Vettile: 1 definition

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Vettile 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.

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Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1

Vettile refers to a sub-tribes of the Maravans representing a kothu, or tee (the Betel vine) which in turn has several branches, or khilais, which are the Agastyar, Maruvidu and Alakhiya Pandiyan. The Maravan people represent a Dravidian tribe that claim descent from Guha or Kuha, Rama’s boatman, who rowed him across to Ceylon.

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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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