Adyar Gopal Parivar
|We Belong To One Large Family
|Adyar Gopal Parivar has
members who are as old as 70
and even 80 years but this club is
just born on the 23rd September
2007 by being inaugurated by
one of the active members, viz.
Sri Manchakal Mohandas Kudva.
|The Aim of the Parivar is to unite the
members of these families into one
cultural and social group
Now it is considered
necessary to set up a website
for publishing the activities of
the Parivar, and therefore this
has come into existence.
|Who Are Eligible to become Members?
|Adyar Gopalakrishna Shenoy had three
sisters and two brothers. His
grandfather and father, both died in the
small-pox epidemic that devastated
Adyar village in 1909. Apart from the
descendants of Gopalakrishna and his
brothers and sisters, there are no other
survivors in the Adyar family of Adyar
|All the information provided to this
website and to the Adyar Gopal Parivar
is published on the web and so it will
all be available
to the public at large.
Only the names and their relationships
with the forefathers is published and
addresses and telephone numbers will
be retained in the files. These
addresses and telephone numbers
may be made available to other
if asked for.
|We invite the members to use this
website to announce births, deaths,
weddings, graduations, promotions,
giving thanks, winning awards, and such
other events in the family by contacting Dr.
Mohan Shenoy at phone 26797278 (
prefix with appropriate local and
international codes where necessary) or
sending email to
This is a free service.
In fact all member services are free of
any cost to members.
There is no membership fee of any
kind. Members are members by birth in
the scheduled families.
|Use of this website
|Adyar Gopal and Radha Bai
|ABOUT ADYAR VILLAGE IN MANGALORE
|In 1510 A.D., the Kanara region was ruled by small and
petty rulers belonging to the local Jain or Bunt
community. They pledged allegiance to the Kings of
Our ancestors are originally from Goa. They lived
peacefully until the Portuguese government was
established in Goa in 1510 A.D.
The Portuguese King was a Roman Catholic Christian.
He had been advised by the Pope to convert all
non-Christians into Christianity, by force if necessary.
Therefore within a short time after the administration of
Goa was taken up by the Portuguese government, the
local Hindu people were persuaded to convert into
Christianity. Our ancestors were well entrenched in their
religion and were unable to even think of any other
Therefore they refused to get converted into Christianity.
This lead to imposition of Inquisition by the Portuguese
high-priests with open support of the Portuguese
administrators. To escape this persecution the Hindus
took to mass-migration under very difficult conditions and
moved to areas beyond the control of the Portuguese,
which was all around Goa. Some of them migrated to the
north; others to the south. Very few could migrate
towards the east, since the western ghat mountains
prevented easy march to safety.
This mass-migration began around 1540 A.D., and
continued until 1838 A.D., first in big hordes; later in
small groups. In 1837 A.D., Portugal became a Republic
nation and the democratic government of Portugal
stopped the religious persecution.
The first migrants had the most difficulties to face; those
who arrived later were helped by those who had arrived
earlier and had taken a firm foot-hold in the new land.
Thus the Goans who migrated to the new areas adopted
the customs, culture and language of their country of
From then onwards the GSB community in Karnaataka
flourished under the Hindu Vijayanagara Rulers. After the
defeat of the Vijayanagara Rulers in the
Rakkasathangadi battle in 1564, the Canara region
became directly under the Keladi kings.
Maratha army repeatedly attacked Keladi and
surrounding Canara region from 1700 till 1764. In 1764
Keladi fell to Hyderali. Hyderali ruled Canara with iron
hand. After Hyderali his son Tippu Sultan became the
ruler in this area, enforcing Islamic system of
governance over the subjects.
The armed forces of the British East India Company
defeated Tippu Sultan in a Anglo-Mysore battle in 1784
A.D. Tippu signed a surrender treaty with the British
English East India Company forces. This treaty is known
as the Mangalore treaty of 1784.
East India Company had established its hold in Malabar
and Canara after 1784. This was a very turbulent period
for Mangaloreans. The British rule was administered
directly from Madras (now Chennai) and the north and
south Kanara districts were included in the Madras
province, along with Malabar.
Most of the Adyar Gopal Parivar ancestors were born and
brought up within a radius of 100 kilometers in the old
South Kanara District.
They were all poor farmers and businessmen. They
were either small landholders or landless tenants.
Some of them were small merchants running retail or
wholesale grocery stores. A good proportion of them
were excellent cooks preparing and selling sweets or
establishing small restaurants.
Hiranki Ramchandra Kini was a retail grocery store
owner in Baddakatte. Mijar Madhav Shenoy and Annappa
Kamath almost entirely depended upon their small
agricultural fields, which they took over as tenants from
the rich Jain landlords in the area. These three men had
married three sisters who are our root persons.
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to play Video of
|Karnaataka is born (Birth of Karnaataka State)
By Mohan Shenoy
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|ABOUT ADYAR VILLAGE IN MANGALORE