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The Deputies of the Jathithalaivan

It is the Jathithalaivan who appoints deputies in every important town and village where the Paravas are found, to look after the general welfare of the community. The deputies are selected by the people of each place for appointment. The main object of appointing the deputies is to support the Roman Catholic religion and to strengthen and confirm the people in their faith by preventing leakage. There are three classes of deputies. Viz:- 

  1. Pattankattys
  2. Adappans and
  3. Moopans

The Pattankatys are appointed in the following coastal towns:-


  1. Kuttapuli
  2. Perumanal
  3. Panjal
  4. Idindakarai
  5. Kuttankuli and 
  6. Ovari


The Adappans are appointed in the following towns:


  1. Mookaiyur
  2. Vembar
  3. Vaippar
  4. Sippikulam
  5. Pazhayakayal
  6. Punnaikayal
  7. Veerapandiyanpatanam
  8. Alanthalai
  9. Manapad
  10. Periyatalai
  11. Gurdalle and
  12. Naripur

The Moopans are appointed in teh following interior village:

  1. Attur
  2. Maranthalai
  3. Mukkani
  4. Kuruvithurai
  5. Sernthapumangalam
  6. Eral
  7. Valavallan
  8. Kurumbur
  9. Puraiyur
  10. Kulaiyankarisal
  11. Alvarthirunagari
  12. Arumuganeri
  13. Korkai
  14. Srivaikuntam
  15. Thenthirupathi
  16. Maramangalam
  17. Alagappapuram
  18. Sethukkuvaithan
  19. Veppiladi
  20. Rasavithi
  21. Thuppasipatty &
  22. Tharavaikulam
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PANDYANS (1948)
- John X. Motha



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