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The Ahir clans are the various subsets of the Ahir community of India. They include those in the following list.Madhurat(majaraut) subcaste of Yadav clan dominant in patna, nalanda ,chhapra, vaishali, samastipur, muzaffarpur madhubani, khagaria, saharsa, madhepura, supaul, purnia ,munger, jamui, bhagalpur, bhojpur, jehanabad.

Aheer clans in North India[edit]


The Yaduvanshi Ahir also spelled Jadubansis, Jadubans, Yadavanshi, Yadavamshi) are descent from the ancient Yadava tribe of Lord Krishna.,[1] The Yaduvanshi trace their origin to King Yadu.Mostly Yaduvanshi Ahirs Lives in the Ahirwal region .Where they are known for their great warriorhood as they participate in many war like battle of Karnal under the command of Rao Balkishan (King of Rewari) against Nadir Shah to help Delhi Sultnate , battle of Nasibpur (Narnaul in 1857),and post indipendence Battle of Rezangla , Badgam and many more.


A legendary story of the origin of the Nandvanshi Ahirs narrates that on his way to kill the rakshasas, Krishna crossed the river Yamuna accompanied by the Gawlis; those that crossed the river with him became the Ahir Nandavanshi.[2]


The Gwalvanshi are historically associated with cowherding.[citation needed] At the turn of the century, many turned into business and other vocations in a big way.[3]


The Ghosi are a community found mainly in North India.[4] They were the Zamidaars and small kings of various parts of country.[5] The Ghosi (Muslims) claim descent from Rathore Rajput, Gurjar and Ahir communities.

The Hindu Ghosi trace their origin to King Nand, the professed ancestor of Yaduvanshi Ahirs.[6]


Kamaria, a sub caste of Ahirs profess to be descendants from Yadav vansh (Lineage).[7] They are also known as Kamaria Zamindars.[8]


The Phatak is one of the clans of Ghosi Ahir Yadavs who were agriculturalists, soldiers and small Kings. One of the Ahir Phatak Rana a very brave soldier was married to the daughter of a Ghosi Ahir King Digpal of Mahaban.


The Ahar are a Hindu caste of agriculturists.[9] The Ahar tribe are spread through Rohilkhand and other districts of N.W. provinces, following pastoral pursuits. They claim to descended from Yadu.[10]


The Kishnaut clan is dominantly found in the Saran district of Bihar province.[11]

Gujarati Ahirs Clans[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sanjay Yadav (2011). The Environmental Crisis of Delhi: A Political Analysis. Worldwide Books. pp. 52–. ISBN 978-81-88054-03-9. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. ^ Michelutti, Lucia (2008). "The vernacularisation of democracy: Politics, caste, and religion in India": 114, 115. ISBN 9780415467322.
    - Lok Nath Soni (2000). The Cattle and the Stick: An Ethnographic Profile of the Raut of Chhattisgarh. Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Department of Culture. p. 16. ISBN 9788185579573.
    - Gopal Chowdhary (2014). The Greatest Farce of History. Partridge Publishing. p. 119. ISBN 9781482819250.
  3. ^ Ratan Mani Lal (11 May 2014). "Azamgarh: Why Mulayam cannot take Yadav votes for granted". FirstPost. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  4. ^ K S Singh page, People of India Uttar Pradesh volume XLII part two. pp 542 - 545. Manohar Publications
  5. ^ Lucia Michelutti, Sons of Krishna: the politics of Yadav community formation in a North Indian town (2002) London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, p.90-98
  6. ^ Ravindra K. Jain (2002). Between History and Legend: Status and Power in Bundelkhand. Orient Blackswan,. p. 32. ISBN 9788125021940.
  7. ^ Ramchandra Keshav Mutatkar (1978). Caste Dimensions in a Village. Shubhada-Saraswat. p. 26.
  8. ^ Ramchandra Keshav Mutatkar (1978). Caste Dimensions in a Village. Shubhada-Saraswat. p. 55.
  9. ^ Oliver Mendelsohn, Marika Vicziany (1998). The Untouchables: Subordination, Poverty and the State in Modern India. Cambridge University Press. pp. xi. ISBN 9780521556712.
  10. ^ Subodh Kapoor (2002). Indian Encyclopaedia volume 1. Genesis Publishing Pvt Ltd. p. 108. ISBN 9788177552577.
  11. ^ National Geographical Society of India. (1975). The National Geographical Journal of India, Volumes 21-22. National Geographical Society of India. pp. 189–191.