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Kardam, also Kadam or Kadamba, is a Kshatriya Maratha clan found in the Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Goa states of India. They are said to have originated from a Saka or Scythian tribe, which was at one time a ruling dynasty in south Central Asia (modern Afghanistan) The Kadams are the first Hindu Kshatriya Kings who ruled Afghanisthan.
Origin : Suryavansha alias Solar clan, descended from the Suryavanshi arya king Kadam Original kingdom: Kedar meaning Shankar(Kandahar in present-day Afghanistan), Second kingdom: Vanwas (Banavasi in Karnataka), Third kingdom: Palshika (Halasi in Karnataka), Fourth kingdom: Gopapattan (Goa), Colour of sign, canopy, horse and throne: Red clour, Heraldic sign (Nishan): Sun on flagpole, Clan goddess (Kuladaivat): Tulja Bhavani.
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