Khandelwal Vaishya

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Khandelwal
Regions with significant populations
India (Rajasthan)
Languages
Hindi, Marwari, English
Religion
Hinduism
Related ethnic groups
Agrawal, Maheshwari

Khandelwal Vaishya is a Vaishnava community originally from Khandela,[1] a historical town in northern Rajasthan, India. Khandelwals are mainly present around districts of Jaipur, Sikar, Alwar and Ajmer.[2]

Origin[edit]

The Khandelwal community traces its origin and name from Khandela, a town in Sikar district. They believe their name derives from a sage called Khandel, whose 72 sons started the 72 gotras (clans) into which the community is divided. Each clan worships its own kuldevi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rima Hooja (2006), A history of Rajasthan, Rupa & Co., p.501
  2. ^ a b Singh, Kumar Suresh (1998). People of India: Rajasthan. Popular Prakashan. p. 1056. ISBN 81-7154-769-9.