Pathare Prabhu

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Pathare Prabhu middleclass gentleman of nineteenth century.
Pathare Prabhu middleclass housewife of nineteenth century.

Pathare Prabhu is one of the Hindu communities in the city of Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay).


They claim descent from Ashwapati (circa 700 BCE), who was a monarch of Nepal, and from the Solar dynasty of Ram.[citation needed]

A legend goes that the rishi Bhrigu cursed Ashwapati because he did not take cognisance of the rishi during a religious ceremony. The curse meant that descendants of Ashwapati were to lose their kingship and would be reduced to petty clerks in the Kaliyug. Bhrigu condemned Ashwapati's descendants to be called Pattan Prabhu in place of Pathare Prabhu.[1][2]


  1. ^ Pattan Prabhu Lekhamani page 14-16
  2. ^ Ganesh puran

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