He spent most of his time in a coast town north of Madras, called vizagapatam.
But, so far as the vizagapatam district is concerned, this is repudiated.
In 1904 a case illustrating the prevailing belief in witchcraft occurred in the vizagapatam hill tracts.
There is a current tradition that the caste originally dwelt at Barthagada, and emigrated to vizagapatam long ago.
Their methods are thus described in the Gazetteer of the vizagapatam district .
In the vizagapatam district, death pollution is said to last for three days, during which the caste occupation is not carried out.
Some of the Bagatas are hill cultivators in the Agency tracts of vizagapatam.
There is a legend in connection with the matsya gundam (fish pool) close under the Yendrika hill in the vizagapatam district.
In 1904, a case illustrating the prevailing belief in witchcraft occurred in the vizagapatam hill tracts.
The Gadabas have a language of their own, of which a vocabulary is given in the vizagapatam Manual.