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.
This Business corporation was called ,in Tamil,திசை வணிகர் ஐந்நூற்றுவர், meaning 'the Five Hundred Business Group for All Directions(East, South, West and North) They traveled throughout India and abroad in pursuit of Business. They contributed to the Kingdom, at times of war, food and other materials free of cost to the forces. Considering the facts that, Ramayana refers to Cookes' Island, New Zealand in detail,