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Maratha Clan
Flag of the Maratha Empire.svg
Surname Dalvi
Caste Kshatriya Maratha
Lineage Parmar Rajput ( Solar Clan )
Religion: Hinduism.[1]
Original kingdom Dhar
Other kingdom Lakhimpur(Lakshmipur)
Capital Palvani, Soveli, Dabhol, Paygad.
Clan God Mahadev
Clan goddess Goddess of Tuljapur,
Devak Edge of the sword or Panchpallav (Five leaves)
Guru Vasishtha
Gotra Vasishtha
Locations Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat
Languages Marathi, Hindi.

Dalvi (Marathi: दळवी) is a Maratha clan found largely in Maharashtra, India.[2]


The Dalvi Marathas claim descent from the Paramara dynasty, a ruling clan of Rajputs hailing from Madhya Pradesh.[citation needed]


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.[3] The Dalvis served the Yadav empire as they were military chiefs of Daulatabad (Devagiri). They also had influence over Gujarat territories.[4][5][6] After the end of the Yadav empire the Dalvis joined Bahamani rulers of Deccan as cavalryman knights.[7] The Dalvi chief Jaswantarao was ruler of the Palvan principality under the sultanates of Deccan (1662).[8] 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.[9] 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.[10] 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.[11]

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  1. ^ Thomas Edmund Farnsworth Wright; Oxford University Press (15 November 2006). A dictionary of world history. Oxford University Press. pp. 401–. ISBN 978-0-19-920247-8. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  2. ^ Bombay (India : State) (1886). Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Kolhapur. Printed at the Government Central Press. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Maharashtra (India). Gazetteers Dept (1962). Maharashtra State Gazetteers: Ratnagiri. (2 v.). Director of Govt. Printing, Stationery and Publications, Maharashtra State. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  4. ^ (M. H. E. Goldsmith's Report on the Peint State (1839) Bom. Gov. Sel. XXVI (New Series), 108.)
  5. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India. 14. p. 2. 
  6. ^ Imperial Gazetteer of India. 20. p. 101. 
  7. ^ The Indian forester. R.P. Sharma. 1941. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  8. ^ Shivaram Laxman Karandikar (1969). The rise and fall of the Maratha power. Sitabai Shivram Karandikar. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  9. ^ M. A. Nayeem; Aniruddha Ray; Kuzhippalli Skaria Mathew (2002). Studies in history of the Deccan: medieval and modern : Professor A.R. Kulkarni felicitation volume. Pragati Publications. ISBN 978-81-7307-075-4. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  10. ^ Madhav Anant Desai (1969). Chittakula-Karwar: a history. s.n. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  11. ^ T. T. Mahajan (1991). Khandesh under the Mughals, 1601-1707. Galaxy Publications. ISBN 978-81-7200-004-2. Retrieved 13 August 2011.