Trivandrum palayam (cantonment) OF KING'S NAIR SOLDIERS (NAIR PATTALAM)


KING OF KERALA HAD SOLDIERS MAINLY FROM NAIR CASTE( kSHATRIYA)AND THEY WERE CALLED NAIRSOLDIERS.THEY WERE DISBANDED AFTER THE DEFEAT OF VELU THAMBI DALWA WHO LED A REVOLT AGAINST BRITISH IN 1800S.THE REMAINING FEW THOUSAND NAIR SOLDIERS WERE PUT UNDER CONTROL OF BRITISH OFFICERS AND STATIONED AT PALAYAM TRIVANDRUM
THE PHOTO SHOWS THE REMAINING UN DESTROYED PART OF NAIR SOLDIERS HEADQUARTERS AT PALAYAM TRIVANDRUM NEAR TO NEW LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.REMAINING NAIR SOLDIERS WERE INTEGRATED INTO INDIAN ARMY AS BRIGADE 9 OF MADRAS REGIMENT IN 1954