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Parikh belongs to subcast in Bhavsar. Parikh is a widely used last name amongst Indian Hindu people meaning "assayer" in Gujarati or "examiner" or more generally a diamond examiner in Sanskrit and commonly belongs to the merchant class of Bania (Hindi) or Vanika (Sanskrit).[citation needed]. However, it can also be seen in the Jain and Swaminarayan religions, which were also founded in India.[1] The Oswal and Porwal Banias have clans called Parekh. Parikhs generally belong to the Vaishya Hindu order. People with this surname include: