Modh communities comprise people who use the name and originate from Modhera in Gujarat, India. In that state and in Rajasthan, there are many examples of Hindu communities who take their name from a town and thus there exist both Modh Brahmins and Modh Vaniks. Where two groups share a similar toponym, the Brahmin group often traditionally acted as priests for the other, although this was not always the case and sometimes there was no corresponding group at all or there were more than two. In the case of Modhera, there is at least one other group - the Modh Ghanchis - and some journalists have suggested that they have adopted the name to signify that they have become prosperous.
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- Cong says Modi born to prosperous caste, added it to OBC list, Indian Express, New Delhi, 9 May 2014