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Kerala Mudali/Muthali/Muthaliar

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Kerala Muthali (Mudali) belongs to various Mudaliar communities. They are predominantly found in the Trivandrum and Palghat Districts of Kerala and Kanyakumari District of Tamil Nadu. They migrated to these places in the late 17th Century onwards for various purposes including Agriculture, coconut oil extraction, coir Trade and as specialized fighters and reliable spies. They were given special preference by the royal family of Travancore due to their cultural similarity and loyalty. This status resulted in further deepening their area of influence within Travancore. During the British era, many families embraced Christianity. Kerala Muthalis still keep their separate identity even though they are a micro-minority caste in Kerala. Due to their linguistic and educational backwardness Kerala,[24] Tamil Nadu [25] and Pondicherry [26] states have categorized them as BCs. Gradually after independence and state reorganization, Kerala Muthalis have completely integrated with the Kerala Culture, but still consider Lord Muruga/Subramanya as their primary god of worship while most of the Kerala Hindus are devotees of Lord Vishnu. Alienation from Travancore Royal family begun with Swathi Thirunal's acceptance of Thanjavoor Sugandhavalli alias Sugandha Parvathi Bhai as his wife. His first wife Thiruvattar Amma Veettil Paanapillai Ayikutti Narayani Pillai was belonging to a powerful Nair family from Central Travancore. After Swathi Thirunal's mysterious death at an early age of 33, the Kerala Muthali community faced various threats. Then British resident, General Cullen's timely involvement helped to avert a great backlash on the community. The South Travancore Keralamuthali Samajam is the umbrella organisation currently working for the cause of the community.kerala mudalis were (once upon a time) very active in this community.kerala mudalis are basically senguntha mudaliars who migrated from poombugar to kerala, poombugar got submerged in oceans ,kerala mudhali's were migrated from poompuhar,sirkali,vaitheeswaran kovil and some parts of chidambaram areas and settled in kerala.The origin of kerala mudali belongs to senguntha mudhali's. The pazhambalacode senkunthar mudaliar is the unity of 300 & more families staying in the heart of pazhambalacode.The south travancore kerala mudhali samajam & kerala senkunthar samajam (palapuram & pazhambalacode)is the umbrella organization worked for the cause of the community.[27]