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Who are Mannadiars?

The word Mannadiar is rooted from Mun or Mannu (earth) and Nediyavars or udayors (lords, Jenmi or earners) clubbed to form Mannadiars.

(Census of India, 1961)

Mannadiars are the trading sub-division of Nair Caste in Palakkad.

(Edgar Thurston - Caste and Tribes of Southern India, 1909)

Mannadiar is an honorific title possessed by ancient landlords. Mannadiar was a title used to be awarded to the eldest member of each family by the ruling head.


Mannadiars are the Nairs in Palakkad.

(William Logan)

 Mannadiyar (or Mannadiar) is a Malayalam speaking Hindu forward caste from Palakkad region of Kerala state. Majority of Mannadiars are land owners, agriculture being their traditional occupation, ranging from poor farmers to big feudal landlords (Janmis).



Unity speaks a lot

June 11, 2013

“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided.” - J.K. Rowling

Welcome All

June 11, 2013

Hi all Mannadiars!!!

Welcome wholeheartedly to this arena where we can extract, feed and share all the information relating to our community and necessitates the upliftment of an united and strong society.