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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 Brahmin and Modh Bania. 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.[1] In the case of Modhera, there is at least one other group - the Modh Modi- and some journalists have suggested that they are prosperous and mainly in textile, Grocery, Finance and diamond trades. .[2]


  1. ^ Shah, A. M. (1998). The Family in India: Critical Essays. Orient Blackswan. pp. 134–136. ISBN 978-8-12501-306-8.
  2. ^ Cong says Modi born to prosperous caste, added it to OBC list, Indian Express, New Delhi, 9 May 2014