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|Maratha Sub-Clan Bhonsle
|Maratha||Kharode (Kharade) sub clan of Bhonsle|
|Lineage||Claimed Suryavansha (Solar Clan)|
|Clan god||Mahadev, KhandobaSomeshwar Mahadev Talegaon Bajar, Khanderay, Kal Bhairavnath, Bhairuba|
|Clan Goddess||Bhavani Devi (Tulja Bhavani, Yamai )|
|Devak||Panch Pallava (पाच पालवी)|
|Location||Paschim Maharashtra (Sangli, Satara, Kolhapur, Pune, SolapurTalegaon Bajar,Amravati)|
The name Kharade (Kharode) comes from the village of Kharadi in Sangli district, when one of the Bhonsle group moved to Kharadi village. Their former name was Bhonsle. The Bhonsle (or Bhonsale, Bhonslà, Bhosle) are a prominent warrior clan within the Maratha clan system who served as rulers of several states in India. The most prominent member of the royal clan was Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire. Titles associated with the Kharade group include Sardar, Sarkar, sarnoubat, Patil And Deshmukh. They are also known as Kharade Patil. Kharade are one among the Royal Maratha's of maharashtra
There are 96 Kuli (clan's) of Royal Maratha's and each of them are ancient. Maratha community is made of 60 Somvanshi and 36 Suryavanshi clans, thus the total number of clans of Marathas is 96. True Maratha Scattered due to their native place,heroic deed,Migration and some acts. example of Maratha Scattering as Parmar - Panwar - Powar - Puar -Dalvi - Nimbalkar - Naik Nimbalkar - Khardekar - Kharade - Ghorpade etc.
The clan has a presence in western Maharashtra (Paschim Maharashtra) areas like Sangli, Kolhapur, Satara, and Pune , and in vidarbha areas like Talegaon Bajar,Amravati. Kharades-Kharodes worship the same totems as Bhoite, Ghorpade, Kates and Bhosale.
This subclan has produced many Maratha Generals. Kharodes(Kharade) served the Maratha Empire throughout its existence. The Sardar Subhanaji Kharade sarnoubat, General of the Maratha Navy, was a faithful of Chhatrapati Shivaji. Sardar Shetyaji Kharade and his son Sardar Fakirji Shetyaji Kharade died in battle against Shahapasand Khan, the Wazir of Abdali. Sardar Tanaji Kharode was active in the Battle of Baradi Ghat and the Third Battle of Panipat (1761).
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