Sarvaiya

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The Sarvaiya / Sarvaiyya are a Rajput clan of India, mainly found in Gujarat.

History[edit]

The Sarvaiya rajputs come from a branch of the Chudasamas, Rajputs. Sarvaiya, Chudasama and Raijada consider themselves to be brethren and as such do not intermarry. They worship Khodiyar as sahayak devi and Momai as kuldevi.[1]

Their name derives from the estate of Sarva, which they once ruled when Kunvar Bhimsinh ji waived his right to be the king of Junagadh state, to his younger brother.[citation needed] Among other estates, that they ruled were Amreli,[citation needed] Hathasni,[citation needed] Jesar, Vasavad,[citation needed] Santhli, Chital,[citation needed] Kundla,[citation needed] Gohilwad, Chhatrasa, Chiroda, Chok, Paa, Ranigam,[citation needed] and other estates in Kathiawar. ( total 911 estate holders )[citation needed]

Until the independence of India in 1947, the princely state of Jesar,[2] Hathasni and nearby estates were ruled by Sarvaiya Rajputs. The Jesar along with other Princely States was merged into Union of India to form the United State of Kathiawar.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Gujarat, Part 3 By Kumar Suresh Singh, Rajendra Behari Lal, Anthropological Survey of India
  2. ^ [2]. Quote: "Jesar is situated in the Und Sarvaiyawad-sub-division of the Gohilvad district. It is about eight miles south-west of Chok thanah, sixteen miles southwest of Palitana, and twenty-four miles east of Kundla. The Grasias are Sarvaiyas Rajputs and trace their origin from Amreli Sarvaiyas, who it seems were Bhayat of Sarva"