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Pilichandi History

In a place called Perumuda, Pilichandi Daiwa was known to be very powerful. Basically, it’s an origin was from a place called Balloli. Once upon a time, there lived a head of the family called Manju Poonja, who belongs to the family called Thumbe Jaala Guthu. This family got into trouble from robbery and it increased a lot. In-order to control and catch hold of thieves, person from that family went in search of powerful Daiwa to Balloli. When they were asked, which Daiwa they were in need of, answer was Pilichandi. When the people from Balloli disagree, Manju poonja shows them the money and gold. By then, after seeing the money they agree the deal, they had made in-order to offer the Daiwa. Later on, Manju poonja draws the sketch of the Daiwa Pilichandi on a beetle leaf and then bring it to tumbe jaale guthu and construct - make a space for the Daiwa and start believing it. Later the thieves are caught by the illusion of the Daiwa Pilichandi and were destroyed. Then Daiwa came to be known as thief trapper Daiwa.

By then, Tumba Jaale Guthu divinity increases and spreads to other villages and daiwa gets Settled, likewise, when this continued, a place called Peraara, Pilichandi wants to be placed there also, but the pre-existing powerful Daiwa called Balaandi does not agree with other divinity to be settled.

While “Daiwa Nema” ceremony was going on to the Daiwa Balaandi in Peraara village, Pilichandi Daiwa shown there through illusion. At last, when Balaandi was supposed to be offered bananas as food after the ceremony, a person called “Semitha” comes out to bring bananas and ends up in getting shots and is killed by Pilichandi.

Balaandi learns the truth that Semitha has gone out to bring bananas and didn’t return, instead he was killed from an illusion of Pilichandi, later Balaandi questions Pilichandi, what work he has here and why he came to village Paraara, so Pilichandi answers that he needs the power and to be worshipped and settled in the village Paraara, But Balaandi disagrees with his condition and rejects him. In between, their arguments grows. Later, Balaandi puts a condition to Pilichandi, saying that to prove himself a powerful deity. To bring back the person semitha, who has lost his life and get his weapon (kadsale) which is in Balloli village. Anyway, Pilichandi does proves himself. By observing Pilichandi power, Balaandi allows him get settled and give justice to the people of the Peraara village.

From Peraara, Pilichandi wanted to settle in other villages too, so he included Brahma and Ullaaya and started moving towards western coastal region (Karavali) to take bath, while travelling, On the way they came across a place Permude, nearby Bhatrogori, Brahma is being stopped, Ullaaya and Pilichandi takes bath in sea and enters the border of Permude and Kuthathuru, a hill known as Kaayaraukatte, when seen from the hill top village Permude, it seems like, “Perg perpulla, neerg nirpulla sthala” meaning “as good as milk and as cool as water”, thus permude village brings pleasure to see. From there, these deities they moved towards “Traampaara paade” and seek permission for the God, Somanatha, in-order to settle in Permude and in need of good family. So, they get to know that “Bollolimarguthu” is one of the family. Again, through an illusion, Pilichandi and Ullaaya attacks the family of Bollolimarguthu, children’s and Animal’s(cows) were in trouble with some dieses. When they seek an astrologer to find the solution, he says that 2 deities has entered, so you need to construct a place for them. So, as he instructed family constructed 7 feet length Mada for Ullaaya and 7 feet width Daiwa Gunda for Pilichandi. As, Pilichandi travelled for long in hot sun and wind to the place Permude, Bollolimarguthu is the first family to serve bowl of water and milk to Daiwa. As Pilichandi satisfied and gets settled, family had to perform Dharma Nema ceremony and Pilichandi is being worshipped.

On the Nema day, inorder to receive prasadam, a poojari named as Mukkodi Doome, to receive the prasadam, later Pilichandi told him that he wanted to visit his home and says that he wants to become the village deity and follows the poojari’s home. While going he steps into “Munjotti Paade” and he settles there also and again from there he comes to “Kallande Paade and finally he goes to Mukkodi’s house and then becomes village deity.

Below are the seva’s for the Daiwa Plichandi:

1. Sankramana which is every month

2. Korala Parba on Vijayadashami during Navarathi festival

3. Chuthi Parba on the day of Balipadya during Diwali festival

If family members willing to perform Homanchajjeyi, we can make it for Pilichandi and other Daiwa’s too

Occasionally Gururaj Mada and Raguram Shetty has given Homanchajjeyi for Pilichandi as well.

Kadalthaya panjurli

Kadalthaya panjurli Daiwa is said to be very powerful in the Perara village. In the village of Permude, this Daiwa was being worshipped in Mukkodi House. It was being said by our elders that, once when our elders went for “Pilichandi Nema” at night in Mukkodi and while returning back, from the hill of Mukkodi, a small tree branch (wooden piece) for the field work was brought to Bollollimaaruguthu, it was found that Kadalthaya panjurli Daiwa also came with the wooden piece. This Daiwa has shown its power in our house. Around 40 years back [1980], this Daiwa’s Gudi was about to collapse. At that time, Thimmappa Shetty who was doing seva to this Daiwa, had been to the other family’s Brahma Kalasha, the priest who was performing Kalashaabhisheka told Siddappa Mader that, some power is stopping me to offer prasadam. Priest learnt its “Kadalthaya panjurli” who blocking to offer prasadam. When the reason was asked, they said that ‘Daiwa Gudi is about to fall. So, it has to be re-constructed’. And at another occasion, in our family Govardhana (Pushpa Shethi’s son) who did all arrangements visit Saudi for some work. As he was in Mumbai, before going to Saudi, he came down to native inform his parents and to perform prayers God, Daiwa in Permude family house. He had offered his salutation to all the Gods and Daiwa’s, but missed to pray Daiwa Kadalthaya panjurli in the farm. When he returned back to Mumbai, he could not go to Saudi for one or the other reason. When it was dealt with an astrologer, he told that he did not offer his salutation to the Daiwa Kadalthaya panjurli, for that reason he is stopping you to go to Saudi, when he worshipped to that Daiwa, it was easy for him to travel Saudi.

When member from this family had brought a chicken to offer to the Daiwa during Tambila. But this chicken started growing big, it grew like a big cock. Looking at this big cock, they thought that they would get enough money if they sell this big cock and bring another chicken to cut instead of this. On the very next day, chicken which was offered to be cut, it died by itself. Likewise, many such incidents took place, and was being shown by this Daiwa.

Before the M.R.P.L company owned our land, there was a place in corner of the field named “Posanda” there was no swing or Daiwa Mancha (Ee daivogu ujvaalau, manchaavu itthiji). A small wooden piece called “Mundsa” was fixed to the ground, upon that god was being served. In the year 2003, constructed a new Gunda/Thaana with “ujjaalu”, coachi mane, kadsale (sword) and Idol was kept. Till the year 2003, this Daiwa had 2 parva. One was Chauthi parba and the other one was besada agelau (In the month of May, sankramana’s thambila). From 2003 onwards, started performing sankranthi. In these years 2001, 2005 & 2015, the Daiwa has got Nema. There was a Banta Daiwa called “Potte Panjurli” for this.

For this Daiwa, till the year 2002, Thimmappa Shetru & 2003 to 2013 Shridhar Shetru was performing parva. Since 2015 as there a slight change. Head of the family - Gadipathinar started performing Seva/Parva and now Gururaj maada is performing it.

Requirements for performing Chauthi Parba:

1. 1seru urpel rice(boiled rice)

2. Coconut- 4

3. Tender coconut - 3

4. Beetle leaf arecanut 2

5. Banana leaf 10

6. Poddolu – ¼ kg

7. 150 gm rice flakes

8. ½ kg Jaggery

9. 7 Banana

10. 100 ml ghee

11. Sandal leaf

12. Flowers and pingara

13. Kepalada flower

14. Jackfruit wood for homa

15. Agarbattis

16. 12 Dosa’s(uddina dosa)

17. 10 Small slices of sugarcane

Requirements for performing Thambila:

1. 1½ Seru urpelau rice(boiled rice)

2. Coconut- 4

3. Tender coconut- 3

4. beetle leaf arecanut 2

5. Banana leaf 12

6. Poddolu- ¼ kg

7. ½ kg Jaggery

8. 7 Bananas

9. 100 ml Ghee

10. Sandal leaf

11. Flowers pingara, kepalada flower

12. Jackfruit

13. Agarbattis

14. Thengina siri- bali

15. Wood used for homa

16. 3 Dondi

17. Cowdung

18. Marada seru

19. A vessel for boiling charva

20. Wood

21. Kuri neeru

Kaantheri Jumaadi

Inthe chavadi of Bollollimaaruguthu, Kaantheri Jumaadi and Banta was settled as a prime powerful Daiwa. These have become chavadi Daiwa’s, Daily evening once the lamp was lit for Daiwa there was an instrument played made of lather called “thambada” tied to Bodige Pillar which is in the Opposite Chavadi. The main entrance of this chavadi was facing towards east direction. Family member who has got the respect of Head of the family (Gadipathinar – Called as Mader) is allowed to enter inside Daiwa Gunda, for lighting the lamp, so selected person in the family will be chosen for this position.

On the “Daiwa Mancha”, we can see ancient Jumaadi’s big face mask as well as right hand side of the mask there is another mask of Banta(in the form of pig). There are 2 kadsale(sword) is present. The wider one belongs to Jumaadi Daiwa which is left side of Jumaadi mask, another kadsale which is less wide, belongs to Banta and is placed in front of his mask. There will be 2 small metal vessel for water called Kuchi is kept in front of each Daiwa Mask. On the Daiwa Mancha there are few statues made of bronze - 2 pigs, 2 male buffaloes, 4 oxen, peacock, 1 elephant, statue of Daiwa sitting on horse, bird and Human statue holding a sword in hand, 1 bronze coconut is also hanged top of Daiwa Mancha. As the lord is said to be pure vegetarian, no chicken was supposed to be cut or offered. Until the year 1999, this Gunda had a wall, made out of mud. Earlier, to lit the lamp, the oil was made from honnekaayi(Ponneda kaayi).

In the past, Mader (Head of the family) used to keep water & oil on daily basis, on the day of sankramana, flower, water. During Ganesh Chaturthi (Chauthi) festival Jumadi used get Chauthi Parba. On the day of Koralu Parba (Thene habba- Head of the family first offer his 'Namaskaram' to the crop and to the field and cut the first 'Thene') Tene will be tied to Daiwa Mancha with prayers. During Diwali - Parba for Jumadi was done. In the family, during auspicious time & family’s good & bad times, human-chajjeyi (homa pancha kajjaaya) was offered.

In our house during marriages, engagement, seemantha(baby shower) as such auspicious occasion, it was a tradition to lit the lamp in the chavadi & offer flowers & worship Daiwa and also the family members who were supposed to travel outer states/countries on new business had to follow the same tradition. In the family, during suthaka (born/dead) after passing suthaka days, pure homa is kept for jumaadi. Till the year 2000, any member from this family, who has passed away, the dead body was kept in chavadi of jumaadi’s gunda. Later, it was stopped when it was found to be questioned during ashtamangala. All the auspicious functions were performed in this chavadi only. From the past, whatever was spoken in this Chavadi was happening true. Any member from this family who were in difficulty & approached jumaadi, their difficulties were gone & their tears were wiped off, such a power existed. Jumadi used to get satisfaction and the family was progressed when offered annaprasadam or donations for the needy.

If anybody in the house-Chavadi, quarrels, curses, Jumaadi Daiwa would get disappointed. “Jumadi olidare Lakshmi munidare Mahankali” for our family. So if our family members help each other, spoke well, lived intimately & happily by not forgetting to worship family Daiwas, there will be blessings for the family. For the sick people, the only medicine for the family from jumaadi was sandal prasadam. Daily inside gunda, lamp is lit to Daiwa & except during Aaati month as entering “Gunda” to lighting the lamp is prohibited.

For this Daiwa, on these occasions, during chauthi, diwali and homanau-chajjeyi (Homanchajjaya) single word

So below are the pooja requirements for all these 3 parva’s:

1. Boiled rice – 1 seru

2. Coconut- 4

3. Tender coconut- 3

4. Beetle leaf arecanut 2

5. Haralu (poddalu)- ½ kg

6. Cow’s ghee-1 00ml

7. Jaggery ¾ kg

8. Banana- 9

9. Banana leaf 10

10. Agarbattis

11. Camphor

Wood used for homa (jackfruit wood) sandal leaf, battala gandha, pu pingara, kepalada flower.

All the mentioned above things are required for 3 years but for chauthi, including the above things, 12 urad dal dosa (uddina dose) and 10 sugarcane pieces.

For diwali, including the above things rice flakes (avalakki)- ¼ kg, haralu ¼ kg is enough. Dosa and sugarcane is not needed.

Posappe

Posappe is a female Daiwa and is also called as Posappe, posabhuta, satyadevate and konganada shakti. This is devi’s power. This is the power of worshipping inside the house - chavadi’s padsaale. In the house of Brahmins, the Daiwa is pure vegetarian and in other caste houses, it also accepts non-vegetarian. She has the power to protect the entire family. In our house, her Daiwa Mancha(Cot) was hanged on the above roof of Jumaadi Chavadi, later on, in the year 1990, they bought a new Daiwa Mancha and silver statue of the Daiwa and was kept down-side the wall of jumaadi chavadi.

Daiwa was facing towards north. Once in a year, in the month of May, during Sankramana, thambila (Bhutha maaduvudu) was performed for Daiwa. No other parva like Sankranthi, Diwali was done for it. On the day of thambila, from chavadi, Daiwa Mancha was taken to mogasaale (in the past where Shankara Shettru lived) and there used to prepared rice ball, for that laaki( female chicken) was cut and its blood was poured, which was thrown to the middle of yard (nadu jaal) which had tulasi katte.

In the year 2000, in our house, the Ashtamangala Prashne which was kept on the day of thambila, it was found that vegetarian Daiwa Jumadi is unhappy about after accepting flesh food and blood Posappe Daiwa Mancha was brought back and kept in Jumaadi Chavadi, For that reason, later instead of offering chicken it’s been replaced with pumpkin and breaking it, So that the Posappe Daiwa gets satisfied. For one year, family offered pumpkin as the food, after that year when there was Nema kola in house. Four days earlier, during kola, posappe appeared in the night dream and told that she was in need of flesh food and not pure vegetarian to “Sanjeeva maada” and further in the 4 days where posappe kola took place and was asked, then also Daiwa answered that it wants flesh food, so again offering and cutting chicken tradition was made. In the family, for girl’s marriage, health problems, their wishes were appealed by offering flowers, gold. A big silver idol for this Daiwa was bought and donated by Gopal Shetru. There are ornaments for this Daiwa like gold blackbeads, waist hanging, diamond bangles, gold bangles, valindale, nose ring, necklaces. Till the year 2003, the Daiwa’s thambila was done by Thimmappa shetru. From the year 2005, Gururaj maada (until become Mader - means till 2015) he was doing. From 2015 Rajesh Perara was doing. Till 2015, for this Daiwa, in a year, on thambila day, thambila was done. After 2015, every month sankramana was started. Since 2018 chauthi parba was started. This Daiwa accepts all types of parvas.

Since 2015, for jumaadi, there was a new construction of chavadi, after chavadi house was completed, inside the house of padsaale, which was made to face towards and the Daiwa Mancha was hanged to the wall.

Earlier we used to keep small wooden bench on the wall, upon that idol, bettha, kochi was kept for worshipping. This Daiwa likes to settle where people walk around, especially women’s in a house.

Below are the requirements for Chauthi Parba:

1. Coconut- 3

2. Tender Coconut-2

3. Boiled rice- ½ seru

4. Banana – 5

5. Dosas- 8

6. Sugarcane thundu- 8 (small)

7. Sandal leaf

8. Jackfruit wood(for homa)

9. 1 Hanchu (odu)

10. Beetle leaf arecanut 1

12. Haralu(poddolu)- 150 gm

13. Jaggery- ¼ kg

14. Banana leaf- 7

15. Flower pingara

16. Cow ghee- 100ml

17. 1 Chembu sword

18. Kepalada flower

19. Agarbattis

Kadalthaya panjurli

Kadalthaya panjurli Daiwa is said to be very powerful in the Perara village. In the village of Permude, this Daiwa was being worshipped in Mukkodi House. It was being said by our elders that, once when our elders went for “Pilichandi Nema” at night in Mukkodi and while returning back, from the hill of Mukkodi, a small tree branch (wooden piece) for the field work was brought to Bollollimaaruguthu, it was found that Kadalthaya panjurli Daiwa also came with the wooden piece. This Daiwa has shown its power in our house. Around 40 years back [1980], this Daiwa’s Gudi was about to collapse. At that time, Thimmappa Shetty who was doing seva to this Daiwa, had been to the other family’s Brahma Kalasha, the priest who was performing Kalashaabhisheka told Siddappa Mader that, some power is stopping me to offer prasadam. Priest learnt its “Kadalthaya panjurli” who blocking to offer prasadam. When the reason was asked, they said that ‘Daiwa Gudi is about to fall. So, it has to be re-constructed’. And at another occasion, in our family Govardhana (Pushpa Shethi’s son) who did all arrangements visit Saudi for some work. As he was in Mumbai, before going to Saudi, he came down to native inform his parents and to perform prayers God, Daiwa in Permude family house. He had offered his salutation to all the Gods and Daiwa’s, but missed to pray Daiwa Kadalthaya panjurli in the farm. When he returned back to Mumbai, he could not go to Saudi for one or the other reason. When it was dealt with an astrologer, he told that he did not offer his salutation to the Daiwa Kadalthaya panjurli, for that reason he is stopping you to go to Saudi, when he worshipped to that Daiwa, it was easy for him to travel Saudi.

When member from this family had brought a chicken to offer to the Daiwa during Tambila. But this chicken started growing big, it grew like a big cock. Looking at this big cock, they thought that they would get enough money if they sell this big cock and bring another chicken to cut instead of this. On the very next day, chicken which was offered to be cut, it died by itself. Likewise, many such incidents took place, and was being shown by this Daiwa.

Before the M.R.P.L company owned our land, there was a place in corner of the field named “Posanda” there was no swing or Daiwa Mancha (Ee daivogu ujvaalau, manchaavu itthiji). A small wooden piece called “Mundsa” was fixed to the ground, upon that god was being served. In the year 2003, constructed a new Gunda/Thaana with “ujjaalu”, coachi mane, kadsale (sword) and Idol was kept. Till the year 2003, this Daiwa had 2 parva. One was Chauthi parba and the other one was besada agelau (In the month of May, sankramana’s thambila). From 2003 onwards, started performing sankranthi. In these years 2001, 2005 & 2015, the Daiwa has got Nema. There was a Banta Daiwa called “Potte Panjurli” for this.

For this Daiwa, till the year 2002, Thimmappa Shetru & 2003 to 2013 Shridhar Shetru was performing parva. Since 2015 as there a slight change. Head of the family - Gadipathinar started performing Seva/Parva and now Gururaj maada is performing it.

Requirements for performing Chauthi Parba:

1. 1seru urpel rice(boiled rice)

2. Coconut- 4

3. Tender coconut - 3

4. Beetle leaf arecanut 2

5. Banana leaf 10

6. Poddolu – ¼ kg

7. 150 gm rice flakes

8. ½ kg Jaggery

9. 7 Banana

10. 100 ml ghee

11. Sandal leaf

12. Flowers and pingara

13. Kepalada flower

14. Jackfruit wood for homa

15. Agarbattis

16. 12 Dosa’s(uddina dosa)

17. 10 Small slices of sugarcane

Requirements for performing Thambila:

1. 1½ Seru urpelau rice(boiled rice)

2. Coconut- 4

3. Tender coconut- 3

4. beetle leaf arecanut 2

5. Banana leaf 12

6. Poddolu- ¼ kg

7. ½ kg Jaggery

8. 7 Bananas

9. 100 ml Ghee

10. Sandal leaf

11. Flowers pingara, kepalada flower

12. Jackfruit

13. Agarbattis

14. Thengina siri- bali

15. Wood used for homa

16. 3 Dondi

17. Cowdung

18. Marada seru

19. A vessel for boiling charva

20. Wood

21. Kuri neeru

Varthe Panjurli

According to the astrologists, Varthe Panjurli came in illusion and get settled in our house, at times when one of our family member (a women – Root of the family) came to Bollolimar Guthu house, This Daiwa get worshiped in a small stone under the tree in Kumeru-field name, where Jagada Panjurli existed.

In the year 2000 our family constructed Thana and built statue kept on hanging table (ujjalu) and brought ayuda for it. First time both the Diawas Varthe and panjurli were kept and believed on the same hanging table, later according to the suggestion it was separately believed in two diifefernt hanging tables.

Before the year 2000 this Daiwa used to get sevas “Chawthi Parva” at times of Diwali and “Tambila”. Later after constructing new Tana (Sthana) Sankramana Seva is also gets added. After Seva of serving Chicken to Varthe, there was an other-tradition of serving Pretha’s (spirit) which was stopped during the same year 2000.

This Daiwa gets silver and gold as seva at times of family’s good and bad times, This Daiwa’s Seva was performed by Shankar Shetty till 2001 and now the same tradition is continued by Devadas Shetty.

Below are the requirements for Chawthi Parva Seva:

1. urpelau rice(boiled rice)- 1 seru

2. haralu(poddolu)- ¼ kg

3. dosas- 8

4. flower pingara

5. jackfruit wood(for homa)

6. kepalada flower

7. Coconut- 4

8. jaggery- ½ kg

9. sugarcane thundu-8 small

10. cow ghee- 50ml

11. 1 hanchu (odu)

12. agarbattis

13. tender coconut- 3

14. banana – 7q

15. banana leaf- 10

16. sandal leaf

17. 1 chembu

18. beetle leaf arecanut 2

Requirements for performing Thambila Seva:

1. 1½ seru urpelau rice(boiled rice)

2. poddolu- ¼ kg

3. flowers pingara

4. 50 ml cow ghee

5. sandal leaf

6. dondi-1

7. wood – for boiling rice

8. coconut- 5

9. beetle leaf arecanut 2

10. ¼ kg jaggery

11. agarbattis

12.seru

13. marada a vessel for boiling rice and chicken

14. chombu

15. tender coconut- 3

16. banana leaf 12

17. 7 bananas

18. jackfruit wood(for homa)

19. kuri neeru

20. kepalada flower and rice

Jagada Panjurli

This is our family’s one of the rightful Daiwa, Jagada Panjurli used to get worshiped in the form of a small stone under the Mango tree at Kumeru-a field name.

In the year 2000 our family constructed Thana and built statue kept on hanging table (ujjalu) with kuchimani, sward (Kadsalae). Olden times, before the year 2000 this Daiwa used to get sevas “Chawthi Parva” at times of Diwali and “Tambila (Beshada Agel)” on Sankramana day, in the month of May. Later after constructing new Tana (Sthana) Sankramana Seva is also gets added.

This Daiwa gets Nema (Kola) Seva during the year 2001, 2005 and 2015. This Kola is performed by Pambada’s (Pambadaru). This Daiwa’s Parva Seva was performed by Shankar Shetty till 2010 and now the same tradition is continued by Keshava Shetty.

With Chawthi parva, Diwali parva Seva also given to this Daiwa. Till 2009 after performing Seva’s to Ullaya, pilichandi and Jumadi in the night, the very next morning Jagada panjurli used get Chawthi parva. But now on we used to perform on the same night Seva with Rajan Daiwa’s.

Requirements for performing Chawthi Parva seva:

1. 1½ Seru urpelau rice(boiled rice)

2. Coconut- 3

3. Tender coconut- 2

4. beetle leaf arecanut 2

5. Banana leaf 7

6. haralu(Poddolu)- ¼ kg

7. ½ kg Jaggery

8. 5 Bananas

9. 50ml Cow Ghee

10. Sandal leaf

11. Flowers pingara

12. kepalada flower

13. jackfruit wood(for homa)

14. Agarbattis

15. dosas- 6

16. sugarcane tundu-4 small

17. avalakki – 100gram

Requirements for performing Thambila seva:

1. 1½ Seru urpelau rice(boiled rice)

2. poddolu- ¼ kg

3. flowers pingara

4. 50 ml cow ghee

5. sandal leaf

6. dondi-1

7. coconut- 3

8. beetle leaf arecanut 1

9. ¼ kg jaggery

10. agarbattis

11. seru

12. cow dung

13. tender coconut- 2

14. banana leaf 8

15. 5 bananas

16. jackfruit wood(for homa)

17. kuri neeru