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Common Web page of Bhandaris in India

Hindu Bhandari is the first kind of platform to gather information of Bhandaris scattered all India. Be sure to visit every link on the website to get glimpse of various aspects of the bhandari community. Presently I am updating this website regularly so please check it once in month. We expect everybody to nourish it by sending their valuable suggestions. If you have information than please email to Prakash Phendre whose email is [email protected]

Who are Bhandaris

Bhandaris were originally Central Asian Nomadic Tribes (Pastoral Nomads) belongs to Indo-Aryan Race (Vedic Aryan). They migrated to India in the period of 1500 BC to 600 BC which is called Vedic period as Vedas were composed by the Brahmins heading them who were the part of that group but change in their functions forms different castes as Brahmins. Indo-Aryans migrated from region between Caucasus Mountains and Caspian Sea to India. They settled in North West India and Western Coastline of India between Sahayadri and Arabian Sea similarly to Central Asian homeland. In India there were settlement of many group along western coastline and they engaged in maritime warfare hence called as Bhandaris. These men mainly belongs to Haplogroup R1a1. Our ancestors were engaged in hunting for food so due to that we are strictly non-vegetarian. Also ours ancestors were staying in very very cold climate so wine making and drinking was must for survival. Hence when they reach Konkan they may have adopted wine making profession as there was demand here and abroad. Few people in Second wave of migration from central Asia were knowing Farming hence there must be spread  of farming in Konkan but due to some geographical barriers it must not have reach Ratnagiri hence they carry on there wine making profession. Konkan (means a Land stretched from the mountains which are Sahayadris) is from Due-Daman to Kerala.

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Letter to bhandari community

Kuldevat and Moolpurush
Information on Kuldevat and Moolpurush of Bhandaris in Konkan and Goa  to add your details Click here Add your Details

History of Bhandaris
1. Origin of Bhandaris ( Genetics, Archeology, History before 500 BC, Culture, Language)
2. Ancistors of Bhandaris
3. History of Indian Navy

Read more about OBC Reservation to our community

Marriage Related Links :
1. "Vadhu-Var Suchak Sanstha" for Bhandari community in Mumbai, Thane District, Konkan, Goa
2. Caterer and Marriage Hall

LIC Insurance Advisor belonging to our community


  1. Pimpal Tree
  2. Ganapati
  3. Ravalnath
  4. Vetoba
  5. Rameshwar
  6. Mauli
  7. Laxmi Narayan
  8. Jyotiba (Kuldevat) of Surnames such as chowan
  9. Tuljabhavani (Kuldevat)
  10. Mool Purush Dhongdeshwar and Kulswamini Ancistors of peoples with surnames such as Dhongde, Phendre, Takkar, Walawalkar, Shirodkar, Waghmare.
  11. Bhagavati Devi

Other Article

  1. Famous People in our bhandari community
  2. Communities staying along with Bhandaries in Konkan and Goa
  3. Ratnagiri Gazetteer (including Sindhudurg)



Bhandaris from Punjab to Srilanka :

Bhandaris scattered in South Asia are divided in Various Caste are as below:


Part of Rajputs

South Gujarat

Gujarati Bhandari (in Baroda)

North Konkan and Gujarat

Devkar, Choudhary, Gavad, Sheshvanshi or Shindhe, More

South Konkan and Goa

Kitte, Hetkari, Gomantak (means Hetkari only)

North Kar., Goa, Mah.


South Karnataka

Billava, Poojary, Idiga

Andra Pradesh


Tamil Nadu

Nadar, Iluvar





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