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Somvanshi Kshatriya (Pathare Kshatriya) mh pages 1698-1702

The community trace their origin to Vlshwakarma. It is said that five brothers were living at Pavagadh nearly 30 kms from Baroda. Vishvakarma is said to be the father of these five sons (Manu, Maya, Twasta, Shilpi and Daivadnya). Vishavkarma, distributed the work among them: Manu for Ironwork, called the Ironsmlth; Maya for wooden work called carpenter; Twasta for copper work called coppersmith orTambat; Shilpi forstone carving called Shllpkar; Daivadnya for goldwork called goldsmith (Sonar).

The groups living in Maharashtra are the Somvanshlya Kshatriya Kasar and Jain Kasar who marry each other. The other groups like the Twasta Kasar marry among the Twastakasar only, Kansar with Kansar only. All these groups pursue the same occupation of making vessels of copper and brass.

 The Kansar are settled mainly in cities in Maharashtra. They are found in Bombay, Pune, Kolhapur and other part like Nashik, Ozar, Sugir, Nandurbar, Dhulia, Shahada, Toloda, Jalgaon, Raver, Bhusawal, Parala and Shlrur. The wastakasar orTambat are living mainly at Kolhapur, Pune. and Bombay of Maharashtra. The Somvanshiya Kshatriya Kasar are mainly at Satara and nearby districts whereas the Kansara or kasera live at Nashik, Ozar and northern Maharashtra. It is reported that the Panchal community also has the same professions and some of the cultural traits as Kasar. Other groups of Kansara, however do not Inter marry with Panchal.

The Pathare Kshatriya are one of the original  settlers of the island city of Bombay during the  thirteenth century. This community is identified  at the local level only in Mumbai City and its suburbs. The Somvanshiya Kshatriya Kasar are a member of The Tambat subgroup and are mainly engaged in selling vessels made of copper, brass, aluminum and steel. 

Normally the surnames of Somavanshis are Thanekar”, Raut, Chaudhari, Mahapatra (Mhatre), Save (Saave) and Gharatha. These are the six important families of Somavanshi Kshatriyas. Of these Thakurs were locatedin Mahim, Rauts in Bajipur, Chaudhari’s in Sopara, Mahapatra (Mhatre) in Nirmal region, and Saave in Kelva. Later some of these clans were segregated and were named as Vartak, Patil and those who went to Mumbai region were called Churi.

Here is a list of Somvanshi Pathare Kshatriya surnames:

  • Thanekar”
  • Kathe
  • Raut
  • Patil
  • Goregaonkar
  • Bhatte
  • Patke
  • Marketkar
  • Chogale
  • Bari
  • Mhatre
  • Mahant
  • Paralkar
  • Dadarkar
  • Date
  • Dhal
  • Worlikar
  • Chemburkar
  • Pathare
  • Mantri
  • Medhekar
  • Naik
  • Surnaik
  • Tekalkar
  • Thakur
  • Gharat
  • Pansare
  • Bhagat
  • Wani
  • Kemnaik
  • Kene
  • Gurav
  • Karbhari
  • Save
  • Pradhan
  • Raul
  • Chaulkar
  • Ovalekar

Some people use ‘kar’ after their names of place of origin or residence as their surnames

Their traditional profession is making locks and keys.

Sikligar sc pages 1213-1219

Sikligar (Siqliger) dl pages 645-647

Sikligar mh pages 1854-1859

Sikligar N-Z 3273-3281

They claim their origin from the Yadav.

Raute mh pages 1781-1784

Raute N-Z 2989-2990

Prabhu Patane mh pages 1703-1707

Pindara are distributed in Bhopal, Rasen and Sehor districts of Madhya Pradesh. They speak Urdu.

Pindara N-Z pages 2848-2850

A community of Madhya Pradesh, the Naita are traditionally agriculturists, oil-crushers, and businessmen. The community is divided into two endogamous groups, Patel Naita and Teli Naita.

Their conversion to Islam took place when Muslim feudal chiefs ruled over this region for a considerable period of time. The original group, Naita or Naida, directly lived under the influence of Muslim rulers and this led to a large-scale conversion to Islam. However, a considerable section remained Hindu. Persistence of some of the Hindu traditions has been a characteristic feature of the Naita. They are divided into a number of clans, like Silar, Goria, Khilchi, and Khamiat.

They are concentrated in the districts of Dewas, Ujjain, Dhar, Indore, and Khargone

They speak the Malvi language Urdu is taught at primary (madarsa) level in educational institutes.

The Naita profess Islam. A qazi, their religious head, conducts various social ceremonies.


Naita N-Z pages 2559-2560


Subdivision of the Mahar.

Gopal mh pages 745-753

Gopal A-G pages 1076-1078

They are in the Ujjain and Ratlam districts of Madhya pradesh.

Manbhav H-M pages 2169-2170

Manbhav (Bhope) mh pages 349-354


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Primary Language: Urdu – (urd) (ROL: urd)
Primary Religion: Hinduism (ROR: H )
Country: India (FIPS: IN)

Population: 63,720
Population Year: 2001
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Khatri H-M pages 1721-1733Khatri hp pages 330-335Khatri tn pages 704-708

Khatri gj 670-675