Kalwar

Who are they?

The Kalwar, also called Kalar or Kallar, Sehore and Kalal, are traditionally a community of distillers and traders of country liquor. They are spread across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, as well as Madhya Pradesh.

The name of the community is derived from the Sanskrit word kalyapala, meaning distiller of liquor; from ancient times until the British period the Kalwar were predominantly engaged in making fermented liquor in small pot-stills.

Origin

Sir Denzel Ibbetson describes them as “notorious for enterprise, energy and obstinacy.” During British rule the right to manufacture and sell in specified circles or regions was annually auctioned at the District headquarters and the Kalwar assembled to bid for it. It was here that instances of their perseverance could often be noticed; a Kalwar brewer would bid up a license far in excess of the profits which he could hope to realise from it, rather than allow himself to be deprived of a still which he desired to retain.

William Crooke in the Tribes and Castes of North-Western India (1896) states that the Kalwar may be an offshoot of the Baniya (trader) or other similar castes belonging to the Vaishya class, the third-highest class of traders and merchants in the traditional four-fold division of Hindu society. Also, a slight physical resemblance may be traced between the Baniya and the Kalwar. The fact that some of the Kalwar are followers of Jainism – a religion, to which mainly the Baniya adhere to, adds weight to this theory.

Language

In Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal the Kalwar speak Hindi as their mother tongue and use the Devanagari script to write it. In the latter state they also speak Bengali while in Bihar they speak the Indo-Aryan language Magahi as their mother tongue and are conversant with Hindi as well.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Kalwar are mostly engaged in farming, forestry, business, trade, government and private service, industrial and agricultural labour, and, to a much diminished extent, in their traditional calling of manufacture of country liquor. Quite a few of the younger educated generation, especially in West Bengal, have taken up professions in medicine, engineering, chartered and cost accountancy, teaching and administration.

The Kalwar will eat mutton, chicken, venison, fish but not beef and pork; wheat and rice are the staple cereals consumed as well as vegetables, fruits, pulses, milk and dairy products. Not surprisingly, alcoholism is a problem among their community.

The Kalwar tend to favour formal education and their literacy level on the whole is moderate. Though most of the elderly members of the community have not received any formal education the younger generation is pursuing it and in states like West Bengal their literacy levels are high. They favour modern medicine and family planning techniques as well as the use of indigenous medicines. They take part in various benefits provided by the government, like self-employment schemes, agricultural loans, as well as subsidized food grains and cooking fuel to improve their lot in life.

The Kalwar are an endogamous community (they do not marry outsiders) divided into exogamous clans, i.e. marriage outside the clan is permitted. Some of their clans or gotras in Uttar Pradesh are Durga, Batham, Gulor, Padhouya, Chamiki and Gungwar. In Bihar and West Bengal a number of lineages have been identified which indicate one’s ancestry and regulate marriage alliances.

H.H. Risley (1891) mentions no less than 140 such sections among the Kalwar of Bihar like Biyahut or Bhojpuri, Jaiswar or Ajodhyagari, Banodhia, Khalsa and Deswar. In the new state of Chhattisgarh (which was carved out of Madhya Pradesh in 2000) the principle division of the Kalwar is that of the Dandasenas or “Stick Carriers.”

Adult marriages and monogamy are the rule within the community. Consanguineous marriages, (marriages between closely related persons) are forbidden, but junior levirate and junior sororate are permitted. Among the Kalwar of Bihar marriage alliances within the same village are not allowed. Most marriages are arranged by negotiation and a Brahmin (highest Hindu priestly caste) officiates at the ceremony. The rule of residence after marriage is patrilocal – i.e. the couple resides with or near the husband’s family. The symbols of marriage for women are vermilion in the mid-head hair parting, toe rings, coloured dot on the forehead (bindi) and black bangles. Divorce and remarriage are socially permissible except among the Biyahut Kalwar.

An interesting marriage custom prevalent among the Kalwar, particularly those living in Madhya Pradesh, is the ceremony known as “marrying the well”. This is performed before the wedding procession departs for the bride’s residence. In this ceremony, the mother or aunt of the bridegroom goes to a well and sits in its mouth with her legs hanging down inside it. She then asks the bridegroom what he will give her. In response, the bridegroom goes around the well seven times, thereby imitating the marriage ritual of circling around the sacred fire, and throws a stick of a local grass in it at each turn. Afterwards he promises her a handsome present and, being satisfied, she returns to her house.

The Kalwar mostly live in mixed-extended families. The parental property is inherited equally by all the sons, while the eldest succeeds to the deceased father’s authority. Women are relegated to a position secondary to the men but they have their specified roles in ritual, domestic and social spheres. The Kalwar have a regional caste council known as Behaut Sangh or Sammelan with a number of branches in northern and southern parts of India, as well as in Calcutta, the capital of West Bengal.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Kalwar are predominantly Hindu and worship all the deities of the wider Hindu pantheon like Vishnu, Kali, Lakshmi (goddess of wealth and Vishnu’s consort) and many others.

Many Kalwar belong to the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism that is devoted to the worship of Vishnu and his two incarnations, Rama and Krishna, with their consorts as its main deities. Rama is the seventh incarnation of Vishnu as a divine prince and icon of morality; he is also the hero of Hindu India’s most popularly revered religious epic, the Ramayana.

Some Kalwar, like the Jaiswar section, venerate a group of Muslim saints collectively known as Panch Pir (literally, “five saints”) who are also invoked by boatmen at the beginning of a voyage. In order to vex them, other sections of the Kalwar like the Biyahut and the Khairdaha take a delight in going directly against the fundamental points of the Islamic faith, by offering pigs and wine to a local deity called Goriya who is worshipped in the form of little mounds or platforms of clay and is the presiding deity of gors, meaning ‘tombs’. The pigs and wine offered at the Goriya shrines are but given to people belonging to some very low castes. They also worship Brahma Deos (the spirits of unmarried Brahmins.)

A priest from their own community performs worship, cures diseases and protects them against evil spirits, while the Brahmin priests are their sacred specialists who perform religious rites and conduct marriages. Both birth and death pollution is strictly observed for specified periods. Tonsure and first feeding of cereals are some of the birth rituals. The dead are cremated and death rituals observed. The ashes are immersed in a river, preferably the holy Ganges River.

The Kalwar observe major Hindu festivals like Janamashtami (birthday of Krishna), Navratri (festival of nine nights dedicated to the worship of various devis or goddesses, especially Durga, a form of Kali), Ramanavmi (birthday of Rama), Holi (spring festival of colours symbolising the victory of good over evil.) During Holi those who sell liquor pay homage to an earthen jar filled with the alcoholic beverage. Some Kalwar follow the atheistic religion of Jainism, while a few are adherents of Sikhism.

 

87 Comments

  1. In origin section , in last paragraph Kalwar has been classified as Sudras, which is not correct. Kalwar belogs to Vaish (3rd highest) class. It seems article has been written by a person who has not done proper home work and does not possesses requisite information regarding Kalwar.

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    • yes, you are right. When I read this line I was shocked.

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    • may be the writer have taken some sleeping pills while working on this column…

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    • i really shocked when i read about byahut we r known by VAISHYA.

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      • yes, kalwar byahut known by vaishya

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    • pl send list of gromms of kalwar community

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  2. In origin heading, the word in last paragraph ” Sudras” never being said before to the kalwar caste.I hope some thing wrong. Historily the caste is known as a trader of country liquor & distiller which presented counted in the vaishya community.

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    • Please let me know whether kalwar of Bhagalpur Bihar use surname Bhagat.

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  3. Kalwars a vaishya community, originated from sahasrabahoo. At the time of Parshuram Kalwars converted from kshatriya to vaishya.

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  4. please say if family belongs to jaiswalchodhary in bihar/jharkhand is belongs to kalwar or khatriya?

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  5. This article is far from reality and doesnot depict true profile of KALWARS. THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN STRONG UPPER CASTE COMMUNITY. Some malicious agenda is going on on web to toss ill image of kalwars and this seems to be helping it. THIS IS NOT CORRECT PROFILE AND SHOULD BE RECTIFIED OR REMOVED IMMEDIATELY.

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    • writer have missed to write that kalwaar are also in large volume in nepal and well educaated like in other state

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  6. i like ur view and historical definition on kkalwar… but plz remove the word ” sudra”… we belongs to Vaishya….

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  7. Kalwar/kalar/kalal are basically ‘kshatriya’ of HAIHAY-VANSH, The Haihayvanshiy kshatriy;worship SHAIV or SHIV & SHAKTI. The lord SHIV also known as ‘KALCHURYA’ i.e.destroyer of Kal’ The ‘followers of ‘KALCHURYA’ were known as KALCHURYI.The KALCHURYI latter on mis -spelled & known as KALCHURI. The HAIHAYVANSHIY KALCHURI Kshatriys ruled over the different parts of central/western /,northen/eastern &southern INDIA for centuries toghether.

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    • To-day’s Kalwars are hehychatries,chandrabansi,Yadubanshi,Sahastaarjun’s,Lord KRISHNA’s,Lord BALVHADRA’s community living different part of INDIA,PAKISTAN,GERMANY. AFGHANISTAN,U.S.A.,NEPAL,and other parts of worls.

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  8. Actually we are chhetriya and we are not sudra , we people are trader and is involved in trading its true…We are the origin of Balram Brother of Lord Krishna………

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  9. Wrongly define as Sudra.Pl. correct this.Bhagwan Balram is our aradhya-dev .
    BALBHADRA PUJA has also been celebrated by us.

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  10. Jaiswal as a community is not considered as even OBC by government and how can u say SUNDRA … and as far as trader of LIQUOR is considered i am LIKED IT … SO Please humble request EDIT word SHUDRA.

    CHEERS !!!

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  11. The last paragraph has been cleaverly inseted just to create critism in the article.All will agree except the last paragraph.

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  12. Hey,

    Plz correct ur language. we kalwar are not belong to sudra. We are Vaishya, doing trading. At present our education level are high and abundant and many of our people are in good position now. Request you to edit the wrong sentence as suggested by our friends in the above comments. Plz don’t spread wrong and unbaseful points.

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  13. we are not belong to sudra,we are vaishaya and doing bussines so please remove wrong sentence from it .

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  14. we are vaishaya communities so pl.remove “sudra’.

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  15. The profile has been updated to remove the paragraph in the ‘Origin’ section referring to the Sudra caste. The researchers wish to convey their apologies for any offence or misunderstanding it may have caused.

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  16. Definitely from the history it is evident that we kalwar belong to Vaishya mainly dealing with liquors (Kal).
    Thank you for correction.

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  17. Nees to know DEY are same in Kalar or not?

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  18. Firstly, What Is Hindu Caste System?

    (A) Real Ancient Hindu Caste System As Per profession of the native:

    In the olden days, Hindu Caste System was determined on the basis of the profession of the native. It was divided in four categories by our savants (i) Kshatriya, (ii) Vaishya, (iii) Brahmin and (iv) Shoodra.

    (I) KSHATRIYAS or RAJPUTS or THE KING – The Kshatriyas were those who protect the property and trade and administer society.

    (II) VAISHYA – The Vaishya were those natives who were involve in trade and pay tax to the King.

    (III) BRAHMIN – The Brahmins were those people who work for the society and were advisor to people in general. They form code of conduct for the society and were teachers. They command high respect in the society and were advisor to the king also.

    (IV) SHOODRA – The Shoodra were those people who were in service to above people and do all type of work required by them. They performed laborer work for the society such as iron smith, agriculturist, gardeners, sweepers etc.

    (B) Hindu Caste System As Per Vedic Sanatana Dharam Shastra Based On Hindu Mythology:

    Bráhmans, Kshattriyas, Vaisyás and Śúdrás are the casts: of them the three first are twice-born; all their rites, commencing with the procreative rites, and ending with those [which are gone through] where the corpse is disposed of, are with Mantras.

    Bráhmaṇs, Kshattriyas, and Vaisyás are born, first, of their mothers, and, a second time, by the girding on of the sacred thread—therefore are they declared to be twice-born.

    [Men] are to be honoured in the gradation following,—in respect of learning, conduct, years, family, property. Even a Śúdrá, if he excel in these respects, is in old age worthy of honour.

    Secondly, Who Are Kalwars?

    Kalwar

    The Kalwar (Hindi: कलवार, कलाल या कलार) is a geographical title referring to the Kalwar clan of Chandravanshi or Somvanshi Rajputs and Thakurs of Kalwar Thikana near Jaipur in Rajasthan. Kalwar Rajputs are found in Rajasthan, Punjab and other parts of North and Central India. They are also found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Russia, Middle East, Europe, USA etc.

    Kalwar Castle

    Castle Kalwar , Jaipur- is a unique heritage resort at the outskirts of Jaipur that provides an insight into rural Rajasthan, its culture and traditions as our guests mainly explore the Pink City of India. Very conveniently located on a State Highway, the Castle is just 20 minutes from Western edge of Jaipur.

    Kalwar Kashtriyas of Lunar Dynasty are kulin decendants of Aryas and are one of the oldest Rajput clans of India, who enjoy a reputation both as rulers and soldiers of India. According to ancient history, Kalwar Somvanshi or Chandravanshi Kshatriyas were once the rulers of the north central India. They belong to the lunar dynasty of the Aryarace.

    Various geographical locations referring to kalal or kalwar are present globally. Kalwars in India Mainly follow Hinduism, Jainism and Sikhism.

    Kalwars Portraits as Efficient Rulers and Gallant Warriors in Ancient, Medieval and Recent History of Indian Subcontinent. Kalwar Jagirdars or Zamindars performed Mehsuli or Revenue operations. After fall of their estates some of them acquired Liquor profession.

    There are several schools of thoughts regarding this but most of them commonly believe that this was not traditional but circumstantial and comparatively recent.

    Some also believe that their acquaintance with Mewaras, Khandelwals and Chauhans of Rajasthan brought them into liquor business. Many of them are in iron ore and iron scrap processing, Hoteliers and trading business. Kulals or Kalwas of Khatik Samaj belonging to Sudra classification are also sometimes confused with Kalals but they are a different social group altogether.

    Usage of title ‘Kalwar’ or ‘Kalal’ as synonym for distillers and traders of alcohol is not appropriate. Some social groups of India traditionally engaged with alcohol distillation and trading are confused with Kalwars or Kalals which is also not appropriate.

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  19. Kalwar is not belonging to shudra,this classification is absolutely wrong.Kalwar belongs with VAISHYA & our aradhya dev is Balbhadra (Balram or Haldhar) & Sahastrarjun Maharaj.Everyone knows that Balram is elder of Shri Krishna.

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  20. the writer of this column might have gone mad or something to describe kalwar as shudras as i think he himself have no knowledge about the structure of casteism in india…

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    • Jain Kalar are not following Jainism then they should not add the word jain due to use the word jain by kalar the reputation of Jainism is lower down in the word.

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      • Its amazing to know so much fact about were we belong from but there is a proverb “no one lives in PAST” Guys grow UP be a GOOD father mother Son Daughter and all first than if you have time be a good INDIAN but never ever divide this country Bcoz of cast creed and religion like Stuff GROW UP Dude !! Plz who so ever Reads my Comment Dont Comment on this post and give this un wanted attention

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  21. Totally agree with Abhijit Jaiswal and Kumar Kaushal. I wanna know who the hell has written this falsified article ? Bloody unlearned beggar of knowledge…
    We do offer liquior to our ancestral spirits in one of our rituals but as far as i’m concerned we do not offer pigs, you dumbo writer. We don’t even touch pigs and its the most drtiest animal for us on this planet.

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  22. Kalwar’s r the best

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  23. hi, why leave people is alone a big city.

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  24. Byahut, Kalwars worships Lord Baldhadra as kul-dewta. Bal Bhadra is lord Balaram with HARISH in ihis hand. We are also farmers, dealing in food grains. Still in our marriages we does not take phera of agni, we take phera of HARISH. There is no question of shudra connectivity with our community.

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  25. I WOULD TO KNOW THE SURNAMES OF KALWAR RESIDES IN CHHINDWARA ,MP ALSO IS DO GLYA IS GOTRA CHAUKSEY IS A SURNAME OF KALWAR

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  26. Dear !!!
    You all are right at your place but reality is that KALWAR is also a title of ‘Rajput Clan’.

    The founder father of this clan of Rajputs was Kalyan Singh, one of the sons of Maharaja Prithvi Raj of Amber (later Jaipur) and Sisodia Rani (daughter of Rana Raimal of Mewar).

    History of this clan is full of velour and courage of the highest order. Kharagsen of Kalwar was one of the most trusted and valiant commanders of Mirja Raja Jai Singh (the founder of Jaipur). Karagsen was martyred in battle in the Southern Province. The name of Bhakat Singh of Kalwar finds very special mentions in the battle of Hinglaj in1728 AD and in many other battles in Aghanistan .One of the descendents of this clan, Man Singh Kilyanot, is immortalized and glorified in “Kurm Vijay” the historical recital of the battle of Mandwa- Mandol fought between then Jaipur and Bharatpur States in1767 AD.

    The castle kalwar is a great proof of Kalwar Community that belongs to Kshatriya, It has been carved out of a fort originally belonging to another clan of Rajputs, the Narukas, and won over by the present clan, the Kilyanots, in a fierce battle in the Sixteenth Century. The women folk of the Narukas commited Johar, i.e. they jumped to death in burning pyres rather than be captured alive.

    Thakur Balwant Singh commenced the construction of this Castle in 1879 AD and the construction continued for the next two generations.

    The previous Thakur, Jai Singh, was a reputed shikari turned wild life conservationists, who established and developed the game sanctuaries of Sawai Madhopur and Sariska. In keeping with family traditions the present Thakur, Mandhata Singh, has served in the Indian Army for four decades, rising to the three star rank of Lieutenant General.

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  27. A nice desciption but it has omitted its reference to Haihay Kshatriyas Capital Mahesmati Pur (Maheswar) MP. Project Gotenberg on Tibes And Castes of Central Province of India is a very good reference in this connection.The Jaiswals, Ahluwalias , Chedi dynasy. Guru Gobind Singhji. and the Jats of Punjab, Great Emperor Kharavela of Kalinga have kinship with this caste. I fail to understand that why no citation has been made on this caste line in Odisha and Southern INDIA. The Shoundhik or Sundhi caste of Odisha is also of Haihay clan. They worship “Suvarnagrahee’…> Ardhanareeswar form of Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati as their Ishta / Kula Devata. Most people belong to Nageswar Gotra. Seshadeba Behera, Boudh, Odisha

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  28. So far Sundhis in Odisha come under OBC categry. Coming under SC categry would no doubt benefit immensely. But the Kalwars are not so much degraded to opt for SC status. It is a shame on the successors of Great Haihay Bansh to surrender to Brahminical interpolation and exploitation.

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  29. Suryavanshi,chandravanshi,somavanshi,hai hai kshatriya,mewara,jaiswal,Choudhary all they same ?all of them are indulged in liquor,put their surname as kalal…but few say as they r kshatriya and some shudra…is kalwar and kalal mean same?

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    • In North/West Kalal / Karnwal/ Ahluwalia/ Walia/Tank /Mewara/Suhalka etc
      In North/East Kalwar/Jayaswal/Shivhare/Shoundik/Byahut etc
      In West/Central Kalar /Shivhare/Choukse/Rai/Jain/Dadsena/Kosre/Bhandari etc
      Kalal, Kalar Kalwar all are same originated from word Kalchuri.
      In South/South East/West India Goud, Idiga, Nadar, Ezhava,Somvanshi etc.

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  30. Kalwar/jaiswal samaj is veary intaligent &bagadur cast.

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    • Well said bro

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  31. need to unite this samaj to all india bases &find great person of samaj to improve its position

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  32. Hi everybody,

    I was eager to know my gotra’s details. But reading the page and Comments Am Still Confused. Just want to Know about my Gotra Details. Each and every bit. who r We and who were our ancestor and how r we linked, with which gotra we should marry. and if that girl or boy is from different state then which gotra is to matched for BYAHUT Gotra girl/Boy. Plz Plz Reply to my post. It will be helpful for me to give this knowledge to coming generation. I am Diwesh Kumar Gupta, Gotra-Byahut, Caste-Vaisyas, Born in Orissa but Father and ancestors r from Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh.

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    • All matrimonial sites are vague and see their money making business. They can”t cater to the needs of caste people. It is the community to discharge matrimonial alliances organising and sponsoring datas in a proper manner. But who has time to spare for community services?

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  33. Kalwar, Kalal & Kalar words came from the word Kalchuri. Kalchuris ruled on various parts of India from 4th century to 16th century for about 1200 years. There is no other single community in India which has been able to produce such illustrious KIngs who have ruled over Indioa or a part of it for such a lon time. Kalchuris are one of the major communities of India , but divided into many clans and sections due to historical and cultural reasons. The Kalchuris were also known as Chandravanshiya Haihaya Kshatriyas. There are many vargas belongs to Kalchuri. Ahluwalia, Walia, Jayaswal, Shoundik, Shuri, Sondi, Behera, Biyahut, Saha, Shivhare, Gulhare, Choukse, Daharwal, Dandsena, Bhandari, Malviya, Pashine, Nashine, Purbiya, Tank, Mewara, Kandelwal, Pareta, Beniwal, Katariya, Katakwar, Duragkar, Khanorkar, Shaw, Shawji, Kosre, Nadar, Goud, Idiga, Ezhawa, Somvanshi, Suryavanshi, Rai, Sinha, Mahajan, Adlakhiya, Arya, Omhare, Ijardar, Karnwal, Kharidaha, Khubele, Gupta, Gopaliya, Gwalre, Gulhare, Gajendra, Jainkalar, Jhariwal, Jhadela, Tale, Dixena, Tamrakar, Dakhne, Dhanetwal, Panwar, Bhatiya, Bhamore, Mahto, Mahor, Bhoyar, Lakhe, Shivne, Sikand, Suhalka, Sawant, Sugandhi, Hatela, Hoble, Singh, Rajput and many more belongs to Kalchuri Kalal Kalar Kalwar Chandravanshiya Haihaya Kshatriya Caste. There many reputed icons in this community. Vishnu Chakra Anshavtar Bhagwan Sahasrabahuarjun, Bhagwan Balbhadra, Aiya Vaikunthar, Sardar Jassasingh Ahluwalia, Bharat Ratna Kamraj Nadar, Shri Narayan Guru, Sardar Papanna Goud, Dr. Kashiprasad Jayaswal, Gitkar Indivar, Dr Meghnad Saha, Dr Hiralal Rai were born in this community.
    Bhartiya Kalchuri Jayaswal Samvargiya Mahasabha is at present largest national organisation is working to bring all vargas under one umbrela. Any person belongs to this community can associate himself and become life member of this organisation. You can contact me 09302839322 and join this mission. At present their are only 19 Members of Parliament belongs to this community which is very less in comparison to the population of near about 7 crorers. We stronly protest the writer telling this community as Shudra. We are actualy Khatriya Rajput turned ourselves to business for our livelyhood. Yes we were the expert of making wines which were used to be administrated to the warriors and Kings.-Sanjay Kumar Jayaswal, President, Bhartiya Kalchuri Jayaswal Samvargiya Mahasabha, Sarswati Bhawan, Ashok Vihar Colony, Street No 3, Pandri, Raipur-492004 (C.G.)

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    • Excellent Details , Sanjay Ji .
      Just wanted to add a very few points here , Our Kuldevta is Balbhadra Bhagwan ( elder brother of Lord Krishna , as our Kalwar community started with him . In a way , we can say that we too are related to Yaduvanshi people .
      One of the key reasons , Kalwar is not a popularly known community is the use of Title in our Names . I have not seen any body using Kalwar as his title . The titles vary in different geographies , like mentioned above by you . Great Musician Sri Ravindra Jain is also from our Kalwar community , yet very few know this fact .
      Predominantly Kalwar’s are known as Jaiswals – probably because they use Jaiswal as title and perhaps they are the largest in population , spread primarily in Eastern UP , Bihar , Bengal & MP .
      In Bihar itself , Kalwars of Different districts /parts use different titles like Choudhary , Bhagat , Shah , Sah , Prasad etc.

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    • I am very proud to be here with Kalchuri lineage of Kalwar, Kalal, Ezhava community from Kerala…

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  34. kalar are different

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    • Correct kalar samaj deference that’s why a lot of unknown coast

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  35. All jaiswals are same.Belonging to one of the oldest rajput clans they are dominant in india.They may be calling themselves as kalwars,kalars,kalals in different parts of india.Many people of this community hold big or small businesses.Also they are involved in every field.

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  36. are mathesiya halwai gupta are part of kalwar samaj only?

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    • hame Garv Hai ki Humkalwar jaiswal hai

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  37. I am proud to be kalar but peoples in india think us a weak caste….we kalars are good in every field…to show this we need to be unite together

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  38. Proud to be a kalwar.

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  39. The Kalwar, (or Kalal, Kalar) are an Indian caste historically found in Rajasthan, Punjab and other parts of North and Central India. The caste is traditionally associated with the distillation of liquor, but around the start of the 20th century assorted Kalwar caste organisations sought to leave that trade and redefine their community.

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  40. I also have one question that as being kalwar(Hindu)how do to present it,like some says Sikh/Muslim so on..wat do to say If some one ask what you are? I have observed it is almost similar like Marwari caste but some call “kalwar” as Bihari…..plzz do rply I m very curious to know abt dis caste

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    • you simply say you are a Kalwar, and Kalwars are not bihrai or upite , they are now all over india, but our ancestors hailed from Mahishamti, now in Madhya Pradesh,

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    • Hii I want to know that in bihar kalwar comes in SC or obc

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  41. i am jaisawal, Baniyan,hindu kalwar. May u please tell me my gotra.

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    • Jaiswal / Kalwar are mostly Kashyap Gotra ,like in my case , however , I suggest you please verify the same from your parents / grand parents .

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  42. I’m proud to be announced that…..
    I’m KALWAR……

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  43. Who would like to lower one”s own caste and what for? It is deplorable that “sondy.com” quotes the Sundhis of Odisha as Gajabhatia in a fallacious term as the lower sundhis and the Dakhinias as higher Sundhis. There is nothing to support their claim. The Lunar dynasty or Haihay Vanshis spread from Central India to South, Mahesmatipur or Maheswar in MP being their ancient capital of Sahasrarjjun.

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  44. in Indian politics , the group have higher number& united have more power so we should unity our self on all India bases removing subcast because every state have different surname.try to find comman surname like yadav

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  45. try to find conman surname to get better respect &politically strong position

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  46. My name is md sahil alam n i m confused about my community ? Can u plzzz tell me what is the community of me…
    Name -md sahil alam
    Caste -ansari
    Community-

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  47. My title is Jaiswal, does I is in OBC or not ?

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    • yes you are in OBC, as you belong to the Kalwar Community, I find the above Description absolutely rubbish, Kalwars are Kshatriya , Decedents of Raj Rajeshwar Sri Sahstrarjun Maharaj. we are som vanshiya. yes we have been indulged in the trade of manufacturing Liquor way back in ages that the only truth i can relate to

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  48. I find the above Description absolutely rubbish, Kalwars are Kshatriya , Decedents of Raj Rajeshwar Sri Sahstrarjun Maharaj. we are som vanshiya. yes we have been indulged in the trade of manufacturing Liquor way back in ages that the only truth i can relate to in the above, i must say the author of the above has not researched well enough and published Please rectify this as soon as possible.
    an Anguished Kalwar
    Virendra Kr. Jaiswal
    President
    West Bengal Jaysawal Yuva Manch
    9831016014

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  49. Are there Muslim Kalals too? I read somewhere about caste Siddiqi Kalal.

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    • i also hear their are in rajshtan

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  50. hello friends
    aap log maharastra ko bhulgaye vaha bhi kalar samaj bahut bada he.
    jay kalar
    jay Maharashtra
    jay hind.

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    • i also want to say same thing , i am with u mr randive , u my call me on my no 9766571191

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  51. Nadar (also referred as Nadan, Shanar) is a Tamil caste of South India and Sri Lanka.[1][2][3] Nadars are predominant in the south Indian districts of Tuticorin, Kaniyakumari, Tirunelveli and Virudhunagar.[4]

    The Nadars have made significant strides through their emphasis on education and entrepreneurship. The socio-economic development achieved by the Nadars in southern India has elicited academic interest.[10][11][12][13] They constitute 12% of Tamil Nadu’s population.[14] Nadars are classified and listed as an Other Backward Class by the governments of both Tamil Nadu and India.[15][16]

    Today, the Nadars are recognized as an “advanced” community – a status reversal accomplished over the past century through caste horizontal mobilization of caste solidarity, challenge to servile traditional ascription through ritual transformations, effective utilization of modern opportunity through education and commerce, and skilful communal exploitation of the political arena.

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  52. Kalwar is also cast in pakistan, most in sindh and they are Muslim. And their language is pure sindhi. Most in Mirpur Mathelo. Ghotki, pano aqil. Sukk. Hyderabad karachi, and aslo in whole pak,.

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  53. i am with u u may call me on my no 9766571191

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  54. are the Saha surname fall under kalwar cmmunity in bengal?

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  55. Exclent Blogger .what u wrote is currect in Andhra Pradesh Gowda ; kalale , Ediga settibalija all r one ,govt Go BC B sl No 4. Giving caste certificates as Gowda. community constuted17% .as per 2011 census in andhra pradesh

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  56. actually kalwar samaj are purelly kshtriya.For your knowledge in the period of sayug ,There was a king who’s name was Maharaj HAI & HE fight with father of Bhagwan Parsuram Maharshi Jamdagni.

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  57. brothers,
    I am a keralite, belongs to Ezhava cast. i am happy to know about ur cast, which is similar to ours.But, Sudras (nairs) called us Avarnas, so, we are in the list of O.B.C. We are one of the most progressive cast in india.

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  58. dear sir kya jaiswal aur jaiswar mein shaadi ho skti hai ..

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    • I have same question in my mind. Jaiswar comes in chandravanshi kahar and Jaiswal in kalal.. Both are same or not? Kashyap comes in both community… So much confusion

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      • no jaiswal or kalwar belongas to haihay kshatriya vansh and jaiswar are called are called kahar caste they both are not same

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  59. we spread into all India, in diffterent castes-language-cultures.

    first of all, all castes of our group listed under one group.At all india basis, we will be united under one name and one group. we will fight for rights and legacy of our ruling.

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  60. Kalwar thikana has no link with Kalwar caste both are diffrent .
    Kalwar thikana was an estate granted to kalyan son of raja prithviraj of aamer . They are kacchawahas having sub clan as kalyanots . They are pure suryavanshi rajputs/kshatriyas.

    Kalwar is a caste also known as kalal who brew wine and sell it . The women folk of this caste is known as kalali .

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