Their linguistic equivalents like Erukula and Mutrasi are noticeable still in the region.

Illustrations of some viragals in Sampath 1982; ARIE 1953-54, plate opposite p. Some personal names of local chieftains like Erikal Muturaju, appearing in the early inscriptions of the region are non-Sanskritic and perhaps indicate their tribal background.

The Mutharaiyar chieftains fought with Pandyas and their supporters on behalf Pallavas.

This cave temple was established by Kuvavan Mutharayar during his rule at Thanjavur from 610 AD to 649 AD.

go TOP Thirumaiyam temple is located in Pudhukottai district of Tamil Nadu .

They became a separate community as cultivators as the political and ruling power shifted to zamindars having ownership over large tracts of lands spreading over hundreds and thousands of villages. Marpidugu was also the surname of the Telugu-Chola king Punyakumara . The fact that the people of Mudiraj community in Telangana region are also known as people of TENUGU caste.

This evidently points to an ancient truth that Balijas were part of Mudiraju bantlu. The earliest clear referrence to this event is in the Malepadu plates of Punyakumara., where a Telugu Choda family tries to establish its ancestry with Karkala. Erikal Mutturaju could be a member of Tenati Telugu Cholas.

For more details on Queens relating to Mudiraj people, please go through webpage on "Queens" in this website. It was believed that the Mutharaiyars and Cholas fought with each other for establishing their political domination over some lands of present day Tamilnadu.

Along with Muttharayars, the Pandyan influenced declined in the areas of Tanjore.

It is believed that Kuvavan was brought from throws ample light on the common racial and professional origins of Mutharayars and Cholas. The connectivity between Mutharayars and the Cholas of South India. The connectivity between Tamil Muthuraj and Telugu Mudiraj. The connectivity between Telugu Cholas and Tamil Cholas.

There stands a statue of Kuvavan Mutharayar in the form of Twara Balaga ( Dwara Palaka = Gate keeper = Security guard) on the right side of temple door.

It could be possible that this Durjaya Raju of Cuddapah of 6th century in some way or other related to Erikal Mutturaju of Cuddapah of 6th century.