    SOOKATSA JUKKU IVER SANGO

  14. pwd engineer tamil nadu says:

    I want to know any palkar working as superindending engineer in pwd tamil nadu chennai

  15. sasirekhakannan says:

    mmm….sokkat sangiyas thumi mattan nannanuk sangi devo.

  16. baabu.r says:

    hai! yella palkar site open keriya thunka nanri ! nanri!

  17. JILLARI.ABINAYA & JILLARI.AARTHI says:

    ango ella palkar website seegginu jukku santhosh hoyasi

  18. nandhini says:

    mogho ella website jukku obaras…….mogho kalanathaa visayam meli ellam fothas

  19. therma dheepanraj says:

    moga jukku santhoshka se. ambra menkan ye mari rhiyahthi ami onda thinnum chokat tham jan. ella anga sammugam onda chokat kam

  20. Prem says:

    ei website mogo jukku chokkod lagoris. mor gaam salem, atha mi bangalorum kaam kerorthe. salemmu SMS (Sourashtra Munnetra Sangam) meni onti organisation kerrias. sommorum theyye widespread kerno meni hatvilrias, chokkod ideas rheth devo. Mohanram Rani sange sogon, ambir mengaan kot kot se meni kalailokko, sensus hedvaai meni amko (SMS) lagoris. egar mullo konti sensus hedreth mogo kaladvo. mor email: premarkumar@gmail.com.

    ambir palkar menkan konthi Orlando USA, latha jivo rheth, mogo kaladuvo.

    Good ideas please.

  21. Manikandan says:

    askin sowriyamkha?
    etha website sokkat sae ana kai menathi jukkoo visayam angum collect kenno thegovoyathis etha askinav use voi etha website onda sae meni ara sourastra religion jukkoo thengav kalana……

  22. Abhinaya says:

    I am Very Proud to say that I am a Sourastriya Girl. We want to improve our Language skill, Culture,devotism etc. This site is very useful to all sourashtrians. First time I saw this site and I am happy to look our Palkar’s opinions. I appreciate your hard work to you & your team. All the best.

    S.K.M. ABHINAYA
    VII STANDARD
    CHENNAI-51.

  23. ok site is good yet to go a long way
    swami tattvabodhananda sarsawti, pondicherry
    cell 09894211552

  24. Suresh Pidugun says:

    Mullo Sourashtra Boys School, Madurai-em, “Hurpato Suli”, “Hedhae Jomai” meni avre basha natkam chaleyo.. Thelle Tape recorderum mulla release kerayo.. Atho mulla isani natkam thayath, avre pillal chokat sonthosh poadan!

  25. A.k.Bharadwaj says:

    Avvra samugham avi F.C quotaam cherno horioh…..

  26. gokul says:

    Very importent message. This is gokul
    Mogo avro menkanu mail id dhaddhuvo mora mail ID gnath80@yahoomail.com

  27. gokul says:

    avro menkan pora modhullo team set keruvo worldum kon kon segi aski thenga mail id contact keri mogo dhatthuo……………………….

  28. Jokin Krishnakumar says:

    Aski thengo Namaskar,

    Avra jaathu full length padam Simahasanam DVD um release kherriyo, trailer youtube um se http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIeOQui6pyE

    DVD release function video mulla se http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sG-LLIqZo4

    Jai sri Nadana Gopala Nayagi Thevun

  29. Revathy says:

    Hi,

    The information is not fully covered in all areas.

  30. jagan family says:

    avunko jukku sonthoskon sey, atta askithenkajolu sanguvai aovura languagejukku script sey mani…………

  31. sridharfamily says:

    ella avi avungo vaen sombukkon sey… ammi ikku thinnu avongo goguchi vatha kerratha mattum kalaie…… athangur ammi ella palkar commitymmu cheri rikkatha kalaluvai… maeni hodathallu ammin vaen punnu kaeratunnu……….

  32. shankar thoguluva says:

    this community is definitely backward by miles..most backward community , it sure is!!!!! to need an MBC certificate and flaunt it, is pushing this community furthur backward!!!!! I am not for it . neither am I for this community!!!!!!!! it could have had a glorious past. Folks, look at the present and open your eyes to the future. it stinks!!!!!

  33. Prabhakar.V.Murari says:

    Indeed a good job. by the way putting ourselves in MBC slot is not going to turnaround any thing. but we need to collect the informations about our community members in and around south India and then consolidate all India. Even among ourselves we have divided. i mean by the place where we belong,like Madurai, Salem, dindugul, KUMBAKONAM, Chennai, valaja, trichy, etc,etc. High time…we need for a consolidation a real consolidation. WHO WILL BELL THE CAT ??????

  34. Singu A.Venkatesh says:

    ulagam pura seth they ambri samugam mengan pura
    Ottuga miloth ko ottu keroth ko IE mathiri onty website belly chakkat samachar.

    ME salem re likorthey ellow message chethuvothey aski palkar nu samugam aththa belli ekkatum seth they samachar kai meneth….

    Ambri Samugam betgamu., Betgeenu., vera jathi mengan senga thammi jaththey veni voiley se
    thellok ebbodoth ko samugam mengan pura ottuga
    udane kam ker no many maoularish..,

    Angu Jukku monnum se thelley pura angu onty message ga sangush

    Sungu Ananthaiyer Venkatesh

  35. Dear Editor,

    Here I accept the histroy, But I donot know what’s the exact about our histroy. Can you wirte about the history.

    First Ithanks for the creating the community for connect each other in Our Palkar.

    elte tumi chokod kerorash elte website kerikin.

    Emama angun kai ti design num edit kerno ryet ki sangu jo.

    Thanks & Reagrds

    Vinzul Satish

    +91 97254 36195

  36. K.E.Chitra says:

    From Chitra,

    Namaskar.

    ella website atho sethay. aikini podris but superb!.
    Angun chouday bedkin, Ghoma rhi kona kam keruvai, aura samugam menkan kai pajay horas meni see develop keno.ela mora astha1 what I can do for my community meni aski thenu haudi se kam kereth ami worldum first kon rhavay!
    prayers,
    Namaskar,
    Cheers to sourashtra.
    aurathenga mai.
    kuttin Ekanathan Chitra mathan kumar,
    28,Marudupandiyar cross St,
    K.K.Nagar
    Madurai.

  37. Maluvathu Sundararajan Venkatesan says:

    I am from Salem.It is the best effort to have contacts with all sourashtara peopel through this site. i welcome this move as a starting point to bring unity and know about all of us

  38. Dear Brothers/sisters,

    It is needless to say our community has got everything to salute. first of all at the time of Independence our community people were there and in Politics,Cinefield, Business Legends like C.S.Ramachari,K.L.N.Krishnan, S.R.B.Silks, and many more. I am proud to be a Family member of Donor. My grandpa,dad donated 2 big houses in Madurai – to Sourashtra Sabha temple .kINDLY WAIT FOR ME …..

  39. Ramsa K.Jayendran says:

    Please let us know our top people list belonging our community for social work

  40. Mathan Selvaraj says:

    ango menganu yella website vaadu saaraya,monnu jukku sonthoosh lavarasi,ango community pathi askin kalalatho yella onda chokkad vaad.

  41. Mathan Selvaraj says:

    Madurai Palkar sangam just Rockzzz.Sourasthra Deiviga sabha is located at Thirupparankundram,during karthigai month they do bajanai(soma vaara Bhajanai) and serve the poor and needful people,Our community people together do such worthful things.

  42. ASKI PALKARNU NAMASKAR SANGARATHEY,
    bringing our community to MBC community means the no of seats in govt sector will be less but in the case of BC means more seats will be there so that i m telling not to bring to MBC i know some adv also there by bringing our community to MBC that is : IN GOVT sector the cut off marks for MBC is less compared to BC but v should notice that the no of seats available for BC is more than the MBC & we have the talent to pass in any exam comparing other community then what is need for going MBC so we want only more no of seats only not cut off marks because cut off mark between MBC and BC is very very close so that i m telling like that way so my request is there is no need to go for MBC…..

  43. actually i m from paramakudi near to madurai many sourashtra people has been getting govt job in all the field my happiness is : all our people should be in all sector we should show our community as a best one so work hard to get a good position we have all the talent just we should express that is the matter

  44. REALLY I AM VERY HAPPY TO SAY I AM A PALKAR……..

  45. SURESH says:

    How to say our grandparents in sourastra language

  46. SEMBU.G.SRINIVASAN says:

    HAI IAM SRINIVASAN FROM MADURAI ,OUR SOURASHTRA COMMUNITY PEOPLES ARE SPREAD ALL OVER INDIA WE SHOULD BRING THEM UNDER ONE UMBRELLA i.e.,IN CULTURE

  47. santhini kv says:

    hai
    I am sou.girl from cbe. My father is a freedom fighter who was in Madurai and no more. the script of sourashtra is well known to my father.

    If my father is alive, he will be more happy to see this website.

    I am married to thanjavur sou and settled down in salem.

    Nice to see our peoples alround.

  48. V.S.T.R says:

    NAMSHKAR ASHKITHENKOO…,

  49. Ravishankar Kandallu says:

    I want to express my opinion on listing sourashtra as MBC. My fellow community members please understand that these reservations will “shatter our morale and confidence”. Look at brahmins, they do not have any reservations, but still they rule in all spheres. I wish our community should become like brahmins. All reservations are meant for creating VOTE-BANK POLITICS. Let us not FALL INTO POLITICAL TRAP. Let us harness our community talent and compete with Brahmins rather than loosing our self-confidence by falling trap to meaningless reservations.

  50. karthik says:

    mogo navuo karthik me onda palkar menethemo mogo jukkku santhosga sey amin anga palkarnuvu develope kerno

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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.

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