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Vellala Pillai Gods, Festivals
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|Festival Name||Place, Method of Festival|
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|All Saiva Vellalar Families celebrate this
festval called avvai nonbu with a avvaiaramman kozhukkatai, a salt
Tuesdays, especially during the Tamil month of Adi, are considered to be the most auspicious for the worship of Avvai.
Kurathiyarai near Alagiapandipuram has a rock-cut shrine. The temple is Avvaiyaarammankoil and the image on the left side of Lord Vishnu is believed to be that of Avvai.
About 10 km. south of Kurathiyarai on the way from Bhuthapaandi to Aaralvaaimozhi is a hamlet called Avvaiyaarammankoil, which takes its name from the shrine dedicated to the poetess. The presiding deity Avvai is enshrined under an Amla tree and is hence known as Nelliyadi Avvai.
Still most of the saiva pillai families name their girl child as Avvai
|Lord Ayyappan||Lord Ayyappa is considered as a vellalar land
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Still most of the vellala pillai families name their son as Aiyappan, Sastha