Imigla Venture

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Vairavi swearing Fealty in East Kingdom Court, Pennsic 39, 2010
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Awards & Offices
Companion of the Order of the Laurel Companion of the Order of the Burdened Tyger Companion of the Order of the Maunche



Svamini Irayari Vairavi has been in the SCA since 1993. Her first event was An Tir's May Crown Tournament XXVIII. Since that time she was active in the Kingdoms of AEthelmearc (1996-1998), Middle (1998-2001), and Caid (2004-2006) before settling in the East. She is a Companion of the Lux Caidis, the Caid Grant-level award for excellence in the Arts & Sciences, and a Companion of the Maunche. She was elevated to the Order of the Laurel at Pennsic 39, in East Kingdom Court on August 11, 2010.

Her name follows the pattern <father's name> <given name>, and it is always most appropriate to refer to her as "Vairavi" except in legal or highly formal contexts.


Vairavi was born in 1264 C.E. in Tiruchendur, on the south-east coast of the Indian subcontinent (modern Tamil Nadu). At a young age she was sworn to the Nallaiappar temple in nearby Tirunelveli, and there began to learn the arts of the tevaratiyar, or temple-dancer. After a time she fell away from the religion of the Brahmans and left the temple to become courtier, poet, and tutor of Carvaka philosophy at the Court of King Maravarman Kulasekhara Pandyan. Her primary language is Tamil, although she knows a little Sanskrit as well.

Vairavi also dabbles heavily in European costuming of various eras, and likes to explore the trade connections between India and Venice during the 13th and 14th centuries. She has also experimented with Roman, Mycenean, and late North Indian clothing.

Alternate Persona: Imigla Venture

After leaving Venice during the late 1300's, Maestra Venture found employment maintaining the household functions at Pembridge Manor. Her favorite pasttimes are deciding what everyone will eat, making sure things get done, drinking the wine cellar dry, and complaining about her employer.


  • Steward of Pembridge Manor
  • Member of Kyngesbridge

Event Staff

  • Technical Services Staff at Pennsic 27 and 28
  • Land 3 (Deputy in charge of Building and Construction), Pennsic 39

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