Is Bhandari lower caste?

Is Bhandari lower caste?

Bhandaris are included in the list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Goa. They are also classified as OBCs in Maharashtra.

Is Bhandari a high caste?

Bhandari means Treasurer, keeper of a storehouse. In most of India, Bhandari surname belong to the Jain natives as well as Khatri. In Punjab, Bhandari’s belong to the Khatri caste. In Nepal, the surname is used by both Matwali and Tagadhari Chhetris….Bhandari.

Region of origin Indian subcontinent

Are bhandaris Brahmins?

The surname Bhandaree is said to be traced among the Brahmin caste of Gaudd Saraswats. Konkani Hindu Bhandaris fall under the well established Varna system of the trading community of India. a large number of Konkani Bhandaris can be found situates in the Indian states of Goa and Maharashtra.

Is Bhandari caste Maratha?

The Maratha caste are a Marathi clan originally formed in the earlier centuries from the amalgamation of families from the peasant (Kunbi), shepherd (Dhangar), pastoral (Gavli), blacksmith (Lohar), carpenter (Sutar), Bhandari, Thakar and Koli castes in Maharashtra.

What is Bhandari caste in Maharashtra?

Bhandari is a caste and the community hails from the western coast of India. The community lives in parts of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka. The community that is among Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Maharashtra hails primarily from the Konkan region. The community lives in parts of Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka.

What kind of name is Bhandari?

Indian : Hindu name, from Sanskritbhạ̄ṇdā(gā)rika ‘treasurer’, ‘keeper of a storehouse’, from bhạ̄ṇdā(gā)ra ‘treasury’, ‘storehouse’. The name is found in many different communities; there is a Bhandari clan among the Panjabi Khatris.

Is bhandaris a Shudra?

Bhandaris from Konkan are one of the shudra communities engaged in toddy making.

Which caste is Negi?

Negi is a surname of kshtriya(Rajput) caste found in the Indian states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

How many castes are there in Goa?

The State has a total of five (5) Scheduled Castes and all of them have been enumerated at 2001 census.

Which caste included in Maratha?

What is the caste and category of Bhandari of Uttarakhand?

In Uttarakhand the Bhandari is Rajput or Thakur. Basically Shatriya. In south india and in Nepal also you will find Bhandari but I guess they all are Brahmins. Although I don’t quite found of this caste system as you can read in my bio I am HomoSapien. Bhandari belong to Rajput clan .. or khaysya as called in Kumaoni.

Who are the Bhandaris and what do they do?

Bhandaris were originally Kshatriya traders from Rajputana who converted to Jainism. They also cite the practice of Sati and Jauhar amongst Konkan and Goa Bhandaris as representative of original Kshatriyas.

Which is the ruling caste in Himachal Pradesh?

Rajput – The Rajput, one of the erstwhile principal warrior and ruling community of Himachal Pradesh, ‘”are said to be Brahmin by original stock”. The Rajputs are divided into six status groups, including Raja, Rajput, Mian and Thakur which include first grade and second grade Ranas and Rathis.

Where does the last name Bhandari come from?

Category wise “Bhandari” surname is found both in kumauni and garhwali community. Caste wise also they are both found in rajputs of Uttarakhand.