56. Urali Gounder ( except Tiruchirapalli, Karur , Perambalur and Pudukottai District) and Orudaya Gounder or Oorudaya Gounder ( in Madurai ,Theni, Dindigul, Coimbatore, Erode, Tiruchirapalli, Karur , Perambalur, Pudukottai, Salem and Namakkal Districts ) 150. There are number of derivations for the title. It may refer to communities such as the Gollas, Kongu Vellalar, Vanniyars, Vettuvars and Uralis. The root word is Kavunda (கவுண்ட). 57. Gounder is the name of the head in a system of decentralised panchayat administration used with various regional variations by distinct castes. The word gounder had its birth from the word ‘ka mindan’ (Tamil: கா மிண்டன்)which means the person who guards, guides and saves his people. ... * Nattu Gounders-Kattu Gounders = of east and west Kongu divisions. Gounder is the name of the head in a system of decentralised panchayat administration used with various regional variations by distinct castes. Having born and brought up in kongu region (4–6 districts around coimbatore) for 24 years, I guess i can contribute a realistic answer on this. 128. The Imperial clan is one of the three castes which constitute the Mukkulathor confederacy. UDAYAR title was used by the kings of Viyanagara,Veera Kambaana Udaiyar,and his general Saluva Mngu Udayar who had over trown the sultan of Madurai iN THE year 1371 AD and installed the 'Ranganathar'again at Srirangam.Another famous King of Vijayanagara Empire Saluva Vira Narasimha Udaiyar who had many contributions to Lord Venketeswara of Tirupati.In some of the inscriptions … I belong to then Coimbatore district and now Tirupur district. Gounder is the name of the head in a system of decentralised panchayat administration used with various regional variations by distinct castes. Gounder is a title used by various communities originating in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Urikkara Nayakkar 129 ... * Nattu Gounders-Kattu Gounders = of east and west Kongu divisions. Koppala Velama 58. Saiva Pillai Matrimony Brides Grooms.சைவ பிள்ளை திருமண தகவல் மையம்.6200 வரன்கள் உள்ளது.பதிவு இலவசம். Koteyar 59. Kongu Vellalars( including Vellala Gounder, Nattu Gounder, Narambukkatti Gounder, Tirumudi Vellalar, Thondu Vellalar, Pala Gounder, Poosari Gounder, Anuppa Vellala Gounder, Padaithalai Gounder, Chendalai Gounder, Pavalankatti Vellala Gounder, Palavellala Gounder, Sanku Vellala Gounder and Rathinagiri Gounder). The root word is Kavundu (கவுண்டு) which means the area overseen by a settlement unit's local leader, the Gavunda(கவுண்ட) . Etymology. The name Gounder is a caste title derived from the Sangam Tamil word Kamindan (root word being Kavunda) which means "people who protected land, people and country" and was originally accorded to the "Feudal Lords" of the Kongu Nadu who had distinguished themselves bravely and fiercely in protecting the honour of the Kongu region and its people. From the name ‘ka mindan’ it is known as the Gounders lived as pattakaarars, raja’s and palayakarars. * Narambukatti Gounders (Vadakarai vellalars)-Senthalai Gounders = of north and south of river Bhavani. Origins The Kongu Vellala Gounders were referred as Gangakulam (Tamil: கங்காகுலம்) meaning the one descended from the King Gangadatta (Sanskrit: meaning "the one" given by the Goddess Ganga) (Tamil: கங்கதத்தன்) in Tamil, Hindu literature and religious works.