Lunia


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Who are they?

The Lunia were traditionally salt makers. They are also known as Nunia, Sambhri, Sambhri Chauhan and Jhumaria Parmer.

Location

They number more than 1.5 million in Uttar Pradesh and are said to have migrated there from the Sambhar salt lake region in Rajasthan. They live in the fertile central and eastern districts of Lucknow, Kanpur, Farrukhabad, Rai Bareilly, Sitapur, Lakhimpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi, Deoria, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Ghazipur and Jaunpur. These districts are known for high crime rates. They also live in Bihar and in smaller numbers in West Bengal, where they are constitutionally listed as a Scheduled Caste. This status grants them many advantages.

Origin

The name of the community is derived from Lun or Nun which is a corrupt form of the Sanskrit word Lavana, meaning ‘moist’, and which occurs in one of the most important and ancient sacred texts of early Hinduism, the Atharva Veda, as a word for sea salt.

The Lunia claim that they are descended from the Kshatriya, the second highest warrior caste. According to legend, some Kshatriyas hid in order to escape persecution at the hands of Parshurama (Rama), who was destroying the Kshatriya’s domination over the Brahmins. On being discovered by an enraged Parshurama, they lied that they were not Kshatriya but Lunia. This saved their lives but came to be called Lunia from then.

Another caste legend of the Lunia indicates a mixed past. According to this version, many centuries ago, a marriage party made up four persons of each of the four castes – a Brahmin, Rajput, Bania and Gosain went to a place near Ayodhya, a holy city in Uttar Pradesh. After the ceremony, as the bride was being taken to her husband’s house she scraped some earth with her fingers, tasted it, and finding it salty spat it out. This misdemeanor enraged and insulted the goddess of the village. She cursed the bride, condemning her descendents to making a living by excavating salt and so the Lunia was born.

The Lunia consider themselves as equal to lower groups of the Thakur (Rajput), Teli (oilman), Gadaria (shepherd) and Lodh (landowner and cultivator). They see themselves as superior, however, to the Dhobi (washer man), Dhanuk (cotton carder), Kahar (palanquin-bearer), Nai (Barber) and subordinate to the Brahmin, Rajput and Bania. Hindu society however, classifies them as Sudra, the lowest of the four castes of peasants and serfs.

They speak Hindi and use the Devnagari script to write. In Bihar they speak Maithili and Khotta is spoken in West Bengal.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The traditional occupation of salt-making is not practiced today. The British government monopolized the production of salt. Additionally, they began importing salt from Cheshire, England in the early 1900’s. These policies very nearly ruined the Lunia and consequently led them to become unskilled laborers. They do any work that kind of daily wage labor and work in farms, making bricks, building roads, railways, construction work, dig wells, and make stone chips from boulders. Many of them are subsistence farmers of small plots that they own.

There are a few employed in lower to middle level salaried jobs in both the private and government sectors, while some educated Lunia are businessmen, lawyers and doctors. Political leadership has emerged among them at the district and state levels.

The Lunia enjoy meat when they can afford it. Some eat pork but beef is taboo by religion. The impoverished among some of their subgroups are said to dig rats from their holes in rice fields at the beginning of the cold season for meat. Their simple diet consists of cereals like wheat and rice, as well as the coarser, cheaper grains like jowar and bajra, or millet with lentils and seasonal vegetables. Alcohol is drunk by men only, as is tobacco in various forms.

The literacy level of the Lunia is quite low as compared to the national average as poverty often hinders their formal education. The children make it to primary level. They are open to family planning methods and use both traditional and modern medicines.

The Lunia do utilize the benefits of official development programs like Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP), Prime Minister’s Rojgar Yojana (employment scheme) or PMRY, midday meal program for school children and other benefits. They also receive basic facilities provided by the state and federal governments such as clean drinking water, electricity and fair-price shops under the public distribution system. In rural areas, in spite of the provision of electricity, they continue to use dried leaves, sticks, firewood and cow dung. Their financial problems are not helped by much indebtedness to moneylenders and shopkeepers.

Customs

The Lunia are endogamous at the community as well as at the subgroup level. This means that they marry among their sub-caste or subgroup only. The three subgroups in Uttar Pradesh are Sambhri Chauhan, Muskhawa and Beldar who are traditionally engaged in salt-making, masonry and brick-making, respectively.

Both adult and child marriages are common and follow the ceremony where the bridegroom goes to the bride’s house in a wedding procession, marries her and brings her to live with him at his parental home. Though marriages are generally arranged through negotiation, marriage by purchase is also practiced by some Lunia.

In the Lunia marriage ceremony, the bride’s father bows down to touch the feet of the bridegroom. Another important part of the marriage ceremony the groom’s long cloth scarf or shawl is tied together with the sari of the bride into a ‘sacred knot’. This is followed by the couple circling a pillar in the ceremonial marriage booth to the chanting of Sanskrit mantras by the priest.

Marriage symbols are sindur (vermilion) and lacquer and glass bangles. Divorce (Chutauti, meaning liberation) is permitted and can be initiated by either spouse on grounds of adultery and maladjustment. Remarriage is also socially sanctioned and widows are often married off to their younger brothers-in-law.

Nuclear families are now more common among the Lunia. At the death of the father, the eldest son assumes headship of the family. Unlike most other Hindu castes, both sons and daughters equally inherit parental property. Another difference is that the widowed mother receives a share of her husband’s property if she does not remarry. The status of women remains subordinate to that of men in all areas of life. Their opinions are given due consideration in family matters but the final decision is invariably taken by the men.

The Lunia women collect firewood and fodder, perform all the housework and participate in social, ritual and religious affairs. They also contribute to the family income. The women decorate the floors and walls of their houses on religious occasions. Both men and women sing folksongs at festive occasions and at ceremonies, but only women dance.

The Lunia have a regional association, the Rajput Maryada Sabha, in Kanpur as well as Delhi, which lobbies for their overall well-being and progress with the government.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Lunia are Hindus and worship a many regional, village and family deities. Shiva and Durga are their main god and goddess. They also worship other prominent gods and goddesses such as Krishna, Parvati (Shiva’s wife, a form of Durga), Lakshmi (goddess of wealth), Rama and Sita.. Bran Baba is worshipped as a family deity while Nakte Mama and Jakhi Baba are village deities. In eastern Uttar Pradesh and parts of Bihar the god Mahabir, or ‘great brave’ is appeased with ritual offerings of food and sweets while other deities like Panchonpir and Ghati Miyan are appeased by animal sacrifices. A local goddess Amina Sati is offered cloth with a red border and the god Palihar liquor and roosters. Ancestors are also worshipped.

The festivals of Holi, (spring festival of color), Navratri and Shivaratri (Shiva’s Night) and Diwali (festival of lights) are celebrated. Varanasi, a holy city sacred to Shiva, is one of their main pilgrimage centres. The Lunia uses the services of a Brahmin priest to perform their rituals of birth, marriage and death. The dead are cremated, but children below five years are buried. At the cremation ground common Hindu death rituals like kapal kriya (a ritual involving the cracking of the burning deceased’s skull with a stick) are performed by the chief mourner who also has to have his head ritually tonsured. A purification rite, tija, is performed on the third day after death. Death and birth pollution is observed for specific periods.

 

179 Comments

  1. History and Literature.
    People of Chauhan Rajput caste came to Uttar Pradesh in 16th century not in( 12thcentury) under the leadership of Bariarshah Singh and Takshah Singh they settle in Pratapgadh and jaunpur dist and from this place they spread in other dist of eastern U.P such as Ghazipur, sultanpur,Amethi,Banaras,Mirzapur,Azamgarh,Devoria etc. There is lots of detail regarding their Rajput claim and how they save their rajputi heritage without compromising their dignity which was in threat due to mughals if you want to know more about chauhan rajput or Lonia Rajput than read the book Kshatriya Vansh Prabodhini or Kshatriya Darpan or Chauhan Darpan or Lonia Jati Nirnay. Without knowing details please don’t write bullshit. Beldar is different caste than Chauhan Rajput or lonia (Lunia) rajput. Beldar belong to S.C category there custom and faith is different they r like nunera chamar caste. Now lots of people of different caste wright there surname as chauhan like Kirara of M.P, Khatik of Delhi and Rajasthan, Agri of Maharastra and Noniya(Mahoto , Kewat and bind) of Bihar. That does not mean they belong to Chauhan rajput of eastern U.P.

    Everybody knows that in Indian history lots of hindus where converted in Islam and Christian.
    Many Hindu Kshatriya who converted in Islam change their surname from singh to khan . In past lots of Kshatriya who migrated to other place known with their work name which eventually became their caste? As per Hindu caste there was only four varna Brahmin,Kshatriya, Vaishy and Shudry. Beldar, Mahoto, kewat and bind belong to S.C and kirara belong Kshatriya cast.

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  2. I just wanted to tell u stop writing wrong information. Lonia/Lunia/ Chauhan Rajput population is only 0.5 % of whole U.P population that comes to 9.5lakh. Whole Rajput population in Uttar pradesh is 4.5% that comes to 85lakh for your information the whole population of U.P is 19 crore approx and out of this Muslim comes to 21%, S.C , S.T comes to 27% , and other minority comes to 2 % that includes Christian, Sikh & Buddhist etc. Yadav is 11%, Pandit 4.5%, Kurmi is 4.5 %, Jaath 2%, Gujjar0.75%, Lodhi 2%,Kayasth 0.5% , Bhumiar 0.5%,Tyagi 0.5 %, Chauhan Rajput or Lonia/Lunia/loni Rajput of (Eastern Uttar Pradesh that is Purvanchal and Awadh region) is only 0.5% and remaining is other backward caste like Pal, Rajbhar, Gupta, Kashyap, Gautam, Talwar etc… So please stop showing wrong data. Don’t make beldar caste as Chauhan/lonia Rajput community they r schedule caste. Noniya of bihar are also different caste they have their different culture. They intermarry in Kewat, ,Mallah , Mahoto and Bind. Not a single marriage is happened between beldar and chauhan rajput same with bind and others. So stop showing them as they are off same community as Chauhan Rajput. Late Thakur Lalamathura Prasad Singh,Late Thakur Ramkaransingh Vatsa, Pandit Rambharose Agnihotri and other late members of Rajput Dharam Pracharniya Maha saba has done great work for the community so please don’t spoil their hard work and fight for honour .

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    • you are absolutely right sir ( thakur)….. such people are bringing baad fame to our great rajput community by such fake stories

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  3. I m a Lonia Chauhan. Its very disheartening when i read this blog. Its my earnest request write less but right. No need to make up things from your mind.

    It hurts sentiments of people about whom who are writing.

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    • That’s great folks. We are living in a world which is full of contradictry beliefs and practices. On one hand there is a move going on to abolish caste system, while on the other we find people fighting among themselves to make a place for them in the existing caste hierarchy. Well done. The debate on Chauhan (Noniya, or loniya) is really engrossing one. And quite revealing too.
      Any way.. I have two grown up sons and am looking for brides for them from educated families from the community.
      I am a senior bank officer settled in Lucknow. My sons are well educated and cultured. I am on the look out for a good looking well-mannered bride for them from an educated middle class, service class family.
      Any takes?
      Contact me at 9454712299

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      • Pl send details if u have any good praposal for wedding.

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  4. We have relations in kanpur, lucknow ,haridwar and dehradun . But I can’t take any take on this as I am youngest of my family.

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  5. hi all,

    I have one query ,there are people who say that lonia and nonia are synonyms and these caste belongs to SC or ST in eastern UP.

    could you please update me on this whether if a person claiming that he belongs to lonia rajput ,is authenticated rajput or not and please update me on this as well ,that whether that caste belongs to which class of society.

    please upadet me on this ASAP.

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    • The Lonia are a Hindu Rajput caste, found in the state of eastern Uttar Pradesh . They are traditionally salt makers, and also known as Visthapit Rajput,Chauhan Rajput and Lonia Rajput .

      Originally, the Lonia rajput belong to Rajasthan where they were engaged in this profession of salt making particularly in Ajmer, Ranthobar,Bundi, Kota, Pulera, Jhuman, Dausa, Bewar and Sambhar.
      The traditional occupation of the community was making of salt, agriculture and they were soldiers in the time of the Chauhan rulers of Ajmer, Ranthambore, Bundi, Kota and Udaipur.
      They are now engaged in agriculture, and are a community of farmers having big & in some places moderate farmland. Some of them are also prosperous business people.
      Their main concentrations are in the districts of Kanpur, Lukhnow, Ghazipur, Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Varanasi Azamgarh, Mau, Sultanpur, Amethi, Chandauli, Ballia. Apart from Utter Pradesh, Lonia Rajput caste is also found in Vindhya region of Madhya Pradesh in the district of Rewa, Satna, Shahdol and Sidhi.In Punjab they are known as Janjuva Rajput, Purabi Rajput, Their surnames are Rajwar,Rathod, Bhati,Bais, Chauhan, Katoch,Parmar and Lunawat. A huge population(Sixteen Lakhs) of Luni Rajput tribe still exists in the eastern Uttar Pradesh. They worship their Kuldevi such as Shakumbaradevi, Ambamai, Assadevi,BhavaniDurgamaa,Kalimata and Marimaa. They still practice bali pratha(Sacrifice Goat & Bull) which they offer to their kuldevi. The luni rajput have a caste association, the Rajput Maryada Sabha, headquartered in Kanpur. In 1883 people of this community has started Akhilbhartiya Shree Rajput Dharmpracharniya Mahasabha under the leadership of Thakur Lalamathura Prasad Singh and they have found their lost glory in1926 they have change the name of this Mahasabha to Shree Rajput Heetkarni Mahasabha.In 1984 Shree Rajput Heetkarni Mahasabha merger in Akhail Bharti Kshtariya Mahasabha at Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh. Now they r known as Visthapit rajput of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.They are true Rajput caste .

      Some other caste like beldar, Lodh and khatik miss using chauhan surname and claming to be lonia rajput this is creating bad name for the community. As far as your question of the talk of lonia and nonia are synonyms and these caste belongs to SC or ST in eastern UP? Your information is incorrect noniya of bengal comes in sc list they belong to beldar caste beldar is sc in center list also and noniya of Bihar and U.P comes in obc list. Noniya has seven diffrent lingage such as Awadhiya,Magadhiya, Bhaigrathi, Sankata, Ghanvanshi, Kavata and bindvanshi .
      They r not realated to Visthapit Rajput or Lonia Rajput.
      Yes some time they also surname chauhan and singh which creat confusion.

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      • Ji mai ye janana chahunga ki,
        Lonia chauhan eastern up me obc me aate hai ki nahi aur kya Eastern UP me lonia chauhan hai jo general me aate hai maine to chauhan to Eastern UP me General lagate huye nahi Dekha to ye kya Rajput Hi hai Ya koi aur inake dada pardada Prithviraj chauhan ki pooja karte hai aur Diwali par diwali nahi manate kya ye Rajput hai?

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        • Mr Joginder singh chauhan eastern UP main chauhan general caste main hai,lekin jo apne aap ko lonia samajhata hai wo OBC main hai,kyun ki aap ko lonia likhana jaruri hai thabhi aap OBC main hai, warna aap agar chauhan likhate hai to general caste main aate hai.Agar aap ko adhik jankari chahiye to AKHIL BHARTIYA KSHATRIYA (VISHTHAPIT RAJPUT) GAURAV MAHASABAH se contact kariya,Aur aap ko bata du UP main jitne bhi log rajsthan se migrate karke aye hai sabhi CHAUHAN nahi,usme rathod,parihar,tomnar,kachhawaha,solanki,chauhan,etc log aye the,lekin jo log rajsthan se aye the unke pass apne BAN aur GOTRA HAI, Apna gotra aur ban janiye aapko pata chal jayega ki aap kon se Rajput hai

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        • Loniya rajput orinal rajput cast hai jo dharm parivartab or apne bahan bti ki izzat bachane ke liye waha se bhag ke aye the jo madarchod apni bahan beti mughalo ke haram me bheje wo aaj jamidar ban k baithe hai

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          • Nice

          • Kash aap jaisi soch wale kuch aur hote to samaj ka hal ye na hota. Sir ab jo aage nikal chuke hai (Status high)woo apne ko rajput(Singh)batate hai aur jo bechare OBC ka labh uthana chahate hai Nonia/Lonia batate hai. Aur jo gyani (litrate) hai wo hiapne ko CHAUHAN batate hai.Ab kul mila kar samaj bata hua hai. Yadi kisi ki bachhi adhik padh-likh li hai to samaj me achha ladka milna bhi muskil ho gaya hai.Wakt ab phir ek bar ussi do-rahe par khada kar diya hai ki hum apne bahu-betio ko kis rah par chalne ke leye kahe. (M)9824903241

        • Sir tell me about haryana in which nobody can recognise theirself and no reservation is given in govt gazzatte

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    • FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LONIA PLEASE SEE LONIA RALPUT/VISTHAPIT RAJPUT.BLOGSPOT

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  6. lonia chauhan is group of many rajpoot vansh. if u want to know your rajpoot vansh, ask your gotra to some oldage person in ur family. similar to an example…gotra is nimi ( neem tree)…there is no nimi gotra…nimi is one branch of surya vansh…hence some person belong to lonia chauhan caste and nimi gotra…actually they are nimi vanshi rajppot and vasisth gotra…. in similar way…a lot of rajppot vansh are found in lonia caste…generally they know their vansh with the name of gotra…

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  7. i am also loniya rajput leaved in ghutku,district bilaspur [c.g.].

    i am also want to know about lonia rajputs originality.

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      • Pl send details if u have.
        Thanx

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  8. Dear frnd hllw
    i rd sm txt abt loniya/luniya/nuniya…
    Dear frnd
    In ancient caste system brahmana, kshhatrya, vaisya hd
    rights to determine his vanshakram as gotrah….
    Bcz only they hv rights for education of his child..
    Brahmana 8yrs kshatriya 11 and vaisya 12 yrs
    yaha pr se gotra parampara li suruat hue…
    Aur yahapar se vanshkram mahatv badta chala gaya
    Gurukul me jo balak yuddh ityadi me nipurnata prapt krta
    ve kshatriya kahe jate……. Aadikal me bharat me adhikansh
    aakraman north west sindhu ke chhetra se huye hain.
    Isliye in chhetro me yuddh me kabil log rahne lage aur yaha k
    sthaniya niwasi aur bahar se aakar rahne wale log bhi kabil hote chale gaye
    rajsthan pnjaab sindh k inhi chhetro ko rajputo ka mul niwassthan mana gaya hai
    Rajsthan k inhi chhetro rajput/kshhatriya samaj ka 1 tabka krishi karya v anya karyon me sanlagn
    huye……. Aur karya k aadhar par inhi chhetro me luniya. Jati ki. Uttpatti huyi
    is samat k sakchham log(jo sadhan sampann huye) ka vaivahik sambandh rajput pariwar me hai ve ab loniya nahi likhte Aur jo aarthik rup se pichhde huye hain unka samajik vaivahik sambandh u.p. Me luniya/
    loniya/nuniya/nonia samaj me hai… Inhe bharat k sabhi hindibhasi rajyo e.g. Uttrpradesh, rajsthan,
    Hariyana, m.p., c.g., west bengol, bihar, jhharhand ki rajya suchi k anusaar OBC
    other backward me rakha gaya hai… Aarthik pichhdepan ki wajah se hi inhe kendra sarkar ki suchi me
    bhi OBC mana gaya ………..

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    • can i get the caste number of lonia caste pls..i need it urgent

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      • IF U WRITE CHAUHAN THEN DON’T TELL NONIA YOURSELF,OTHER WISE U WRITE YOURSELF NONIA, CHAUHAN IS REAL RAJPUT ,IT IS ONLY FOR Mr VISHAL CHAUHAN

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    • dear dinesh ji ,
      mai itna janana cahata hu li humara gotra vats hai aur kul agnivansh jo pritviraj chauhan ka hai sirf aartik ki kami hone se hi obc me aate hai

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      • Sir mera bhi gotta Vatsa hai to kya mai bhi Agnivansh me aata hu

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  9. Shrawan Chauhan Prithviraj Chauhan’s mother was from Tomar vansh, sister got married in solankivansh, wife from rathodvansh then now please tell me how people belong to him r only Chauhan Rajput?

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    • I agree with you but after the death of prithviraj chauhan many chauhan rajpoot people leave delhi and reaching in eastern u.p or purvanchal. as per my knowledge some chauhan strong in land, money and etc they are mention chauhan rajpoot and some chauhan rajpoot people dont have land and money and they survive very poor condition and mitthi khodna ,fish pakdana ke khana so thats called lonia but after that not changes in gotrs and maduga.makali dono logo ki kul devi hai its ok obc mention on eastern u.p but in western souther and norther u.p they are coming in chauhan rajpoot .

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      • Shrawan chauhan u dont know anything in Uttar pradesh seven different caste write their surname as chuahan 1) Mainpuri chauhan thakur stay at Manipuri Eathawa Kanpur and barillay 2) Jaath in wretern Uttarpradesh 3) Gujar they stay at Agra mathura and fatehpur sikhri 4) Beldar they stay at Gonda, Basti, Behraich, Lakhipur khari, Gorakhpur, Faizabad, Lucknow and Sultanpur 5) Lonia Rajput(Chauhan Rajput) Pratapgarh,Allahabad, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, sultanpur , Amethi, Varanasi, Badhoi, Mirzapur, Azamgarh, Mau 6) Lodh( Who Travel on Bhainsa( Buffalo) not the lodhi of Center U.P) Jaunpur, Badhoi 7) Noniya ( Awadhia , Sankata, Bhaghirathi, Magariya, Gola thakur and mahoto) they stay at Deovaria , Ballia Ghazipur, Mau, Varanasi, Sultanpur, Gorakhpur, Agra , Mathura and Faizabad . All the problem started by Akhil Bharatiya Chauhan Mahasangh they started movement in1976 in which encourage all the Noniya, Mahoto, Beldar Awadhiya and Sankata to write their surname as chauhan and tell other that their gotra is Vats .

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  10. Aartik kami hone se obc me nahi aate. Kuch neta jaise Faju Chau( M.L.A), Dara Singh (M.P), Virandra Chauhan( M.L.C), Jaikaran Singh, Munabi Chau ( Rastriya Chauhan Mahasangh) ka karan obc mai hai . woh bhi jo cast lonia likhte hai jo rajput likhte tai hai wo general mai hai.In ke karan Akhil bhartiya Rajput Dharman Prachani Mahasabh bhang kar k jo 1926 se chal rahi thi. 1978 mai Akhil Bharti chauhan Mahasabha bana kar 14 jaati ko milakar chauhan naam dediya jisme Agariya, Awadhiya, Sankata, Kewata, Mahoto, Lodh, Noniya, Beldar,Gola,Vatsgotri, Shorgar, Kharwar jaise jaatiyaan thi.
    Jab ki Visthapit Rajputon mai 14 vansh ki 84 branches thi Chauhan, Rathod, Solanki, Parmar, Parhiar, Tomar, Makawana, Sainvanshi, Kachwaha, Bhati, Kaushik,Chandravanshi or Ghailot. Read books and ask old people of your village u will come to know the truth of Vishapit Rajput or Chauhan Rajput of eastern Uttarpradesh population of this cast existis in Punjab Haryana and Shamali (42 Village) in Western Uttarprdesh and Center Uttarpradesh kanpur 78 villages other than that lots of people of this community r in cites like Delhi, Noida, Agra, Ghazibad, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nasik, Surat Vapi, Ankleshwar, Ahmedabad, Calcutta, Goa and M.P. People of bihar, jharkhand , Chatishgarh does not belong to this cast they r either noniya or mahoto or beldar who has different background then Visthapit Rajput they started writing their surname as chauhan just beacuse of this all chau chau chau sangathan.

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  11. Kindly send the details of Lonia Chauhan of eastern U.P. as I also belong to this caste.
    RS Chauhan

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    • Thakurji Please before inviting anybody ask them about their baan and their past like they belong to which place and their link to Jaunpur and Pratapgadh .

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    • Thanks for the total reality of loniya rajput.I Proud to be a Noniya Rajput .once again thanks to akhil bhartiya visthapit kshatriy Mahasabha.

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  13. Loniya rajput caste rajputo ki ek warior cast hai jisme rathor parmar pawar ……..etc rajput samlit hai tatha rajsthan se apna dharm or izzat bachane ke liye unko rajasthan chhodna pada ….jis prakar kai hindu musalman ban gaye waise hi kuch lalchi arakshan pane ke liye khud ko obc likhte hai

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  14. Ham sub sahi baki sub zhuthe

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  15. AM OBC and Nonia………..
    Unable to search partner on any matrimonial…
    Please help so i can search suitable Bride.

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    • You r noniya register your self in Noniya Matrimonial site don’t waste time of Rajputs .

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      • I’m Mr. Ram Nath, Awadhiya Nuniya, Gotra- Jamun. Our community stay in Muzafferpur Bihar and Jamshedpur Jharkhand.

        Thank You
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    • I want to talk

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    • Kya karte ho bhai

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  18. Dear all

    It was an interesting article about chauhan rajput community specially those staying in eastern utter pradesh.
    thanks

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  19. jai hind jai maa bharati
    pl. send ghotr list loina rajput
    mujhe garv hai rajput hoone per

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  20. Koi btyega…Chauhan bhi gotra hota h kya?

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    • Chauhan Vansh hai Gotra Nahi.

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  21. Dear Friends,
    I belong to loniya chouhan subcaste. I am a research scientist, but I never bothered about caste earlier. Even though we belong to OBC category in Bihar/Jharkhand I never used it to take benefit. But now I feel necessary to search for my life partner. My father was well known in loniya community but after my father death I feel problem in search for good well educated bride. If anyone interested then contact me on my mail ID [email protected]
    With best wishes,
    Rajiv Kr Chouhan

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    • Please search in Bihar and Jharkand Noniya chauhan koi caste nahi hai your r noniya you can find good mach in your state and in your caste.

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    • Sir contact me mai bhi Chauhan(loniya) se belong karta hu MA btc 9721306235

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  22. Dear friends I got too much new things and thoughts of Chauhan caste . The ancient history and some ethics followed by Chauhans/Lonias( like Giving Dasawan (one tenth 1/100 of their income to Bhatt cast from ther crop which was decided by Prithwiraj cahuhan) refer that by any mean they are connected to past Chauhan Rajpoots . But now a days we all should think to educate chldren more higher then we can get our old regards otherwise crisis makes everyone like scheduled caste.

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  23. Dear friends I got too much new things and thoughts of Chauhan caste . The ancient history and some ethics followed by Chauhans/Lonias( like Giving Dasawan (one tenth 1/10 of their income to Bhatt cast from ther crop which was decided by Prithwiraj cahuhan) refer that by any mean they are connected to past Chauhan Rajpoots . But now a days we all should think to educate chldren more higher then we can get our old regards otherwise crisis makes everyone like scheduled caste.

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  24. Hello !

    I am Parihar (Padariya) rajput from western UP , Dist – Etawah. Since my childhood , I have been taught that we are Thakur and comes in general.Later on I came to know that we are ‘Nunere’. We can not listen this word, so we use to fight with others comment.Even we left that school which was in other village, because we were in majority in our village.You might have listen Nagariya sarawa (Bharthana), which comprises two and half village with Rajput and about 3000 Population.Later on the management of school realized the mistake and recalled us but our parents ignored them.That should be the spirit. We are Rajput and feel proud of being so. Never let you down for silly reservation. Try to give best education to ur children to com-petite in society.

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  25. Hello !

    I am Parihar (Padariya) rajput from western UP , Dist – Etawah. Since my childhood , I have been taught that we are Thakur and comes in general.Later on I came to know that we are ‘Nunere’. We can not listen this word, so we use to fight with others comment.Even we left that school which was in other village, because we were in majority in our village.You might have listen Nagariya sarawa (Bharthana), which comprises two and half village with Rajput and about 3000 Population.Later on the management of school realized the mistake and recalled us but our parents ignored them.That should be the spirit. We are Rajput and feel proud of being so. Never let you down for silly reservation. Try to give best education to ur children to com-petite in society. pl contact on 9468769925

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  26. HI,friends

    i am completely upset by the discussion about nonia, its origin ets. Everything looks like no one is having clear idea about this. anyhow i came to know many things .

    I AM AWADHIYA NONIA SEARCHING A GOOD EDUCATED GIRL FOR LIFE PARTNER.

    i have completed my mphil in english from university of delhi.

    pankaj

    8588005669

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  27. I’m belong to luniya chouhan subcaste i’m search for my life partner. If anyone intrested then contact me on my no. 8959463150

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  28. Fabulous, what a weblog it is! This weblog provides valuable information to us, keep it up.

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  29. Prithviraj ki santano . Haath se katora fenk kar talwar utha lo sab theek ho jayega

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  30. Dear All ,
    This is all about social revolution leading to social stratification . If one will go further deep more revealing facts will come . Today you are known by what good you have done , What qualification you possess , where you have reached in your career , as an employee or may be as a enterprenuer ..
    Your success defines your strength . Many Low caste are at higher govt bureaucrat having goodwill & reputation , may low caste are successful businessmen or at Top level management in Pvt cos . similalry many high caste peoples are sellings their lands to take care of daily needs and doing nothing .

    As I said in startting it is social revolution/ Samajik parivartan – Believe me time is coming when our new generation to marry himself/herself or their change .. which we cannot change since it is “Samajik Parivartan”.
    God bless to all Noniya , lunia , chauhan etc etc….

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    • Mr. Prasad.
      You have given good and mar cable idea to our community if we all thinks like you than there is no communication gap between, who is chouhan or Mahato etc. We all are give more contribution in education field, good environment to our children/ Family so they can only be changes the hole community one days.
      1. MY CONTRIBUTION – ONE SON, COMPLITED MBA FINANCE & MARKETIG.
      SECOND ONE IN 12TH STANDER.
      2. My Self Retard from Indian Navy, Presently working Gujarat as Senior Engineer

      Mr. Ram Nath.
      Awadhiya Nuniya
      Muzafferpur Bihar

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      • can you share your contact

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        • My contact no. 8980048705

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  31. I am luniya rajput sisodia rajasthan

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  32. im loniya chauhan form amethi up

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    • I AM AISO LONIYA AT THIS TIME WE ARE PREPARING B.Sc(AG) FROM BHU UNIVERSITY WE BELONG TO OBC CATEGOR

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  33. i am putting my profile for marriage
    Rohit C ( SH99737906 )
    Profile created by Self
    Age / Height
    :
    32 / 5′ 9″ (175cm)
    Marital Status
    :
    Never Married
    Education
    :
    Masters – Education
    Profession
    :
    Teacher
    Religion
    :
    Hindu
    Mother Tongue
    :
    Hindi
    Community
    :
    Rajput,loniya
    Location
    :
    Varanasi, India
    IN THEIR OWN WORDS
    Heyy,

    I am ROHIT KUMAR CHAUHAN (LONIYA). I have done my Masters from BHU and am currently working with kendriya vidyalaya as a PGT Geography. In my family, there is a brother and a sister who is married. We hail from Varanasi. As far as I’m concerned, my friends describe me as Easy-Going, Generous and Happy. In my free time i like Health & Fitness, Movies and Sports – Outdoor. I hope you would like to know more about me, if you do please leave a message.
    Detailed profile
    Partner Preference
    Basic Info

    Age / Height
    32 / 5′ 9″ (175cm)
    Marital Status
    Never Married
    Skin Tone / Body Type
    Wheatish / Athletic
    Grew up In
    India
    Diet
    Veg
    Drink
    No
    Smoke
    No
    Sun Sign
    Pisces

    Health Information
    No Health Problems

    Religious Background

    Religion
    Hindu
    Community
    Rajput,loniya
    Gothra
    Sri Vatsa / Vatsa / Vats / Vacchas
    Mother tongue
    Hindi

    Astro Details

    Manglik /
    Chevvai dosham
    No
    Rashi
    Makra (Capricorn)
    Nakshatra
    Uttara Ashadha
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    Date of Birth
    21-Feb-1982
    City of Birth
    Allahabad
    Time of Birth
    11:30 hours (Exact Time)
    Horoscope

    Family Details

    Father’s Status
    Passed Away
    Mother’s Status
    Homemaker
    Family Values
    Moderate
    Ancestral Origin
    varanasi
    No. of Brothers
    1 of which married 0
    No. of Sisters
    1 of which married 1
    Personal Values
    Will tell you later
    Affluence Level
    Middle Class

    Education And Profession

    Education
    Masters – Education
    Profession
    Teacher
    Annual Income
    INR 4 Lakh to 7 Lakh
    Working with
    Government / Public Sector

    College
    BHU
    Employed With
    kendriya vidyalaya

    Location

    Country Living In
    India
    City / State
    Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
    Grew up in
    India
    Residency Status
    Citizen

    Interests and more

    Interests
    Health & Fitness, Movies, Sports – Outdoor

    PARTNER PREFERENCE

    Age
    21 to 31
    Height
    5′ 1″(154cm) to 5′ 8″(172cm)
    Marital Status
    Never Married
    Religion / Community
    Hindu:Kshatriya – All, Hindu:Rajput – All
    Mother Tongue
    Hindi
    Country Living in
    India
    Smoke
    Don’t include profiles who smoke
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    Never Drinks
    Body Type
    Slim, Average/Athletic
    Skin Tone
    Fair

    To access Rohit C ‘s profile at Shaadi.com type the link below in your browser window:

    http://www.shaadi.com/profile?profileid=rohitcak

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  34. IAM ALSO LONIYA CHAUHAN I AM PURSUING B.Sc(AG) FROM BHU UNIVERSITY MY VILLAGE IS IN RAEBARELLI DISTRICT IN BINOHARA ;U.P,

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  35. hi i am pankaj and have done mphil in english literature from du. i belong to NONIA caste if any one intrested for marriage purpose tn pl do call me on 8588005669

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  36. Thanks buddies for such information on chauhans of Estern UP
    Chauhan’s of estern UP should be educated about the same for their pride
    Hope u all create awarness around you and bring truth,
    Every village of UP should realise who we are and our children to be educated about the same that we are not untouchables but real rajput
    Arvind chauhan

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  37. Dear Lonia Chauhan
    The creater of this site is a bastard without any authanticity of any information I tried to find details of many community its incorrect and defaming and hurting peoples sentiments.They are showing many cast as Sc which is not so. Must file defamation suite against it
    I do not think across UP there could be profession of salt making as entire Up land is alluviale fertile land covered with rivers so there could not be salt making . Still few grps and community still taking advantage of peoples poverty and presenting the facts at their own may. So focous on your child education its the only hope to fight agaist such evil
    Still rich are getting all kind of privelages and consider themselves supreme. Wake up guys educate atleast every Chauhan in your grp about history
    Regards
    Arvind Chauhan

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    • Agreed.. I am also socked to know baseless information of this article. Dear Writer How they become salt makers Any one can guess meaning of Loniya, But How the reform.. Find and then post till do not post any stupid story.
      Regards,
      Lalit Chauhan

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    • I agree Arvind.

      However we should appreciate the fact that we are still confused including myself on real origin of Chauhan (specially Purvanchal Chauhan). There are mixed bag of situation/fact/culture/Personality which shows Loniya Chauhan are from backward class and at the same time there are situation situation/fact/culture/Personality which shows Purvanchal Chauhans are one or other way Rajputs. I believe most of us are struggling to get the real fact of this community and every body has their own version of fact.

      This is really a bad situation where most of the Caste/Group are fighting to achieve height in society and Purvanchal Chauhan are still struggling to trace their origin If you will see Harigan/SC/ST community which was most backward community are progressed far better than Purvanchal Chauhan community.

      To deliberate on this topic, i have created a facebook group. Plz join the same so that we can reach to some conclusion with evidence and give clear direction to our next generation.

      Thanks!

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  38. I, Mr. Ram Nath, working in Pipavav shipbuilding at Rajula, Gujarat. As Sr. Engineer post and belong to Awadhiya Nuniya, Community in Muzafferpur-Bihar,

    Our Community Awadhiya Nuniya married only with Awadhiya Nuniya not others like Kharwat Nuniya and Bin Nuniya in Bihar and Jharkhand.

    I, remember that in 1982 years chouhan Nuniya belongs to Utter Pradesh form a chouhan communities trust in Jamshedpur Jharkhand and assemble people announce that all Nuniya cast to change there surname Mahato to chouhan. But my parents still writing Mahato because they seeing that fore fathers not change the surname so we also not change, but now days our children stated to write the surname chouhan so I want to no that from where Awadhiya Nuniya community comes and what his position in Indian community. In Bihar we fall in OBC category.

    And also we now that most of Chouhan is Kharwat Nuniya, very difficult to find out for marriage relationship.

    Ram Nath
    8980048705
    8401673703

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    • Mr. Ram Nath Jee, I’m also ” Awadhiya Nonia “, And I’m belong’s to Bihar State, from Motihari Dist. I am Mr. Ajay Kumar, My qualification is B.E. But I’m selfemployed. I working in Sanand taluka, Ahmedabad dist. Gujarat.

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  39. i shekhar kumar chauhan from hajipur bihar i belongs to noniya chauhan(awadhiya) caste jamini gotra i complete b.tech from aku patna and yet studing now for govt. job . i have no more time for social activity now. – But i give heartly thanks to you for your active responce on caste matter. . SHEKHAR . 8579893236

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  40. I belongs to loniya community. And i am very interesting to know much more about loniya’ s history. From fatehpur up

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  41. For Lonia chauhan community; I am looking for grooms of Lonia chauhan caste for my daughter she is 24 years old. she is B E(agri. engineering) and M Tech.(Renuable Energy) She is working in P S U Bank as Maneger grade1

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  42. I am nonia .pursuing my phd in english from delhi universit.Iam searching for a girl of Nonia chauhan for marriage. if anty one intrested then call me or reply..

    8588005669

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    • can you share your college name and year and your native place

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  43. Dr H.V.Bandi
    I am uppara from karnataka Bangalore
    I am surprised to know the history of salt makers community which is called as uppara , Sagara in south ,lonia& lunia chauhana in north , nonia in East parts of India though no connectivity existed so far ,who lived as seperate communities so far & now analysing the history, life style,socioeconomic status,educational , political status are almost similar of these
    communities
    An good effort is needed to bring these communities on one platform @ national level

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    • can you explain the population density in karnatka

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  44. wow!!! and this is our so called educated society.
    I do not know how authentic this article is but one this is sure, people are still backward. This is not a matrimonial site but alas!!! Any way you need a good bride or groom not a specific cast person to marry…

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  45. All Buddy, I am Somvir Singh Loniya chauhan Belongs to Village Sarouta Distt, Badaun UP
    I requested to all plz create the one Loniya chauhan community Web site with data base, so fill the our information with BIO, also request to all to be create the on NGO for help for Very Poor family, Students, I thinks , Lot off Man And Families belongs to higher class and educated,
    I thinks our community is 75% very lower scale living.
    I hope do the needful & reply my message..
    Regards
    Somvir Sunderlal Singh
    Con No. 77752972835

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    • Dear sorry My Contact No.: 7775972835

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  46. Hi All,
    We are vansaj of great warrior Deba Chauhan who was Senapati in the army of Alha Udal of Mahoba , UP.
    I want to connect with some families from same category.
    Rajesh Chauhan

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  47. CHUHAN WICH CAST COMMING

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  48. Hi myself Dr Ram ([email protected])
    Doing MD Anaesthesia & loniya by caste. Its very interesting to know but how to check the authenticity of above.

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    • I have replied on your gmail…please check your gmail

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  49. We are looking for a groom for my daughter..we are from Nonia caste. Basically from Bihar but. She is 30 Years old..
    Let me know if you are interested.

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  50. I’m Rajesh Chauhan from azmgarh
    Presnt Home in pilibhit.
    Job in delhi .
    Num-9412433873
    24 year old.

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  51. Jitendra chauhan

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    • I feel glamorous being a lonia chauhan

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  52. Hi i’m amit kumar
    present l live in Delhi

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  53. Hello all frnds

    Myself from haridwar vilage alipur
    Can u tell me what i am
    my commuity belongs to lunia rajput
    but i write surname chauhan
    some people from my community write surname kaushal
    myself totally confuded
    some one says that your gotra is kaushal on the other end some says that our gotra is vashishtha
    i request chatriya mahasabha respected members & all my friends please help me to solve this puzzle

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  54. Samaj me dahej ki ku-pratha ko samapt karne ke liye ‘SAMUH LAGAN’ ki nihsulk arrenge karna chahiye. Isase sahi jodi ka chonav karne ka manch milega, garib – amir ki dooria kam hongi. Awate all of your advise. Thanking you. (M) 9824903241, 8000780869

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  55. We are looking a groom for my handsome, fair & slim educated daughter. We are from Chauhan cast, Gotra – Vatsa, Kul – Agnives. Basiiallly from eastern U.P.at present in south Gujrat with full family.Let me know if you are intrested on (M) 8000780869 N.B. No contect who desire dowery.

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  56. please make a watsapp group to share information about our cast

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  57. Hi I am mukesh kumar my gotra is shandilya and kul devta is guga jahar vir chauhan my grand father was a carpenter (badai) can you please tell about my origin?

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  58. It is right time to decide our status who are we?

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  59. Hi I am Rajpal my sub caste is ‘baryah’ can you please tell my gotra and main caste?

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  60. I LEAVE IN REWA (MP) WY COST IS LONIYA

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  61. i am from deoria up.. 17 yrs,, reading at varanashi at akash 7268905094

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  62. Hello everyone i m anand singh from jaunpur hume apne samaj ke liye ek social community banana hoga aur humare logo ko hamare baare mey sabko bataana hoga aur jagrukta failaana hoga ki hum kya they aur kya se kya ban gaye hai
    If anyone have agree so plzz rply me..

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    • Sahi bola apne

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  63. Hello everyone i m anand singh from jaunpur.
    Hume hamare samajh ko jaagruk karne ke liye aur haosla badhaane ke liye unhe unki asliyat se waakif karaane ke liye ek social community banani hogi jo ab tak dusre samaaj se prataadna jhel rahe hai aur hume apni samaaj ki sahayta karni hogihogi khaas kar ke jo apna astitva hi bhul chuke hai in dusre bade samaaj ke baje se if anyone is agree so reply me…

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