The kodavas are a distinctive race of India known for their bravery since ages, are the only race in India that has been permitted to acquire guns without a licence. Women folk, both beautiful and highly educated, occupy a predominant place in the family while the men folk, tall and handsome, look after the coffee estates.
Kodavas are fond of hockey. Pork is the main dish of this community. Kodavas worship The Holy River Cauvery and their ancestors. Kodavas are blessed by touching the feet of elders in the community. Every kodava name includes their clan/family name by which they are identified.