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Bagherwal
Bagherwal
is a Jain
Jain
community originated from Baghera a princely state in Rajasthan
Rajasthan
(in India). Presently this town is situated in 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

5 References

History[edit] Stone inscriptions from the eleventh century A.D. refer to this community as located in Chittorgarh, Ranthambore and Mandalgarh
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
Chittor
fort is a historical monument. It is a seven-story structure built in the twelfth century AD. Pandit Ashadhar, a scholar of Jain
Jain
philosophy, writer of about 100 manuscripts in Sanskrit, was born in this community. Bagherwal
Bagherwal
today[edit] Currently Bagherwal
Bagherwal
families are settled mainly in South west Rajasthan
Rajasthan
(Haroti, Mewar), North West Madhya Pradesh (Malwa) and Maharashtra (Vidarbh). Bagherwal
Bagherwal
population is about thirty thousands. Main occupation of the community is Trade and business. Now this community has spread to Delhi, Mumbai, Nagpur, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh. Few families have settled outside India in Australia, England, Germany, Thailand and United States. There are 55 Gotras: Thai, Harsora, Khatod, Todh, Thag, Kuchila, Lambabans, Sethiya, Babriya, Dungerwal, Dhanopiya, Kotia, Katariya, Madiya, Bagda, Thathediya, Kherkhadiya, Bagdiya, Golwal, Jogiya, Pitaliya, Borkhandiya, Karda, Ketagi Bhanwar, Bhandari, Sabdra, Chamariya, Chanwariya, Ugatiya, Sanwala, Sarwadiya, tajlanda, Nabhaipura, Barmunda, Bhandsali, Sakuniya, Panwariya, Aadujiya, Mohiwal, Thola, Satoriya, Mandliya, Badalchat, Charhadiya, Pipaliya, Doraya, Narpatiya, Nigotia, Jathaniwal, Surlaya, Sarpatiya, Dhanotia, Dugeriya, Harsola, Samriya Organization[edit] A national level organization of the community Akhil Bharatvarshiya Digambar Jain
Jain
Bagherwal
Bagherwal
Sangh was established in 1956 at Bijjoliya. There are five regional organizations covering Kota, Bundi, Malwa, Mewar and Dakshin regions. The community has established a charitable trust ‘ Bagherwal
Bagherwal
Parmarthik Trust’ for welfares of its community members. It was established in 1983. It provides scholarships to students, assistance to widows and medical help. Publications[edit] Community publications[edit]

Bagherwal
Bagherwal
Web Site Bagherwal
Bagherwal
Sandesh (Monthly news magazine) Bagherwal
Bagherwal
Samaj Sandesh (Monthly news magazine) Pratibimb ( quarterly magazine )

Books published about community[edit]

Bagherwal
Bagherwal
Jati Ithias by Vidyadhar Johrapurkar Pandit Ashadhar. Vyaktitva and Kratitava by Nemi Chand Dongaonkar

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