Alavan or Alagar is group of people who migrated from Tanjore to Kulasekarapattinam during the Kulothunga Cholan period along with Cholas princess Chitravali. Chitravali married Kulasekara Pandian of the Pandiyan kingdom. These people settled in the surrounding areas. It is believed king Raja Raja Chola send salt pan officers from Tanjore to Kanyakumari to govern salt production. Later they settled there.
The Pannaiyan community is a group of people who live around Tuticorin, Mukkani, Tiruchendur, Kulasekarapattinam (Tuticorin District) and Koothankuli, Uvari from Tirunelveli district and North Tamarakulam, Puthalam, Variyoor from Kanyakumari district and Krishnapuram, Tharakudi, Keelakarai from Ramnad district and few places in Adiramapattinam Tanjore district.
Mostly they occupy government jobs or are teachers and professors.
The Pannaiyan community strongly believe in Lord Muruga as their muppattan and they also have "Perianachi" amman as their kulatheivam. Perianachi is also worshiped in the Tanjore Bragadeeshwara temple.
* Scripture Prayers for the Alavan in India.
It is said that nlike other communities in that area they will not convert to another religion as they are from Chola dynasty.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Alavan|
|People Name in Country||Alavan|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Alternate Names||Alavar; Alwar; Azhavar; Chitravaliar; Muppan; Pannaiyan; Uppalavan; अलवन|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||10 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Total States on file||2|
|Specialized Website||South Asia Peoples|
|Primary Language||Tamil (4,700 speakers)|
|Language Code||tam Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamil
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|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1715-1998)|
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|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Father's Love Letter|
|Audio Recordings||General Ministry Resources|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Finding Peace|
|Film / Video||Following Jesus (India, JF Project)|
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|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Tamil|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)|
|Film / Video||Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Comprehensive list of Tamil Resources|
|General||God's Simple Plan|
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