Sorathia

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The Sorathia are a sub-group of the Ahir caste found in the state of Gujarat in India.[1]

Origin[edit]

The Sorathiya Ahir is branch of Yaduvanshi Ahirs. The community is believed to have derived its name from the Sorath region, their original homeland. It is believed that Caucasian Avar (Ahir) settled in the Sorath region and referred to their original homeland. According to their traditions, they migrated from Mathura along with Lord Krishna. They are now found mainly in Porbandar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Kutch and other all District of Saurashtra Prant. The Sorathia speak Kutch and Gujarati.[2]

Present circumstances[edit]

The Sorathia community consist of near about sixty clans, the main ones being the, Bheda, Gohil , Solanki, Ambaliya,Bhuva, Bodar, karmur,kachot, Chavda, Jotva , Gohil, Der, Gojiya, Barad, Dethaliya, Chudasama, Suva ,Solanki, Maadam, Kandoriya, Ravaliya, Karangiya, Bhammar, Kanala, Garaniya, Gagiya, Chhuchhar, Chandravadiya, Ram. Each of the clans are of equal status and intermarry. Like neighbouring Hindu communities, the community practice clan exogamy. The Sorathia are a community of farmers and landlords. They are involved mainly in Transport and heavy construction machinery business. Some of them earn a living as contractors.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part One edited by R.B Lal, S.V Padmanabham & A Mohideen page 61 to 65 Popular Prakashan
  2. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part One edited by R.B Lal, S.V Padmanabham & A Mohideen page 61 to 65 Popular Prakashan
  3. ^ People of India Gujarat Volume XXII Part One edited by R.B Lal, S.V Padmanabham & A Mohideen page 61 to 65 Popular Prakashan

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