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Gadaria

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Who are the Gadaria?

The Gadaria are also referred to as Baghela or Pal, are a community of shepherds. The word Gadaria is derived from the Hindi word gadar meaning sheep and denotes “one who keeps or tends sheep”. Ethnologists, Russel and Hiralal (1916), describe them as “an occupational shepherd caste of northern India,” while another authority, William Crooke (1896), calls them “a caste of shepherds and blanket weavers.”

The traditional occupation of a majority of the Gadaria continues to be herding and rearing of sheep and goats for their wool, milk and meat. They also sell their animals in the local markets and fairs. Most of them own small-to-medium sized plots of land, or have acquired them under one of the official land-for-the-landless schemes in the post-independence period, and practice agriculture as a subsidiary occupation.

Origin

The Gadaria of each region have different accounts to explain the origin of their community. In Haryana, legend has it that during the reign of King Rama (7th incarnation of Vishnu, the Preserver in the Hindu trinity) they were sent into the jungles, where they gradually took to rearing goats and sheep. In Uttar Pradesh, where a majority (4.5 million) lives, they derive their synonym, Baghela, from the Baghela River which flows at the state’s border and trace their descent from a Baghela ruler.

In Maharashtra they are also known as Kurumwar and Dhangar, while in central Madhya Pradesh, where they number around 740,000, they are known as Gadri. The Gadaria of Maharastra claim that their first ancestor was created by Mahadeo (synonym of Shiva, the Destroyer in the Hindu trinity) to tend his rams. In Rajasthan (290,000) the Gadaria are commonly known as Gairi (from gaira, meaning sheep in the local dialect), and claim to be co-wanderers of Krishna, one of the most popularly worshipped gods who was a cowherd. Their oral tradition recalls their migration from Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, where Krishna lived. In Delhi (33,000) their synonyms are Pal or Pal Shari.

The Gadaria people consider themselves as middle social ranking but other communities consider them to be of a low social standing. The Gadaria do not accept food and water from certain low caste communities like the Chura (sweeper), Chamar (tanner), Nai (Barber) and Dhobi (washer man).

Location

They live in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and the union territory of Chandigarh.

Language

They speak the language of the regions they reside in. Therefore in Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh, it is Haryanvi, Rajasthani dialects and Hindi (which only the literate among them speak). In all these states, the Devanagari script is used except in Maharashtra, where their second language, Marathi, is written in its own distinct script. In Punjab and Chandigarh, the Gurmukhi script is used by Punjabi speaking Gadarias.

What Are Their Lives Like?

For the majority of the Gadaria, the primary occupation continues to be herding and rearing of sheep and goats for their wool, milk and meat. They sell their animals at local markets and fairs. Most of them own small-to-medium sized plots of land which have been acquired through official land-for-the-landless schemes in the post-independence period, and practice agriculture as a subsidiary occupation. In the hilly and forested state of Himachal Pradesh they have retained permission to collect firewood and graze their flocks in the forests. They also weave woolen blankets.

However, in states like Haryana and Delhi the Gadaria have virtually abandoned their traditional occupation and are engaged as laborers, masons and practice animal husbandry. In Haryana, the men push the handcart for transporting construction material and sand from riverbeds. They provide non-skilled labour in the industrial and private sectors. A few Gadaria make it to higher levels of government service – in defense and police services. Some of them are teachers in local schools.

The Gadaria approve half heartedly of formal education for their children, which results in low literacy levels. They may continue to study to the secondary school level and then drop out because of economic or social reasons. They use both indigenous and modern medicines and are fairly open to family planning. The government has an Integrated Rural Development Program which assists the Gadaria by providing subsidized credit facilities for animal husbandry, agriculture and other benefits.

Customs

The Gadaria are endogamous, i.e. they marry only within their community, and, usually, also observe the rule of village exogamy, i.e. marrying outside one’s village. A number of subgroups or sub-castes and clans are found among the Gadaria of different states. In Haryana, there are four subgroups, namely Nibbhar, Dhingar, Kanchane and Saila. The first two marry among themselves but not with the latter two. They are further divided into thirteen exogamous clans like Hirenwal, Saraswal and Kastur.

In Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra there are two endogamous subgroups named Dhangar and Nikhar, each considering itself superior to the other, and a number of clans. In Himachal Pradesh a third subgroup named Ochre is also sometimes added. The Gadaria of Madhya Pradesh have two subgroups called Disori and Larsia, with five or six clans each. In Punjab, Chandigarh and Rajasthan, they have five to twelve exogamous clans.

The Gadaria are monogamous but a second wife is allowed in exceptional cases such as barrenness of the first. Child marriage was practiced earlier, but this is changing. Marriages are arranged by negotiation between the family members. The matrimonial symbols for women are sindur (colored vermilion powder streaked along hair parting), bindi (coloured dot in the middle forehead), nose-studs and bangles. Dowry is given in cash and kind; and bride price is customary in Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh. Divorce is only strictly sanctioned on grounds of adultery, impotency and mental sickness. In Haryana, divorce is not permissible under any circumstances. Remarriage is allowed.

Parental property is divided equally among sons only; the eldest son succeeds as head of the family. Daughters have no share unless the family has no male heir – in which instance, the son-in-law is invited to manage the property. The women have a low status in Gadaria society. Besides domestic chores, they tend the animals, grow vegetables, collect firewood, water and perform religious duties. They are adept at embroidery and weaving floor coverings. The community has a rich tradition of folktales, folksongs and dances. They use percussion and wind musical instruments; both men and women love to dance.

The Gadaria have a traditional caste council consisting of five to seven elders. In Rajasthan, headmen of 10 villages constitute the caste council. The council exercises control over the community and deals with family quarrels, divorce, adultery and elopement. The council levies cash fines and excommunicates the guilty.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Gadaria are Hindu. They worship all the major deities like Shiva, Vishnu, Krishna and Rama. Vaishno Devi is held in special reverence. (She has attributes of all the three deities of the Hindu trinity.)

As is the norm with Hindu communities – each community can also worship a specific regional god or goddess. In Uttar Pradesh, Shakti worship is prevalent. (Shakti meaning power or energy) Wednesday’s are Gaumata (“Cow-mother”) day for worship. In Haryana, Khera Devta, a village deity is highly venerated and a lavish annual feast is celebrated for him.

In Rajasthan, the main regional deity is Bheru (“Sheep”), while Kalkamata (“Black mother” or Kali, goddess of destruction) is their village goddess. In Maharashtra local deities are worshipped for the welfare of livestock, while in Haryana and Chandigarh, Talokpara, whose shrine is near Kala Amb town, is a much-propitiated clan deity. In Chandigarh, idols of Sati (virtuous women who immolated themselves on their husband’s funeral pyre) are worshipped for the wellbeing of the family.

The Gadaria believe in evil spirits, ghosts and magic. Witchdoctors (Bhopa) are consulted for guidance and for curing diseases. All major festivals are celebrated. The dead are cremated and a period of death pollution observed; ancestor worship is prevalent.

Some Gadaria of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Chandigarh have become followers of the Arya Samaj and Radhasoami sects which are egalitarian and non-idolatrous, though conceptually Hindu. A few Gadaria have adopted the Sikh religion.

What Are Their Needs?

These shepherds poor living circumstances and literacy levels; the hard life the women endure keep them bound to their rituals and power gods.

 

319 Comments

  1. I am dharmendra pal from jaipur Rajasthan i like it thanks for owners

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    • The concerned state Governments should think about to increase the lliteracy level and living standered in respect of Gadariya community in rural areas.

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        • Good aftrnun

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    • now a time to fight for our diginity and self regard
      the concerned govt should be helped our community
      and the gadarias should try to social welfare work for our community under a single banner. JAI HIND

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    • i have interest to make friends

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      • I am Hori Lal Baghel . I lives in Mathura Uttar Pradesh and are working in Jindal Saw Ltd ,Samaghogha, Taluka-Mundra, District – Kutchh . My Permanent Address – Village – Rampur , Post-Aring , District -Mathura , Uttar Pradesh , My Mobile No. 9824494620

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    • Hiii i’m nitish pal gotra Pindwar. I want to share some info with you all chandragupt maurya is a shepherd boy and his grandson ASHOKA THE GREAT is also a shepherd boy . if anyone wants to know please vist Parliament of India gate no 5 u will seen his statue with full information !!

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    • उमेश पाल धनगर गोत्र दुबेले ललितपुर बहुत अच्छी जानकारी दी हैं मुझे।

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  2. the position of gadariya comminity in rural areas is very poor. they still want to more higher education.l

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    • Now a days occupation of Gadaria has been abondoned due to shrtage of Jungle and forest . The life of rural Gadaria is very poor. They have neither agricltur land nor goats and sheep . We request to Government of India to sanction special package like goldsmith in time of Shri Morarji Desai. So that these poorer can send their child to school and college. This caste was kept in scheduled caste by central government in SC List at serial no 27 as Dhangar ( Sanskrit name of Gadaria) but due to poverty Gadaria are not able to take SC certificate to take benifit. All NGOs are requested to work for welfareness of Gadaria samaj to boost them. And to make this martial and brave caste in main streem of development of India.

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      • Hi everyone

        Nobody know about communities becouse History of Baghel Dynasty Origin of the name Baghel. This is not very clear but there are few theories that how the name Baghel came and those are: The King of …

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      • pal samaj ke barev me mai yah kahna chahta hu ki pal samaj ko itna kamjor kyo samjha gaya hai

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  3. i want to joint the gairia community

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    • Hi i AM HARI OM BAGHEL FROM RUPBAS ,BHARAT PUR RAJASTHAN .I WORKING WITH BENETTON INDIA , GURGAON,I LIVED IN MY OWN HOUSE MARUTI KUNJ SOHNA ROAD ,GURGAON .

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  4. Hello friends i likes ur comments and thought towards community.
    Can you help me to know which are the surname’s of gadaria (Shepherd) in different region of india..
    I am from Gujarat and here Gadaria (Shepherd) means “Bharwad” .. People in gujarat from our community using Caste name and Surname as Bharwad. Many people’s use different surnames from same community like, Sindhav, Hadagra, Japada, Jadav, Dharangia, Dangar, Ajra, Goltar, Algotar, Nashatar, etc….

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    Ashwin Bharwad
    Gujarat….

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    • Namste to All !
      As per my knowledge in Gadria Samaj Gotras in Ambala Haryana regions are Tanwar/Toonr/Tomar are same gotra,Chandel,Phollsinge Malania,Panwar/Pandwar,Kakande,

      Our caste people also add Sir name as Pal,Paul,Pardhan

      Can you share the Gotras in our community

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      • All these gotras are available in UP ,Rajasthan,Delhi, MP and northern India with similar or slightly variation but with same meaning/name like Thambar,Tomar,Chandele,Phulsua , phulsunga Parihar,Padariya,Kokande,Hans,Bania,Sapiya,Sapha,Raria,Riyar,Renhar,Renkwar,
        Rautele,Hiranwar,Sagar.Rathore,Pachauri,Bamniya,Kulha,Mohaniya and many more.
        People of the region write Dhangar,Pal, Baghel,Holkar and few write their gotras.

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        • great thing

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          • Gadariya is the basic and popular name of our community which indicates much about the sheep rearing profession and synonym to shepherd caste.Ours is honest,hardworking hindu community in India.
            There may be lot of literature about the community “The Shepherds of India ” written by Dr S S Shashi is a good reference book based on his research findings and expertise. This is well accepted real fact that community is socially backward all over the country in general.Our profession of animal husbandry was flourishing in earlier days with availability of pastures and grasslands which later on converted into agricultural land.Gadaria/Shepherds moved one place to another for rearing animals and livelihood.Our people were not given due share in land ownership rights for the lands which were used for pasture and grazing for long period.That was the deterioration of profession and social injustice to our people.
            Our people are called by various names like Dhanagar, Nikhar, Pal, Baghel, Gadariya, Gaderi, Gayari, Bharwad, Kurba etc in different parts of India.There is need of integration of different local ,area ,region and state specific names of the community.All are equal,no one is superior or inferior. Above all we should recognise and have belongingness to each other.
            Days are gone, plan better for the future ,opportunities are equal,we are in 21st century.In the era of IT one should be aware about national/international news and happenings in addition to social news throughTV newspapers and magazines.Good education is key of success. Dream high,aim high.Thinking small is crime.

        • One of yy great great grandparents were taken to the “so called” New World by the British 150 years ago. Died there before they had a chance to return to UP, India. But I lately found out they were from around Faizabad, UP. Most of all, there caste was recorded as “GARARIA” but no Gotra was stated. With this spelling of “Gararia” can I figure out their “Gotra”? Knowing their Gotra is the only I may be able to find my ancestry family. Let me know please.

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          • My great grand father arrived here I Durban with the surname Khoosial

            Any ideas

            I am trying to find my lineage

      • You risht sanjeev
        me
        Phool singh mlaniya
        From
        Ambala Cantt
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      • Yes
        You right

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      • i think gadriya caste belong to very poor by economic soicaly and tey are not educated thiir live stand is very poor.they need reservation for sc/st they belong to dnt caste dominated nomadic tribes caste

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      • Yeah I am from Amritsar Punjab and our gotra is “Harnavat” . We write our surname as Pali. Your knowledge about gotra is magnificent. Can you please tell something about my Gotra . Thanks. Vipin Pali. Amritsar.

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    • in up region our community has known by many different surnames. like- pal, baghel, dhanghar.

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    • Hi Dear, Are Bhai desh mein apni jati gadariya ko ek karne ko aap kya kar sakte ho aur apne samaj ki kya help kar sakte ho karo aur karwao, thanks, Bhoodev

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  5. Gadariya community is poor and downtrodden community of India and needs reservation for upliftment to bring in mainstream. We must have to fight for our rights i.e status of dhangar as schedule caste in Uttar Pradesh. U.P. Government is not honest for upliftment of Gadariya community. Please think seriously for establishment of Dhangar status of Gadariya community in U.P.

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    • I think each & everything is not expected from government only ,we should change our mentality & as per our past history should achieve the status by their own. we have the metal toughness & physical strength which is required for the development on social ground. thanks this is my view please do not take it otherwise. thanks

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      • Dear Pal, I think you have no knowledge of our caste position in U.P., M.P., Bihar, Haryana. As per Govt reports and various opinion of other high caste our community is still most backward in all field. You, your family or few selected relative may be rich & educationally advance,but it does not mean all Gadriya or Dhangar are advance like you. Please go to villages of Gadariya and see actual position, how they are living & compare their living standard with so called backward caste like Ahir, Kurmi, Kachhi, Mali, Badhai, Vishwakarma, Teli, Gurjar then you will realize actual facts. Your father or your fore father may belongs to Holkar dynasty. You may have unlimited source of money. But your money is not helping our caste poor families. Reservation has uplifted standards of Chamars, Khatiks, Bhil, Mina, Balmiki. I am sure if reservation not effected their position will be worse than us. These castes are advance than us in fiancially as well as politically.

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        • As per the evidence available,We are called by various names like Dhanagar, Nikhar, Pal, Baghel, Gadariya, Gaderi, Gayari, Bharwad, Kurba etc in different parts of India with a basic and popular name Gadaria.This is an honest, dedicated and hard working community.In the country their majority belongs to Hindu.
          The profession of sheep,goat rearing &animal husbandry started before culivation of plants. With adequate availability of greenpastures and grasslands the profession was flourishing well. Gadarias moved one place to another for rearing herds for livelihood. Due to pressure of population and advancement in agricultural techniques these pastures and grasslands were converted into culturable lands and distributed by Govt.unrealistically,unjudiciously without proper criteria. Gadarias moving one place to another insearch of livelihood were not given due share in land ownership rights for the lands which was managed and owned by them for pasturing and grazing for long periods.That was social injustice to the people and deterioration of their profession.This caste was classified as scheduled caste by Central Government in SC list at serial no 27 as Dhangar ( Sanskrit name of Gadaria) but due to poverty,socioeconomic backwardness,poor literacy level and political unrepresentaion Dhangar,s( Gadaria,s) are not being issued SC certificates and denied their legitimate rights & benefits.
          This is real truth and wellknown fact that community is poor,illiterate socioeconomically backward, politically deprived throughout the country in general.
          Based on the poverty and literacy level this larger chunk of population qualify and deserves ST status. Central Govt. as well as State Govt,s immediate intervention &action is required in this regard.There is urgent need for joint united efforts.

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      • I don’t know why we are weak in society. our social relations are with high caste as THAKUR, jat, gurjar ahir. in past 2 casts gurjar ahir lived with us & have same social position but due you less population & not having the land our society goes back. 2ndly when Lothian became lodhe THAKUR. khati wrote as jangda, we should also adopt some honourable name. our jaga tell us that we are maratha. ten why we have not adopt maratha in place of baghel.because maratha ,have glorious history & our jaga proved that we are maratha. op hans. SUNPED ballabgarh. haryana.

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  6. shepherd caste is father of all castes because all caste are derived from it. it is the superior caste in the world. peoples are proud to be a shepherd.

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    • I agree. Our ancient book the “Vedas” are known as songs of Gadarias. The rishis were tendering sheep who gave them food (milk) and clothes and with that they could write / teach it.

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    • There should not be a superior nor inferior caste. Everyone is born equally.

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      • Gariri girl, how is it your cast is spelt Gariri? My great, great, great grandparent who were taken to the “New Wolrd” by the British. I just found out he was a “GARARIA”. So it is spelt in the historic records and he was from Faizabad, UP. I am trying to find their family but I do not know their gotra. Can this spelling help? Can I get information from this spelling of “Gararia? It is similar to yours and may be the same. Anyone please let me know.

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    • we have a great history to proud be confidant & work hard for betterment for the community.

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      • accepted

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  7. Thank you for giving the description about the Gadaria Samaj,I Invite all our community people to join together enhance our social/political/education standard in the society.

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  8. thanks to evry 1 & we r from raaj fmly all thanks to baghal samaj

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    • can u tell me singh bhagel (gadriye) is general or obs or sc ?? plz tell me

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      • OBC

        Thanks
        Sunil KUmar Pal
        9811627246

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      • They are also obc

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        • Guys….Now the Gadarias came under SC, no more OBC. Our caste people usually hide their identify (I know many people)even truly speaking I am alsoone of them, not writing my caste as my surname but I corrected my mistake for my kids.

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  9. in many cities baghel are in major community but they hide their cast and write any other surname this is wrong you write your own cast

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    • I fully agree with you Abhishek.

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    • gadaria”it denotes’ go-dera” in the vedic period kettle herding peoples had to lived in dera [jungle me ghar] in punjabi dera means- jungle ki chhoti basti, those dayes this words was commonly used to gadaria/aheer ”the caste of jungle”now it is corrupted as gadaria.

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      • the word ”gadaria derived from go- dera here go/gau means gaye [cow ] and dera means pasupalak guwalo / charwaho ka ghar /dera hai.

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        • in olden dayes a historian named ” megansthies” travelld india during the attack of great ” sikandar”. some time he passed in india and described in his book [ indica ] india has seven barn [castes ] likes;kshatria kisan banik brahaman …..etc. next he wrote that” gadaria aur aheer” both lived in a dera[ aik hi dere me rehte the]. in my opinion the text is cleared.

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          • Please dont get me wrong as I just wanted to clearify that Gaderia word is just a occupational name, whoever is in Animal Husbandry/Rearing specially Sheep and Goat called Gaderia as Gaderiya is synonym of Herdsmen, Gujjar/Gojar, Gwala etc. please visit the page Gaderia

            As far as our community is concerned, we Pal, Baghel, Dhangar (Hatkar/Holkar) are the Ancient Kshatriyas in distress who became Shepherds to subsist. Great Shyam Singh Shashi has done lot of research on our community and have written many books to prove this fact.

            You can go to Wiki pedia page to know more about Pal-Kshatriya community based on research of many writers.

            Please Visit Pal-Kshatriya

      • Gadaria/Gaderia is an Occupational Title for the Cattle Owning groups.

        Gadaria, Gaderia, Charwaha, Gujjar/Gorjar, Gwala, Goala are the synonyms of a Herdsmen. Therefore whoever is rearing/keeping sheeps/goats/buffalos/cows can be termed as Gadaria/Gaderia/Charwaha/Gujjar/Gorjar/Gwala/Goala.

        As per Shyam Singh Shashi(Padmshree Awardee), Gadaria/Gaderia was no particular community but an occupation which the Brahmins, Kshatriyas and other castes have taken to. For further detail just read out article on wikipedia.com Gaderia.

        As far as Pal, Baghel, Dhangar (Holkar/Hatkar) community is concerned they are ancient Kshatriya who fled to jungles and hills to escape conversion during the Mughal period, made cattle grazing their profession.
        They are also called GadArya or GaDri / GaDeri. It is believed, since they were Custodian or Defender of Fort, they are called GadArya गढ़-आर्य (Gada from Hindi: गढ़ Fort + Arya from Hindi: आर्य Custodian).
        Other belief is, in Sanskrit GaDri / GaDeri (गड+अरि = गाडरी or गडेरी) means Destroyer of Security or Fence (GaDa from Sanskrit: गड Security or Fence + Ari from Sanskrit: अरि Enemy); they must have been Spearheading of Attack to destroy security / fence of enemy in the Battle. Please follow the link to know more about Pal-Kshatriya on Wikipedia.

        They are not Ahir or Gujjar but a distinct group.

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        • I do agree Gadariya indicates much about the sheep, goat rearing and animal husbandry occupation rather than a caste.The baghel, pal ,dhangar, neekhar,holker,hatkar , gadaria,gaderi,gairy,gadarya,bharwad,kuruba and kurumbar,are popular regional sub names this large group community. In the country their majority belongs to Hindu.This is an honest, dedicated and hard working community.As per the evidence available Pal ,baghel ,dhangar are same and synonyms of Gadaria.They are called by various names like Dhanagar, Nikhar, Pal, Baghel, Gadariya, Gaderi, Gayari, Bharwad, Kurba etc in different parts of India with a basic and popular name Gadaria.The profession of sheep,goat rearing &animal husbandry started before culivation of plants. With adequate availability of greenpastures and grasslands the profession was flourishing well. Gadaria,s moved one place to another for rearing herds for livelihood. Due to pressure of population and advancement in agritechniques these pastures and grasslands were converted into culturable lands and distributed without any realistic criteria.Gadaria,s moving one place to another insearch of livelihood were not given due share in land ownership rights for the lands which was owned by them for pasturing and grazing for long periods.That was the deterioration of profession and social injustice to these people.This caste was classified as scheduled caste by Central Government in SC list at serial no 27 as Dhangar ( Sanskrit name of Gadaria) but due to poverty,socioeconomic backwardness,poor literacy and political unrepresentaion Dhangar,s( Gadaria,s)are not being issued SC certificates and denied their legitimate rights & benifits.
          This is well known fact & real truth that community is illiterate, poor, socioeconomic backward, politically deprived throughout the country in general.
          .Based on the povertylevel,low literacy, socioeconomic and political situation of this larger chunk of vote bank deserves ST status and Govt,s immediate action.There is urgent need for joint united efforts.

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        • The Hatkar (archaically transliterated as HattiKara or Barhatta , BaraHatti ) are an Indian warrior caste, found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra. Hatkar’s are called also Bargi / Barahatti / Barhatta / Maratha Dhangar / Rajput Dhangar / Bargahi / Baragahi / Barahghar / Bande Revolutionary / Zende Brave. The Hatkars primarily reside in the Indian states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. [2]

          The word Hatkar is popularly derived from the Marathi hat (हठ ) obstinacy and kar doer, meaning obstinate.
          The term Bara-Hatti could thus mean a country of the Shepherds of twelve hattis. The term Hatkar is derived from hatti.
          According to the Dravidian Etymological Dictionary, h(p)atti has the following meanings: pen (Kannada), hamlet (Malayalam), cowstall, sheepfold (Tamil).
          A hatti would therefore mean a sheep pen or a camp or a settlement of sheep-keepers.
          In the old Kannada lexicon hattikara occurs as a synonym of govli, or cowherds. These etymological linkages indicate a connection between the sheep and cattle keepers. The term means a camp of sheep-cattle keepers. Bara-hatti means a village consisting of twelve vadis. The vadi constitutes 20-23 Shepherds families. [3]
          Traditionally The Hatkar or Bargi-Dhangar are a division of Dhangar caste of India. The armies of Shivaji were composed of recruits mainly drawn from this caste.
          The “Ain-i-Akbari” describe them :-
          “ as being a proud, refractory and domineering race of Rajputs, living in the Basim Sircar and with numerous armed forces, occupying the forts and controlling the surrounding districts.About Bashim (Washim) is an Indigenous race, for the most part proud and refractory, called Hatkars their forces consist of 1000 cavalry and 5000 infantry .’ He adds that the Hatkars, who are Dhangars, are Rajputs which is true. ”
          [4][5]
          Regarding these people Captain FitzGerald, once an Assistant Commissioner in Berar, made the following observations:-
          “ They (the Hatkars) declare that they emigrated from the north to this part of India many years ago, supposed to be some time prior to the Nizam becoming Subedar(Governor of a Province) of the Deccan on behalf of the kings of Delhi. ”

          The Hatkars are all Bargi Dhangars, or the shepherds with the spears. The general idea is that, originally , there were twelve tribes of Bargi Dhangars, who came down from Hindustan, and that from them the country about Hingoli (the Parbhani District) was called Bār Hatti, which, the Hatkars says, is a corruption of the words Bāra Hatkar or the country of twelve Hatkars.
          Bargi is corruption of a Marathi word Bargir which meant Horsemen who were provided with horses and arms by the Maratha Empire who were exclusively Hatkar in contrast to the Shiledar, who had their own horses and arms.[6]
          The Hatkar say that they formerly, when going on any expedition, took only a blanket seven hands long and a bear-spear (Barcha/Barchi in Marathi), and that on this account they were called Bargir or Barga Dhangars. They would appear to have been all footmen. To this day the temper of the Hatkar is said to be obstinate and quarrelsome.[7][8]

          Hatkar have Titles Rao , Naik (military rank) , Patil , Deshmukh , Maharaja , Subahdar. [9]
          To die in the chase or in war is deemed honorable in Hatkar’s. The Hatkars are all Bargi Dhangars, or the shepherds with the spears. The Hatkars say that they formerly, when going on any expedition, took only a blanket seven hands long and a bear-spear, and that on this account they were called Bargir, or Barga Dhangars. The temper of Hatkars is said to be obstinate and quarrelsome.
          They are even now noted for their martial qualities and readily become soldiers. The armies of Shivaji were composed of recruits mainly drawn from this caste who were the most trusted by Shivaji. The bravest Maratha leaders, among whom the Holkars are the most distinguished, are of this tribe. When tending and driving sheep and goats Dhangars ejaculate ‘Har, Har,’ which is a name of Mahadeo used by devotees in worshipping him. The Dhangars furnished a valuable contingent to Sivaji’s guerilla soldiery. The slogan of the Marathas, Har Har Mahadeo, was used by the Dhangars — showing that Mavalas or the soldiers of Shivaji were themselves Dhangars. The Shepherds of Maratha Country are called Marathe (Bar-hatta, i.e. Hatkar) (Hatkars of Western Maharashtra and Konkan are also called Maratha Dhangar).[10][11]

          According to the Hindu varna system, the Hatkar belong to the Kshatriya varna, which is second order in the Hindu varna hierarchy. Deshastha Brahmin are employed as preists and serve the cast in their religious and ceremonial observances. [12]
          The following Kul & Vansh from Kshatriya varna in Hatkar Cast.
          Gahlot,Kachwaha,Rathod,Sengar,kadam from Suryavanshi.
          Yadav,Tomar from Chandravanshi.
          Chauhan,Solanki,Parihar,Pratihar from Agnivanshi.
          Hatkar is the subcast of Dhangar Community from Maharashtra. This is the List Of Hatkar Clans in India .[13][14][15][16][17]

          Physical Characteristics

          Hatkar person (shepherd of Maharashtra) photo taken by Sunil Joshi
          The Hatkar are fine able-bodied men, independent and arrogant, many of them never a have or cut the hair of their face. Most of the Hatkars do not permit the removal of the hair on the face. They greatly resemble each other, which may be accounted for by the constant exclusive intermarriage of their three great families. They inhabit, generally speaking, the hills on the northern banks of the Painganga. Their villages are placed like a line of outposts along the frontier with the Hyderabad territory.[18]

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          • Mr Lokhande
            Thanks providing information on Hatkars,Dhangars and Marathas who are brave and belong to shepherd community in Maharashtra,MP,AP Karnataka.
            Please provide information whether they are similar to Dhangar ,Pal Baghel and Gadariya of UP and Northern India.

          • hatkar dhangar and pal samaj also different becouse hatkar caste are the mahadev in maharastra

          • Dear Lokhande ji,
            you have provided very good informations about great HATKARS/ BARGAHI RAJPUT of India.
            thank you

            JAI MATA DI-JAI MALHAR

          • songara sir ji, rahul ji, cp singh chauhn ji .. thanx for comments .. i think Pal and Hatkar’s are same origin because both tribes are kshatriya’s .. BARGAHI RAJPUTS is BARGI HATKAR’s of Mahrashtra who mostly recruited in the Marathas’s army, Mughal’s, rajput’s. till now there is no proof of ‘dhangar’ word origin..but ‘Pala’ and ‘Hatti’ words got in 4,000 BC in the Hittite empire nowadays Turkey.

          • We have more than 1000 people in kusumba Maharashtra with gadri cast.the inherited cast here is dhangar

  10. I proud i am gadaria son .we will coming soon in all political party and good educational status.

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    • all the Best bro.. we r allwys with u.. Gadariya cast needed strong politicl man.. I hope Gadariya’s sinig in the futur.. My thinking is I not SC,BC , We r respetd Genral cast.. plzz Don’t to stop..

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    • we are political power in up and bihar,kerala,karnataka,tamilnadu,wb and up and haryana coming in maharashtra,gujrat,rajstan and other state…………..samajvadi party(up),rashtriya samaj pakshya(mh),rashtriya janta dal(bh) maximum work in bjp and congress in all india accept in tamilnadu,kerala and north east state..in all india our population is minimum 25-30 core and maximum 40 core…all types of caste include….ahir,dhangar,hatkar,gaderiya,bargahi,kurba,zende,gujjar,pal many more,,,,,,,,,in all north east state,j&k,in north karnataka only 6 district in st all other state we are in obc..but in kerala and tamilnadu some people in general category..

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  11. Iam proud of being gadariya(pal) . Irequest to all my society people to write only one title pal
    so that we wiil be recognised in politics and the govt and political parties will look towards us. make unity in society and help to one an other .

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    • Dear I am agree with your thoughts.

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  12. Join Now Your Gadaria & Shepherd Caste on facebook .
    i m anuj pal from meerut. | This is Pal Samaaj

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    • Hello! Our community has rich heritage of honesty,sincerity,dedication,determination and hard working. All these positive qualities will certainly pave the way of progress in life.As such youth should come forward
      with self determination to excel in life.There is urgent need to perform better in all areas like education,research,technology,business,social and political to show all round progress.

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  13. I am happy that people still respect their caste. I would like to contribute in this Community cause.
    I feel that our community should develop in all aspects like Education, politics and also corporate world.
    There is no need for us to hide our caste, the most powerful country like US and UK believes in Christ who is son of Shepperd. And i feel proud of It.
    I feel sad as People like me who are from UP, however born and bought up in Maharastra are not given the caste cirtificate by Maharastra Govt. The reason is my father is from Meerut (UP).
    I request people who are in Maha and who parents from UP to raise their voice against this.
    Please be open about our Caste and Creed.

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    • Hi Dimple,

      I m sonvir pal form dist. baghpat UP, i am very happy becoz of belongs to gadaria caste, it is very peaceful caste to all over the world. we are not live in together. but i want say to u that we should make only gadaria samaaj, not a pal samaaj, not pal bhagel samaaj. not dhangar samaaj, only should one title then (AKHIL BHARTIYA GADARIA SAMAAJ).

      So i request to all gadaria samaj, only follow this gadaria samaaj.

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      • It is nice to be born in an honest, dedicated and hard working community. One should recognise his community and people whatever name they write.Gadaria(shepherd) was a group of people who rear sheep , goats and herdmen keeping livestock which indicates more about occupation rather than a caste which later on converted into caste system.The baghel, pal ,dhangar, neekhar,holker,hatkar , gadaria,gaderi,gairy,gadarya,bharwad,kuruba and kurumbar,are popular regional names of Dhangar community. As per the available literature Pal ,baghel ,dhangar are one and same.This caste was classified as scheduled caste by central government in SC list at serial no 27 as Dhangar ( Sanskrit name of Gadaria) but due to poverty and political unrepresentaion Dhangar,s( Gadaria,s)are not being issued SC certificates and denied their legitimate rights & benifits.

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      • Dear Somvir,

        Pal, dhangar,gadariya, bagel other are same Gadariya, they are the part of gardriya samaj

        regards
        Dharmender Pal

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      • if we see in history some times some cast are advance and some times other community as our caste was good ruler in old times , pal baghel caste is very very laboriush and hones i am sure the day will come will come and we are in top position in world

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    • yes , you should have the caste certificate but that is to be collected from your home state first & then you use it as required any where if can be produced as proof of support for getting the certificate from other state .

      thanks

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      • MY NAME IS RAM BABU PAL
        ADDRESS VILL BAKHARI BUZURG,PO-RUPAULI,DIST-SAMASTIPUR
        MOBILE NO-9576333403
        HAMLOG SC ME HAI YA ST OR DHANGAR HAM SUNE HAI KI DHANGAR ME KAR DIYA GYA HAI YE SAHI HAI

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  14. Our gadaria community is in very poor condition specially in u.p. Village . I am living in delhi but my hometown is in u.p.(amethi). We have to make unite and do some good for our gadaria community in every field . In india every community is growing but our gadaria community is not growing .

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    • Be educated & educate others of our community it will automatically serve the purpose .

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  15. hi this is my respectful salute to all my community siniors who sacrifice their valuable movments to grow our community and make it litrate. now good time begun to come together by all satets of india and show we are the best servent of great india.and i indeedly happy to know about my biggest community in india.

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  16. Hi,
    I am not so much happy of being a Gadariya, like others i m also a human, a have no extra ordinary things to tell you of being a Gadariya. So please don’t get so much Excited or overwhelmed of being a Gardariya.
    Thank You….Devote to your studies rather then these Faltugiri….:)

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    • Ur Demotivet gadaria .. iI know study is much needed but .. without ur comminty who r u? people know ur cast so well know you. plz don’t mind my warding.. becus my gol is not heart any one my gol is chang the thinkig agaist our cast.. We r not SC,BC We r Gernal.. respecd ..

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    • namaste pal ji, change your mind and support your pal samaj in education.to educate at least five pal boys in ur area like me and others.u r most welcome in holy city,varanasi.

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    • Dear Vishal
      alway repect your comminty

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  17. Thank you for giving the description about the Gadaria Samaj,I Invite all our community people to join together enhance our social/political/education standard in the society.

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  18. Hello all friends of Gadaria samaj. Proudly i want to say that i am a gadariya and i saw that we all samaj are living with honour and we are satisfied what we have. we should not think that we are poor, dishonour. we should keep high thinking, better education and believe upon our hard workmenship. Then only we can improve our status of living in this world.
    Hope you will think like me & take the better position in this society.
    Sanjay Kumar Pal

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    • aap hai pal samaj ke dharohar

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  19. heartly namaskar to all friends of baghel samaj, proud to be a baghel,like other castes in india we should also unite under a single flage,this need a hero or a leader who have a great deal of political interest .

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  20. Hello,all friends gadriya samaj and i am rajendra pal and i want to join in pal gadriya samaj. Please contact me.

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  21. Friends do best in your own field.Know your people.Have a concern
    for betterment and development of poor and downtrodden.This will
    certainly help to uplift the society and nation.

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  22. Parents and community are God gift no one has choice,we have to honour it.Gadariya/Pal/Baghel’s are
    honest,sincere,dedicated and hard working people which is our strength and assets.We should carry on these qualities and do best in all areas to project better performance and be a part of nation building team.

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  23. happy pal families

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  24. GADARIYA BOY

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  25. I request to all my society people, please don’t hide surname and be proud to write the same.

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  26. I,proud to being Gadariya, I want to say to my Gadariya community , to give good education to there children . education is the best investment in the life,with out education we can not progress. I also advise,to be in unity.guide your children for struggle

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  27. Friends there is lot of confusion,hue and cry on Pal, Baghel and Dhangar surnames in our gadariya community and again its further categorisation into backward or scheduled caste.As per history animal rearing started earlier than cultivation of crops and gadariya community reared sheep by moving one place to another,hence gadariyas are actually scheduled tribe by origion and occupation which is real fact. Initially they were moving from one place to another like nomadic tribe that’s why scattered all parts of the country.In Rajasthan, Shiv Charan Mathur commission long back in 1954 has recommended to include gadariya community as schedule tribe,but due to lack of education,political unrepresentation and unawareness this could not happen.Now there is some progress in the field of education,self employment and grass root level political scenirio also.Hence this is high time to rejoin and raise the issue.
    As for as surname is concerned what is wrong in using correct surname gadariya.In my opinion
    one should recognise and belong to the community what so ever name or surname may be like great Poet Kalidas.

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  28. myself gulab dhanger from raipur cg
    i like this website. i feel proudly to be gadriya caste. jai dhangar jai gadariya

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  29. Hello! Friends,
    As every body knows our people have good qualities like honesty,sincerity,dedication and self determination. We should put our efforts for doing best in education,technology,business,
    and political front at right time and in right direction to ensure greater participation in development process and to show the presence at national level.Knowledge is power hence please gain it and sharpen the skills.Nothing succeeds like success.Do Best. Good Wishes.

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  30. Brothers
    Being born in a particular community is a God Gift and compulsion, no alternative of it, one should honour and accept it.But no need to be much proudly or excited. By taking positive aspect of it put best efforts to
    prove yourself to bring laurels to family,society,village and nation apart from self satisfaction by doing
    right things for mankind.

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  31. a veryyyyyyyy happyyyyy dusshara to all of u & ur families.

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  32. Happy Vijaya Dhashmi.
    Fight with evils.
    Best Wishes.

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  33. i feel proud to be member of Gadaria community and much thankful to this particular web which have provided correct information in detail about this Samaj. Now i would like to inform all the members of this Samaj that Gadaria Maha Jan Sabha is going to be held on 2nd December 2012 at Talkatora Stadium Delhi. at 10AM So all are invited here.

    Kindly contact for more information Mr Rajpal Singh Baghel 08750050005

    Tej Singh Baghel 08377882799

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    • sir i wants to become an active member of gadaria maha sabha.
      Please inform me so i can contribute something to my community.
      My no-9416752660

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  34. Gadariya’s are large group of sub caste/communities spread all over whole country with different regional/local names. In fact this is a community with international presence.People of this community had exceedingly performed well when they put earnest efforts, as such they possess great potential.By nature of their ancestral occupation they moved one place to another for livelyhood undertaking thousands mile of journey for rearing animals.Our people are physically strong but educationally, socially and politically backward nomads.Now there is urgent need for wake up on educational, social,economic and political
    front.Please wake up, unite, come forward and take part in all developmental nation building activities.

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  35. Educate children.Undertake self employed income generation activities.Do the right things at right time. Be aware what is going on regional and national level.Take part in social and political fields also.Have a concern for social and ethical values.Respect elders. Help poor and needy.No jealousy,be harmonious and friendly. Do not fear be courageous. Recognize your people and society.Believe in Almighty.Dream and aim for progress.

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    • good evening mam,ur all advices r good,but we need some groups which r doing in these areas like education and sports.plz tell me some groups.

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      • Why don’t you create a group? Don’t expect from others, certainly not the Government but start by gathering a group and by helping others.

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  36. namaste all of u,i want to know books and study materials,which r focus on our caste(biradari).

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    • Please refer Shepherds of India written by Dr Shyam Singh Shashi

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  37. Yes Pal Ji
    Some of our people who have extremely performed well in the field of education and research are-
    Prof Bal Mukand Pali Hindi D S College,Aligarh
    Prof D R Singh Pal Kanpur
    Dr Shyam Singh Shashi Sociologist,Dy Director Publications GOI,New Delhi
    Prof Kabool Singh Pal Muzzaffarnagar
    Prof C L Baghel Mainpuri/Allahabad(Aligarh)
    Dr Amar Singh Geography ,Aligarh
    Dr V S Rathore Plant Phisiology, Environmental Sciences GBPUAT Pantnagar/Mathura
    Prof G L Baghel Chemistry Principal(Retd) PG College Ganjdundwara
    Dr U R Pal Agronomist GPBUAT/Nizeria/Varanasi
    Dr Ajay Pal Singh Floriculture,IARI New Delhi/Dhantoli,Aligarh
    Prof.Dr. S P Singh Baghel Agra College Agra, Member of Parliament
    Prof Narayan Singh Law ,Agra College Agra
    Dr R G S Baghel Geography
    Dr Sobaran Singh Prof Soil Science GBPUAT Pantnagar/Etawah
    Sri Man Veer Singh MSc Ag,MeerutUniversity/Kyoli, Bulandshahar
    Sri S S Baghel Horticulture Pantnagar /Etah
    Dr Kambod Singh CIMAP Lucknow/GarhiBhandar,Agra
    Sri C P S Pali Agronomy Pantnagar/ Moradabad
    Sri C P Singh Agronomy Pantnagar/Songra, Aligarh
    Dr M S Pal Professor Agronomy, GBPUAT Pantnagar/Hebra,Oraiya
    Dr Bal Bir Singh Animal Husbandry, Lucknow/Surajpur,Aligarh
    Our people are basically physically strong if provided opportunity they will perform better in the field of sports also.Yes I agree majority of our people are economically weak in general but have enough moral values.Sri Ayodhya Prasad Pal was Sports Minister of UP in BSP Govt and Sri Sunder Singh Baghel
    was Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister in earlier SP Govt of the state.There are 15-20 educational institutions in Aligarh , Agra and Mathura Districts including 3- 4 Degree colleges.

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  38. All my dear friends and community brother. About proudness of community it must be in our blood. This our blood we cannot forget it, However, out community is born brought up in diffrent locations and different villges, forests being such prefession. But now time has changes and everyone is going to change their mindset and getting educaiton too. NOt only this our borthers sisters are working in differerent esteemed organisations of Govt. of India and even in Abroad so we must be proud of them too and learn a lesson to go higher and higher, u know sky is not a limit. So Guys be strong, determined and educated let make proud all of U.

    Best Wishes to All
    S.N. Baghel, Central Vigilance Commission 9891484648

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    • namste pal sahab,i think our samaj need a sabh ,which can help our pal boys/girls to educate. sir i want to know such sabh to contribute.and many more friends also.

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  39. Dear Friends
    All shepherd fellows to visit and popularise this sight to understand the community, share their views for encouraging the people particularly young generation with positive thoughts, ideas and good suggestions to provide value addition to society and nation at large.

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  40. Rly pal rocks…yo yo….hiii im mohit pal from delhi…!!!!!!

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  41. pal bandhuo namaskar, happy dev dipawali, for your knowledge dev dipawali is celebreted on kartik purnima in varanasi.sir/madam, i want to know any day/jayanti is celebrated,which is related to our samaj.

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    • Pal Baghel Brothers
      Mateshwari Ahilya Bai Holker Jayanti is celebrated on 31 st May every year in Northern India particularly in Agra and Aligarh Mandals of westren UP in grand manner with greater participation of local people.People can celebrate Kalidas Jayanti to remember and mark their respect to Great Sanskrat Poet.

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      • How about celebrate Jesus Christ jaiyanti, who said ” I am the Good Shepherd” because no any sant/seer said that he shepherd.

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        • Dear Khem chand Pal
          Please refer bible for Jesus Christ Jayanti. Christmas is their most important festival in the memory of Jesus Christ.

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  42. Dear Brothers of Pal/Baghel Samaj
    Sadar namaste all of you, I feel proud to be member of Gadariya samaj and very much thankfull to this web which have provided all information about this samaj.

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  43. sabhi pal bhaiyo ko meri ram ram……itne pal bhaiyo ko eksaath dekh kar acha laga……..

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    • dear pal friend acha laga sabke sath

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  44. pranam pal/baghel ji, mere sath bahut pal sathi(friends) hai. jo caste(biradari) ke bachcho(children) ke education aur sports ke liye madad karana chahate hai.plz tell me such institute/group/sanstha which are related to such activities. plz fight for education.

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  45. Namaskar
    I request all pal baghel fellows to come forward for acquiring good education available in their area and across the country in all fields with focused attention on the education of youth.Since our resources are meagre, we should also try to utilize govt.resources/ facilities available for public for development , betterment and upliftment according to our share in the population of the country. Youth must act and take a pledge to do something better and extra ordinary with sincere efforts to get their legitimate share in Govt. jobs and public life.Do not under estimate yourself,you have enouph potential, excel it,definately success will be yours.

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  46. Hello! Brothers
    Unity is strength.Please be united.Understand and help the people.Express your views for all round development of the society.Parents are first teacher. We learn many things from society.Learning is a continuous process.Knowledge is power. Please acquire it.

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  47. namste pal/baghel bandhu, i want to know any monthly magazine which is related to our community and how can i take the magazine. pal bandhuo sangharsh karo hum tumare sath haiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii…………….

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    • Dear Pal
      There are so many magazine like Pal Khatiya Samathar, Baghel Sandesh, Holkar Samachar,Baghel Samachar.Pal Sandesh etc which can be searched on net. You may get lot of information on this site and also on other social sites.

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  48. I am dhangar boy from chittorgarh and our caste is dhangar ,not pal. All of you are confusing to other by making superior to pal instead of dhangar . Pal is the part of dhangar as gayari in rajasthan.

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    • nakul sir, humari title different ho sakati hai. par humara dil aur origin ek hai.na kai neecha hai aur na kai uchcha hai .mai ek babarasi gaderiya hu. aur banaras me ap ka welcome hai.sathi hi ap aur ap ke pariwar ko happy new year,2013

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    • what chhot,bada first you should know your origin. I mean from where and when shepherds arrived in India .?

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      • Our people are called by various names like Dhanagar, Nikhar, Pal, Baghel, Gadariya, Gaderi, Gayari, Bharwad, Kurba,Kurumbar etc in different parts of India.There is need of integration of different local ,area ,region and state specific names of the community.No one is superior or inferior but all are equal. Above all we should recognise ,understand and respect to each other andhave belongingness.Unity is strength.

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  49. Dear Bharwad , Gayari,and Pal Bhayeeo
    Gadariya is the basic and popular name of our community which indicates much about the sheep rearing profession and synonym to shepherd caste. In the country majority of us belong to Hindu.
    There may be lot of literature about the community “The Shepherds of India ” written by Dr S S Shashi is a good reference book based on his research findings and expertise. This is well accepted real fact that community is socially backward all over the country in general.Our profession of animal husbandry was flourishing in earlier days with availability of pastures and grasslands which later on converted into agricultural land.Gadaria/Shepherds moved one place to another for rearing animals and livelihood.Our people were not given due share in land ownership rights for the lands which was used for pasture and grazing for long period.That was the deterioration of profession and social injustice to our people.
    Our people are called by various names like Dhanagar, Nikhar, Pal, Baghel, Gadariya, Gaderi, Gayari, Bharwad, Kurba etc in different parts of India.There is need of integration of different local ,area ,region and state specific names of the community.No one is superior or inferior all are equal. Above all we should recognise and have belongingness to each other.Good education is key of success.
    Gone are the days, plan better for the future ,opportunities are equal,we are in 21st century.In the era of IT one should be aware about national/international news and happenings in addition to social news and magazines. Dream High.Aim high.Thinking small is crime.

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    • Brilliant message and very informative !!

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      • sir mera name deshraj baghel hai main aapse sahamat hoon or apni community k sabhi logo se gujaris karta hoon ki wo apne level per samaj k logo ko better education dilwane k liye apna sahayog de.apne samaj k logo ka jeevan sudharne k liye jo bhi aap kar sakte hai kre please.

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    • sir mai samajta hoon ki hame sabhi bhaiyo ko ek hona hoga or center govt. se apni jati ko st main samil karne k liye aandolan karna hoga.Hum sabhi ko apne apne states main logo ko ek karna hoga.ladkar hi kuch prapt kiya ja sakta hai.So main aap sabhi se gujaris karta hoon ki ek hokar sabhi states apni community ko ST main samil karwane k liye ek sath aandolan kro.hame safalta jarur milegi.

      Deshraj Baghel From Rewari Haryana

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      • Dear Baghel
        Please start others will follow.There is need of social and political janjagran.
        Above all the initiatives and proactive role.

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  50. sabhi bhai aur bahano ko nav varsh mangal may ho. is naye sal par sabhi bandhuo se five advice chahata hu. jo gaderiya samaj ke vikas ke liye jaruri hai.mai apane bujurg aur anubhavi logo se request karuga ki apne anubhav ko bate , jisase gaderiya samaj ka vikas ho sake.ek bar fir happy new year-2013

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  51. i m preetam singh from ambala haryana. i m also belong to gadriya samaj. i m will be thanx to the onwers.

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  52. Dear All Gadariya,Pal, Baghel,Dhangar,Gaderi,Gayari,Bharwad,Kurba Frends
    Wish you very very happy New Year 2013.May this year bring lots of joy,happiness,
    prosperity and progress to U & Ur families.
    Be educated.
    Be united.
    Be connected.
    Be busy.
    Be progressive.

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  53. All Pal /Baghel/Dhangar/Gadariya Bhai Bahano
    Wish you and your family a very happy new year 2013.
    Educate children.
    Provide equal opportunity to girl child.
    Stop child marriage.
    Stop dowery.
    Stop Miratyu Bhoj

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    • Very good advice.

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  54. PL PROVIDE ME THE DETAIL OF BAGHEL COMMUNITY.

    WITH REGARDS,

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    • Please go through the information available on this site.
      In Western parts of UP ,Delhi,Haryana,Rajasthan and MP gadariya’s are poularily known as baghel.As per the information available Pal, Baghel, Dhangar, Nikhar ,Holker and Gadariyas are same. In Agra Region /Braj Mandal, Pal /Baghel community had many political leaders late Sri Banshidhar Dhangar MP,lateSri Sunder Singh Baghel MLC and Minister in UP Govt,late Sri Sahab Singh Baghel Advocate Aligarh, founder member of BSP,late Sri Harveer singh Baghel Agra leader of SP.

      Most important and popular leader is Prof. Sri S P Singh Baghel three time Ex MP Lok Sabha and MP Rajya Sabha.
      Other important leaders are Sri Seth Kishan Lal baghel Ex MLA Dayalbagh Agra & Ex Minister,Sri Pratap Singh Baghel MLC and BSP leader,Sri Raja Ram Pal MP INC,Smt Sarika Singh Baghel MP RLD Hathras
      As far as the name baghel is concerned ,there is Baghelkhand in MP and there is bagheli language in India.
      Baghel is also a sub caste/gotra/branch in Rajputs of MP,Gujrat and Eastren UP.

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  55. gud 2 c dis………..proud 2 b an gadariya……nw its our tym 2 turn the table…….
    i olso wnt 2 join pal samaj….gv me sm suggestions

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  56. Happy Makar Sakranti to all brothers and sisters
    Please take a pledge to do right and positive things for self development which will ultimately result in total
    alround development of the society.Younger generation of the society has to contribute a lot and much is expected from them.Valuable inputs are available on this site. In the era of IT one can use internet as a source of information and reference.There is urgent need of think Global and act Local.There is no dearth of information and suggestions.Be confident and swing into immediate action.Days will be yours.Can we do?
    YES WE CAN.

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  57. proud to belong gadaria community i suggest to all please do not hide your sir name ibelong from haryana from political based in INDIAN NATIONAL LOKDAL

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  58. 1 din all india par pal samaj raj krega………..

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  59. I’m a Gariri from Guyana but we no longer have caste in Guyana. Everyone is equal. My great grandparents’ (Ajee) were from Gonda.

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    • Madam,
      Good evening, I respect you and your comments. You are lucky as living in casteless country. I also personally donot like the caste system but we are compelled to recognise & propagate our ancient great values, traditions, customs & bravery to keep our morale high. If we do not know & discuss our social values, we will be recognising as weaker all sephers of life by so called upper caste people of India. It is true that All world is originated from shephered and we are proud of being Gadariya/Dhangar.

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    • hyyy…….guyana, the north america……is ur great grandparents belongs to gonda in uttar pradesh?

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  60. BY READING DIS WHOLE ARTICLE,I THINK THEERE IS LOT 2 B DONE 4 THE UPLIFTMENT GADRIAS,AND SOME EDUCATED GUYS SHUD COME IN FRONT TO TACKLE THE PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE CASTE.;

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  61. Happy Republic Day

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  62. if I never came here in India then properly would not know about my caste as well as about India much.
    my both parent belongs to different village of u.p. Etawah but i have been brought up in abroad.I admire my father hardwork and sincere
    effort to bring me up and my brother and even my uncles(chacha).I am also more proud of my
    mother who even living in abroad always made me be down to
    earth and pray to god. now i am doing my further studies here

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    • Good evening,
      We are proud of you and wishing for successfull carrier. You are very lucky as you are residing in casteless country. As per title you seems to be belongs to Gadariya Dhangar community. I request you to kindly visit India and meet the our community people to understand backwardness due to the caste system. You will not only be apprised of caste system but also booste the morale high of community people to uplift from backwardness.

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    • 1st time i see that you are belong from Etawha and you bought aboard i am sure your parents would be very hardworking………..good to see you here i m from Etah And i am Entrepreneur

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  63. i am reading whole article and thanks for ma about info baghel samaj
    i am sundar baghel from mp

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  64. All my dear friends and community brother. About proudness of community it must be in our blood. This our blood we cannot forget it, However, out community is born brought up in diffrent locations and different villges, forests being such prefession. But now time has changes and everyone is going to change their mindset and getting educaiton too. NOt only this our borthers sisters are working in differerent esteemed organisations of Govt. of India and even in Abroad so we must be proud of them too and learn a lesson to go higher and higher, u know sky is not a limit. So Guys be strong, determined and educated let make proud all of U.

    Best Wishes to All
    S.N. Baghel, Central Vigilance Commission 9891484648

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  65. Ao Basant Panchami ke suawsar par ham sabhi nayee urja ke sath samaj ke sarvangid vikas va utthan ka pran len evam prayatan karen ki ekdusareki madad karen sang lekar chalen, age badhen tarraki evam unnati men sahyogi banakar is disha me sakaratamk kadam badhayen. Samaj ki pragati ke liye shikshit bane, sangthit rahen evam sangharsh karen.Kartabya aur adhikar samajhen ,sabhi kshetron me apni sahbhagita sunishichit karen.Adhikar mangne se nahi milate chhine jate hain.
    Jai dhangar! Jai baghel! Jai bharat!

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  66. I respect all peoples thinking & thanks all to give your precious time for thinking about our Samaj.I will request to all our people please educate our childs & also take care of proper diets.We should motivate our generation to take education as per our intrest & to choose field of our intrest & become master in our field. Therfore we can do better for our self, our family, our samaj & our Nation.
    As per my thinking main reason of our socity powerty is Education.

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  67. Friends there is knwoledge gap on Pal, Baghel and Dhangar surnames in our community and again its further categorisation into backward or scheduled caste.Gaderia is enlisted as backward community and Dhangar as schedule caste Sr. No 27 by Central Govt.whereas in reality Dhanagar and Gadaria are one and same.As per history animal rearing started much earlier than cultivation of plants and crops and gadariya/dhangar community reared sheep goats by moving one place to another along with their herds,hence gadariya are actually scheduled tribe by origion and occupation which is real fact. Initially they were moving from one place to another for livelyhood like nomadic tribe that’s why scattered all parts of the country.In Rajasthan, long back in 1956 Shiv Charan Mathur commission recommended to include three communities as schedule tribe including gadaria,but due to poverty,lack of education,political unrepresentation and unawareness this could not happen.Our society who was undertaking animal husbandry activity and having reach to larger geographical area were not given
    due share in land holdings and fodder areas according to share of population.Central and State Govt. should issue SC certificates to Dhangar (Gadaria,s) as per Sr No 27 notification.
    Based on the history, socioeconomic and political situation of the nomadic community ST status to be
    demanded from Govt.for which there is urgent need for united efforts.

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  68. Respected All pal baghel gadria gadri and gayri samaj of rasthan .Asper govt of raj Social justice &empowerment department letter no. F II(164)R&P/SJED/12/83573dt at Jaipur28-11-12 notification after the existing serial number 4 and entries there to next sereal number 5 of special backward classes
    read as 5. gadria (gadri) gayri . And write in this letter ,this Notification shall come into force after two months But till now no any information to DM and other district authority.If any information have you plz
    conway my mail address or mob 9460688777. thanks inadwance

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  69. Hi Everyone,

    My name is Dharmendra. I am from Bulandshahr , UP. I belong to this community. Really our caste is backward, as far as rural areas are concerned. Education is the only thing which can help raising us. Let me give you my example. I belong to a middle class family in a village in bulandshahr, my father did hard work day and night in the fields to support us for education (my mother has also helped a lot in our education, 60+40 ).I have done my postgraduation from IIT Roorkee and currently I am doing job in pune. Special THANKS to my mother and father. My whole village belongs to baghel samaj and every child of our village goes to school. I am seeing a lot of improvement as far as I am concerned with the education of my village. I hope all people will motivate other people in our society for education of their childrens.

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    • Welldone young baghel boy! We are proud of you.
      Congratulation for your success and setting a good example to younger generation.
      Keep it up.Journey of hundred miles starts with single step.You have to go a longway.
      Majority of our people are staying in rural areas depending for livelyhood on farming and animal husbandry.
      Rural people should give all support and encouragement to their son and daughters to come up in life.
      Our new generation particularly rural boys can take inspiration from this true live example.
      All my bestwishes and colourful happy holi.

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  70. I like this artical.it gives us more knowledge about our caste than we know.so thanks for the artical.i’m currently pursuing b.tech .Im realy a big fan of my father and mother for giving me all things which i want & good guidance time to time.my father is also pardhan of haryana pal samaj sabha(panipat district).I proud to be a gadaria & I will do best from me to raise our samaj to higher level.
    I request our society to stop killing the unborn girl child & stop dowry.
    so i want from our society youngsters to work hard so the world will know WHAT WE ARE.
    thanks for giving attention….,

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  71. I like this artical.it gives us more knowledge about our caste than we know.so thanks for the artical.i’m currently pursuing b.tech .Im realy a big fan of my father and mother for giving me all things which i want & good guidance time to time.my father is also pardhan of haryana pal samaj sabha(panipat district).I proud to be a gadaria & I will do best from me to raise our samaj to higher level.
    I request our society to stop killing the unborn girl child & stop dowry.
    so i want from our society youngsters to work hard so the world will know WHAT WE ARE?
    thanks for giving attention….,

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  72. Dear Bharwad , Gayari,and Pal Baghel Kuruba Dhangar Bhayeeo
    Gadariya’s are large group of sub caste/communities spread all over whole country with different regional/local names. In fact this is a community with international presence.People of this community had exceedingly performed well when they put earnest efforts, as such they possess great potential.By nature of their ancestral occupation they moved one place to another for livelyhood undertaking thousands mile of journey for rearing animals.Our people are physically strong but educationally, socially and politically backward tribes.Now there is urgent need for wake up on educational, social,economic and political front.Please wake up, unite, come forward and take part in all nation building developmental activities.
    Gadariya is the basic and popular name of our community which indicates much about the sheep rearing profession and synonym to shepherd caste. In the country majority of us belong to Hindu.Days are gone, plan better for the future ,opportunities are equal,we are in 21st century.In the era of IT one should be aware about national/international news and happenings in addition to social and political news.Nothing succeeds like success.Good education is key of success. Dream big.Aim high.Aiming small is crime
    There is lot of literature about the community “The Shepherds of India ” written by Dr S S Shashi is a good reference book based on his research findings and social expertise. This is well accepted real fact that community is socially backward all over the country in general.Our profession of animal husbandry was flourishing in earlier days with availability of pastures and grasslands which later on converted into agricultural land.Gadaria/Shepherds moved one place to another for rearing animals and also for livelihood.Our people were not given due legitimate share in land ownership rights for the lands which was used for pasture and grazing for long period.That was the deterioration of profession and social injustice to our people.
    Our people are called by various names like Dhanagar, Nikhar, Pal, Baghel, Gadariya, Gaderi, Gayari, Bharwad, Kurba etc in different parts of our country.There is need of integration of different local ,area ,region and state specific names of the community.No one is superior or inferior all are equal. Above all we should recognise and have belongingness to each other.
    Friends there is communication gap on Pal, Baghel and Dhangar surnames in our community and again its further categorisation into backward or scheduled caste.As for as surname is concerned what is wrong in using popular broad surname gadariya.In my opinion one should recognise and belong to the community what so ever name or surname may be as in case of great Poet Kalidas and sant kanakdas.Gaderia is enlisted as backward community and Dhangar as schedule caste Sr. No 27 by Central Govt.whereas in reality Dhanagar and Gadaria are one and same.As per history animal rearing started much earlier than cultivation of plants and crops and gadariya/dhangar community reared sheep goats by moving one place to another along with their herds,hence gadariya are actually scheduled tribe by origion and occupation which is real fact. Initially they were moving from one place to another for livelyhood like nomadic tribe that’s why scattered in all parts of the country.In Rajasthan, long back in 1956 Shiv Charan Mathur commission recommended to include three communities as schedule tribe among which one was gadaria,but due to unorganised, scattered, povertyness,lack of education,political unrepresentation and unawareness this could not happen.The society who was undertaking animal husbandry activity and having reach to larger geographical area were not given due share in land holdings and fodder areas according to share of population.
    Central and State Govt. should issue SC certificates to Dhangar (Gadaria,s) as per Sr No 27 notification.
    Based on the history, socioeconomic and political situation of the nomadic community ST status to be
    demanded from Govt.I call upon all pal baghel fellows to come forward for acquiring good education available in their area and across the country in all fields with focused attention on the education of youth.Since our resources are meagre, we should also try to utilize govt.resources/ facilities available for public for development , betterment and upliftment according to our share in the population of the country. Youth must act and take a pledge to do something better and extra ordinary with sincere efforts to get their legitimate share in Govt. jobs and public life.Do not under estimate yourself,you have enouph potential, excel it,definately success will be yours.As every body knows our people have good qualities like honesty,sincerity,dedication and self determination. We should put our efforts for doing best in education,technology,business,social,and political front at right time and in right direction to ensure greater participation in development process and to show the presence at national level.Knowledge is power hence please gain and acquire it, sharpen the skills..It is nice to be born in an honest, dedicated and hard working community. One should recognise his community and people whatever name they write. As per the available literature Pal ,baghel ,dhangar are one and same.This caste was classified as scheduled caste by central government in SC list at serial no 27 as Dhangar ( Sanskrit name of Gadaria) but due to poverty and political unrepresentaion Dhangar,s( Gadaria,s)are not being issued SC certificates and denied their legitimate rights & benifits.

    This is an honest, dedicated and hard working community.As per the evidence available pal ,dhangar, baghel and gadaria are one andsame.This caste was classified as scheduled caste by Central Government in SC list at serial no 27 as Dhangar ( Sanskrit name of Gadaria) but due to poverty,socioeconomic backwardness,poor literacy and political unrepresentaion Dhangar,s( Gadaria,s)are not being issued SC certificates and denied their legitimate rights & benifits.
    This is well known fact & real truth that community is illiterate, poor, socioeconomic backward, politically deprived throughout the country in general.Govt. should issue the certificates as per the directives of report recoomendation of various committes and courts.
    On the basis of poverty level,low literacy, socioeconomic and political situation of this largest chunk of vote bank, they deserves ST status and immediate political action is required in this direction.There is urgent need for joint united efforts.
    Do Best. Good Wishes
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    • Respected c p songra sir
      I like your thought .God bless gadariyas. i would like to know your action plan for inclusion
      of gadariya in central government s c list and what i can do as a brave soldier of gadariya
      caste. thanking you

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      • Jag utho insan,jag utho balwan,read shiv charan mathur commission report (rajasthan),renke commission and other reports, make a self assesment and do janjagran abhiyan.

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    • Gadriya,Pal Dhangar.,Bhagel ,Rabari.jation ke liye 2006 me ek Commission bana. jiska naam hai RENKE COMMISSION .Commission ne apni report sakar ko 2008 me pesh kar di hai. jis meen jation ko 10%alg se arkshan ki maang ki hai ji .maine 74 comments pade kisi ne bhi us commission ki baat nhi ki shayad en jation ke logon ko pta hi nhi ki Renke Commission kis ke liye bana hai yhi karan hai ki Report par abhi koi karwai nhi hui hai kyo ki jinke liye ye commission bana oh to shoye pde hai . awaaj kon uthaye ga . jago dnt jago ji

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      • Dear Mr Sansi
        Thanks for giving information on renke commission.
        Please provide more information about renke commission for benefit of the people.

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  73. This has been proven by Dr. S. S. Shashi (Padamshree Awardee) in his researchs (The Shepherds of India and The World of Nomads) that our community belongs to Martial Clan (Kshatriya) who were forced to lead a nomadic life due to defeat in wars and to save their religion.

    Happy Holi to all Pal-Kshatriya Brothers !!!

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  74. Dear All
    We should help each other for getting jobs

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  75. Namashkar,
    gadaria community .
    AWAKE ARISE AND STOP NOT TILL THE GOAL IS REACHED.
    Naresh pal
    09873399517

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  76. good morning frds central cast prisiden of pal/baghel samaj mr. setan singh pal that explote the governmaent in name of caste we have 2 make change in that so we moved forward
    thx jai baghel

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  77. dear sir I think all gadariya s are give educitin to child s and you meet SRI H. Viswanath. M P. and take diricition to improve samaj

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  78. sarve bhawntu sukhina.
    Dear great gadariro,I am proud of you.after reading thought of you. i would like to say only ,
    “Khudi ko kar itna buland ki tadbir lekhane wala tuzse aa ke punchhe teri raja kya hai”
    ———————————————————————————————————-
    yes we are economically poor,slave of /greed/anger/selfishness/enmity/sex/intoxication/in-punctual.
    nobody can help us ,only our determination to overcome your weakness can brought prosperity to our people.Development of mental calibre,/education/self educating are only way to compete in this era.
    thanks Jai hind Jai gadariya

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  79. Dear all please help & supprot for periote basis for our comminity person in your profestion.

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  80. pk pal
    I want to tell one thing shepherd or gadriya is a profession
    we should stop using these words from your side all pal baghel are rajput or thakur. clan do not worry. if someone ask you you called baghel thakur or pal kshatriya most of the people of community are illiterate so they say gadriya educated people must say thakur if someone argue than say aap ne kabhi history ki abc padi hai jao bet par or maharaja of rewa Baghel search maro you will also get aware discuss among illiterate people of our caste to told the same slowly slowly everyone will be aware of it without education anyone can make you foolish

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  81. hello friends i am happy to know about our casts i am proud to be “Garee”
    jai shri devnarayan prabhu

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  82. mujhe garva hai ki mai pal samaaj se hu aur garv ho bhi kyon na aakhir hum pure samaaj ki reedh hai agar hum apne purvajo ko jan le to hame pata chalega k pal samaaj ka atit kya hai lekin itihaas likhne walo ne hame bhila diya kyonki itihaas likhne wale to kabhi chahte hi nahi the ki hindustaan ko banane me hamari bhumika ka logo ko pata chale………………….))

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    • Dear Mr Arya Pal
      Nikal pado Chal pado apna itihas khud likhane ke liye.Duniya walon ko batado ki tum cheese kyan ho.
      Nikalate jao raste banate huye,tumhare raste ko dusre apnayen.

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    • Dear Bhoopesh Pal
      Please do offer your comments ,ideas,suggestion for benefit of society.Do not hesitate,come forward.

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  83. Respected C P Songra Sir,

    I have read all your comments on this site and I am happy to know your good though and ideas are very helpful for our samaj. I am also joining first time this site. Thank you.

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    • Dear Baghel Saheb Namskar
      Thanks a lot for your comments and acknowledgement.People should give valuable inspiring positive
      ideas for unity all round development and upliftment of society particularly younger generation.All Pal Baghel dhangar neekhar Bharwad,Gairi Gaderi Kuruba are one and same we should not ill speak of each other and avoid criticism.Work towards progress,prosperity,unity and political participation through social, educational and enterpreneur skills.

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  84. It is really nice to see the Gaderi Samaj people sharing thoughts at one platform. I am also from the Gaderi community. Do anyone has an idea of such community operating in Pune, where people meet and share their identity and thoughts.
    I am looking for a girl’s alliance, in search of a educated Gaderi girl from an educated family.
    Please go through my FB profile to know me better.

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  85. It is really nice to see the Gaderi Samaj people sharing thoughts at one platform. I am also from the Gaderi community. Do anyone has an idea of such community operating in Pune, where people meet and share their identity and thoughts.
    I am looking for a girl’s alliance, in search of an educated Gaderi girl from an educated family.
    Please go through my FB profile to know me better.

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  86. It is really nice to see the Gaderi Samaj people sharing thoughts at one platform. I am also from the Gaderi community. Do anyone has an idea of such community operating in Pune, where people meet and share their identity and thoughts.
    I am looking for a girl’s alliance, in search of an educated Gaderi girl from an educated family.
    Please go through my FB profile to know me better. Search Sachin R Bhagat on FB

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  87. education is the stears of success

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    • Dear Pal
      Agree with your view please keep it up and propagate the idea among your near, dear and fellows for upliftment of society.Thanks.

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  88. Dear Friends
    All pal baghel fellows may visit this site to know about community, share their views to enrich information, encouraging the people particularly young generation with positive ideas and good suggestions to provide value addition to society and nation at large.Since education is key of success please educate children.
    Be busy and do good deeds.Undertake self employed income generation activities.Try to get aware about what is going on local,state and national level.Associate in social and political activities also..Pay due regards to elders, love and affection to youngers. Try to be harmonious, friendly and courageous. Recognize the people,society and come together. Believe in God.Dream and aim high and work for it.

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  89. Dear pal
    Dunia me agar koi bhi insan apani avakat se adhik kaam karta hai to vah barbad ho jata hai,

    Ex.avakat se adhik mahangi car kharidana, ghar banavana etc.Lekin

    sirf ek kaam aisa hai ,jise apani avakat se adhik karane par abad ho jata hai Aur
    vah hai EDUCATION (SHIKSHA)
    SO I request you”apane family ko jitna adhik ho sake educate kijiye.
    jisase aap k family k sath sath aap k pal(gadderia) samaaj ka vikash hoga. thank you

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  90. Dear Friends

    hello friends i am happy to know about our casts i am proud to be “Garee”

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  91. Alfa-numeric value of Gadariya,Dhangar, Baghel, and Pal

    g gentle 7 d dedicated 4 b bold 2 p polite 16
    a adapt 1 h honest 8 a allround 1 a able 1
    d develop 4 a able 1 g great 7 l loyal 12
    e excel 5 n nice 14 h honest 8
    r rise 18 g generous 7 e effective 5
    i intensive 9 a allround 1 l inteligent 12
    y yield 25 r rapport 18
    a ability 1
    Total 70 Total 53 Total 35 Total 29

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    • Alfa-numeric value of Gadariya

      g -gentle 7
      a- adapt 1
      d- develop 4
      e- excel 5
      r- rise 18
      i- intensive 9
      y- yield 25
      a- ability 1
      Total 70
      Alfa-numeric value of Dhangar

      d- dedicated 4
      h- honest 8
      a- able 1
      n- nice 14
      g -generous 7
      a -allround 1
      r- rapport 18
      Total 53
      Alfa-numeric value of Baghel

      b bold 2
      a -allround 1
      g great 7
      h- honest 8
      e- effective 5
      l-loyal 12

      Total 35

      Alfa-numeric value of Pal

      p-polite 16
      a- able 1
      l -loyal 12

      Total 29

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  92. Hello Guys,

    Wishing you to all pal community to become a strong position in future,

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  93. Dear all friends:-

    Our Gadaria samaj people in village areas are poor reason of in this are they are uneducated ,no political relation ,shortage of forest ,not doing other works and
    so i am suggest in my all samaj give high education in your child because education is first way of success

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  94. we are dhangar and we should use dhangar as our surname I agree, bu I can’t use pal, bagel because I am gayari. pal, bagel, gayari and gadari is the subcaste of dhangar.

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  95. we are dhangar and we should use dhangar as our surname I agree, but I can’t use pal, bagel because I am gayari. pal, bagel, gayari and gadari is the subcaste of dhangar.

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    • Dear Mr Nakul
      Your views are appreciable,above all one should recognise and has belongingness to
      the society.There is need of integration in this regard which will show solidarity,unity
      and strength.

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  96. Happy navratra to all dhangar boys.

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  97. Elder people should propogate valuable inspiring positive views & ideas for solidarity,unity ,strength and overall upliftment of society. All Pal Baghel dhangar neekhar Bharwad,Gairi Gaderi Kuruba are one and same we should not ill speak of each other and avoid criticism.There is need to work towards progress,prosperity,unity and political participation through social, educational skills.As every body knows our people have good qualities like honesty,sincerity,dedication and self determination. We should put our all efforts for doing best in education,business,and political front at right time and in right direction to ensure greater participation in development process to show the presence at local and national level.Knowledge is power, please acquire it and sharpen the skills.Nothing succeeds like success.Please take a pledge to do right and positive things for self development which will ultimately result in total alround development of the society.Younger generation of the society has to contribute a lot and much is expected from them.Valuable inputs and informations are available on this site. In the era of IT one can use internet as a source of information and reference in addition to newspaper and TV media.There is urgent immediate need for think Global and act Local.Be confident and swing into action.Days will be yours.CAN WE DO? YES WE CAN. ALL THE BEST.

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  98. Elder people should propogate valuable inspiring positive views & ideas for solidarity,unity ,strength and overall upliftment of society. All Pal Baghel Dhangar Neekhar Bharwad,Gairi Gaderi Kuruba are one and same we should not ill speak of each other and avoid criticism.There is need to work towards progress,prosperity,unity and political participation through social, educational skills.As every body knows our people have good qualities like honesty,sincerity,dedication and self determination. We should put our all efforts for doing best in education,business,and political front at right time and in right direction to ensure greater participation in development process to show the presence at local and national level.Knowledge is power, please acquire it and sharpen the skills.Nothing succeeds like success.Please take a pledge to do right and positive things for self development which will ultimately result in total alround development of the society.Younger generation of the society has to contribute a lot and much is expected from them.Valuable inputs and informations are available on this site. In the era of IT one can use internet as a source of information and reference in addition to newspaper and TV media.There is urgent immediate need for think Global and act Local.Be confident and swing into action.Days will be yours.Can we do? Yes er can. ALL THE BEST.

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    • you have posted good article……….I support you.

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  99. hello brothers
    i want to say ekata main hi shakti hai
    esliye hamain sangathit hona hoga mujhe kise ek party ko vote dene na dene se nahi
    hamin apna barchasaw dikhana hai ki harane wala person soche ki ham enki vajah se haare hai jeetane wala soche ki main enki vajah se hare hai yadi ham sangathit haongin to hamara samaj main sthan hoga hamin sabhi parties ke leader punchhenge .
    hame apna ek leader chunana hoga jo hamare samaj ka ho uske esare par ham sabhi work karan hoga tabhi hamara vikas ho sakta hai varan nahi
    ek dusre ke prit lagaw karana hoga baurae chhodani hoge

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  100. some wrong word in vajah se hare in place jeete

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  101. HELLO THIS IS GD FOR NFORMATION ……..
    ITS REQUIRED NOWADAYS …
    II IT ERA THERE IS NEED..

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  102. We are all Aryans(firm believers in vedas) whose main professions in ancient time were keeping animals like cows, sheep etc. and farming. This is very simple and if you have time try to read vedas and Satyartgprakash(By Swami Dayanand Saraswati).

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  103. Happy new year all gaderia samaj ham chahte hai hamara samaj ak ho aur kare.

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  104. Happy new year all gaderia samaj ham chahte hai hamara samaj ak ho aur pragati kare.

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  105. I manoj pal from delhi .I wish you happy new year 2014 all gaderiya samaj . Venda matram

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  106. Dear Brothers and Sisters
    Wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year 2014.
    May this New Year bring more happiness, prosperity
    and progress in your life.

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  107. HAPPY NEW YEAR 20-14

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  108. u most have heared proceedings of delhi vidhan shabha speaches by various guys n how the cm of 4nd order party termed as nalli ke kide n jhadu wale =aam aadmi party born a year back in contrast to congress/bjp , has cleard out wrong/ false beliefs of creed/caste/color explaining odds faced won vote of confidence for forming govt in the captal state of delhi 0n january 2nd, 2014. better u guys understand ur aukat as ur lord krisna was also taunted that who called that gadaria in shabha of akshtriyas n terming him ran chhod, being godly man wanted to avoide war so please be part of aam aadmi. mulyam singh would have became pm of india long back had he behaved as advised by sri kanshi ram in fact showig him n his tribe the positon b path. thankless cut the dala through enjoyed the juice in 1992. do u think he r any yadu/gadaria or sudra can b pm to handle the affairs in india bcoz brahmananism proteced by akrus financed by vashyas game of livelihood of sudras can’t b won till they unite? uma ji kalyan ji modi laxman ji etc r tools n instruments like go hatya , ram temple. what fucker arya/anarya/casteism can do in improving ur fate except distubinbing ur piece of mind which is ur birth right gven by god had been killed by inhuminism/brahmanism of casteism, learn brain/ capital state india delhi where out of 70 mla seats only12 r reserved 9 seat belong to aam aadmi party 1 seat gone to congress while 2 seats gone to bjp both brahmanic party may be becoz of some poor illeterate n still dependant on higher castes as dependant throught india becoz of availabitliy of resources n poverty n whatsoever availabity as even law played with as reservation in promotions was discontinued by arrogant fellow getting unrelated petition filed that is snatching an annual inreament only indicates handia of rs. 2/- lost nothing else n his caste is known. had dalit sc/st correct population been recorded the minimum seats would have been 15 against 12 n seats won 10 instead of 9 totaling aam aadmi party seats=29 at present rate of their winning sudras who r bit educated insted of voting casteist party could vote aam aadmi their would have been minimum 49 seats, in mankind nobody superior or inferior all strike like brothers for glory n prowess(rig ved 5:10:5). meaningless is caste, meaningless is subacste/surname as same shadow protects all beings(g g 83) every living being is self/soul/atman/ brahman whosoever realses brahman as suka realised brahman through janaka. caste is known by deeds/chracter not by birth. nobody is high /low but karmaof past n present-thought/speach/acttion etc

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  109. Its a good article for Our community specially those who are less aware about Pal community and for our younger generation.

    I would suggest/request everyone belonging to Pal community that educate your child in a better way as good as your capacity and would request to person who is wel to do …….to support in a way to make strong presence of this community in every aspect in your own way/fashion.

    Last But not least make urself strong enough to fight with evry odds…………………

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    • you are right, i like it.

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  110. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL DHANGAR, GAYARI, GADRI PAL BAGHEL SAMAJ

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    • HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL DHANGAR, GAYARI, GADRI PAL BAGHEL SAMAJ AAP SAB KO MILKAI SC, KA PRAMAN PATRA KI LIYAI JARNA PARDHA SHAN KARNA CHAEYAI JAI DHANGAR AHILYABAI, AMARAMAHARAJ KI JAI HO

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  111. Iwish you happy independence day all gaderiya samaj .hum chate to hai ek hona .lekin hum ek dusra ka uper nirbhar pahle kon aga aye .hum subko aga akar samaj ko nai disha ma le jay.

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  112. hello… pal samaj (all gotars) ..

    I happy a member of pal samaaj.I m from Roorkee in my city the population gujjar r more…
    gujjar .,pal ,ahirs these r ones sab ek h category divide krdi h…

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  113. namaste biradar(caste) bandhu,mere idea se education ki kami hi vikas ka sabse bara reason hai.yadi biradari ke teacher apana help baccho ko de to patthar par kucch lakir khich sakate hai.mujhse ssc/railways/banking(ibps-po/clerk) exams ki janakari le sakate hai.aap ka help karke mujhe bahut khushi hogi.namaste

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  114. Happy Shiv ratri all gaderia samaj HAR HAR MAHADEV…

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  115. कर्म से वैश्य, स्थिति से शूद्र, वर्ण से क्षत्रिय.
    Vaish by profession, Shudra by condition but Kshatriya by Varna.

    Present definition of Pal-Kshatriya community.

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    • Dear Sir
      very nice

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      • Dear friends, We have wasted our valuable time & energy in proving that we are Kshatriya but other community/caste people think that we belongs to one of most backward community in country. Our some intellectual peoples thought that our community can be uplifted if the people consider themselves as Kshatriya/ruler of pre-Independence India. I request all of you please recognize your actual position of our caste in Hindu Community. Such baseless talks can not benefit our poor, illiterate caste people. First we have to unite,come together on single platform. We must have to work in a organised manner. Now a days programme/activity of social awareness on National level have almost stopped functioning due various reasons. I request all of you to build a organisation & contribute our physical presence & money for upliftment of our community. It may be monthly/two monthly basis at different location of country. Please think seriously.

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        • Dear Ashok Dhangar,

          I don’t know why you are so frustrated… Backwardness is just a Economical status according to Indian law communities/groups who are economically, educationally and not in government services are declared as Backward castes.

          Being the descendent of Ancient Kshatriyas and being of a backward caste are two different situations. I don’t know about other but certainly the Nikhars strongly believe that they belong to Kshatriya Varna. But many other community people due to the lack of knowledge they afraid to say in front of other caste people because they can’t win in the argument.

          That’s why I have stated above कर्म से वैश्य, स्थिति से शूद्र, वर्ण से क्षत्रिय. That means They are Kshatriya who are earning (In the olden time) their bread and butter by Animal raising hence Vaish by profession but their economic/educational condition is very worst hence Shudra from this angle.

          As far as upliftment is concerned… believe me friend nobody need any kind of खैरात. The education in Govt. Schools is as cheap as anyone can afford.

          First you need to raise your children in such manner that they are getting great atmosphere at home for education. They can focus on their studies… not like their mind getting diverted towards other things (TV, domestic disputes etc.)

          And if someone has great skills he/she must try to be IPS / Defense Employee / Law etc. and try to encourage other people and also try to help them to get jobs in these sector.

          And lastly Unity, High Living standard, Educational status and social service will help you to rise as an individual and as a community person…

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          • Mr singh can you give me a example of this whole process is success in any section of society or cast or any where in weaker section of society

        • You are absolutely right. Its a big challenge to do but not a impossible .first we gather people who is educated .

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  116. Happy Shiv Ratri 2 all Gaderiya Samaj………Proud 2 b a Gadaria

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  117. fantastic put up, very informative. I’m wondering why
    the opposite experts of this sector don’t realize this.
    You should continue your writing. I am confident,
    you have a great readers’ base already!

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  118. NARENDRA SINGH BAGHEL JASWANT NAGAR ETAWAH UTTAR PRADESH BAGHEL SAMAJ LEADER

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  119. proud to our community

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  120. good Bro… Keep It Up as u Write the Truth….

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  121. needs hard work. and keep view high target of education. to children. awareness of millions change. do for brite future thaks

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  122. jay maa Ahilya gujarat pal mahasabha samaj ki seva me sabse aage 09724041391

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  123. I love my baghel samaj .My ph no-8901324532

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  124. Dear people,
    If you look at the original caste division of India, we were divided into four groups Brahmin, Vaishya, Kshatriya and Shudra.
    Most definitely, gadariyas don’t fall under Shudras. Also it’s known that gadariya has never been a whole caste in itself but a profession in itself, which a group of kshatriyas resorted to, to escape from being converted into Mughals. Now the only reason these people are considered lower is because they were hidden for a long period of time and also the occupation of shepherds had its own limitations, little money, poor living. But my point is- we are not living in that time, we are living now, in the time of opportunities, recognition, with more freedom and less fear.
    So please don’t consider yourself backward, you are not. Fight for your very own rights, and know that you are the kshatriyas, the warriors.
    You are one of the 36 clans of Rajputs, as the Indian ancestors know of no other criteria to fit us in. Kshatriyas- that’s who we are.

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    • Do 35 clans of rajpoots rajpoots agree with you for the same????

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    • Dear Varnikaji, we have to see the present scenario of caste system. We remain backward because we consider and proving ourselves as Kshatriya but upper caste people and Govt of India and various state Govt never accept us Kshatriya. We are called OBC/SC/ST all over India. However we know, we are kshatriya as we have glorious past history of our caste. We have not progressed as we have not respected Govt rulings. When we have SC status in UP why should not we take the advantage of Govt scheme. We literate people have to come forward and must tell truth to our people.

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    • Varnika Absolutel agree with you.

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  125. Varnika…..Kudos to you for presenting a gloomy picture of Gadaria. You (individual) may be at par with the original Kshatriya of this great country, but the gadaria samaj is not. The members of this community need protection and affirmative actions from govt. and other stakeholders to improve it’s socio-economic conditions and to come at par with kshatriyas.
    Varnika why don’t you write your complete name (The dispossession of Identity itself is a sign of backwardness). Pl. comment

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  126. As per information available all Gadaria, Pal Baghel dhangar neekhar Bharwad,Gairi Gaderi Kuruba and kurumwar are one and same we should not ill speak about each other and avoid criticism.The classification of community was based on occupation basically they were sub caste of kshatriya however based on their social economic occupational and political conditions they fulfill the eligibility of classification under schedule tribe category.There is need to work for educational, social, political progress,unity and prosperity of society at large.As it is well known fact that our people have good inborn qualities like honesty,sincerity,dedication and self determination but unfortunately deprived off their due share in educational, social, economic and political scenario of the nation. We should put our all efforts for doing the best in education,business,and political front at right direction and at right time to ensure our due participation in development process to show the presence at local and national level.Elder people should propagate positive inspiring valuable ideas and suggestions for solidarity,unity ,strength and overall uplift of society.
    Knowledge is power, please acquire it and sharpen the skills.Nothing succeeds like success.Please take a pledge to do right and positive things for self development which will ultimately result in total all round development of the society.Younger generation of the society has great potential and required to contribute a lot as such there is much expectation from them.Some of the valuable inputs and information are available on this site. In the era of IT one can use internet as a source of information and reference in addition to TV ,newspaper and print media.There is urgent immediate need to think Global and act Local.Be confident and swing into action.Days will be yours.
    CAN WE DO? YES WE CAN. ALL THE BEST.

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  127. Thanks to all for such wonderfull posts, and to encorage the cast, this is my frist time when i read such real thing for us, and i read all the posts written by my brothers and sisters,I request to all the educated and well setteld respected personelities ,please favour your people in any way and anyhow you can do,If once it starts our community will definatly come in rhythum,and people will start working for the upliftment of the weaker sections of the cast.

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  128. Hi to all Gaderia comunity. There are need to be built up our comunity instead of blaiming each other. Please highlight himself as Gaderia or with your surname which we have ….not need to hide our comunity.

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  129. first people who cross the Himalayas are pal s with there sheep’s and they bring with them Vedas they are the people who have all the milk meet and wool so that they can eat drink some ras and get protected from winter.
    pal peoples are the one form whom all other casts and sub cast are derived

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  130. nice work im also paul in ambala haryana

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  131. Hi i am also pal

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  132. My shelf Sheela Pal ,I got it is a nice article about Indian Shepherd. I would like to appericiates the writer.

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  133. Hi my human body named vinaan i have created group in whatsapp for पाल गड़रिया save my num in your contact list and send me msg JOIN i will associated you in our community group +919039920364

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  134. Vary nic yaar apne samaj k baare m jaan kar acha lga

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    • To what extent we Gadariya people could recognise themselves to surnames/ titles of upper caste. A caste can not feel pride by adopting surnames of other castes.Dhangar have the great history. They ruled central and south India. History reveals that Dhangar/Gadariya rulars never adopted the surnames of Pal/Baghel. So we must recognise true values of our caste. No doubt Dhangars/Gadariya are brave,warriors, honest and can change the present social and political status if united. Dhangar is the common word for keeping united all subcastes/groups of Gadariya.

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  135. So, we are kshatriyas and honesty and bravery is in our blood, its proven. Recent news about getting a SC stature is going to enforce people to hide their caste more in society and I am sure we will discriminate our own people from ourself if this happens. We can do one thing that instead of seeking a scheduled status. We should stand and fight for equal rights. Demolish the reservation system and unite ourself as one unique identity maybe its Kshatriya, Gaderia, farmer or whatsoever. Since our current OBC stature is not helping much. I believe we are the best among all.

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    • Hi Rohan
      Bro we are trying to create a list / directory of our pal baghel professtional, Govt. Servants and other professional brothers for future upliftment of our new comers and aspirantss to give them a good platform where they can get a proper advice and knew the right way. if you are agree with me let.

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    • am Agree with Rohan we have to improve our status financially as well educational and move too other development in different industries by hellping each other. Being getting status of SC will be very humiliating still no one want to say that we belong to gadaraia I dont know who then we can say proudly they we gadaria SC.
      Brothers pls improve yourself by edcucation and other means.
      S.N. Baghel

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  136. Gr8 information about pal group…….

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  137. Plz don’t put our caste in sc st grp nd is our caste come under general category.???

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    • If our cast abolished from obc group then other so-called upper casts will change their mindset about gaderiyas ……dosto we need think about it…yadavs had the same status as we have.,…but now a days they are far ahead from us…apart from it jaat samaj is also trying to get the obc reservation in central govt…….a couple of decades back kaystha samaj who does fall under general category strongly asked for sc category….. See reservation is such a fruit anybody wants desperately…some one told me that in Maharashtra our community is quite developed…. What I wanna say that….lower or upper casts biasness is extremely old business….but today’s scenerio is quite different….let’s take one more example of former CM ,mayawati……wt kind of social status she is enjoying????? Give it a thought…what I feel our old cast & social status will not change unless we progress financially… We need our people chair side of table …….I strongly feel SC or ST reservation is very good helping tool…

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    • Dear brothers, we all sheep & goat herding people are Dhangar. We must respect and enjoy all facilities and rights provided to our community in our constitution. Please do not ignore constitutional rights of our community. Our ultimate goal must be to capture the power. Presently our community is far from power all over India except Karnataka. We must remain united and voice in single word Dhangar, Dhangar, Dhangar and lastly Dhangar the great. Nothing else to keep all of us united.

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    • Dear brothers, we all sheep & goat herding people are Dhangar. We must respect and enjoy all facilities and rights provided to our community in our constitution. Please do not ignore constitutional rights of our community. Our ultimate goal must be to capture the power. Presently our community is far from power all over India except Karnataka. We must remain united and voice in single word Dhangar, Dhangar, Dhangar and lastly Dhangar the great. Nothing else to keep all of us united.

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  138. hi i am amit pal i want to know about kuldevi of raychandel gotra

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  139. plz tell about sbc groups how many casts included in this group after gujar andolan may 2015

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  140. We should accept our caste ant put pressure on govt to reseve in st .

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  141. Pal society also in Bihar jaharkhand also upport them try to encourage them

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  142. I proud I am pal

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  143. I proud I am. Pal

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  144. Hello all the pal members

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    • Today i want to point out a major problem of all communities and please be a human and a responsible part of society do the needful for this. I think all are aware with this and faced and also facing with this. It call Dowry. Basicaly i am from Etawah(UP) there i see all are hunger of dowry. I want to share a real story.
      Mere ek relative k bete k shaadi thi feb m or ek k thi nov. m sara kuch acche s hua ladke walo n achha khasa dahej manga UP m mendetory h k bina dahej shaadi nahi hoti so jesa bhi tha hua shaadi wale din ek taraf shaadi k baki rasme ho rahi thi dulha dulhan mandap m the or ladke k family wale dulhan k family s bahas kr rahe the ladki k papa ji ladke k bhai or papa k peron m apni pag rakh kar ro raha tha waha khade kuch ladki walo k jinko apni betiyo k shaadi karni h ye sab dekh kar ro diye unm s mere papa bhi the.
      U know guys us pita k galti kya thi…….. usne kuch saman apni marji s l liya tha jabki shaadi k total jab nikala gaya to wo fixed amount s jyada nikla.
      please i have sm questions?
      1- Kya ladki peda karne wale ladki peda kark galti karte h?
      2- Kya apni beti k liye acche ghar or achhe var ka sapna dekhna pap h?
      3- Kya is tarah kisi k bhi vikas ho sakta h. Ek normal people jiske ghar m 3 betiya or ek beta ho wo apni betiyo ko padhata h fr shaadi karne jata h ladke wale bolte h k hamne apne bete pr itna kharch kiya h itna to milna chahiye……To ladki k gharwalo ko kon pay karne a raha h us pita n apne bachho ko apne jiwan k sabse badi kamai sochkar pala parosa ppadhaya likhaya fir ab wo apne un jigar k tukdo ko apne s dur bhi bhejta h puri life k liye.
      Bahut s ese sawal h bahut sare logo k man m but wo riwaj samajh kar apne man k bat man m hi rakh kr samaj k liye apne bachho k liye sab sahan karke age badh jata h.
      Please m request karungi is samaj k sabhi logo s kuch karne k jarurat h please please kuch karo jisse hamara samaj hamare ghar sab age badhe.
      Agar koi age badh raha h to use support kare.
      Jab ap apne ghar k liye bahu dekhne jaye to usme gud dekhe uske pita k aukat nahi. Age jakar wahi bahu apke gharo m vighatan k karan banti h.
      Shaadi ek sanskar h use saudebaji n banaye. Do logo k jariye do gharo ka milan h dono ghar milkar apneghar or apne samaj ko samradh banane k.
      Please think……
      And if any thing is wrong in my post and i am too so please suggest me.
      and elders apni beti samajh kar maf kar dena. or batana jarur kya galat h or kya sahi
      m
      M janana chahti hu.

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      • Very nice ranjana, brawo.

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  145. Hi

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  146. Hello Namaste all shepherd people

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    • hi namaste all shepherd People

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  147. I appreciate and agree with the views of Ranjana.
    It is a social evil, fight against it uproot it.
    People should come together to give a serious thought to it.
    This was started as to show honour and respect to newly married couple for their betterment now
    turned in the form of dowry as status symbol,a illegal demand for money which is punishable as IPC.
    Senior Citizen,elderly person,lawyers,teachers farmers,social workers,leaders,opinion makers,public representatives and youth should come forward to uproot this unwanted unhealthy,unethical undesirable social superstition,traditional rituals.Most of us as a member of society playing role in both sides and might experienced good and bad tastes.
    Now it is high time to think over it throw it by uprooting from society by consensus.
    Marriage should be arranged in groups at social places with participation of elders, opinion makers,Social leaders giving wide publicity.Well to do,higher status, reputed persons,leaders should show example of simple without dowry marriages.This will certainly help to stop dowry system and also stop demand for dowry.
    Equal social status,education level,living standard,suitability and ability of couples should also to be taken care of while going for marriage alliances.
    Finally I say as a common player in both teams, it was our creations only hence we shall stop demand for dowry and we will work to uproot dowry from society.

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  148. Posted by Bharath Kuruba at 10.06 1 year and 8 month ago
    C P Singh Songra1 year 8 months ago
    ” All India Federation of Shepherds Association ” this is 1st time ever in India where all shepherds are joining or coming under a single roof. This is done basically to make development in Social, Economical, Educational, Political growth of Shepherds. There are around 10% of Shepherds in Indian population but sad part is we dont have a Chief ministers , Central Ministers, Governors and many top posts..There union will bring a great change in the shepherds growth and development .. India is Democratic country. Majority should rule India. Parliament is the supreme power centre in India and Assemblies are supreme power centers in states. Dhangar/ Shepherd is one of the big communities of India. More ever, Dhangar Community may be one of the single largest communities of India. Population of Dhangar (Shepherd) community is around 11 percent. Although scattered, Dhangars are found in large numbers in UP, MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat, AP, J&K, Karnataka, and Himachal Pradesh apart from Maharashtra. Though culturally/ socially/ professionally one community, Shepherds of India are known by different names across the country as Dhangar in Maharashtra, Kuruba in Karnataka, Rabari, Maldhari and Bharwad in Rajasthan and Gujarat, Gaddi, Bakkarwal in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, Meshshavak in Bengal, Kurumban/Kurumba/Kuruma/ in Tamilnadu, and Kerala, Gowala in Tripura and Pal, Gadaria, Dhangar in UP and MP; Kuruma in Andhra Paradesh; Gaderia, Pal in Haryana and Punjab respectively. Thus, Dhangars have fragmented social identity due to different names in different parts of India. In addition to fragmented social identity Dhangars throughout India have Broken Political Identity due to different Political Nomenclature. Dhangars in majority part of India are in OBC Schedule. Dhangars of extreme north India and in some parts of India are in ST Schedule. Dhangars of central-north India are in SC Schedule. As a result Dhangars are kept away from socio-economic power as well as from political power. Political participation of this community which has got a legacy of rulers and is mainly a pastoral community is grossly and dangerously negligible. Looking at population percentage, Dhangars should have at least 54 MPs in Parliament. But there were only 3 MPs from largest Dhangar community in the last Parliament of 543+2 (and now only 2 MPs) throughout India. In Loksabha Election 2009 population of 11 crore plus Dhangars got only 36 candidatures from all over India. 124 years old Indian National Congress had given only 2 seats to Dhangars, the largest Hindu/Indian community of 11 crore plus population. Like wise BJP and BSP had given 2 each seats to Dhangar community. Established political parties so far have not groomed a single leader at national level from the population of 11 crore plus Dhangars or have not allowed growing any leader in India. State level leaders are also few and cornered by so called Dominant leaders and parties. Posted by Bharath kuruba at 10:06 No comments: Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Home Subscribe to: Posts (Ato
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    This is a good post,people should go through it,there is need of coordination and integration among isolated fragmented sub groups of this large community spread in all states though out country.

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  149. Ram Ram Ji to all my pal brothers which are living in all states of India and thank full to those person who are hardworking for our pal samaz to take it up.Thanks to pal brothers .From Ambala jandli Mr.Pappu

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  150. Namaskar Bhai evam bahno
    Pichhale lagbhag 4 mah se is site par ap comments nahi likh rahe hai.
    Kripya nayee taji jankari dete rahe evam sabhi ko labh pahunchayen.
    Apne dassera aur diwali achchhi tarah se manaye honge.Sabhi ko devuththan ki
    shubhkamnaye. JaiMalhar Jai Dhangar jai Bharat

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    • namaste

      main ap sbke comment pade acha lga mujhe
      mai puchna chAHTA hu ki kyu na hum HOLKAR tital adopt kr le.is s hume unite hona aasaan ho jayega,aur har jagah humari pehchan hogi .sath m hum socially worrier ke roop m accepted bhi ho jayenge,

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  151. Hello and Namaskar everyone gadria in this conversation. I am a gadria resident of Punjab state. Everyone has shared his or her view and ideas in a valuable manner. But friends what you really missed in above shares and which I personally feel is that Gadria are now in OBC caste schedule which is 27% in total but castes in OBC in India are near about 100 in number. So instead of fighting for getting SC/ST status WE ALL SHOULD FIGHT FOR SPECIAL 5% OBC RESERVATION ONLY FOR GADRIAS OUT OF THE TOTAL OBC RESERVATION OF 27% like Gurjars. BECAUSE THAT SPECIAL 5% ONLY FOR GADRIYAS WILL PROTECT OUR INTERESTS AGAINST THE DOMINANT CASTES IN OBC LIKE YADAVS, SAINIS, KAMBOJS, LUBANAS, SUNEYARS etc.
    BECAUSE THESE FEW CASTES ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN TAKING THE BENEFITS OF TOTAL 27% OBC RESERVATION SINCE 1993 IN EVERY FIELD WHETHER IN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, POLITICS AND OTHER FIELDS since MANDAL COMMISION IS FORMED. I AM A GROUP ‘A’ GAZZETED OFFICER IN PUNJAB GOVT. AND A LAW (LLb) ASPIRANT IN PANJAB UNIVERSITY CHANDIGARH. So being a final year law student i want to inform you that ARTICLE 16 (4B) of INDIAN CONSTITUTION cleary says that Govt or State can make reservation for any class or class of persons who are not adequately represented in services or other matters. I have never seen adequate number of GADRIYAS holding positions of IAS, PCS in state,IPS, IRS, IES, JUDGES or other super high rank services in whole of INDIA and the fact is in haryana punjab i know most of the people, no one is IAS IPS JUDGE or pcs etc. I know two or three only in UP. In punjab and haryana our people have only reached upto medical services i e DOCTOR. But still deprived of administrative services like rest of INDIA. SO special 5% is much needed only for gadrias out of total 27% which is only being used by few dominating castes like YADAVS, SAINIS,GURJARS and KAMBOJS SINCE MANDAL COMMISSION WAS FORMED FOR OBC RESERVATION. one thing more i would like to share is dont faith pandits more because they are the responsible persons actually for the stata of upper and lower castes in society. We also remained middle or low ranking community just because of them. Our forefathers were in the Army of GURU GOBIND SINGH who were fighting against the MUGHALS and forceful conversion of idians to muslims and became sikhs. We are not discriminated in punjab moreover we are better than some of the communities in punjab because of land owning
    but still special 5 percent is needed to explore it in the whole country and for the upliftment of Gadrias in the whole country and our community can have representaion in all the fields including politics, medical, administration and judiciary as well. Represention in the higher levels like judiciary and administration is actually very low or nil as per the reports.
    Nothing in my sayings and views is against any religion or caste i respect every religion. So stop hiding or concealing your caste and lets make a platform to represent our community in UNION OF INDIA and whenever elections come lets raise this voice for our reasonable rights
    THANKING YOU ALL..🙏🙏

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  152. I think we people need to improve our thinking to take help from the government as reservation. Because reservation is not a permanent solution. Our community needs improvement in the sector of Education. Our Community Doesn’t Need reservation, we need Education. Because education is the one and only solution for each and every problem.

    Thanks and Regards
    Pratap Singh Baghel

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  153. Hii everyone I’m egry with all thanks Ravipaul pandwar

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  154. Shikshit bano, Sangharsh karo, Apne kartavyon ka palan karo, Adhikar mangne se nahi milate Chhine jate hai.

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  155. in up our caste is known by some different names like. pal, baghel, dhanghar

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  156. I am thankful to god for giving birth in this community .
    Listen now i am nothing in this world , but want to become a person who speak to the whole world surname first before name i.e. Pal ! Adarsh Pal ..
    Actually our community is very broad but people of our community don’t favour us.
    Guys please favour our our community members , by doing this we give a good news to our ancestors .
    Pal ! Adarsh Pal
    [email protected]

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  157. one that everyone have to know, the time have been changed,so we all have to change our thinking too,in relevant for the developement of our community that indirectly developed our country.Don’t be too fictious to the old regimes try to grow.”If only one change than other will automatically change,because social things are always infectious, i.e.,like infectious diseases.”

    “never be destruction to the time,if you do that u always will have to suffer from sorrow or affliction because time don’t have kindness or pity it always going on it’s speed.” so we have to change with time to live a very happy and prosperous life…….,…..

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  158. i proud of my caste and my life because of my born in it.

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  159. can anyone tell me what are the surnames used in uttar pradesh that starts with s for pal/baghel?

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    • bro in UP our caste mostly used pal, baghel. but some persons used also Dhanghar

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  160. Nicr

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  161. Hello Brothers/Sisters,
    My apologies for such a big message but I wanted to express my feelings and it took so long.
    My name is Gaurav Pal and i am from Delhi. Its very encouraging sign that we have a forum where we can share our views.I think its very important to know your roots and be proud of it without being boisterous or feeling bad about it. Once, animal rearing and farming was a noble profession but with the change of times and advancement of technology things have changed a lot. Therefore, it’s important we change with times and adapt ourselves accordingly.
    It pains me to see my community being called low or backward because I don’t want to be called as low or inferior to anyone. We also have brains to use and hands to work.We have determination to fight and will power to succeed. However,an individual can be as good as his surroundings and I totally agree that our community has been totally ignored on all fronts by successive political governments.
    I see people of our community hiding their caste/identity which is not good. I personally feel some of the below reasons of our backwardness.
    1. We don’t feel belongingness/brotherhood/bonding with each other. Whosoever becomes educated and reaches certain status feels inferior about our own people. This has to stop and we must go back to our roots. Superiority complex, Dhangar vs Nikhar, Pal vs baghel should stop and we must go beyond this and understand that we all are one social group and are equal. We should read our history (which we all should be extremely proud of) and help each other in whatever capacity possible.
    2. We have been extremely slow in understanding the importance of good education and lazy to take up modern education and skill building required to survive/excel in today’s competitive environment. We must educate ourselves and our sisters/daughters without any bias.
    3. Our past might be good but honestly, our present is very bad (economically, socially and politically).Future is in our hands to shape. We have served our country and fought against Britishers to save our motherland. We have governed states territories with good governance and distinction.
    Each one of us has the capacity and will power to reach the levels which we want to achieve. I saw so many good ideas as to how we can achieve our dreams of becoming a community which is respected and reckoned in the society.
    Statistics show our under-representation across all areas partly because of our ignorance and partly because of gross neglect from political governments. It’s our democratic right to fight for our cause because maangne se toh sirf bheekh milti hai. We have to fight for our rights and struggle till the end till we achieve it.
    We all will have to collectively work very hard across all corners and most importantly feel proud of who we are. Encouraging signs are that lot of shepherd leaders are rising. We have first Shepherd (Kurba) chief minister in Siddaramaiah in Karnataka. We have a very organized group under the leadership of Sh.Mahadev Jankar in Maharashtra and ex M.P. Shri.S.P Baghel has been given charge as president of BJP OBC morcha. We should be organized and have sense of belonging .
    All above views are based on my personal study and experiences. I know there are many experienced and intellectuals who have shared their views above and would be happy to have more knowledge from all of you.
    Jai Hind

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    • I proud to be belong from this community.

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  162. Namaskar Friends
    Very Happy & colourful Holi

    The views expressed by Mr Gaurav Pal is appreciated.
    When we say our society is backward, it is comparative view on the basis of present social,economic & political scenario of the community in general.
    In the open competitive environment opportunities are equal only thing we have to put our efforts to achieve and grab them.

    Our people are having inner strengths like honesty & sincerity which we should carry & use in overall development of society.Our youth should utilize electronic and print media for economic & political uplifting.

    There is need of strong will power & fighting spirit among our people for social & political participation which will empower society economically.

    All groups across the country should integrate and work together for overall
    development. There social group require All India Coordination, people should come forward.
    Best wishes.

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  163. * This

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  164. Mai pal hu ispar muje garv hai

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  165. omprakash pal..supoort dhanger samaj …www.dhangar.co.in….support jp dhanger..

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  166. Indian Governments have not paid any attention toward the deplorable condition of dhangar community. This community which has its roots in Indian soil even before the Aryans landed on this soil has been deprived from its basic rights of lively hood . Dhangars have been basically the pastoral tribes . They had been given the right of pasture lands since the invent of the first most constitution of this country framed by the great scholar Manu in the form of Manusmriti. After independence Government of India has made provisions in its Constitution for grazing lands for the cattle breeders, but they have been deprived which provide their legitimate right of ownership but has never been given to them, in fact, and has rather been kept in the possession and control of the Government itself which has through the years been given to industrialists for establishing industries, to developers for urbanisation, to forest ministry for reserve forests and sanctuaries and has been allotted for roads , highways etc. The Cattle grazers specially the Dhangars who can not carry on farm breeding of their small cattle like sheep and goats went without pastures and engaged in unskilled labour jobs. The Government did not make any arrangement or programme for the rehabilitation of Dhangars. The great visionary Dr. B.R.Ambedkar who himself has seen and was aware of the plight of this community, while making specific provisions of reservations for deprived communities in the constitution of India, included the Dhangars in the lists of either the Scheduled Castes or the Tribes but the successive government machineries played mischieves and blocked all the channels of reservations ment for them. This community totally illiterate and away from the mainstream society did not take notice of its rights. The Pra’nteeya Dhangar Maha’sabha’ has taken the responsibility to get the rights delivered to the people belonging to Dhangar community.

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  167. Dhangars have been basically the pastoral tribes. They had been given the right of pasture lands since the invent of the first most constitution of this country framed by the great scholar Manu in the form of Manusmriti. None of the Govt after independence has paid any attention towards the deplorable condition of Dhangar community. This community which has its deep roots in Indian soil even before the Aryans landed on this soil has been deprived from its basic rights of lively hood . After Independence Government of India also has made provisions in its Constitution for grazing lands for the cattle breeders/reares, but that has never happened. In fact, it has been kept in the possession and control of the Government itself which has through the years been given to industrialists for establishing industries, to developers for urbanisation, to forest ministry for reserve forests and sanctuaries and has been allotted for roads,highways etc unrealistically in biased manner without taking social justice & natural justice principle into consideration. The Cattle grazers specially the Dhangars who cannot carry on farm breeding/rearing of their small cattle like sheep and goats went without pastures and engaged in unskilled labour jobs. The Government did not make any arrangement or programme for the rehabilitation of Dhangars. The architect of Indian constitution & great social reformer Dr. B.R.Ambedkar who himself has seen and was aware of the plight of this community, while framing specific provisions of reservations for deprived communities in the constitution of India, included the Dhangars in the lists of either the Scheduled Castes or the Tribes but the successive government machineries played mischievous role by blocking all the channels of reservations meant for them by wrongly categorising them. The dhangar is a community caste of shepherds. This community did not have any representation in political field & bureaucracy as well. They are generally illiterate, innocent and away from the mainstream of society did not take notice of its justifiable rights.
    There is need of integrated efforts for all round development of this society. We should come forward & put our coordinated efforts for progress & uplift of society.
    Also Read http://www.dhangar.co.in
    The House Magazine(Hindi) of Ministry of Culture , Government of India, New Delhi, SANSKRITI, issue No.16, year 2009, in an article at its page No. 12 elaborates” “Dhan” as sheep and goats. The shepherds from the time immemorial call their sheep and goats as “Dhan”. A Dhangar is the person who himself or his forefathers had been associated with the rearing of the sheep and goats. The Dhangars have been traditionally pastoral nomads. As on today not all the Dhangars rear sheep and goats. The human civilization has evolved through various stages. The men lived initially in jungles and depended on hunting of animals for food. In due course of time he was able to domesticate some small animals like sheep, goats and dogs and a new era of human civilization came into being. This was the beginning of the civilized society. The groups of the humans moved from one place to another with their domesticated animals in search of better pastures. Thus a Shepherd was the first civilized person of the world. During the course the shepherds learned the process of growing the grasses and thus the farming was developed which resulted in a semi-stabilized society. Sheep and goats were the property of the men and was being exchanged in the times of need. The wealth of a family was adjudged by the numbers of the sheep and goats they possessed. The word Dhan came into existence as a measure of the wealth or prosperity and it was used for the sheep and the goats at initial stage of the civilization and is being used even today. The majority of the scholars have propounded that the word Dhangar had originated from the word “Dhenu” which means cow in Sanskrit language. It is virtually a wrong perception of the scholars. However it is also true that Dhangars, who are nomads, rear cows also along with sheep and goats and in certain places they feel proud to call themselves as Gopalaks means cowherd. These shepherds who call themselves as Gopalaks are in fact being identified by the general society as Shepherds only. Cowherds are a different society called as Ahirs. Dhangars are the nomads whereas the Ahirs are not. Dhangars of today are the people who have not adapted to the developmental changes of the modern society and have lagged behind in the race of civilisation. Dhangars have a glorious history. They have contributed a lot, not only to the Indian society but also to the world at large. For the centuries Dhangars have been seen scornfully by the developed society being semi nomads and the un-developed tribe. The historians too have not been fairer while writing the history as the history has always been written for the winners and the advanced societies. Still the evidence exists and we can trace the facts from the available records.

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  168. I am summet the history of the gadaria cast are so great……

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  169. Yes, I proud to be belong from this community.

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  170. I am belongs to HATKAR COMMYNITY I AM FROM LATUR DISTRICT MAHARASHTRA I HAVE COMPLETED MY MSC AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY .AS I SEEN THAT IN OUR COMMUNITY RATE OF LITERECY IS LOW HENCE TRY TO DO SOMETHING AT NATIONAL LEVEL BY CREATING A SINGAL WEBSITE

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    • Mr Sudesh
      I am happy to know that you have completed your M Sc Agri
      Microbiology,
      Please apply for Senior Research Fellowship of ICAR & CSIR
      leading to Phd research.
      you are also eligible to apply for ARS/NET exam conducted by ICAR.
      Apply in Agri Universities/ ICAR institutions for SRF job.
      You may apply in banks through IBPS for Agri Officers post.
      Please dream high & keep your aim high. You are you can do.
      ALL THE BEST.

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  171. Dear Friends,
    I have website named palsamaaj.com which is sort of informative & matrimonial websites for pal community in India.
    I want to sell it now as I am working on my own project & not able to spend proper time on it,
    If you want to buy it for our society’s benefit then do let me know.

    Thanks & Regards
    Bhupendra Pal
    9772898567
    7732830999

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  172. I proud I am member in pal samaj

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  173. in haryana our population and our condition is better.
    we want to make unity to pal samaj.
    so pls make a pls find that all samaj party that our catogary is belongs in ST.

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    • I think u r right ,To achieve this target,we should continue to realise our nearar or dearer through SMS on fb, what app and any other message way andcommunicate in group about benifit of SC caste and to continue out this demand. thanks
      One things more, to convey how the education is helpfull and is the best way to become rich and popular in community.so I request all of you to promote to educate our child’s.

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  174. ghanta pals are growing much faster than other cast they maintained high standard they are in high post in private as well as upsc service…now they are leading other community also there are lots of who are ias ips various upsc services..they are living luxurious life

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  175. Hello brothers, IN the Maharashtra and Karnataka our community has successfully shown their presncesce in various field including politics. THe current Karnataka CM mr. sidhramaiya is from pur community. IN Maharashtra we have our own party Rashtriya Samaj party whose leader Mr Mahadev Jankar is cabinate minister. We have one more cabinate Minister from BJP Mr. Ram shinde. My request to all of you to come together on national Level so we can resolve many issues related to our communities. Can we create group no Facebook to discuss daily basis. My Id on FB is patilpramood444#rediffmail.com my no is 9595870152

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    • Hello brothers, IN the Maharashtra and Karnataka our community has successfully shown their presncesce in various field including politics. The current Karnataka CM mr. sidhramaiya is from our community. IN Maharashtra we have our own party Rashtriya Samaj party whose leader Mr Mahadev Jankar is cabinate minister. We have one more cabinate Minister from BJP Mr. Ram shinde. My request to all of you to come together on national Level so we can resolve many issues related to our communities. Can we create group no Facebook to discuss daily basis. My Id on FB is patilpramood444#rediffmail.com my no is 9595870152

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  176. Hello brothers, IN the Maharashtra and Karnataka our community has successfully shown their presncesce in various field including politics. THe current Karnataka CM mr. sidhramaiya is from pur community. IN Maharashtra we have our own party Rashtriya Samaj party whose leader Mr Mahadev Jankar is cabinate minister. We have one more cabinate Minister from BJP Mr. Ram shinde. My request to all of you to come together on national Level so we can resolve many issues related to our communities. Can we create group no Facebook to discuss daily basis. My Id on FB is [email protected] my no is 9595870152

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  177. Hallo. I Am arya deep pal. From. Allahabad.
    Government employee at BHEL JAGDISHPUR AMETHI…
    I hope pal samaj Promote in world.we are educated . Education is the best promoted our pal samaaj. So plz…… Share my feelings

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  178. Founder Persons are needed in Akhil Bhartiya Yuva Pal Samaj
    ( ABYPS )

    Soon we are inviting all Founder Person in ABYPS ( Akhil Bhartiya Yuva Pal Samaj ) gathering party at Bhopal MP

    if you are interested to associate send your city name and contact number for details

    waiting for reply
    ABYPS

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    • Everyone is giving big big lecture on gadhariya/bhagel/Pal/Dhangar samaz lolz….. Please don’t give that much lecture…..instead of collect all gadhariya samaz surnames from Jammu Kashmir to Kanyakumari……..

      Everyone make list of Surnames used for gadhariya samaz, let us know about all Surnames….

      Am from M.P and here Gadariya samaz surnames are :-
      Pal, Holkar, Dhangar, Sethiya, Bharwar

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  179. Jab tak all of gadria toghather hoke nhi chalege Kuch nhi ho kisi ka. Thanks Pal Samaj

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  180. A very good information for us , Tnku sir for this article.
    Dr. Balram pal , jabalpur (mp)

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  181. none is high or low but acts make so .if one thinks himself high in fact is low . if u believe in hindu then where u stand high-brahmin ,low-akshtriya ,lower -vaisya or lowest- sudra which is absolutely nonsense as one born to brahmin mother by sudra father is chandal . factually chandals were the rulers ancient india, lost to invaders and has been to brought to the present position of st/sc/obc/bc to whom their own brothers other sudras tortureing/ killing them n serving their masters who rank them of being higher sudra, vaisya accumulating wealth ,akhtriya protecting n brahamin enjoying position n power or else in no time like demonetisation discrimination would have been taken care of and there would have been no need such discussion instead of fruitful discussion elevation of all human beings who all are alike.

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  182. unfortunately at the highest level even some says vo nich jati ka hai another highest in the biggest state mai bhi to rajput hun when self is kunbi/ kurmi married to jat while son married to gujjer still bent towards rajput . is it not utter nonsense , how ur karwan can go forward if’t support great person like proff. kancha ilaiah shepherd brought forward book under name i am not hindu as ambedkar said born hindu not my fault but not die as hindu even recently madras high court ruled on conversion one continues to enjoy obc status which is great decision of justice in present india

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