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Lohars worship Lord Vishwakarma and other Hindu gods and claim to be Vishwakarma's descendants. Lohar caste is included in OBC in different parts of India. Regional synonyms include Vishwakarma and Saifi/Tarkhan (for Muslims).
Lohar are known by varied surnames in different regions.
- Assam: Karmakar, Lohar, Vishwakarma
- Andhra Pradesh: Achari, Chary, and Acharya
- Bengal: Karmakar, Lohar, Raut, Majhi, Guli, Gulimajhi, Dandamajhi, Dalui, Sutar
- Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: SAIFI‚Sharma, Vishwakarma, and Thakur
- Jammu and Punjab : Verma, Tarkhan, Lohar, Mistri
- Delhi: Lohar, [SAIFI], Panchal
- Haryana :Dalwal, Tanwar, Panwar, Solanki, Chauhan, Dangi, Karhera, Dharra, Bhavra, Siwal, Lohar, Panchal, Bhardwaj, pitlehra
- karnataka : kammara, Achari, kambar
- Kerala : Achari, Vishwakarma, Ashari, Panjal
- Maharashtra: Suryavanshi, Kale, Dharankar, Chavhan, Pawar, Panhalkar, Yande, Borkar, Ghotekar, Manekar, Dhuratkar, Nagare, Thorat, Ingle, Dangre, Upankar, Mane, Ighe, Lohar, Koshe, Waghodekar, Kumbare, Panvalkar, Dhole, Pakhale. In Konkan Area Shemadkar, Katalkar, Gulekar, Shirvankar, Ghadi, Masurkar, Chaphekar, Masurkar, Pomendkar,
- Gujarat: Panchal,Makwana, Pitroda, Chitroda, Parmar, Pithva, Suthar, Mistry, Gohil.
- Nepal: Biswakarma/Kami
- Orissa : Moharana, Mohapatra, Sutar, Sahu, Parida
- Punjab: Saifi/Tarkhan
- Rajasthan: Lohar, Mistri, Panchal, Suthar
- Tamil Nadu: Vishvabrahmins, Kamaalar, Aachari or Aasaari
- Jassa Singh Ramgarhia, a Sikh Warrior who in the battle of Delhi defeated the Shah Alam II and detached the throne of the Mughal Empire and brought it on an elephant to Amritsar, which is now kept in Ramgarhia Bunga
- Janardan Karmakar, cannon maker of the Jahan Kosha Cannon and the Dal Madal Kaman
- Nizam Lohar (1835–1877), Indian freedom fighter from Punjab
- Nadeem Saifi, Indian music director
- Sitaram Panchal, Indian film actor
- Deepak Lohar, Indian actor
- Alam Lohar
- Arif Lohar
- Danish Akhtar Saifi, Indian wrestler and Actor
- Bheema Lohar (Weapon Maker) from Maharastra
- Rahul Vishwakarma (Crickter from Nepal)
- Kayadu Lohar (Actress)
Tarkhan and Lohar are two castes in Himachal Pradesh. Sikh Lohar are known as Tarkhan. While the Lohar caste has been included in the SC, the Tarkhan caste has been kept on the OBC List. The two castes are the same for all social and matrimonial purposes.
The Lohar of Madhya Pradesh are also called Panchal (five sub-castes) since Lohar is one of the five sub-castes of Vishwakarma.
The Lohar are one of the most widespread OBC communities in Uttar Pradesh. They are divided along religious lines, with the Hindu Lohar known as Vishwakarmas and Muslim Lohars known as Saifis. They are further divided into exogamous groupings, notably the Sharma and Vishwakarma. Most Lohar engage in their traditional occupation of metal fabrication, although the majority of those in western Uttar Pradesh are cultivators. The assimilated Lohar speak Hindi and its various dialects such as Awadhi; others speak Ho. They consider themselves as Vishwabrahmins.
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