Chaula; 1 Definition(s)

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Chaula means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

Ambiguity: Although Chaula has separate glossary definitions below, it also represents an alternative spelling of the Sanskrit word Caula.

India history and geogprahy

Chaula refers to one of those ceremonies of the Nambutiris performed after marriage, during pregnancy or during the birth of a child. Chaula is the ceremony when the hair is cut for the first time in the Nambutiri fashion. The Nambutiri people form the socio-spiritual aristocracy of Malabar, and, as the traditional landlords of Parasu Rama’s land, they are everywhere held in great reverence.

(Source): Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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