3. It interesting to note that the 500 group was operating not only in Tamil Nadu but in Vatapi ( Karnataka) , Chalukya Kingdom and in what is now AndhracPradesh, India.
Inscriptions at Aihole, Karnataka and at Anilamai in Cuddapah in Andhra Pradesh.
4. Some Brahmins were also a part of this group at Aihole.
5. This group was called ‘ Aihole enumbaaru Swamigalu’ in Kannada; as Veera Balija in Telugu.
Baliga in Coastal Karnataka might be a form of this word
6. This 500 group had their own security apparatus.
It was called Veera Valanjiyaru.