A River and a People 1

Kaveri, ancient and beautiful, with her source up in the western hills of Kodagu is much more than a river to the Kodavas. In our folklore, the Kodava people are known as the children of Kaveri. She is Kaverammé – our mother, life-giving and sacred. In our tradition, we are custodians of the land, nurturing and tending it on her behalf.