Regar

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The Raigar (रैगर,Rehghar, Regar [1]) are a social group found in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Delhi, and Rajasthan in India. . [2] [3] Mostly originate from an Marwar region so they speak Marwari Rajasthani language. They belongs to Raghuvanshi (Sagarvanshi) Kshatriya clan. They follow Hinduism.

History and origin[edit]

The Raigar community are distributed throughout Rajasthan. They are said to members of the wider Regar community. Their tongue language is marwari rajasthani as they originate from the marwar region.Those who immigrated to Delhi from Rajasthan claim Rajput ancestry. They converse among themselves in Marwari and use the Devanagari script for writing.they belongs to ancient Raghuvanshi Kshatriya group. Where, Raghu was the famous Sagarvanshi(Suryavanshi) emperor of Ayodhya, whom descendants have been called Raghuvanshi Kshatriyas, who devided into 15 main dynastical branches. One of them, Rag(Raigar) Rajput is an old branch.With others, they speak in the Hindi language. They are non-vegetarians. Wheat is their staple diet. Occasionally they also take jao, bajara, chana and rice. There is a tendency among some of them to become vegetarians under the influence of the Arya Samaj or Radha Soami movements. There are three subgroups, namely Sindhi Raiger, Lashkaria Raiger& Raigars[2][verification needed]

Present circumstances[edit]

The Raigar community mostly belongs to Rajasthan Raigars is an ancient Kshatriya clan, a branch among 15 main branches of Raghuvanshi Kshatriyas. It is also a proved fact that the word Regar is an expansion of the word Rag(a corrupt form of the word “Raghu” ,. There main clans are the KURDIYA (KULDEEP) Attolia (Attal), Akarniya, Aloriya (Aloria), Aluriya (Aluria) Maslpuriya(Marshal), Rahore, Balotia (Bhatt), Chauhan, ,Mehar, Chandolia,Chandoliya,Bokolia,Bohra, Gugdodiya ( Gagar) Jabdoliya, Jajoriya, Kandhediya, Kanwariya,Kholiya (Kholia) Hingonia, Raskarniya, Dabariya, Suwansia (Chauhan), Dolliya, Parsoya(Paras) ,Jatolia (Tanwar), Pundir, bhaharwal, Kansotiya, Jajoria, Dherwal, Jaluthriya, Fulwaria(Phulvanshi), Badiwal,Tungariya (Turvesh)Tanwar, Khatnawalia, Khorwal, Mosalpuria, Mohanpuriya, Khatnawaliya (Nawal),sablania, Soniwal, Nogia, Pingolia (Pingal), Rashgania, Ratawal, Ratwal, Lawadia, Maurya, Digwal (Digarwal), Jaluthariya, Jagarwal, Jagerwal ( jagrit ) Jeliya, Khorwal, Kankhediya, Kanwariya, Khedia, Kanwariya, Karadia (Karadiya) Ganolia, Sakarwal (Shakrawal), Sunkaria (Sonkaria), Basetia, Paliya, Peeplipal, sisodia, Sarsunia, Sablania, Shersia (Sarsia), Tomar, Bakoliya and Bohra. There are no marriages within the origin surnames of DADA, DADI & NANA, NANI. Like a falwaria girl can't marry to a falwaria, fulwariya (fulwaria) boy.

Their main occupations now are business, jobs, professionals etc. they are very cultured and very helpful community.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ India. Office of the Registrar General (1969). Census of India, 1961. p. 1070. Retrieved 22 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c People of India Rajasthan Volume XXXVIII Part Two edited by B.K Lavania, D. K Samanta, S K Mandal & N.N Vyas pages 819 to 822 Popular Prakashan
  3. ^ Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya (1896). Hindu castes and sects: an exposition of the origin of the Hindu caste system and the bearing of the sects towards each other and towards other religious systems / Jogendra Nath Bhattacharya. Thacker, Spink. pp. 265–. Retrieved 22 June 2011.