ADYAR GOPAL PARIVAR
ANNUAL CONVENTION 2016
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ADYAR GOPAL PARIVAR CONVENTION 2016
Annual Convention and General Body Meeting
was held at Sri Mahalasa Sabha Bhavan, Sri Kashi Math Sri Mahalasa Narayani Temple,
Shirva Manchkal Udupi District, India, on Sunday, 25th September 2016.
Reporting Success!
I am pleased to inform all that the Annual Convention 2016 of the Adyar Gopal Parivar held at Sri Kashi Math
Sri Mahalasa Sabhabhavan, Sri Mahalasa Narayani Temple, Shirva-Manchkal, on 25-9-2016 was successful.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEOGRAPHY BY
TRISHUL DIGITAL STUDIOS,  SHIRVA
MANCHKAL UDUPI DISTRICT  KARNATAKA.
Sri Kashi Math Sri Mahalasa Sabhabhavan,
Sri Mahalasa Narayani Temple,
SHIRVA MANCHKAL UDUPI DISTRICT
Sunday
25-9-2016
Saraswathi Family
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
AT SHIRVA MANCHKAL
CONVENTION 2016
ON 25TH SEPTEMBER.
1. Ramdas Shenoy
2. Ranjani Shenoy
3. Raghavendra Shenoy
4. Reshma Shenoy
5. Manjunath Kini
6. Nethravathi Kini
7. Girishankar Kini
8. Poornima Shenoy
9. Narayani Shenoy
10. Prabhakar Hegde
11. Priya Hegde
12. Pratheeksha Hegde
13. Varadaraj Kini
14. Shantheri Kini
15. Kalavathi Kini
16. Yashvanth Kini
17. Ashwin Kini
18. Jaya M. Nayak
19. M. M. Kudva
21. Seetharam Kudva
22. Savitha Kudva
23. Suneethi Kudva
24. Mohan Shenoy
25. Lalitha Shenoy
26. Sathyabhama Kini
27. Raviraj Kini
28. Rekha Kini
29. Rakshitha Kini
30. Vasanthkumar Kini
31. Geetha Kini
32. Badri Narayana
Prasad
33. Vasanthi Prasad
34. Uday Nayak
35. Vanitha Nayak
36. Ananth
37. Anjana
38. Sudha Prabhu
39. Padmanabha Shenoy
40. Vijaya Shenoy
41. Satish Joishy
42. Mithra Joishy
43. Bharathi Kamath
44. Vivekanand Shenoy
45. Roopa Shenoy
46. Jagadish Kudva Belman
47. Manjunath Shenoy
48. Veena Kini
49. Vishnudas Kini
50. Veena Shenoy
51. Padmavathi Shenoy
52. Dinesh Mallya
53. Divya Mallya
54. Muktha Shenoy
55. Radhakrishna Kudva
57. K. R. Kamath58. Vijaya
Kudva
59.. Subray Kini
60. Srimathi Kamath
61. Raghunath Kamath
62. Devayani Shenoy
63. M. Varadaray Shenoy
64. Sugandhi Bhandarkar
65. Ganesh Bhandarkar
66. Roopa Bhandarkar
67. Pradeeip
68. Sudeep
69. Sarojini Pai
70. Suresh Pai
71. Pundalik Bhandarkar
72.Pallavi Bhandarkar
73. Vivekanand Bhandar
74. Suresh Prabhu
75. Sahana Prabhubhu
76. Gopalakrishna Prbhu
77. Ravindra Prabhu
78. Annapoorna Prabhu
79. Vasudev Pra
80. Babray Kamath
81. Nagaraj Kini
82. Nandini Kini
83. Sumathi Shenoy
84. Krishna Hegde
85. Suryakala Hegde
86. Shantharam Prabhu
87. Preethi Prabhu
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SRI MAHALASA NARAYANI PRASANNA!
14th Aug 2016

Dear Relatives,
Convention for this year in memory of Saraswathi Lakshman
Kudva, one of our early ancestors. Late Saraswathi (elder
sister of Radhu, my maternal grandmother) and her husband
Lakshman Kudva lived at ‘Saraswathi Nivas’ in Manchakal. I
frequented this house with my mother Amba (yane Radha
Bai) in my childhood. Ms. Suneethi Sadananda Kudva now
occupies the house. This is our 10th Annual General Body
Meeting. Please book your seat in advance.
On Sunday, 25th September 2016 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Kashi Math,
Sri Mahalasa Narayani Sabha Bhavan at Sri Mahalasa
Narayani Temple,
Shirva (Manchakal), Udupi District, PIN 574116. Phone:
(0820) 2576976
I hereby extend my cordial invitation to you and your family to
this Gowda Saraswath Brahman Konkani event. My wife
Lalitha and many others who have not attended any
convention before are joining us this time.
The 110th birth anniversary of late Adyar Gopalakrishna
Shenoy falls on 21-9-2016 and his 25th death anniversary
on 8th Aug. 2016.  Any one would come and attend the
meeting purely on the basis of his or her blood relationship
with Adyar Gopal but since food is going to be served, to
avoid any embarrassment, I request you to let me know how
many of you are attending, either by post or via email. You
can call me on my mobile (09845855787) or send me a S. M.
S. if you like.
By not informing me in advance he/she will be
considered as not attending and not counted
for food, etc. Only vegetarian food will be served.
All those born in Adyar Gopal Parivar are members.
paying for the entire event. No donations are accepted.
PROGRAMME
9.00 a.m. onwards: Breakfast.
10.45 a.m.        Invocation song,
Lighting of oil-lamp, Welcome address,
Obituary References,
Light music (songs), Speeches by members.
11.30 a.m.        Mid-morning hot drink.
More entertainment, speeches, badge distribution,
etc.
2.00 p.m.        Lunch (After the Puja at the temple.)
3.00 p.m.         Group Photo Sessions, Games, Songs,
Drama, and Dance and other Variety.
4.00 p.m.        Khara, Tea, Coffee, Milk.
5.00 p.m.        Conclusion and Tamboola distribution.
Please book your seat in advance. Express your love for
your/our ancestors.
Yours sincerely,
Dr. Mohan Shenoy
13/D, 6TH Cross, L. B. S. Road,
R.K. Layout
Padmanabhanagar,
BANGALORE 560070
Phone: 080-26797278
and 080-42274645          
Mob 9845855787
Email: shenoylab@hotmail.com       
Web site: www.adyargopal.com

Please note: There is basic change in programme owing to
pressure from certain quarters. There will not be any
handouts this time such as the travel allowance or
room allowance. There are no prizes and gifts by lottery and
no presents. There are no special programme like Vara Puja
Yashaswini Samman, and prizes to Artists.
Please call me if you need more information.
Free transport will be provided between Shirva bus stand
and Mahalasa Sabha Bhavan.
INVITATION
Adyar Gopal Parivar Ki Jai
PHOTOS
PHOTOS
PHOTOS
Videos of the Convention 2016
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Premises where the event was held.
Mohan Shenoy singing Ganapathy Prayer
Mohan Shenoy singing Ghadi-Ghadi Charana
Bhat Mam initiating Gana Home ritual
Mohan Shenoy introducing families
Elders inaugurating the Sammelan 2016
Prayer by Preethi and Annapoorna Prabhu
Mohan Shenoy paying homage to the departed.
Bhat Mam performing Mangalarathi.
Mohan Shenoy introducing Adyar family.
M. M. Kudva speaking after inauguration.
Mohan introducing Varadaray Kini family.
Mohan Shenoy introducing various families.
Mohan Shenoy singing Keshava Madhava.
Gana Homa in memory of late Subbamma.
Procession of photos of Ancestors.
Mohan Shenoy describing Sampige family.
Bharathi Kamath singing Narthana Priye..
Mohan Shenoy introducing badge of Parivar
Mohan Shenoy introducing Raghunath Kamath.
Mohan Shenoy performing Yoga Aasana.
Srimathi Kamath singing Vishnucha Avathara.
Prof. Divya Mallya displaying Yoga Aasana.
Prof. Divya Mallya displaying Yogaasana Part 2
Prof. Divya Mallya displaying Yogaasana Part 3
Prof. Divya Mallya displaying Yogaasana Part 4
Mohan Shenoy introducing various families.
U. V. Kini singing Bhajan.
U. V. Kini singing Bhajan.
Classical dance by Harshitha and Archana.
Classical dance by Harshitha and Archana.
Classical dance by Archana.
Mohan Shenoy introducing Vivekanand Shenoy.
Members arriving to the Sanctum sanctorum.
Bhat Mam praying at the Sanctum sanctorum.
Lunch is served. Part 1.
Mohan Shenoy singing Lambodara.
Lunch is served. Part 2.
Group video. Part 1.
Group video. Part 2.
Gurudatt Nayak giving guest lecture.
Gurudatt Nayak rendering jokes. Part 1.
Gurudatt Nayak rendering jokes. Part 2.
Children singing songs.
Uday Shenoy rendering Mimicri..
PAGE 1: ADYAR MANJUNATH SHANUBHOGUE
PAGE 2: GURPUR SATISH BHAT
PAGE 3: BALEPUNI DAS BALIGA
PAGE 4: MIJAR ANNAPPA KAMATH
PAGE 6: MIJAR VASUDEV SHENOY
PAGE 7: MANCHAKAL LAKSHMAN KUDVA
PAGE 5: SAMPIGE MADHAVRAY KINI
PAGE 8: HIRANKI RAMACHANDRA KINI
PAGE 9: MANCHAKAL DEVARAYA KUDVA
PAGE 10: MIJAR MANJUNATH SHENOY
PAGE 11: MIJAR MADHAV SHENOY
PAGE 21 AMBA VASUDEV PAI FAMILY
PAGE 22 RADHA (JANI) KESHAV KAMATH
PAGE 23 MIJAR NARASIMHA SHENOY
PAGE 24 NERALAKATTE VISHWANATH SHENOY
PAGE 25 B VARADARAYA KINI
PAGE 26 ARUNDHATHI PURUSHOTTAM SHENOY
PAGE 12: SAMPIGE MADHAVRAY KINI
PAGE 13: MIJAR ANANTH SHENOY
PAGE 15: MANCHAKAL VAMAN KUDVA
PAGE 16: MOODBIDRI VENKATRAY KINI
PAGE 17: MIJAR DASAPPA KAMATH
PAGE 18: MIJAR MADHAV SHENOY
PAGE 19: MOODBIDRI VENKATRAY KINI
PAGE 20: MIJAR RAGHURAM SHENOY
PAGE 14: MANCHAKAL NARAYAN KUDVA
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KNOWLEDGE
LET US OPEN UP
LIFE AND DEATH
With Best Compliments from Adyar Gopal Parivar
Annual Convention 2016 Shirva Manchkal on
25th Sept 2016
This convention was held in memory of
late Saraswathi Lakshman Kudva.
Annual Convention 2011
Adyar Gopal Parivar is the name
given to this extended family of
Gopalakrishna and his wife
Radha. In general, a Parivar is a
group of people similar in
cultural, religious and social
practices. This Adyar Gopal
Parivar consists of Gowda
Saraswath Braahman members.
All the descendants of the three
sisters that married three
different young men form the
Parivar. Two of the grooms were
from Mijar and one was from
Bantwal. Thus the Parivar is a
society but the membership of
this society is restricted to the
descendants, some of whom are
direct and some are associate
descendants, both male and
female.

The direct descendants are
those who claim to be having the
blood of any one of the three
sisters in them. Generally, when
a girl marries she loses her
paternal attributes. In our Parivar
however, all the female and male
descendents continue to belong
to their paternal as well as their
maternal family line. Ammanni’s
daughter Yamuna married
Manjunath of Adyar village but
she, naturally continued to be a
direct descendant. All her
children also are direct
descendents.

Ammanni’s son Cherdappa
married a girl from Sampige
Madhav Kini family who gave
birth to Amba. Amba was given a
new name Radha, at her
marriage with Gopalakrishna.
But Gopalakrishna was a son of
Yamuna, a sister of Amba’s
father Cherdappa. The marriage
of Gopalakrishna and Amba was
between cousins belonging to
different Gothras. Amba’s
maternal relations such as the
descendants of Sampige
Madhav Kini and those of
Manchkal Lakshman Kudva
have been included in the
Parivar. The former is her
maternal grand-father and the
latter is her aunt’s husband. Also
Amba had been an affectionate
child as she grew up among
these families both before and
after her marriage.

Gopal is the short form of the
name Gopalakrishna. Gopal also
had very warm and loving
relationship with the family of
Mijar Madhav Shenoy as well as
Hiranki Ramachandra Kini
throughout his life.

The GSB Community
Our ancestors are originally from
Goa. It was in Goa where the
GSB people built their places of
worship for their ‘Kuladevatha’ or
‘Family deity’. The center of
activity of the GSB people was
predominantly in Goa. They
lived peacefully until the
Portuguese government was
established in Goa in 1510 A.D.
Soon Goa became a colony of
Portugal.
The Portuguese King was a
Roman Catholic Christian. He
had been advised by the Pope
to convert all non-Christians
residing in Portuguese colonies
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 coersed to get
converted into Christianity. Our
Goan ancestors were well
entrenched in their religion and
were unable to even think of any
other life-style. 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.

The Canara region and Goa
have a common border
practically all around the latter.
At the time when Goa became a
colony of Portugal, the Canara
region was ruled by small and
petty rulers that pledged
allegiance to the Kings of
Vijayanagara Kingdom. To
escape the Portuguese
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 from occurring in the
Portuguese colonies the world
over.

The first migrants to Canara 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 migration.
As the main interest of the GSBs
was business and  agriculture,
they had the power of money
and wealth in their hands.
Although there were wars
between the rulers, the general
public was neutral and helped
the army that approached them
first for money and materials.
They always yielded when the
soldiers demanded food or cattle
from them.

The GSB youths were never
trained for warfare and thus
there was no demand from the
warring groups to join them in
the fighting. The GSBs were
generally educated and literate.
They were writers of letters and
documents for both the royal
family and the general public.
They were hired to read and
write letters which were written
in different languages. There
were GSBs who learnt European
languages. They could read and
write French, Dutch, German
Kannada, Urdu, Farsi,
Portuguese or English. The
rulers hired the GSbs as their
secretarial and revenue officials
at different times.  

The King and his family and also
the Army and other royal staff
and the general public required
the services of GSBs in all
writing and reading jobs. The
GSBs were careful to keep
themselves aloof from policy
matters and served the reigning
royalty without regard to their
religion, nationality and ideology.
However they did not
compromise with their personal
lifestyle and religious beliefs and
practices and thus preserved
their culture and traditions in the
face of frequent and ferocious
upheavals in the lands of their
residence.
The Three Sisters
The Three Sisters  Sister’s name
and number Husband’s name,
family surname Children  
Bhagirathi, the eldest sister Mijar
Madhav Shenoy family 1.
Shanthayya, 2.Manjunath and 3.
Vasudeva  Gowri yani Soiram,
the second sister Hiranki
Ramachandra Kini family of
Bantwal 1.Shanthappa, 2.
Subraya and 3.Srinivasa, 4.
Girija, 5. Anandi  Ammanni, the
third sister Mijar Annappa
Kamath family 1.Yamuna, 2.
Dasappa, 3.Manjunath
(Cherdappa) and 4.Radha.

The three sisters who lived
towards the end of the
Nineteenth Century are our
roots. These three sisters have
not left the names of their
parents for us. But in the future,
one among us will look into the
village records of Kannada
districts to investigate. These
three sisters got married and
bore many children who became
our forefathers.

The eldest sister Bhagirathi got
married to Mijar Madhav Shenoy.
The second sister got married to
Hiranki Ramachandra Kini. The
youngest sister got married to
Mijar Annappa Kamath. Mijar
Madhav Shenoy and Mijar
Annappa Kamath lived in the
Badagu Yedapadavu area of
Mijar village.

The name of the eldest sister
elluded me for a long time until
Varadaraya of Yedapadavu, the
great-grandson told me that it
was Bhagirathi. Bhagirathi, the
eldest sister was married to Mijar
Madhav Shenoy whose progeny
consists of about 600 known
members in the present list.
Raghuram aged 90 years (as in
2012) is a grandson of Mijar
Madhav Shenoy and the
youngest son of latter’s second
son Manjunath. Raghuram gave
me information of this branch of
our Parivar.

Relationship of Sampige Kini
family with Adyar
Gopalkrishna Shenoy family
Sampige Madhav Kini was the
grand-father of Radha. His wife
was Parvathi. Radha’s maiden
name was Amba. Amba’s mother
Radhu was the third daughter of
Parvathi and Madhav Kini. When
she was 12 years old her father
arranged her marriage with
Manjunath the third child of Mijar
Annappa Kamath. Manjunath
had a nick name, Cherdappa.
Manjunath, yani Cherdappa, and
Radhu lead a peaceful life in
Mijar. (The word yani means
also known as, aka for short.)
Radhu became pregnant and
after the ceremony of
Sheemanth (akin to baby
shower) Radhu went to Sampige
for delivery. It was a custom to
send the daughter-in-law to her
maternal home for her first
delivery. Radhu gave birth to a
girl on 1-4-1916 and she was
named Amba. It is the same
Amba who became Radha Bai
after her wedding with
Gopalakrishna or Adyar Gopal.

Relation between Manchkal
Lakshman Kudva and Adyar
Gopalakrishna Shenoy family
The second daughter,
Subbamma, of Sampige Madhav
Kini got married to Lakshman
Kudva of Mundkur. Lakshman
was the third son of Krishna
Kudva. The eldest was
Cherdappa. The second son
was Upendra. The fourth son
was Narasimha. Krishna had
daughters also but their names
have gone obscure. Subbamma
gave birth to many children out
of which seven survived.
Lakshman moved to Manchkal.
Radhu and her children visited
Manchkal frequently. Subbamma’
s married name was Saraswathi.
Subbamma took Amba very
kindly and showered affections
during Amba’s visits. There was
deep love between the children
of Subbamma and of Radhu.
There was a similar love
between the children of Amba
and grandchildren of Subbamma

Relations between Mijar
Annappa Kamath and the
Adyar Gopalakrishna Family:
Yamuna, the eldest daughter of
Mijar Annappa Kamath whose
married name was Kamala, was
to spend the rest of her life as a
widowed mother of six children
but entirely dependent on her
parents for financial support.

Gopal and his five siblings grew
up in Mijar in Annappa Kamath’s
house.. Kamala came to Mijar
with her infant son Padmanabha
in her laps.
When Padmanabha was about a
year old there occurred a plague
epidemic in Adyar village and
most of the population was
wiped out. Kamala and the six
children survived the epidemic
but the grand-father
Ramachandra and the father
Manjunath lost their lives. There
was chaos in the village and
everyone was fleeing to escape
death. Kamala and the children
were not allowed to view the
faces of the dead elders. Even
before the dead bodies of were
cremated, Kamala was advised
to flee Adyar, leaving everything
behind. Kamala hired a bullock
cart and loaded all her children
on it. Kamala also loaded some
clothes and a few essential
household goods and set out
towards her maternal home in
Mijar village.
The grieving Kamala and the
children were admitted into her
maternal home with love and
affection by her father Mijar
Annappa Kamath and her
mother Ammanni. Her two
younger brothers, Dasappa and
Cherdappa were grief-stricken
and warmly showed the family of
their elder sister now a widow
into a room in their thatch-roofed
house. Gopal and his five
siblings made themselves
comfortable in their new home.
Ammanni cried incessantly along
with Kamala and all the other
women in the house including
her elder sister Bhagirathi.
Bhagirathi was living nearby with
her husband Mijar Madhav
Shenoy. Bhagirathi had already
given birth to a number of
children of which we know that
three of them were boys.

Ammanni’s second sister Gowri
yani Soiram also had come to
Mijar from Bantwal where she
lived with her husband Hiranki
Ramachandra Kini.
Bantwal was about 20 miles from
Mijar and it took Soiram an
overnight journey in a bullock
cart to cover the distance. In
those days most of the traveling
was done by bullock carts and
the cartman preferred to travel
after dark to avoid the excesses
of weather during the day. If
there was a moon shining during
the journey then no light was
required. On moonless or cloudy
nights the cartman lit a torch of
dried palm leaves to light the
road.
Adyar Manjunath Shanbhogue

The full name of Gopal in the
term Adyar Gopal Parivar is
Gopalakrishna. Gopal was born
on 21st September 1906 in the
Adyar home of his grand-father
late Ramachandra Shanbhogue.
Gopal’s father was late Adyar
Manjunath Shanbhogue. When
calling, the name Manjunath
often became Mainath.
Gopalakrishna became Gopal.

Adyar Ramachandra
Shanbhogue + wife
 
Name Husband/Wife Children  
Elder sister Unknown Unknown  
Manjunath Yamuna
(married name, Kamala)
Nethravathi, Gowri, Sridevi,
Ramachandra, Gopalakrishna,
Padmanabha

Sannakka (younger sister)
Unknown Unknown

Manjunath had two sisters, one
older and the other younger. I
have not been able to find out
the details of these two of our
ancestors. The younger was
called Sannakka (younger
sister) but her real name is
unknown. (Table 2)
Mijar Annappa Kamath (Table 3)
was the maternal grand-father of
Adyar Gopalakrishna Shenoy.
His wife Ammanni was the
eldest of the three sisters who
formed the root persons of
Adyar Gopal Parivar. She gave
birth to four children the eldest
of whom was Yamuna.

Dasappa was the second child.
Cherdappa was the third one
and Radha, a girl, was the
fourth child.
Annappa was an agriculturist
and grew paddy in his 4 Acre
plot that he got for lease from
the Jain landlords in Mijar. He
also had a shop in which he
sold vegetables, rice, and ready
to eat food, such as snacks and
meals.
His elder son Dasappa helped
him in his fields and in his shop
but the younger son Cherdappa
(given name Manjunath) was
less cooperative with his
parents and roamed around in
the village with his friends and
neighbours.
However Cherdappa soon learnt
how to prepare sweets and
snacks and worked in a small
restaurant in Yedapadav and
earned some money regularly.
He was not a spendthrift and
gave  his profits to his mother
Ammanni who saved it in secret
places in the small kitchen in
their thatched house of mud-
walls.

Mijar Annappa Kamath

Mijar Annappa Kamath +
Ammanni

Name Husband/Wife Children  
Yamuna (married name Kamala)
Adyar Manjunath Shanbhogue
Nethravathi, Gowri, Sridevi,
Ramachandra, Gopalakrishna
and Padmanabha
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