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Mahajan is an Indian title and a surname. The term Mahajan is used to denote traders from several castes, including Brahmins, Khatri, leva patildar and Arora.[1]


The word "Mahajan" is an amalgam of two Sanskrit words: Maha meaning great, and Jan meaning people or individuals. As a generic title, the term Mahajan is used to denote people involved in money lending.

Notable people[edit]

Notable people with the surname Mahajan include:


  1. ^ Nath (2010). Rural Development And Planning In India. Concept. p. 372. ISBN 978-81-8069-697-8.