The Simaneli sect of Balija Naidus conduct a ceremony called
Krishnamma Pentalu, the day before the marriage. This is to evoke the blessings
of a Sumangali on the bride.
The Turpu Kapu are a division of Naidus believed to have migrated from the
Turpu (east) of the river
Godavari. They are primarily distributed in the three coastal districts of
Vishakapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam.
The word Kapu or Kaapu in Telugu means Protector. They are also referred to by
their caste title Naidu, which means leader.
They form an endogamous community with just one gotra called Nagala or the
plough. Their traditional occupation is agriculture though they have now
diversified into other areas. They worship Bangaramma, Paradesanma, Maridanma
The traditional attire of the women is a knee-length sari. Their long hair was
is tied into a bun called Koppu place on the right side of the back of the
head. They wear thick silver anklets.
16TH DAY AFTER MARRIAGE Read
NAIDU MARRIAGE RITUALS Read
JEELKARA BHELAM Read
THE SAPTHAPADI Read
KRISHNAMMA PENTALU Read
LEGEND OF BALIJA NAIDU Read
HISTORY OF NAIDUS Read
NAIDU SURNAMES AND GOTHRAMS Read
NITHYA KALYANA PERUMAL TEMPLE Read
KALYANASUNDARAR TEMPLE Read
KANCHANOOR TEMPLE Read
SREE CHOZHIKKARA MAHADEVA TEMPLE Read