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BAGHERWAL IS A JAIN COMMUNITY originated from Baghera a princely state in Rajasthan
Rajasthan
(in India). Presently this town is situated in Ajmer district
Ajmer district
of Rajasthan.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Bagherwal
Bagherwal
today * 3 Organization

* 4 Publications

* 4.1 Community publications * 4.2 Books published about community

HISTORY

Stone inscriptions from the eleventh century A.D. refer to this community as located in Chittorgarh
Chittorgarh
, Ranthambore
Ranthambore
and Mandalgarh at various times. During the foreign aggression of North India in the twelfth century, the community left these forts and spread to villages and towns of Rajputana and Madhya Pradesh. About six hundred years ago, three hundred families migrated to Maharashtra from Chittor
Chittor
under the leadership of Jijaji and Punaji Khatod. This group settled in Maharashtra.

All community members are followers of the Jain
Jain
religion (Digambar). The community has built Jain
Jain
temples in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra. Kirti Stambh , built by one of the community members, Jijaji Kathod, at Chittor