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.