Recherla Nami Reddi of Pillalamarri, Nalgonda District:
located 2 km from
This line at the same site refer PILLAI MARRI as a place name and VELAMA as the VELLALA equivalent:-
....Chevvi reddi alias Pillalamarri Bethala Naidu of Recherla gothra, a Velama by Caste and 'Reddi' is just a status title those days meant for village heads....
The same site also tells that RAO caste is
also a VELAMA caste title, later on BRAHMINS
also used this as they became land lords
like REDDYs [refer Narashima Rao]. Thats why
in Andhra even low castes put Rao in their
...."He who has the title Rao, which was bestowed by the king, prefixed to his name, is the ruler; and if it is affixed to the name, then it is a general mark of the Velama Caste."...
This site says SATI performance by VELAMA
....During the said period, some six Velama women are said to have commited 'Sati' by jumping into the funeral fire after the death of their warrior husbands in the battle to capture one Arangetla fort from rival forces in Palnadu region...
TAMIL VELAMA NAYUDUs or NAIDUs or NAYAKKARs or NAYAKs or NAIKs
The same site says that during VIJAYANAGARA period, Tamilnadu also occupied by Velama Naidus.
......Padma Nayaka Velama Generals also
fought for Vijayanagara Empire after loosing
their Kingdoms and supremacy in Telangana
regions. As this Empire expanded some of the
Nayaks were sent to far away lands in
southern Tamil Nadu like
From this NAYAK / NAIK / NAYAKKAR caste
name, Tamils derived names like
Avoodai Nayagam, Marudha Nayagam etc...
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