Ahir Boricha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

The Boricha are a gotra of the Ahir caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.[1]

Origin[edit]

The Boricha get their name from the Boricha region of Kutch, which was their original homeland, from where they emigrated to Jamnagar District due to a drought.[2] According to other traditions, the word Boricha means those who are of value.[2] The community are now found in the Jhodia taluka of Jamnagar District, Kutch District, Morvi in Rajkot District and Junagadh District. They are one of the four sub-groups of the Ahir community found in Gujarat. The community still speak the Kutchi language.[1]

The Boricha are Hindu, and worship Hindu gods and goddesses such as Ram, Shankar, Ganesh, Krishna and Lakhshmi.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part One edited by R.B Lal, S.V Padmanabham & A Mohideen page 42 to 45 Popular Prakashan
  2. ^ a b Rajendra Behari Lal; Kumar Suresh Singh; Anthropological Survey of India (2003). Gujarat, Part 1. Popular Prakashan,. p. 42. ISBN 9788179911044. 

External links[edit]

  1. Mehul Boricha

;