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Re: Kandadai family

From: Cande V Ananth (ananthcv_at_epi.UMDNJ.EDU)
Date: Thu Jan 09 1997 - 08:43:09 PST

Greetings, members of the "Prapathi" group:

    I am most grateful to Srimans Mohan Sagar and Nagu Satyan for having
    taken the trouble of explaining to us the origins of the word
    "Candadai". I admit, with all humbleness, my own ignorance about the
    origin of the word. Nonetheless, I am proud to hear that the name
    dates back to Sri Ramanujacharya's era !

Nagu Satyan <> writes ....

>  I believe these families belong to Vaadhulasa Gothram.

    I don't mean to speak for all "Candadai's", but I certainly am one !

>  Over a period of time name Kandaadai has taken different spellings, 
>  influenced by regional languages and scripts.  Regarding the ancestral 
>  place, I believe the old Madras state was much bigger than the current 
>  Tamil Naadu and many towns part of AP and Karnataka were under the old 
>  domain.   In fact many Sri Vaishnava families have roots to Chittoor, 
>  Kuppam (Lakshmipuram), Guntur etc.

    That perhaps explains why the town that once carried the name
    "Candadai" was in AP. This raises another question in my mind:
    Why was a place, in the present AP, called "Candadai" ? Does 
    this have any significance ?

    Once again, I thank all those who have shown interest on this issue.