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Gahoi is a merchant community in central India. The traditional population centre has been the Bundelkhand region, with their origin claimed to be at Kharagpur.[1]

Gahois are divided into 12 gotras, each gotra is divided into six alls.[citation needed]

The oldest known Gahoi (Grahapati-anvaya) inscription is of samvat[clarification needed] 1011 mentioning Pahilla, who built a Jain temple during the reign of Dhanga at Khajuraho. This temple is among those that still exist at Khajuraho.[2][page needed][3][page needed]

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  1. ^ The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India, by R. V. Russell, , Vol II, p. 146, 1916
  2. ^ Kasturchand Jain Suman, Bharatiya Digambar Jain Abhilekh aur Tirth Parichay, Madhya-Pradesh: 13 vi shati tak, Delhi, 2001
  3. ^ H.V. Trivedi, "Inscriptions of the Paramaras, Chandellas, Kachchhapaghatas and two minor Dynasties", part 2 of the 3-part Vol III of Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum, 1974 (published in 1991).