Bhar

Who are they?

The Bhar, also known as Rajbhar, Bharat and Bharpatwa, is a community of more than 1.7 million people residing mainly in Uttar Pradesh. The name Rajbhar, according to ethnologists Russel and Hiralal (Tribes and Castes of the Central provinces of India, 1916), signifies a landowning Bhar. They practice agriculture and grow crops on someone else’s fields and are paid for half of the crop that is harvested. In the forested areas some of them collect grass and wood for sale, and propagate the insect that secretes a resin from which shellac is made.

Location

In Uttar Pradesh, where they number around 1.6 million, they live in the fertile eastern districts of Azamgarh, Gorakhpur, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Gonda, Varanasi, Balia, Deoria, Faizabad, Basti, Mau and Maharajganj.  In Bihar, there are about 120,000 and West Bengal has 21,000.

Origin

H.M. Elliot, in his authoritative work, Encyclopedia of Castes, Customs, Rites and Superstitions of Races of Northern India, 1870, writes that the Bhar are one of the aboriginal races of India and  that the town of Bhadhoi (formerly known as Bhardai) in Varanasi district is called after the Bhar.

The Bhar were once known as Bhaar Shiva as they followed the Shaivite doctrine, i.e. the doctrine of the Hindu sect devoted to Shiva.  As the story goes, their king was a sincere devotee of Shiva, who carried the Shiva Linga (the phallic symbol by which Shiva is most commonly depicted and worshipped) on his shoulder as an act of devotion.  His descendants thus came to be known as Bhaar Shiva (weight Shiva).  Later, the affix Shiva was dropped.

The Bhar are also believed to be the descendants of Arya who ruled north India long ago.  Ethnologist Shiv Mangal Singh’s paper (The Ancient Bhar and their Ruined Settlements in Ganga-Ghagara Doab, 1962), informs us that the Bhar formed small principalities in the areas of Mathura, Allahabad, Jaunpur, Faizabad, Mirzapur and Varanasi and ruled over them for centuries.  Subsequently, they were deposed by the invading Rajput and by Muslim conquerors from the end of the eleventh century AD onwards.  Their struggle continued nearly two hundred years at the end of which Ibrahim Shah Waarli of Jaunpur killed the last Bhar ruler in the Sudmanpur battle of Rae Bareilly district.

Language

The Bhar speak Bhojpuri, an Indo-Aryan language, as their mother tongue, but they are also conversant with Hindi and use the standard Devanagari script to write both languages.  In West Bengal they also speak Bengali, which is written in the Bengali script.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Bhar are cultivators and also work in the fields owned by Muslims, Thakurs (synonym of Rajput, second highest caste of warriors) and Ahirs (herdsman and milkman).   Some own shops, rear and sell pigs and a few serve in the government and private sectors

The Bhar eat all meat except beef due to religious reasons.  Their staple diet consists of cereals like wheat and rice supplemented by a variety of pulses, vegetables, some fruit, milk and dairy products.  Alcohol is freely consumed.  Literacy levels are low.  They use the facilities provided by government hospitals in their areas, and also use herbal remedies for minor ailments.

Customs

The Bhar are traditionally endogamous, i.e. they marry only within their own community. Marriages are arranged by negotiations between family elders on both sides. Child marriages are still prevalent among the Bhar; however the trend towards adult marriage is increasing. Bride price is paid to the bride’s father.  After marriage, the couple lives with or near the husband’s family.

Monogamy is the usual practice though a man may take a second wife during the lifetime of the first, but with her consent.  Remarriage of widows and widowers is socially sanctioned, but a widow cannot marry an unmarried man while a widower can take an unmarried girl as his new bride.  Divorce is permitted.  The Bhar do not condemn sexual immorality.

Parental property is divided equally among all the sons only, while daughters do not receive a share.  The eldest son also succeeds to the late father’s authority as the head of the family. The status of women among the Bhar is secondary to that of the men.

The Bhar have a strong caste council, which is presided over by a hereditary chairman known as Chaudhari. This council deals with community issues relating to marriage, divorce, caste regulations, land disputes and levies fines on those found guilty.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Bhar are Hindus worship all the major gods and goddesses of the Hinduism like Shiva, Vishnu, Kali (wife of Shiva), Bhawani (Mother of the World, a form of Kali) and others.   They worship lesser-known regional and local deities like Agwan Deva (fire god), Phulmati (flower goddess), Deeh Baba and Burhao Baba (aged sage) and offer sacrifices to them.  There is a belief in evil spirits.  A pig is sacrificed to an evil spirit who lives in old fig trees.  The Bhar celebrate Hindu festivals like Diwali (Festival of lights), Holi (Festival of Colours), Teej (a festival for the daughters of the family) and Maha Shivaratri.

The Bhar bury their dead with the head pointing to the west.  Both, birth and death pollution are observed for specific periods.

 

104 Comments

  1. This is in very very short informations about Bhar tribe (Vansh) which you are giving localised one only. There are a lot of informations available in the literature if you go through books like Original inhabitants of India, Ancient ruling races of India, Rig Veda and Indian History, and several internet articcles on Rig Veda, and others written by books related with many so called castes.You will find a link from Rig Veda period-Mahabharata-Bharshiva-till date. Bhras are real Aryans which is unknown even to them and people of India because Britishers changed all the true history. You can read internet article wrtten by Stephen for this. There are many castes originated from the Bhars read books on Tribes and castes of India. Even Most of our rishis like Vashishth, Vishwamitra, Bhardwaja belonged to Bhar vansh. A lot of devotion and time needed to study about Bhars. If do not believe please read some literatures you will find the truth which hiedn in history of our beloved country Bharat name after Bhar or Bharata.
    Thinks
    PROF. S. LAL BHARDWAJ

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    • You are absolutyly right, many bhar, rajbhar peoples are unknown of such truth.

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      • The Bhar are cultivators and also work in the fields owned by Muslims, Thakurs (synonym of Rajput, second highest caste of warriors) and Ahirs (herdsman and milkman).

        but it not a true rajbhar work as a labour and many poor rajput and ahir (yadav ) are working in the fields of rajbhar
        rajbhar are old kshatriya and they not work “under” in any marriage

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        • Kuchh log rajbhar samaj ke king suheldev Rajbhar ke bare me galat aphwa phaila rahe hai ki suheldev pasi samaj ke the, mai rajbhar bhaiyo se nivedan karta hu ki isake uper aap log action le. Kuchh din pahle whatsapp pe ek video aaya tha jisame yogi adityanath ne apna vote bank banane ke liye suheldev ko pasi kaha tha Mai aap logo se yahi gujarish karta hu ki iske uper jald se jald action liya jaye nahi to hum logo ka History hi katam ho jayegi.

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          • RAM BHARDWAJ JI, this is for yogi adityanath “भरो का निर्माण क़ाल ग्यारहवी सदी थी उस समय उत्तर भारत का पूरा छेत्र श्रावस्ती सम्राट सुहेलदेव राजभर के राज्य में था .परन्तु बारहवी सदी आते आते मुसलमानों के आतंक से भरो की राज्य व्यवस्था प्रभावित हुई।उसी समय हरदोई के भर राजा हरदेव को सवर्णों की मदद से मुसलमानों ने पराजित किया .तथा जबरन भरो को मुसलमान बनाने का अभियान छोड दिया .उनका धर्म परिवर्तन का बिरोध करने पर खुलेयाम कत्ले आम किया गया .भरो को राजनैतिक, आर्थिक तथा धार्मिक यातनाओ का सामना करना पड़ा यह तेरहवी सदी तक चलता रहा .भर जाती का पलायन अत्मा रक्षा के लिये होने लगा था .तथा भरो की राजसत्ता कमजोर होने लगी तब फिर भरो ने एकजुट होना प्रारंभ किया और पंद्रहवी सदी आते आते भर राजा दलदेव के नेतृत्व में रायबरेली में अपनी राजसत्ता हासिल कर ली ,जिसमे अहीर ,पासी ,गुजर इत्यदि जातिया राजसत्ता की अभिन्न अंग थी .समय बीतने के साथ साथ भरो ने महाराजा दलदेव के नेतृत्व में एक होकर मुसलमानों से लोहा लेने का मन बना लिया .
            एक दिन राजा दलदेव जंगल में शिकार खेलने गये थे उसी जंगल के रस्ते बाबर सैयद की पुत्री सलमा डोली में बैठ कर जा रही थी . एक मुसलमान कन्या को देखकर दलदेव को अपनी जाती परिवर्तन की खौफनाक घटनाये याद या गयी जो मुसलमानों ने उन पर ढाया था .सलमा की डोली को दलमाऊ के किले लाया गया यह घटना जब सैयद बाबर ने सुनी तो अपनी फरियाद लाकर जौनपुर के सर्की राजा इब्राहीम शाह सर्की से सुनाई ,सर्की ने रायबरेली पर आक्रमण करने की योजना बनाई .पर सवर्ण हिन्दुओ के कुछ सलाहकारों ने शर्की को बताया की रायबरेली भरो के नेतृत्व में एक सबल राज्य बन गया है ,वहां 25 किलो का निर्माण हो चूका है .सभी हिन्दू जातिया उसके सेना की अंग बन चुकी है और उन्हें इन किलो में रखकर प्रशिक्छित किया जाता है .राजा हरदेव के साम्राज्य पतन के बाद सारे भर सरदार रायबरेली में जुटे हुए है उन्होंने एक विशाल सेना का निर्माण कर लिया है उसमे हिन्दुओ की अन्य जातियों की नौजवानों को साथ मिला लिया है .येसी ताकत से लड़ना जोखिम भरा काम होगा .यहाँ जौनपुर में जब से केरार का किला और अटाला देवी का मंदिर तोडा गया तभी से भर मुसलमानों के खून के प्यासे बन गये है इस दसा में रायबरेली पर धावा बोलना सही नहीं होगा .इब्राहीम शाह शार्की ने अपने मत्रियो को राजदरबार में सोच बिचार के लिए बुलाया .शार्की साम्राज्य में पंडितो का भी समावेश हो चूका था .पंडितो ने बतया की भर जाती एक बहादुर जाती है ,उन्हें पराजित करने का अच्छा अवसर एक महीने बाद आने वाला होली का दिन है ,होली का दिन भर लोग बड़ी धूम धाम से मानते है,उस दिन वे तलवार नहीं उठाते है ,दिन भर होली खेलते है ,होली मिलन करते है भांग पीते है और शाम तक सभी नसे में चूर हो जाते है .सौनिक लोग महुये की बनी सराब खूब पिटे है ,नाच गाना का दौर चलता है यैसे अवसर का फायदा उठाना बेहतर होगा .
            ……………दाल्देव का पूरा इतिहाश जल्द लिखा जायेगा ……………

          • Bhar does not work in the field of Yadav and Rajput,Above written history about bhar is not correct.

          • sir…iam also rajbhar ..i knew something about suhail dev rajbhar history …suhail dev is one of the famous king .who gives her best in our country..i proud of him..suhail dev is not paasi ..he is counting in old raajput.those people who talking about this type of nonsence i have to request take action for him..

        • Yes u r right because I am also belong to this tribe and recently we give our 4 bigha land to an Ahir(yadav)whose family live very near abour my home town(village)to work.

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          • kisi bhi khass karya karne se pahle apne present past and future in tino avadhi me soch lena chahiye.thank you my all frind.

          • we are the future of rajbhar samaj and we want tha full and true history of rajbhar samaj. so i hope any one rajbhar pls sent the history of rajbhar samaj in my gmail . and i hope , every rajbhar envalve in a comety for prograsing our samaj and open the true history of rajbhar samaj in fort of every people..

    • All above rishis were Brahman and vishwamitra was kshatriya. You need to read more history and detailed veda.

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    • Hamare Rajbhar bhaiyo,
      Ved ke anusar aaryo se bhi prachin jati aryottar nagavanshi Rajbhar jati hai jiska Mahan Rajbhar shashak raja Sudas the Jo akele hi sabhi aryo aur anaryo ko jitkar apane apne rajya ka nam apne vansh bharatwansh ke nam se es desh Nam bhartwarsh rakha.
      Es yuddha ka Nam rigvved me dasragya yuddha ke Nam se Jana jata hai.
      Maharshi Bhardwaj bhi nagkul ke hi the.
      Etana hi nahi Rajbharo ke raja nagwanshi nahush apne prakram se swarglok par bhi raj kiya aur maharaja shantanu hi Mahabharata ke janmdata bhi hai adhik jankari ke liye rigved aur shivmahapuran awashya hi padiye.
      Anya sabhi arya aur anarya jatiya Rajbharo se utpann hui hai….!
      Rajbharo ka khud ka gotra Bhardwaj hai,Jo nagwanshi Rajbhar maharashi Bhardwaj ke Nam se prachalit hai..!

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    • Sir I wanted to know that bhar belongs in which category in central government

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  2. The caste system has been prevailing in the country from the time immemorial. It has its advantage and disadvantage, to certain extent, but it has been a slur on the social system as a whole. Castes or classes which had been depressed and educationally backward, had been identified to be backward classes. In fact a large number of communities, for political and economical reasons, could not be in the main stream of the society. After the failure of 1857 Mutiny, the British regime confiscated the properties of persons who had fought against them; they had been deprived of the rights of education and employment; a large number of male adult of those communities had been hanged to death; thus, the female folk of those classes ran away with minors, and as those children did not have an opportunity to earn their livelihood, they adopted the crime as their profession. To curb the menace, the Criminal Tribes Act, 1911 (hereinafter called the Act 1911) was enacted, having serious rigour on the persons belonging to the said communities. These communities were notified under the provisions of that Act 1911. The Act was repealed by the Criminal Tribes Act 1924 having more rigorous provisions. It included deprivation of education and employment in the State/Kingdom. Persons belonging to these communities were bound to report to the Police Station after a regular interval. When a child of that community attained the age of 4 years, his name was required to be registered with the Police Station. Persons were bound to give their finger impressions to the Police Station. They could not move freely or even visit their relatives as they had to furnish all such informations to the Police. The authorities under the Act, were competent to pass an order for their settlement in a particular area or their place of residence could be confined to a particular area. They could be forced to settle in another State. For non-compliance of the provisions, punishment for imprisonment upto 3 years was provided in the Act. Sections 23 and 24 of the Act 1924 specifically provided for enhanced punishment for certain offences by members of the Criminal Tribes after previous conviction and Civil Court-jurisdiction had been barred to entertain any suit in respect of the notifications issued under the Act 1924.

    India achieved independence in 1947 and it became republic on commencement of the Constitution of India on 26th February, 1950, but the Act 1924 was repealed w.e.f. 31st August, 1952. At the time of repealing the said Act, certain recommendations were made to provide the facilities to the persons of these communities more than reservations in service etc. Thus, there has been a continuous demand to confer privilege to the persons belonging to these tribes who had been de-notified and put them at the bar of the Scheduled Tribes.
    Bhar/Rajbhar caste, which falls in the category of Denotified Tribe (Vimukti Jati). Persons belonging to Bhar and Rajbhar communities of State of Uttar Pradesh, had earlier been notified under the provisions of Criminal Tribes Act 1924 (hereinafter called the Act 1924). The Act 1924 stood repealed in 1952 and all the communities included in the schedule thereof stood de-notified, and certain benefits have been given to them, for example, making certain reservations of the seats in educational institutions.

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    • 1. The write-up of Mr Anil Rajbhar, B Tech, MS, makes interesting reading as it is found to be packed with a great deal of information about Bhar/Rajbhar community. It shows that Mr Anil has made a lot of efforts to dig the bits and pieces of information. I take this opportunity to thank you Mr Anil. Please keep this temp up.

      2. I am not able to know the writer of the first (main) write up, the contents of which seems to have been taken from different sources. While most of the contents are accurate, a few lines such as “Brides price is paid to the bride’s father. The Bhar do not condemn sexual immorality. The Bhar bury their dead with head pointing to the West.” are not correct. Born and brought up in Azamgarh, I have visited almost all the neighboring districts and know fairly well the social practices followed by the Rajbhar as also other communities. Both the lines regarding ‘ bride’s price and sexual immorality’ are found written without verifying the fact and are therefore in bad taste. Even the third line regarding burial of dead is not true. The learned writer is requested to remove the said lines from the main article even if he has taken the information from some very authentic source. The information contained in the above lines tend to misguide Rajbhar community instead of providing factual information.

      RR Rajbhar
      04 Sep 2013

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      • USE OF SURNAME
        Respected Members of Rajbhar Community,

        1. Use of surname by a person is not mandatory. It is totally optional. If you like, you should use it. Generally, a surname is associated with a caste. When we come across surnames like Yadav, Maurya, Chauhan, Gupta, Chaurasia, Singh, Pandey, Rai etc, we know which caste the person belongs to. Caste is something that cannot be hidden. In fact, it is not required to be. Therefore the surname that expresses your caste straightaway is the most suitable one.

        2. Sometimes back, three gentlemen came to my residence in Delhi . Two of them introduced them as Rai, the third one was Singh. They were constantly talking about Rajbhar Community. After serving them tea, I sat down with them and listened to them carefully but could not understand why they were so concerned about the fate of Rajbhar/Bhar. So I gathered courage to ask them as to how they know so much about Rajbhar Community. Very happily,they disclosed “We are also Rajbhar. We only use other surnames.” I felt satisfied and continued the conversation.

        3. I went a Govt Office in Darjeeling and handed over an application to the official concerned. The Official was bearing a name tab showing his name as Rakesh Kumar Prasad. Seeing my application, he said, ” So, you are Rajbhar from Azamgarh.”
        I said ” Yes. And how about you.” He then told that he is also Rajbhar but does not use the surname as he likes using ‘Prasad’ as his surname. I thought that was also fine so long as it did not indicate any caste. But real problem arises when we use surname which members of other community use. In that case, people of other community feel that we are trying to hide our true identity of being Bhar/Rajbhar. Worst happens when you use one peculiar surname, your father uses some other surname and your relatives use still some other surname. In that case, one gets confused about your identity.

        4. If we travel through Azamgarh, Faizabad, Sultanpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Ballia, Varanasi, Jaunpur etc, we would not find a Yadav, Singh, Pandey, Maurya, Chaurasia, Chauhan using any other surname used by other caste. No Yadav likes to use Chauhan as his surname and no Maurya likes to use Chaurasia or Singh or Pandey. Then why a Rajbhar should use a surname used by other community. Recently, I had opportunity to attend ‘All India Rajbhar Community’ sammelan. The total crowd was divided into many castes as per their surnames. It has been seen that even those people who use peculiar surnames become Rajbhar when they contest elections. This shows that RAJBHAR is the only surname associated with Bhar/Rajbhar Community. We should take pride in being Rajbhar. There is absolutely no need to hide our true community ie Bhar/Rajbhar by using surnames which are actually used by other community. Rajbhar is a great community and there is urgent need for all Rajbhar to feel great.

        RR Rajbhar
        12 Sep 2013

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        • Dear
          you are looking so knowledgeable person about this community i am also rajbhar..send me your mail id or phone no on mail id to talk.

          Nand Kishore.

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          • Dear Nand Kishore Ji,

            1. Thanks for your comments.

            2. My mobile No is 09717971767.

            RR Rajbhar

        • You are right RR Rajbhar sir

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        • very weĺl said

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      • Hi RR Rajbhar Ji
        I am also agreed with your thoughts & the Points ““Brides price is paid to the bride’s father. The Bhar do not condemn sexual immorality. The Bhar bury their dead with head pointing to the West.” are not correct that should be removed from Main Article Because its impact will be not good for are new generation.

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        • O chamar ki aulad kya bhok rakha hai

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        • Kya keh rakha hi raj bhar me bare me rajbhar royal cast reh chuki hai

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    • After reading the article by shri anil,blood gets melting point but to regret i m still struggling to get rid of poverty. It is beyond my reach 2 understand how my ancestors wud hv bn deprived of their rights. I m proud of them tht they maintained their title. I apeal hereby 2 get united, especially elite one, be one Bhar or Rajbhar no other title or surname!

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  3. The Bhar were once known as Bhaar Shiva as they followed the Shaivite doctrine, i.e. the doctrine of the Hindu sect devoted to Shiva. As the story goes, their king was a sincere devotee of Shiva, who carried the Shiva Linga (the phallic symbol by which Shiva is most commonly depicted and worshipped) on his shoulder as an act of devotion. His descendants thus came to be known as Bhaar Shiva (weight Shiva). Later, the affix Shiva was dropped.BHAAR SHIVA write as ”SHIVBHAR ”.

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  4. my name pawan kumar i leve in c.g

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  5. The c.g were once known asc.g Shiva as they followed the Shaivite doctrine, i.e. the doctrine of the Hindu sect evoted to Shiva. As the story goes, their king was a sincere devotee of Shiva, who carried the Shiva Linga (the phallicsymbol by which Shiva is most commonly depicted and worshipped) on his shoulder as an act of devotion. His descendants thus came to be known as Bhaar Shiva (weight Shiva). Later, the affix Shiva was dropped.BHAAR SHIVA write aspawan

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    • (Bride price is paid to the bride’s father. The Bhar do not condemn sexual immorality.) written in above main article..

      Among Bhar/Rajbhar nothing is like that.This is totally wrong. who wrote this bull?@#$.
      Please remove these line from your article. I strongly condemn this kind of act.

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  6. im kuldeep rajbhar live in up in varanasi, im veri exited in bhar casts.plese inform to me.

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  7. i am agree with prof. s lal bhardwaj and mc bhardwaj but we have not got our privilege so far. and have a lot of need to do regarding our caste. our caste is not fully literate therefore many problems arising to develop.
    many of people have nothing knowledge about his caste to which category falls bc or sc or obc so many people getting problems in availing the govt. job.
    pl. prof. jee give more message from your end.
    thanks

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  8. please full information is get and than rajbhar caste more effect your information please i me request born in india rajbhar caste and full inform you

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  9. The king of fruits “DASHARI” Mango’s Name has been given from the name of DASHRAT RAJBHAR who was a farmer lived in village now called”Dashari gaun” near Barabnki.once this whole areas were ruled by rajbhar rulars.There are lot many sofishisticated facts about bhars which are globaly popular and we are unaware.

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  10. hi,i am chandrabhan bhardwaj i want to say here our whole community is so behind as compare to others
    some from our community don’t know their privileges which should they have,our responsibility is to improve this poor situation ahead so that our community could develop as much as they can.

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  11. bharhut stoop(relateted to BHUDDHA) situated in m.p.,were destroid by rajbhar raja .there is also a rajbhar pahadi(hill).in this pahadi thousands heads of buddhist were thrown.

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  12. bharhut stoop (related to BUDDHA) situated in m.p.were destroid by rajbhar raja.he set the fire all over stoop and cut the heads of thousand buddhist and throw it on rajbhar pahadi(rajbhar hill)

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  13. if encyclopedid shows bhar in a shedule tribe list why the up government not inccude

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  14. if encyclopedid shows bhar in a shedule tribe list why the up government not incclude

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  15. i am deepak rai
    pls.information rajbhar cast

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  16. rajbhar is the most papulation in country because rajbhar mostly poverty line . why rajbhar surane is raja suraname raj means raja and bhar means bharth wans ka raja .

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  17. pls read the rajbhar history rajbhar .com

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  18. rajbhar belong to which caste SC/ST or OBC rely fast i hope u will help me….

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    • really rajbhar belong to which catgory SC/ST/OBC

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    • I AM SUFFRING FROM THE SAME PRBLM IF YOU WILL FIND IT THEN TELL ME ALSO

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  19. “REALITY ABOUT RAJBHARS”

    “History and origin

    The word ‘Rajbhar’ means “the best among kings’. Some historian think that the word ‘Rajbhar’ originates from Raj+Barah (Twelve); that is, one of twelve Kings of that time – Katyuri, Chand, Khas(Pathani), Shahi, Malla, Bashera, Bum and Mankoti, etc. The tradition of Rajbhars remained as such under different reigns of Doti, Katyuri, Chand, Gorkha and British. Rajwar of Champawat shifted to Jaspur during the British rule in India. Jaspur is located in Bichlla Chaukot. The Rajwar were the kings of the region. They were authorized to collect the revenue of the land in the hill region. They were one of the highest castes of the Hindu religion. They used to distribute their land among the people who were their faithful. There are other villages in the Chaukot region like Pipoda, Deghat, Masi. They had their kingdom in different regions of the Chaukot. They settled Brahamin, Harijans and other people to increase the humanity among the villages. The Rajwar of Jaspur are very famous all over the country as well as abroad. Dharam Singh Rajwar put the foundation stone of the Durga Temple in Jaspur for the people of Jaspur to worship and to build the faith on the Goddess so that the people live in peace and harmony after praying to the Goddess Durga Devi. Jaspur is one of the villages where the people are always sincere and helpful to others.The river of Bichlla Chaukot is known as “vinod Nedi” which originate basically from the himalayan hills range of Deghat & it provide water to people through “JAL NIGAM” & to crops field through canals. Rajbhar also known as the Rajputs in the northern part of INDIA……”

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    • copy pasted from straight from wikipedia ??

      why all this hullabaloo over your caste?? if you are talented enough you will get any job you want and you wont need any certificate of caste to give you an easy chance of getting it. I am a rajbhar too but we have our certificates in general category. They are backward because of their own mindset and not due to any social or economic injustice.. with due respect to all the learned elders..i do not intend to disrespect but please stop cribbing about your status and see it as your name not as some advantage in terms of cast.

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      • I Agree with you. nice thought

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      • Very true Priyanka

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      • I am fully agree with priyanka. No need to change the category.if you are qualified than no need to explain more about ours caste. every one want the success on behalf of category its 100% negative mind set .
        I am suggesting all the Rajbhar or Bhar you have to built your status without category.If you have really talent no one stop you to go ahead.
        Please do study and also suggest to others for the education.

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      • I know history of Rajbhar Jaati. But what We should the advantage of ST caste convenience for the education.

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      • I am really very happy to see the high level of confidence of Ms Priyanka Bhardwaj. It is quite true that if one has talent, there is no dearth of jobs.There is hardly any need to think about change of our category from Other Backward Classes to any other. After all, no category candidates get job without talent. The only benefit a SC candidate gets is of 3 to 5 marks less in each
        100 marks compared to OBC. ST’s selection is again at 2 to 3 percent lower than that of SC in many examinations. These concession are small but give some benefit for entry in Govt jobs as 2 to 3 % of marks matter a lot in selection as in this small percentage many hundred candidates are left behind. As Rajbhar community falls under Other Backward Classes, it is advisable that every Rajbhar boy/girl who is seeking jobs must have a OBC certificate. This certificate may prove useful when young aspiring candidates wish to take up Govt Jobs. But it needs to be kept in mind that for every competitive examination for Govt jobs, candidates are required to have good knowledge of Mathematics, English, General Science (upto 10 th std), Reasoning and General Awareness. All these subjects can be prepared in about six months if the candidate is serious.
        For entry in Private Sector, there is generally no such test. But interview (personality test) is a must. One should be quite expressive and should know well what he/she has mentioned in the CV.However OBC certificate is not required. Candidates’ academic certificates are enough.
        Moral of the story is that “if you acquire talent, you are on the road to success”. You can choose your own destiny. Study seriously to do some thing in life, not only to get a certificate/degree. Gather courage to sit in competitive examinations and face the interview. This entire world is yours. Do not lower level of your community. Have confidence in you and in your capability. Success will be yours all the way. Thanks.
        (Views expressed here are my personal. I have done what I have written above)
        New Delhi Colonel RR Rajbhar
        26 May 2015

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      • yaa i agree with u priyanka

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    • quite intersting to jnow about our religen……..!

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    • Sirf copy paste karo aur nahi khoj mat karna kaha hai ye sab sahi proof batao….

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    • yaa i agree with u

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  20. nice

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      • o bhai shab …pehle Computer ki spelling to shi to likh lo COMPUTER ENGINEER baad m ban lena……

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  21. NAME-AMAR RAJBHAR
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  22. NAME-AMAR RAJBHAR
    VILL&POST SURHAN (ANAND NAGAR)
    MARKET- MARTINGUNJ
    DIST-AZAMGARH
    UTTAR PRADESH
    PH.9278447743(PERSONAL)

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  23. I think we should collect all information about our history and publish it in a book. It should be supplied to every place where Rajbhars are residing in majority. This book will be helpful for every Rajbhar.

    thanks

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  24. RAJBHAR /BHAR JAATI KE ATIT KE AITIHASIK PRISTTHIBHUMI KA TATTHYATMAK ADDHYAN AUR KHOJ KAR AAZ KE SAAMAYIK PARIVESH ME SAMAJ KE SAMANE PRASTUT KARANE KI MAHATI AAVASYKATA HAI JISASE ES SAMAJ KE LOG APANE GAURAVSHALI ITIHAS SE PRERANA LEKAR UASE GAURVANVIT KARANE SARTHAK PAHAL KAREN

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    • hello

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      • Jai Bharat Jai Rajbhar Samaj

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  25. ajit kumar rajbhar

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  26. i want that rajbhar,bhar for indian goverment transefer in sc from obc.becouse his possion not available for obc.I am requeste for indian goverment.

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    • Fir sala chamar ban k rah jaoge ek taraf rajput batate ho dusari taraf reservation v chahiye chutiya…..

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  27. JAI BHARAT JAI RAJBHAR/BHAR SAMAJ

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  28. i am also bhar

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  29. who ever written this story, its not true totally wrong story. they should read history and update it.

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  30. Hello Rajbhar /Bhar,
    Don’t think about the category. ours status is not too bad it required to suggest every one for the education. one and only one way to change ours status in country by education.
    Regards,
    Mukesh Bhardwaj
    Software Engineer

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  31. Rajbhar/Bhar belongs to which caste SC/ST/OBC

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    • Obc

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  32. I have great respect for our Rajbhar community for the simple reason that every body respects his/her community, religion and place of birth. Place of birth may be a small village or a big town, but one never forgets it. So is true of community and religion.
    In this world, some people are rich and some are poor. In fact, rich and poor are in every community. This is true of Rajbhar community too. You may have seen that well to do people are doing jobs in Govt/Private or are doing some business. Both getting a proper job in Govt Departments or in private sector or doing a business require education. We can say that it is the education that can help us get jobs or carry on business. There are some people who are successful and leading a good life even without education, but number of such people is very small. Most of the people who have done well or doing well in their lives are educated.This shows that education plays an important role in shaping our destiny.
    As we all see, education changes our lives and can change lives of our children. If this is true, there is no reason why we should not pay adequate attention to good education our our children. When we say ‘Good Education’, we mean that education given to a child should be such that he/she should be able to compete with others for a job. He/she should be good in Maths, English, Reasoning and General Awareness. Merely having certificates or degree cannot be called good education in today’s context unless the child with the certificate/degree in his/her possession has capability and courage to sit in competitive examinations.This is what we need to tell our children from the very beginning so that they should not waste time. It is therefore necessary that we give good education to our children so that they are able to progress in life. Since we are in Other Backward Category, we must obtain a OBC certificate for our children as it is useful in Govt jobs. Getting even 2 0r 3 marks concession in competitive examinations is of much help. Let us hope our children are educated properly and rise in life. (The views expressed are my personal.)

    New Delhi
    25 May 2015 Col RR Rajbhar

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    • Hlllo Dr. Lal u said rshi are belong to ur caste nd the rishi are bhramin please tell me the book name where called this nd why all people said rajbhar are shedule caste I m little confuse about this caste some said bharmin some rajput nd lot of called s.c

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      • If favour of your question “why are rajbhar used bhardwaj gotra” Usha you should visit on this site give below-

        “http://shrigaurbrahmanmahasabhabikaner.blogspot.in/2011_08_01_archive.html”

        and press ctrl+f and write the rajbhar, this site will tell you that our gotra is bhardwaj.

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    • Hlllo Dr. Lal u said rshi are belong to ur caste nd the rishi are bhramin please tell me the book name where called this nd why all people said rajbhar are shedule caste I m little confuse about this caste some said bharmin some rajput nd lot of called s.c nd why are rajbhar used bhardwaj gotra

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  33. I am proud to be Rajbhar.
    I think, reservation is need of time for Rajbhar community .I selecte in SSC Junior engineer combined exam in general category . But i gote this position after a long period preparation .In this period i feel lack of reservation .

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  34. Gud keep it up indians

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  35. We aren’t a brahmin nd not a rajput. We are a GREAT RAJBHAR. I HAVE PROUD I AM RAJBHAR.

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    • Since you have taken the birth in Rajbhar Family Obviously, you will have to be proud of being “Rajbhar”, not Yadavs, Brahmins etc etc. 🙂

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  36. nice article …………..

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  37. Dear All,

    The article is pretty informative and seems to be researched. Although i have not seen the practice of bride price being paid or the dead being buried. This needs to be corrected. Maybe the author can review the research by including a large sample size, geographically.

    I am settled in Mumbai and work in a PSU. I visit my native place in Ajamgarh District in a few years or so. I was ignorant about my Caste/Community when I was growing up and used to ask my Parents, but they themselves weren’t aware. All along I was educated as a General Candidate. Infact I competed as a General Candidate and got a job. I was not aware till very recently that Rajbhar is included in the Central List of OBC for the state of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chattisgarh, Punjab and Delhi (as Bhar/Rajbhar/Rajwar) and are eligible for reservation in these states (for the natives of the respective state) and Central Government Jobs.

    Views expressed by Shri Anil Rajbhar was very informative and shed a lot of light on the plight of Rajbhars which was due to inclusion in the List of Criminal Tribes Act and consequent hardships suffered. This also has perhaps is the root cause of the current backwardness and social problems faced. Thanks Shri Anil Rajbhar.

    I also appreciate the views expressed by Colonel R.R. Rajbhar and agree with his views on education. However, it is very difficult to get educated in the rural areas of U.P., considering the social conditions, the climate of education available in a typical Rajbhar household, where, the kids have to help in fields, have no guidance and help whatsoever from the parents who can only tell them to study, thanks in no small measure, to their own literacy levels, most of them are even under BPL. Also the kids are also exposed to vices like alcohol in an early age and the quality of education, gives them a degree but the level of knowledge and self-development leaves lot to be desired. This leads to a gap between them and the required competence to compete for Government Jobs. There will be kids, who break this mould but they are more of an exception then the general rule. Perhaps there will be improvement with each successive generations, who migrate in Urban areas and educate their kids.

    While, I also appreciate the views expressed by Priyanka, I wholeheartedly agree with Colonel R.R. Rajbhar and hope that more of our kids get educated in future, take OBC certificate, get benefit of the reservation in education and jobs, do well in business and this results in general development of our community.

    I also appreciate the points expressed regarding use of multiple surname. This perhaps is a result of and in anticipation of the discrimination being faced in some educational institutions where they are studying and places of work where they are working.

    P.S. The views expressed here are my personal as a member of the community.

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  38. Sabhi rajbhar bhai apna whtsapp no. send kre group bnana chahta hu kon agree h… jai suhealdev jai hind

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  39. sabhi rajbhar bhai whtsapp ka no. send kre m group bnana chahta hu kon agree h jai suhealdev….

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  40. As in main article decleared no two million is totally wrong.rajbhar live in eastern up in mejourity and their counting may be in number of crores not only two million.

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  41. You are right RR Rajbhar sir

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  42. Though I am Brahmin but was always interested to read about great King Shri Suheldevji. I fail to understand why mostly Indians are unaware this great King. The Modi govt should include a chapter at least in history books. So far as Rajbhar caste is concerned, this caste has been flag-bearers of Sanatan Hindu traditions. Jai Shri Suheldevji, one of the greatest Hindu Kings of Indian history.

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  43. ye kya confusion he bahut se log suheldev ji ko pasi bata rahe he we should take an action on it

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  44. bahut se log suheldev ji ko pasi bata rahe he we should take an action on it

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  45. above some lines are incorrect…Rajbhar ko itna gira hua mat samojho ki dusro ki khet me kaam karte hai..aj ke samay me sabhi caste pet paalne ke liye kuchh bhi kar raha h…rajbhar is best among kings in history..sabhi caste ke liye jaati ke hisab se kaam bana h.lekin Rajbhar ke liye Raaj karne ke siva aur koi kaam hi nhi bana h.Rajbhar ke aage ‘Raj’ sabd aese hi nhi juda hai..Raj means Raja…

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  46. Hamare Rajbhar bhaiyo,
    Ved ke anusar aaryo se bhi prachin jati aryottar nagavanshi Rajbhar jati hai jiska Mahan Rajbhar shashak raja Sudas the Jo akele hi sabhi aryo aur anaryo ko jitkar apane apne rajya ka nam apne vansh bharatwansh ke nam se es desh Nam bhartwarsh rakha.
    Es yuddha ka Nam rigvved me dasragya yuddha ke Nam se Jana jata hai.
    Maharshi Bhardwaj bhi nagkul ke hi the.
    Etana hi nahi Rajbharo ke raja nagwanshi nahush apne prakram se swarglok par bhi raj kiya aur maharaja shantanu hi Mahabharata ke janmdata bhi hai adhik jankari ke liye rigved aur shivmahapuran awashya hi padiye.
    Anya sabhi arya aur anarya jatiya Rajbharo se utpann hui hai….!
    Rajbharo ka khud ka gotra Bhardwaj hai,Jo nagwanshi Rajbhar maharashi Bhardwaj ke Nam se prachalit hai..!

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  47. Hamare Rajbhar bhaiyo,
    Ved ke anusar aaryo se bhi prachin jati aryottar nagavanshi Rajbhar jati hai jiska Mahan Rajbhar shashak raja Sudas the Jo akele hi sabhi aryo aur anaryo ko jitkar apane apne rajya ka nam apne vansh bharatwansh ke nam se es desh Nam bhartwarsh rakha.
    Es yuddha ka Nam rigvved me dasragya yuddha ke Nam se Jana jata hai.
    Maharshi Bhardwaj bhi nagkul ke hi the.
    Etana hi nahi Rajbharo ke raja nagwanshi nahush apne prakram se swarglok par bhi raj kiya aur maharaja shantanu hi Mahabharata ke janmdata bhi hai adhik jankari ke liye rigved aur shivmahapuran awashya hi padiye.
    Anya sabhi arya aur anarya jatiya Rajbharo se utpann hui hai….!
    Rajbharo ka khud ka gotra Bhardwaj hai,Jo nagwanshi Rajbhar maharashi Bhardwaj ke Nam se prachalit hai….!

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  48. Iss community ki life style dekhkar mujhe doubt hota hai na dhang ka ghar khana kapda na saaf safai na dhang ka ghar na gaon na hi education na bolne ka tarika khane mein kachhuva chuha tak khate hai aisa kyun hai ?

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  49. I am not agree with your
    this fake types bhar/rajbhar informations..

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  50. Bhar/Rajbhar’s are cultivative agreed ….but in my village many muslim,,yadav’s work in field of rajbhar so labour work is totally depend on socio-economical condition
    Although post is good.

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  51. ye chutiye log aise hi ulta sidha likhege bhar also refered as suryvanashi kshatriya i have many books I am from khaga fatehpur belonging to khadagvanshi must watch in google khaga history they also called as bharsiva kshatriya

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  52.     अगर समाज का हित चाहते हो तो सभी राजभरो (माफ करे बहुवचनी शब्द राजभर का राजभरो बनता है कोइ बुरा न माने) को एकजुट करना होगा. राजभर समाज की रक्षा के लिए सामाजिक स्तर पर तेज मुहिम चलाने की आवश्यकता है. समाज एवं समाज हित की बात करनेवाले लोगों को इस पुनीत कार्य में आगे बढ़ने की जरुरत है, भारत में कई संगठनात्मक इकाइयों द्वारा राजभर समाज की एकता का प्रयास अव्वल हो. राजभर जाति की कल्याण के लिए समाज को ऊँचे स्तर पर शक्तिशाली समाज के रूप में खड़ा करने का बीड़ा उठाना पड़ेगा. राजभरो की एकजुटता को राष्ट्रीय मिशन के रूप में लाने की जरुरत है. समाज की दिशा एवं दशा बदलने का बीड़ा हमें उठाना होगा. समाज को मजबूत करने के लिए एकजुट करने का संकल्प लेना होगा। गांवों से लेकर शहरों में प्रभावी तौर पर यह संकल्प कारगर करने की आवश्यकता है. देश के हर कस्बे में राजभरो की एकजुटता से ही सुसंस्कारयुक्त समाज का निर्माण संभव है|
    आइए…… सब मिलकर…..राजभर समाज को एकजुट करने का बीड़ा उठाएं….

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  53. अवधनाथभारद्वाज
    प्लाट न, २९ गोपालनगर दुसरा बस स्टाप करिम ले-आउट
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    अवधनाथ भारद्वाज
    ग्राम , सिधारी
    पोष्ट , बाबु की खजुरी
    जिला, आजमगढ़
    उत्तरप्रदेश

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  54. I was needing IN Birth Certificate several days ago and used a great service that has an online forms database . If others are wanting IN Birth Certificate as well , here’s https://goo.gl/JIotZD

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  55. Hi, Please check wikipedia, wikipedia is saying something else about RAJBHAR.

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  56. Something is wrong in this Article… Rajbhar do not eat all kind of meet… Like.. Human, Pig, Lamb, Camels, Ducks, etc.. What i have seen.. They eat.. Mutton, Fish, Chicken, Eggs… At least what i know about my family they eat these things. Accept me i don’t like to eat anyone.. There are some other mistakes in this article.. Rajbhar’s do not work on other people lands.. We grow crops.. We are farmers so we have our own lands to grow crops.

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