|Lineage||Parmar Rajput ( Solar Clan )|
|Capital||Palvani, Soveli, Dabhol, Paygad.|
|Clan goddess||Goddess of Tuljapur,|
|Devak||Edge of the sword or Panchpallav (Five leaves)|
|Locations||Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Goa|
The Dalvi Marathas claim descent from the Paramara dynasty, a ruling clan of Rajputs hailing from Madhya Pradesh.Though Dalvi surname is also seen in GSB (Gaud saraswat Brahmins ) and CKPs (Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu).
The Dalvis being Lodra Rajput established the principality of Lodorva in Rajasthan but Bhati Deoraj, a Bhati Rajput ruler captured their region and subsequently in 1025 AD. Lodorva was invaded and destroyed by Muslims. The Lodras then migrated to the Deccan and disguised their identity. They adopted the name of Dalvi in the 12th century. The Dalvis served the Yadav empire as they were military chiefs of Daulatabad (Devagiri). They also had influence over Gujarat territories. After the end of the Yadav empire the Dalvis joined Bahamani rulers of Deccan as cavalryman knights. The Dalvi chief Jaswantarao was ruler of the Palvan principality under the sultanates of Deccan (1662). The Dalvis had rule over Dabhol province under Mughal rule.
The Dalvi capitals are at Palvani, Soveli, Lakshimpur, Shirsavne, Vinhere, Tamhane (Mahad ,Raigad), Ahiwantwadi Fort of Maharashtra. The Dalvi's also enjoyed position of Deshmukh and Khot in their region of Konkan under Chhatrapati Shivaji and his successors. The clan also played a vital role in numerous battles of the Maratha history including the Plunder of Surat in 1666, the Maratha freedom fight (1680–1707), the Battle of Panipat (1761), and the Battle of Kharda (1795). The Dalvis were vassal rulers of their estates under the Savant of Wadi. One of the Dalvi chiefs, a vassal of the Baglan territory, captured by the Mughals for punishment due to its rebellion but Aurangzeb converted him to Islam and made him military chief in Delhi.
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