It is a very interesting story that there was no connections
between the Andhra Kshatriyas and the Rajapalayam Kshatriyas for
about 300 years due to the lack of proper communication.
Centuries passed, and the Andhra Kshatriyas forgot the migrants
and had practically no knowledge about the existence of Andhra
Kshatriyas living in Rajapalayam for about three centuries.
The Clouds were cleared accidentally in the year 1923.
During the year 1923 , when the All India Congress committee
meeting was held at Kakinada in Andhra. Many Andhra Kshatriyas
participated in the conference. A small group of Khsatriya Rajus
led by Sri Indukoori Arangasamy Raja representing Rajapalayam,
participated in the deliberations of the national level
The Congress meeting was an opportunity of common understanding
for the people of our Andhra Kshatriya community hailed from
Andhra, Rajapalayam, Karnataka, and exchanged their identities.
In the mean time Sri Chinthalapati BapiRaju and
Rajapalayam InduKoori Arangasamy Raju took a keen interest. To
attend all Andhra Kshatriyas in a separate conclave and
exchanged views. In consequence the Kshatriya Rajus of Andhra
came to know the considerable number of families on their own
community living enblock in Rajapalayam some 600 miles south of
Andhra. Subsequently, the interaction between the Kshatriyas of
Rajapalayam and Andhra was restored frequently during freedom
struggle. Prior to the Congress meeting Rajapalayam Rajus did not
know that they were part of parcel of Andhra Kshatriyas having
the same Gothra and House names approximately after three
centuries of geographical separations from Andhra. They were
just saying that they were relatives of Vijayanagar royal
families and did not know their ancestry.
The Indian freedom struggle and the Kakinada Congress of 1923
provided an opportunity to know about each other and paved the
way fro constant interaction there after. The dignitaries of
Andhra visited frequently to Rajapalayam and made an attempt to
exchange the willingness for matrimonial relations between the
Kshatriyas of both the areas to strengthen the community
No result has been experienced so far. Thus Rajapalayam
Kshatriyas became a separate entity. The Rajapalayam Kshatriyas
segregated from the main stream of Andhra Kshatriyas and became
a subsect branched away from Andhra Kshatriyas. In the beginning
Rajapalayam and Pudapalayam were separate villages. At the time
of the settlement in Rajapalayam, the Kshatriyas were of three
Gothras only. (Vashista, Dhananjaya and kashyapa).
With the settlement of Kshatriyas in Pudapalayam village, the
four Gothras settled in Rajapalayam namely, Vashista, Dhanjata,
Kashyapa and Goundinya. The Goundinya Gothra in a new inclusion
in the Pudapalayam village. The people of Palayapalayam Raja
Kottai had marital relationship within three Gothras in the
Palayapalayam village itself. They did not move out of their
villagein search of Brides and Bridegrooms.
The Kshatriyas of Pudapalayam had marital relations within four
Gothras, In the Pudupalayam village they too were not moved out
of their village in search of brides and bridegrooms. This
factor gave suspicion among the Rajus community of Palayapalayam
and Pudupalayam and marriage alliances between the villages had
not taken place for a long period of time.
It took 200 years for them to understand that the both belonged
to the same community and there is no bar to exchange bride and
bridegrooms within the two villages. The first marriage between
the bride of Palayapalayam and bridegroom of Pudupalayam took
place just 150 years ago. Afterwards the practice of
Chavadi Okkahu began. Before that period, marriage took place in
both village without Chavadi Okkahu. Of course there is
Inti Okkahu at all times.