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Mahyavanshi Rajput. Hey i would like to know how did mahyavanshi caste fall int scheduled caste

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Hey i would like to know how did mahyavanshi caste fall int scheduled caste category?Are they rajputs and if yes what is history behind their coming into shudra category?

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  1. Guest2794
    Makanji Kuber Makwana, considered the spearhead of the Mayawat Rajput movement, examined this question in his 1911 book 'Mahyavanshi Atle Shu?' (Who is a Mahyavanshi?).
    According to the 'Prithviraj Raso', there  were originally five shakhas of Kshatriyas: Parmar, Rathod, Jadhav, Chauhan and Solanki. 99 shakhas developed of which the Mahyavanshi is the 20th. Mahyavanshis claim to trace their lineage to ancient Mayawat Rajput rulers of Eastern Bengal and established their capital called 'Mayavatpuri' as explained in the book 'Kshatriyoni Prachin Vansavali'(Ancient genealogy of the Kshatriyas).
    Dr. Kanyaiyalal Munshi, in a 1931 lecture stressed that the Mahyavanshi were the descendents of the 'Hattiavanshi' king Arjuna. It was because of the slaughter of Parsuram that they were relegated to a lower caste.

    Many Mahyavanshi customs are Rajput in origin:
    1. They worship Mata or Devi and always have a 'Kuldevi'.
    2. They used to sacrifice a goat in times of calamity (This has now been replaced by offering food).
    3. Sacrificing a lamb during marriage (This has now been replaced by making a tiny cut in the lambs ear, sprinkling the blood and then setting it free).
    4. Under the head of the dead body, the Mahyavanshi keep a knife.
    5. When a married person dies his wife wears her best clothes and performs arti of her dead husband (This might not be prevalent anymore in urban Mahyavanshis)
    6. They have common Rajput surnames such as  Gohel, Chauhan, Makwana, Rathod, Solanki, Rana, Parmar etc.
    7. Temperamentally the Mahyawanshis tend to be hot tempered.

    According to my father (who grew up in the community) the caste relegation has happened fairly recently in about the 10-11th centuries. Mahyavanshi men may have chosen to flee rather than fight in a battle and subsequently stigmatized. This combined with the rise of the brahmin-baniya axis in Gujarat led to the suppression of Rajputs in general.

  2. Guest277
    i m dr. manojbhai gongiwala i m proud to be a hindu mahyavanshi my native place is parnera bulsar gujarat i m professor at modasa science college i have some suggestion to our mangement to arrange gathering to developing our cast. i also go to research about our cast. more next time jai shree krishna vande go mataram.
  3. Guest3361
    Hi ! I suggest all of you to visit a historical website www.mahyavanshifoundation.org which will give you more information and knowledge on History and Development of Mahyavanshi community. JAI MAHYAVANSHI.
  4. Guest5125
    name of kuldevi in mahyavansi
  5. Guest895
    Hi! my self mitesh mahyavanshi residing at salvav, vapi.

    as per my opinion our cast culture & lifestyle is similar with rajputana life style.

    marriage style : (varraja with talvar, dress like shoot& shervani & jama and our marriage songs is diffrent to other gujarati caste. other cast is copiying our marriage style last few years).
  6. Guest703
    i had been read nowadays a books called kapra chadhan writer is Dr yogendra makwana i suggest u must read this books
  7. Guest7578
    if mahyavanshi are rajput,they must be in rajput society.they should say to society what they are and must be get rid of from schedulr caste
  8. Guest1884
    It is, as you know, said that they were relegated to lower caste status because of the some action of one of the forefathers, but I do not believe that. It is also possible that it was the misdeed of one person which landed the whole caste in a lower status. It may just be a stories and we are good at making stories.
  9. Guest8847
    Check this website, you will know all basic information like where we got the name from, what is our population etc etc

    http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php

    Also there is one book out by Y A Parmar called Mahayavanshi: The Success Story Of A Scheduled Caste. It is book worth reading if you want to know more.

    Hope this help.
  10. Guest9716
    Check this website, you will know all basic information like where we got the name from, what is our population etc etc

    http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php

    Also there is one book out by Y A Parmar called Mahayavanshi: The Success Story Of A Scheduled Caste. It is book worth reading if you want to know more.

    Hope this help.
  11. Guest184
    Check this website, you will know all basic information like where we got the name from, what is our population etc etc

    http://www.joshuaproject.net/people-profile.php

    Also there is one book out by Y A Parmar called Mahayavanshi: The Success Story Of A Scheduled Caste. It is book worth reading if you want to know more.

    Hope this help.
  12. Guest4063
    we  agree  with the guest 11852210.'For spreding this views mahyavanshi vikash manch gujarat maharashtr dnh, daman arranged mahyavanshi mahayatra from KANADU (taluko umbergam dist valsad) toMEHGAM (bharuch ,gujarat}from 16/2/2009/ to 19/2/2009.we had distributed small books with the information for future generation to know truth about mahyavanshi during the said mahaytara.I request to all community respected writers and others to dessist
    from publishing unnecessary stories,"dantkathas etc. with unconstitutional words which may lead towards   descremination of our society in future.SHRI MAHYAVANSHI SAMAJ UMBERGAM TALUKA DIST. VALSAD. REGD. NO.A /822/VALSAD/GUJARAT,SPREDING THE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR MAHYAVANSHI CASTE AS PER "SREE MEYAVAT RAJPUTODAYA ARTHAT MAHYAVANSHIYONO UDAI-1911" WRITTEN BY LATE SHETH SRI MAKANJI KUBERJI."THE TRUTH ABOUT MAHAVANSHI" MAY BE FORWARDED TO YOU IF REQUIRED.BY ISHVER P PARMAR PRESIDENT M.S.U.T.eMAIL.  ipparmar1955@gmail.com 31/07/2010
  13. Guest6864
    HI EVERYONE, YOU CAN VISIT WWW.MAHYAVASNIFOUNDATION.ORG A HISTORICAL WEBSITE DEVELOPED BY LEADING PERSONALITY OF MAHYAVANSHI COMMUNITY CAPT.A.D.MANEK. IT IS VERY NICE, INFORMATIVE AND INTERACTIVE WEBSITE. IT CONTAIN THE REAL STORY FOR "SHAKTRIYA MAHYAVANSHI" MAHYVANSHI COMMUNITY IS A GREAT COMMUNITY.
    RAKESH SHAH... AHMEDABAD... 17/08/2010
  14. Guest4920
    TO ALL THE  RESPECTABLE  MAHYAVANSHI PEOPLE,
                                         FOR POLITICAL AND MONETARY  BENIFITS  NOBODY MAY GIVE TRUE AND GENUINE INFORMATION ABOUT " MAHYAVANSHI " THEREFORE
    PLEASE  BE GUIDED WITH THE INFORMATION, MEYAVAT RAJPUT CHADVAD-1870 AND MEYAVAT RAJPUTODAI ARTHAT MAHYAVANSHINO UDAI -1911, BY LATE SHETH SRI. MAKANJI KUBERJI.PLEASE ALSO REFER CYCLE YATRA HEADED BY SHRI HIRJIBHAI PATEL(PRESIDENCY MAGISTRATE BOMBAY} FROM BOMBAY TO SURAT IN 1935 FOR SPREADING THE INFORMATION OF KSHATRIYA MAHYAVANSHI.WE SHOULD ALSO REFER TO HISTORICALE EVIDENCES REPRESENTED BY SHRI P. G. SOLANKI WHILE REGISTERING OUR MAHYAVANSHI CASTE IN MUMBAI RAJYA DURING BRITSH GOVT.IN 1939. SHRI MAHYAVANSHI VIKASH MANCH GUJARAT ,MAHARSHTRA,DNH,DMN ALSO ARRANGED "MAHYAVANSHI MAHAYATRA" FROM "KANADU"(UMBERGAM-VALSAD)TO" MEHGAM "(BHARUCH)FROM 16-02-2009 TO 19-02-2009 FOR SIMILAR CAUSE.(BY ISHVERLAL P. PARMAR.email< ipparmar1955@gmail.com )
  15. Guest1508
    TO ALL THE  RESPECTABLE  MAHYAVANSHI PEOPLE,
                                         FOR POLITICAL AND MONETARY  BENIFITS  NOBODY MAY GIVE TRUE AND GENUINE INFORMATION ABOUT " MAHYAVANSHI " THEREFORE
    PLEASE  BE GUIDED WITH THE INFORMATION, MEYAVAT RAJPUT CHADVAD-1870 AND MEYAVAT RAJPUTODAI ARTHAT MAHYAVANSHINO UDAI -1911, BY LATE SHETH SRI. MAKANJI KUBERJI.PLEASE ALSO REFER CYCLE YATRA HEADED BY SHRI HIRJIBHAI PATEL(PRESIDENCY MAGISTRATE BOMBAY} FROM BOMBAY TO SURAT IN 1935 FOR SPREADING THE INFORMATION OF KSHATRIYA MAHYAVANSHI.WE SHOULD ALSO REFER TO HISTORICALE EVIDENCES REPRESENTED BY SHRI P. G. SOLANKI WHILE REGISTERING OUR MAHYAVANSHI CASTE IN MUMBAI RAJYA DURING BRITSH GOVT.IN 1939. SHRI MAHYAVANSHI VIKASH MANCH GUJARAT ,MAHARSHTRA,DNH,DMN ALSO ARRANGED "MAHYAVANSHI MAHAYATRA" FROM "KANADU"(UMBERGAM-VALSAD)TO" MEHGAM "(BHARUCH)FROM 16-02-2009 TO 19-02-2009 FOR SIMILAR CAUSE.(BY ISHVERLAL P. PARMAR.email< ipparmar1955@gmail.com )
  16. Guest8012

    this is not helping....

  17. Guest1351

    I dont know anything about my cast my dad said that we belong to mayavanshi from valsad, umargoan but he refuses to tell me anything about the same. I need the information how to enroll in the samaj so my mother and we can attain the get together in the mayavanshi samaj and want to follow the customs and traditions. can we get any information about this.

  18. Guest1391

    I m Mr.Mehulkumar Vasarkar i m proud to be a hindu mahyavanshi my native place is Vasar, Navsari,Gujarat but I live in Valsad City i m an Agriculture Assistant in Navsari Agriculture University, Navsari. i also go to research about our cast.

    more next time JAI MAHIYAVANSHI

    MEHUL VASARKAR

    96625 32808

  19. Guest3119

    HI EVERBODY, PLEASE VISIT www.mahyavanshifoundation.org FOR WHATEVER INFORMATION ON MAHYAVANSHI COMMUNITY. THIS WEBSITE IS GIVING FULL DETAILED INFORMATION ON MAHYAVANSHIS OF WORLD.

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