The idea of starting a website of Shivalli Brahmins, which was conceived in April 2007. When we discussed about this website with the Honorable Sri Sri Vishvesha Theertha Sripaadangala of Sri Pejavara Adhokshaja Matha, Udupi, he wholeheartedly blessed us. Sri Sri Vidyaprasanna Theertha Sripaadaangala of Sri Subramanya Matha has also agreed to provide us with his unprecedented guidance. With the blessings of all seers from all our Mathas, this website inagurated on 05/08/2007. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of them, without whom this website would never have been possible. We can now confidently say that we have the support and encouragement of all our Gurus and elders.
As we know, NRI Shivalli Brahmin friends, have no facilities to gain knowledge about our traditions. Even books that convey such information are not sufficiently available as a whole together. It is also tough for them to find time to read these books. They have nobody to clear their doubts regarding our traditions and religion. Thus, the serious lack of knowledge of our values, traditions, etc. among them has led to a feeling that they are moving away from our culture. At the same time, a lot of interest has been noticed, especially among the youngsters, to learn and follow our traditions.
A number of books on the Tulu Shivalli Brahmin language, traditions, achievements, history, etc. have been published, but are not reaching everyone. In today’s world, the only medium available to everybody is the Internet. We have established this website with the aim of spreading the knowledge about our culture, traditions, religious practices and their importance; providing people with the information they are looking for; bridging the gap between the people of our community through discussions and bringing everyone close together, irrespective of the place they reside in.
To enable good progress and usefulness of this website, it is very essential to have the guidance of our gurus, elders and scholars. So we request you to openly send your opinions, suggestions and advice to the organizers. We expect your continuous encouragement and cooperation.
The sense of accomplishment that accompanies the successful completion of any task would be incomplete without the mention of people who made it possible and whose constant encouragement and guidance has been a source of inspiration. There are numerous people who have contributed in their own ways for the establishment of this website. Even though it is not possible to mention all of them, it is our duty to mention a few of them.
We are indebted to Vedamurthy Sri Venkataramana Upadhyaya of Erki Matha, Vedamurthy Sri Lakshminarayana Acharya of Karinja and Sri Ranganatha Ungrupulithaya of Puttur for their suitable suggestions and directions.
We also like to express our gratitude to Eratadi Sri Harinarayana Acharya of Ramakunja, Kodila Sri Harishankara Muchinthaya of Ramakunja, Sri Balachandra Kudrethaya of Dharmasthala, Sri Mahesh Elyadka of Puttur and Kumari Reesha Padmanabh of Bangalore, for their continuous help and contributions.
Another supporting pillar of our website is Sri Narahari Upadhyaya. He has spent a lot of his precious time for the development of this website. We would like to convey our special thanks to him.
We would also like to thank Ananda Balaga of Bangalore for its direct and indirect help. We are grateful to all our elders and well wishers for their suggestions and advice, and everyone who has contributed to the success of this website. We request you to continue your support in the same way.
shivallibrahmins.com is a website that belongs to all of us. The organizers and editorial board form only a small fraction of it. This website is meant to contain overall information about our community. But right now, we have presented only that information that is available to us. So we cannot claim that the information provided is complete. This is also because of difference of opinions regarding some details. Hence, we request you to provide us with as much information as possible.
You can browse through this website whenever you are free, and gain knowledge about our lifestyles and traditions. Also, it is important to practice all these aspects in our daily lives, as much as possible. If this happens, then there is no doubt that our hard work has been rewarded. One more significant thing to be noted here is that, our traditions should not end with us. It is our responsibility to transfer this knowledge to the next generation. So let us keep up our culture and traditions.
Kaale Varshathu Parjanyah
Prathivee Sasya shaalinee |
Deshoyam Kshobha Rahithaah
Sajjanah Santhu Nirbhayaah ||
Lokaah Samasthaah Sukhino Bhavanthu ||
Om Shanthi Shanthi Shanthi ||
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President, Akhila Bharatha Madhva Maha Mandali
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Prasaranga, Karnataka State Music and Performing Arts University,
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