Pergade family

Posted: 02.07.2014

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Pergade

The Pergade family is a Jain Bunt family who descend from the creator of the Dharmasthala Temple.

Birmanna Pergade and his wife Ammu Ballalthi and are the hereditary trustees of the temple. The eldest male member assumes the position of Dharma Adhikari (chief administrator) and uses the title Heggade. The Heggade was the feudal lord of the temple town and solved civil or criminal disputes. This was a judicial function and continues even to this day: The Heggade sits in judgement on hundreds of civil complaints, known as hoyulu, each day. About nearly twenty generations of the Pergade family have assumed the position of Dharma Adhikari.

The present Dharma Adhikari is Veerendra Heggade.

The list of previous Dharma Adhikari is as follows:

Dharma Adhikari number Name From To

1

Varmanna Heggade (Bermanna Pergade)

2

Padmayya Heggade

3

Candayya Heggade I

4

Heggade

5

Manjayya Heggade I

6

Heggade

7

Candayya Heggade II

8

Devapparaja Heggade

9

Anantayya Heggade

10

Vrsabhayya Heggade

11

Gummanna Heggade

12

Varadayya Heggade

13

Candayya Heggade III

14

Kumarayya Heggade

15

Candayya Heggade IV

16

Manjayya Heggade II

17

Dharmapala Heggade

18

Chandayya Heggade.jpg

Candayya Heggade V

1918 C.E.

19

Manjayya Heggade.jpg

Manjayya Heggade III

1918 C.E.

1955 C.E.

20

Ratnavarma Heggade.jpg

Ratnavarma Heggade

1955 C.E.

1968 C.E.

21

Veerendra Heggade Potrit.jpg

Veerendra Heggade

1968 C.E.

Present

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