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HISTORY OF PADMASHALIS & FAMOUS PADMASHALIS

HISTORY OF PADMASHALIS & FAMOUS PADMASHALIS


Padmashali or Padmasali is a Telugu weavers' caste or social group found largely in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. They are identified by different names in various regions through out India.

Contents


* 1 Origin
* 2 History
2.1 Development
2.2 Special Note
* 3 Famous Padmashalis

Origin

There are two interpretations for the origin of the word Padmashali. Some anthropologists believe it's derived from the Sanskrit word meaning 'silk cloth'.

However, linguistic construction of Dravidian languages traces it's root to Proto-South-Dravidian word saal. In Tulu, Saalye or Taalye means spider. Also, saali means spider in Telugu. Probably, symbolising the weaving activity with the spider's web, this word was coined for weavers. In Tamil, it's Saalikan or Saaliyan. In Kannada, it's Shaaliga or Shaaliya. In Malayalam, Chaaliyan.

History

The Padmashalis are the third largest Other Backward Class (BC-B-17) community in Andhra Pradesh. They are spread all over the state, but have a visible tendency towards urbanization since the occupation of weaving and marketing cloth becomes easy from urban and semi-urban centers. This community produces cloth from cotton and animate yarn (silk).

Caste communities involved in the leather and wool-based household industries - which perhaps have an older history than cloth weaving - have developed an integrated process of production of raw material and its conversion into commodities. But unlike them, the Padmashalis developed exclusively cloth-weaving skills. They produce cloth as a marketable commodity, without having any organic links or skills in the production of the raw material. The Padmashali men have no expertise in ploughing and their women lack seeding and crop-cutting skills. Thus, their skill structure, over a period of time, became one-dimensional. By the time the British arrived, the Padmashalis were producing huge quantities of cloth and controlled a leading cottage industry of India.

Perhaps because they largely stay indoors, or because of characteristic genes, community members have developed reddish skin and are hence known as erra kulamu (red caste) among the OBCs. The Padmashali caste is highly Sanskritised, with all the men wearing the sacred thread. In terms of social consciousness, it is more Brahminic than any other OBC caste in Andhra Pradesh & some of them in Maharashtra also. In spite of all these Brahminic characteristics, this caste did not get integrated into ritual Brahminism and remained uneasily within the broad Vaishya category.

Development

As of now, its weaving industry has undergone three stages of development. When the British began to impose Lancashire cloth, the Padmashalis were operating a weaving technology called gunta maggam (pit-loom). This process involved using a rough wooden loom made by the village carpenter. It involved the labor of both men and women. Every Padmashali boy learnt how to handle the loom while growing up, and every Padmashali girl learns the yarn-making process. The cloth that the pit-loom produced was meant to serve the needs of village market. It was rough-and-tough cloth meant to protect the human body from heat, cold and rain. The Padmashali economy was part of the agrarian economy, without much fluctuation. Of course, it fetched a living wage, in wares or cash. And some Padmashalis, through personal experience, developed considerable individual expertise and were capable of producing high-quality cloth.

Textile industry has been able to generate considerable employment and promote exports and improve its performance in the post – Multi Fibre Agreement regime. A major package, including tax relief, was provided. Basic customs duty on various textile machinery and spare parts has been reduced, additional capital subsidy has been provided for processing, duties on specified textile machinery items, raw materials and spare parts has been brought down, and excise duty on polyester filament yarn has been reduced. The scope and outlays of schemes like the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme and the Technology Mission on Cotton has been augmented to modernize the industry and to ensure availability of quality raw material at competitive prices. The Scheme for Integrated Textiles Parks has been launched to strengthen infrastructure. Under the scheme, it is proposed to set up 30 Integrated Textiles Parks by 2008, with an investment of over Rs. 13,000 crore. These parks will generate annual production of over Rs. 20,000 crore, and create over half a million new jobs. Due to focused support to cotton-growers cotton production and productivity have touched record heights. The textiles sector has grown phenomenally since the phasing out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) after 2004. it is expected that by 2011-2012, the textiles sector will more than double to US$ 115 billion. The estimated investment during this period will be approximately Rs. 1,50,000 crore, which will generate employment for approximately 17 million workers.



Special Note


Years ago

Balijas and Lingayats is having relation

Lingayats and Devangs is having relation [In karntaka]

Devangs and Padmal (Padmashali) is having relation

Padmal and Patkar & Senapatulu is having relation

Padmal and Mudaliyar is having relation [In Tamilnadu]

Mudaliyar and Mudiraj is having relation [In Tamilnadu]

Mudiraj and Munnurukapu is having relation

Munnurukapu and KAPU is having relation

Kapus and Telagas is having relation

Telagas and Velamas is having relation



And Added also sub-castes.

So ours is very big community in Andhrapradesh 42 % Population


Famous Padmashalis:


* Dharmanna Sadul, Ex.Member of Parliament
* K.C.Kondiah (MLC Bellary, Ex MP (Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha), He paved way and instrumental in Smt. Sonia Gandhi's win from Bellary Lok Sabha Constituency in 1999.
* Late Pragada Kotaiah, Ex.M.L.A. and Ex-M.P.(Rajya Sabha) Leader of Handloom Movement.
* Aelay Narendra [also called Tiger Narendra] (Active leader in TRS)
* Devarakonda Vittal Rao (Member of Parliment representing Mahbubnagar Constituency)
* Puli Veeranna, Currently M.L.A.Former Minister of Handlooms in A.P.Government.
* P. T. Usha - popular Indian athlete (Padma Shri and Arjuna Award winner)
* Chandana Mohan Rao (Founder of Chandana Brothers, CMR Mall)
* Konda Laxman Bapuji (prominent socialist politician)
* Nalli Kuppuswami Chetty, A noted Businessman; Nalli Silks, Chennai
* Suddala Ashok Teja - Lyricist (won National Film Award for Best Lyrics)
* Aelay Dhani - Popular publicity designer (Bharathamuni award winner)
* Urvasi Sarada - Actress
* Diddi Anand Kumar (NJ,USA) - (Prominent Social Worker & Founder of Hyderabad Padmashali Mela)
* Gundu Hanmantha Rao - Actor/Comedian
* Uttej - Actor/Dialog writer
* J. Subbarao [Star films Producer]
* Ganji Brothers. Ranigunj-Secunderabad
* Duvvasi Mohan kumar - Actor/Comedian
* L.Ramana - Ex M.L.A and Khadi Board Chairman
* Murugudu Hanumantha Rao - M.L.A & Minister for Sarvas Siksha Abhiyan, DPEP, Adult Education, Open Schools, Public Libraries, Jawahar Bal Bhavan, Mahila Samata Society, State Institute of Education Technology. AP Government Portal
* Panchumarthi Anuradha - former Vijayawada Mayor
* Nimmala Kishtappa - Animal Husbandry minister
* Kantha Rao - famous actor from telugu film industry.
* Laya (actress)
* Sada Siva Master, Adilabad. A noted writer and literary critic in Urdu, Marathi and Telugu.
* Nataraja Rama Krishna. A famous dance theory proponent; He has designed the famous " Perini Siva Thandavam". His perents lived in Bali islands. He had received many awards.
* Prof.N.Gopi, Poet and former Vice-Chancellor of Telugu University
* Dr.Appalayya Meesala, Professor of Management Studies,Deccan School of Management, Hyderabad.
* Dr. Harnath Policherla - Famous Doctor and Upcoming Actor in Telugu Movies


Courtesy: http://www.telugupedia.com/

103 comments:

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    untey nakku site pampisthara naa id : sati007@gmail.com ku pampichu

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    2. Hi sir,can you forward the vamsha vruksha of our padmashali to my email I'd:b.v.m.sairam@gmail.com

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  2. Dear Satish,

    I have forwarded the image of Padmashali Vamsha Vruksham Tree, for your ready reference, to your above e-mail address.

    Wish you all the best.


    Thanks,

    Ganapathi

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  3. hai i am
    samala.lingamurthy
    Puroshana maharushi Gotram

    think u for information
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    thank you

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  4. Dear Linga Murthy garu,

    Thanks for visiting my site and your comments.

    I have sent you a copy of Padmashali Vamsha Vruksham, to your above e-mail address. I have only that copy.

    Thanks,
    Ganapathi

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  5. Hello Patanjaligaru

    I am Kupendra Kumar Bhudarapu (Bruhaspati Gotram)

    Please Send me a copy of Padmashali Vamsha Vruksham my email id is kupendrakumar@gmail.com

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  6. Hello Kupendra Kumar garu,

    Thanks. I have sent an attachment of Padmashali Vamsha Vruksham to your above e-mail address.

    Thanks,
    Ganapathi

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  7. hi patanjali sir

    i am siripurapu gopi(bruhaspathi rushi gotram)
    plz send padmashali vamsha vruksham to my emailid siripurapugopi@gmail.com

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  8. Dear Gopi garu,

    Thanks for visiting my Blog.

    I have got one image of Padmashali Vamsha Vruksham which I got it from somewhere. I am doubtful whether it will be useful to you or not. I have sent the same to your e-mail address.

    Thanks,

    Ganapathi

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  9. I have gone through with the sight,it is excellent it will definitely helpful for all Padmashali community people.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Gajam Narsing Rao
    Social worker
    email:viewindia90@gmail.com
    26th August,2011 7:08 PM

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  10. Thanks for visiting my Blog and your comments.

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  11. PLz send me the padmashali vamshavruksha (genalogy tree) photo to this ID:satishkumarmartha89@gmail.com.
    Excellent work sir....informative collection abt the padmashali caste n its history.Really knowledged aftr going through above information.thank u sir.

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  12. Dear Dr. Satish garu,

    Thanks for visiting my Blog and your comments.

    I have got one image of Padmashali Vamsha Vruksham which I got it from somewhere. I am doubtful whether it will be useful to you or not. I have sent the same to your above e-mail address.

    All the best.

    Ganapathi

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  13. hello, its interesting to read the above info.... thank you for the same. the above comments speaks of a genealogical tree for the padmashalis, could u plz email it to me too at curious.padmashali@gmail.com

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  14. Thanks for visiting my Blog and your comments. I have sent the image of Padmashali Vamsa Vriksham to your above e-mail address. All the best.

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  15. can u plz send me also a copy of vamsha vriksha my id is
    golwalkars@gmail.com

    thank you and u had done a very great job!

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  16. Thanks for visiting my Blog and your comments.

    I have sent an image of Padmasali Vamsha Vriksham to your above e-mail address.

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  17. Hello, can you please send ma a copy of Padmasali Vamsha Vriksham to my email: navsa_19@yahoo.com

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  18. Thanks for visiting my Blog.

    I have sent an image of Padmasali Vamsha Vriksham to your above e-mail address.

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  19. Hello Patanjali Garu,
    I am sandeep from pune i want Padmasali Vamsha Vriksham Tree. Please can you send me this on this id sandeepsamleti@gmail.com

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  20. Thanks for visiting my Blog.

    I have sent an image of Padmasali Vamsha Vriksham to your above e-mail address.

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  21. Can you please send me the Vamsha Vriksham to my Email address : venkatraman.bhandari@gmail.com,,, Thanks in advance :-)

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  22. Thanks for visiting my Blog.

    I have sent an image of Padmasali Vamsha Vriksham to your above e-mail address.

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  23. can you plz send padmashali vamsha vruksham image to my email id sai.kiran544@gmail.com
    Thanks in advance

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  24. pathanjali garu plz send padmashali vamsha vruksham high resolution image to my e mail id satishchenna21@gmail.com

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  25. Replies
    1. Please send me a picture of padmashali vamsa vruksham to my email address:dumsrinu@gmail.com

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  28. hi, i'm praveen.bitra and our surname is chandraguptha.
    please forward padmasali vamsa vruksham to my mail id
    praveenchinnu66@gmail.com

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  29. Hai My surname is Chennamsetty, past several year i.e 200years we follow our gothram as Markandeya. some of our caste it is not a gotharam, who didn't now the gothram they follow the Markandeya is it write

    Otherwise send me my original gothram
    chadu17205@gmail.com

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  30. Could someone mail me Padmasali Vamsha Vruksham to rpgudla@gmail.com

    Tahnks in advance

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  31. padmashali tree vamsha vruksham na mail id ki pampinchagalara..plz.
    ganeshp418@gmail.com

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  32. padmashali tree vamsha vruksham na mail id ki pampinchagalara..plz.
    ganeshp418@gmail.com

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  33. Hi..im mahesh vaddi.
    Thanks a lot for ur kind info.would u send me the padmashali vamsha vruksham to my email id.
    sai.mahi224@gmail.com

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  34. Hi..im mahesh vaddi.
    Thanks a lot for ur kind info.would u send me the padmashali vamsha vruksham to my email id.
    sai.mahi224@gmail.com

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  35. Hi I'm Gaddam Bharath Kumar finding surname details
    Please padmashali tree vamsha vruksham
    untey nakku site pampisthara naa id :
    bharathkumar1806@gmail.com

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  36. Hi sir diz narendra kusam
    If hav padmasali vamsha vruksham plz sent 2 me nd also send padmasali group nd sangalu my id is narendra.kusam555@gmail.com

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  37. Kindly send our vamsa vruksham to rakey720@gmail.com

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  38. hello sir,
    could you send padmashalli vamsa vruksham to below email.
    glenallenfan.123@gmail.com
    thanks

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  39. hello sir,
    could you send padmashalli vamsa vruksham to below email.
    glenallenfan.123@gmail.com
    thanks

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  40. padmashali tree vamsha vruksham na mail id ki pampinchagalara..plz. send anilsiripuram20agami

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  41. Please send me the vansha vruksham @ Gorantala.satish@gmail.com

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  42. Could someone mail me Padmasali Vamsha Vruksham to nandam.kiran@gmail.com

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  43. Could someone mail me Padmasali Vamsha Vruksham to nandam.kiran@gmail.com

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  44. Pls forward padmashali vamsha vruksham to. p_sambaiah9@rediffmail.com

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  45. Please send the padmashali vamsha vriksham tree to my emai id aargee55@yahoo.co.in. R.Gopalakrishnan, Bangalore

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  46. Please send the padmashali vamsha vriksham tree to my emai id aargee55@yahoo.co.in. R.Gopalakrishnan, Bangalore

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  47. how much percentage of padmashali (not sub-castes) people are in ap and telangana?

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  48. God mrng sir
    Mana kula deivam evaru plzz tel me.
    M.sreenu.
    srisandu2@gmail.com

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  49. God mrng sir
    Mana kula deivam evaru plzz tel me.
    M.sreenu.
    srisandu2@gmail.com

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  50. Hai I am Gathram Narasimha Rao.
    I don't our gotram please tell the "Gathram" surname gotram.

    My email ID: narasimha.vihaanap@gmail.com

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  51. Dear sir

    Who is our (padmasali) caste kula daivam.

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  52. Hi this is Prasad...
    Please send me padmasali vamsa vruksam chart to my mail...
    prasadjakka71@gmail.com

    And also I would like to know about the difference between saali and padmasali... Please clarify..

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  53. Dr.keshavulu. MD Neuro-psy Osm. Leading doctor in Telangana. Stay in nizamabad

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  54. Hi Sir,
    I am krishna prasad kota from karimnagar and working as software engineer in hyd.
    Very useful information you published here.
    Thank you verymuch sir. If it is possible, can you provide our vamasha vruksham on a separate link.
    For the time being,please send me padmashali vamsha vruskam to my mail id given below.
    krishnaprasad.kota@gmail.com

    With Regards
    Krishna

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  55. I'm dr.Mahesh can u plz send padmashali vamsa vriksam to my mail
    drmk255@gmail.com

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  56. I'm dr.Mahesh can u plz send padmashali vamsa vriksam to my mail
    drmk255@gmail.com

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  57. Thanks for the information.
    Anyone plz send me padmashali family tree to my mail
    ajay.ceepathi@gmail.com

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  58. Thanks for the information.
    Anyone plz send me padmashali family tree to my mail
    ajay.ceepathi@gmail.com

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  59. Very useful information..sir please send padmashali vamsha vruksham to my email address: vikki.vangari@gmail.com

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  60. I would be very grateful if you could send padmashali vamsha vruksham to my email id ankamnagaraj2013@gmail.com thanking you ....

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  61. Hey are lingayats subcaste of padmasalis? U have written it in special note

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  62. Lingayats and Devangs is having relation [In karntaka] as per special note.

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  63. Hi, my name is Raghavendra and my religion is also Padmashali, our surname is "Chuncha". Please e mail me vamshavruksha of our religion emailing address is rchuncha@gmail.com

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  64. Vamsa vrusksham is given in this site first page. Please check it.

    Thanks.

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