About Thevar History
Thevar ( The word derived from Sanskrit Devar) means God early days Kings were
portrayed as god and called as Devar. Later the descendents of Muvenders were called
Devar is not a caste name it is a Surname of Mukkulathors called as Thevar, a caste in
Mukkulathor Means Three clans (Kallar, Maravar and Agamudayar) Combinedly called as
Thevar or Devar.
Kallars are descendent lines of Cholars.
Maravars are decendent lines of Pandiyans.
Agamudaiyars are decendent lines of Cherars.
These three siblings are use the common name Thevar with their names known from
Usually Mukkulathor people will ask for surnames and name of ancestral village when
they encounter another Mukkulathor. (Purpose - Well we want to know how we are
related to one another)
Mukkulathors are among the first tribes to live in ancient Tamil land. On other words,
Mukkulathors are native tamils. This is confirmed through literature and also genetic
research. The history of Mukkulathor people is well documented and any one can find
references to these clans in literature and stone inscriptions.
According to the National Geographic Genome Project, The piramalai Kallars were
among the first tribe to settle down in ancient Tamil Land. This was confirmed through
studies by Dr.Spencer Wells.
One of the Mukkulathor caste member, Virumandi Andi Thevar, A system administrator
from a small village close to Madurai (India), has been identified as one of the direct
descendants of the first ever settlers in india, some 70,000 years ago ( Research was
part of the "Genographic Project")
The Mukkulathors also believe that they are the entire same branch which later split to
three different clans.