Sculpture of a Gowari man in a traditional costume at Shaheed Gowari Memorial, Nagpur
|Languages||Hindi, Gawari, Marathi,|
|Populated States||Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh|
|Clan||GAI GOWARI,DUDH GOWARI|
|English Spelt||Gowari, Govari|
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.
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.