Gowari, The herdsman or grazier tribe of Maharashtra,Madhya Pradesh,Andhra Pradesh and Chattighar . The name is derived from gai or gao, the cow, and means a cowherd.
The maximum concentration of their population is in the districts of Nagpur, Chandrapur, Wardha , Gadchiroli, Bhandara ,and Gondia where they are around 3,50,000 to 4,00,000.it is a part of yadav(aheer) community.
There was a stampede during a protest in Nagpur on 23 November 1994 in which 114 people from the Gowari community were killed and more than 500 were injured.
A monument, the Gowari Shaheed Smarak, has been built in Nagpur near Zero Milestone, (the geographical centre of India) to commemorate those who died in this tragedy. Also the nearby flyover (Sitabuldi area, Nagpur) has been named Adivasi Gowari Shaheed flyover.