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Mogaveera is a community in the Karnataka state of India. They reside mainly in Mangalore Dakshina Kannada and in the Udupi district of Karnataka, India.

Social and economic status[edit]

Mohanappa Thingalaya, a freedom fighter, is credited with coining the term Mogaveera in the early years of the 20th century. It replaced the older terms of Mogera and Mogeyar.[1][full citation needed] Mogera means a warrior who after the demolition of the kingdom continued to live on river belts and coastal belts.The younger generation of mogaveera have shown interest in Engineering, Commerce, Art and related fields[citation needed] Mangalore.[2] [3]


Community organisations[edit]

A community organisation called Dakshina Kannada Mogaveera Mahajana Sabha (DKMMS) was established in 1923 with 146 gramsabhas. There were other such associations previously, including one in Bombay that was founded in 1902; others included those at Mangalore, Barkur and Udupi, some of which merged. Mogaveera Vyavasthapaka Mandali(MVM) has been formed around 100 years ago has branches in Mangalore, Udupi,Bangalore,Mumbai,Delhi and other states. It has lot of schools and colleges under it's belt. It provides scholarship to the community children, and also provides cash prizes to the students who have scored excellent marks. Mogaveera day function is celebrated on 15th August and 26 January where all senior persons from various fields like Art, Engineers, CA's, Doctors, Businessmnen attend this function. [4]

The Mogaveera Bank was established in 1946 in a suburban district of Bombay.[5] It is one of the leading co-operative banks operating in Mumbai, having branches in Borivali and other areas. It is managed by people belonging to Mogaveera community.[6][7]


  1. ^ Ramachandra Baikampadi. (2006).’Tulunadina Adi Brahmanaru moolata Mogaveerare?’
  2. ^ "Arrest the murder accused: Mogaveera community". The Hindu. 7 June 2014. Retrieved 12 September 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Uma K. Srivastava,. Impact of Mechanization on Small Fishermen:. Ahmedabad: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Centre for Management in Agriculture. p. 317,399. 
  4. ^ Gururaja Budhya and Solomon Benjamin (2000). The politics of sustainable cities: the case of Bengare, Mangalore in coastal India (PDF). University College London. 
  5. ^ "MogaVeera Bank". Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  6. ^ TNN (September 11, 2004). "Ex-chief of Mogaveera Bank held for graft". The Times of India. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "Chaos At Mogaveera Bank As Six Directors Resign In Revolt". Indian Express. 23 January 2003. Retrieved 12 September 2014.