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History of Charotar - History of Patel-Patidar

Charotar Patel is renown community in the world. You will find patel surname each corner of the world, only in uk top 500 British surnames, Patel comes 20th, In Leicester Patel comes 1st, Wolverhampton comes 3rd and London comes 3rd. 1,23,452 Patidar living in Great Britain itself. No 1 surname in Gujarat, No2 2 surname in India, comes no 11 in world. India's 15% of business and Gujarat's 70% of business owners are Patel. World's sixth Richest surname that is PATEL. There are more interesting stastics on surname Patel in Great Britain. They are spreaded all over the world. They have travel alot not just by air or sea. They have got this technique from their roots (Aryans). They have earn pride and popularity. History is the witness of their success.

The people from India living outside the country called NRI (Non Residential Indian).  There are about 25 Million NRIs/PIOs worldwide (estimates vary between 25 to over 30 mio).

Patidars of Gujarat are the descendants of Aryans. Aryans were settled on the Pamir's High Lands near River AMU in Central Asia. They were moved in three different group over the time towards achieve sucess to keep their existance. From these Aryans, one group went towards Europe, another group moved to Iran and last group of Aaryans came to Punjab, India via Afghanistan. Around 250 B.C. a social order came into existence amongst Aryans with four classes (Chatur Varnya) namely (1) Brahmin (2) Kshtriya (3) Vaishya and (4) Shudra. In the beginning, while these classes were in the process of being established, the present Patidars were Kshtriyas and settled in Punjab. There after, Kshtriyas were further subdivided into three kinds known as (1) Rajan-Raj (2) Kshtriya (3) Kurmi-Kshtriya. Rajan were the leaders of several small groups and were called Kings. Kshtriyas work was to fight the battles, engage in.war and help the kings in administration all the year round. Kurmi Kshtriyas were helping in war with the enemy or invasion from outside but in peace time were doing agriculture in the fertile region of Seven River's Valley-Sapt Sindhu to gether with animal husbandry on a large scale.

It is said that we are (Patidars) are descendants of of the great ayodhya king Lord Shree Ram's son Lav and Kush. It is not true that people believes taht Lauva Patidar are ascends of Lav and Kadva Patidars are the ascends of Kush, But reality is that Lav and Kush invaded Punjab and defeated its king. Thereafter in the region in which Lav established peace and order, it was caller Leya and similarly the Region of Kush was known as Kushad-Kharad. In this way the present Patidars (Kurmi Kshtriyas of that period) are not the direct descendants of Lav and Kush.

The person who ever has the land is called Kurmi (Kurmit is the sanskrit word) so land owner of Lav's kingdom (Leya Region) called Lauva Patidar and Region of Kush was known as Kushad-Kharad called Kadva Kanbi. Kurmis had left Punjab to keep their existance safe because of frequent attack from outside,

During the period between 400 A.D, to 700 A.D. many Lauva Patidar Families (Loh - Kurmis) of North India, Rajasthan and North Gujarat came and settled in Adalaj. When Siddhraj con¬ quered Malva Desh, he invited thousands of Kanbi families to Patana. Ramji Patel brought with him some six hundred Patidar families and settled in Adalaj. This is how Adalaj became the first main settlement of Lauva Patidars in Gujarat. From 500 A.D. Patidars of Adalaj spread to Bhal, Dashkoi and Khambat Regions and in the sixth century further form Khambat, spread all over Kaira District. During this period Ramji Patel accompanying so many Kurmi families from Adalaj went to Charotar Region. These Kurmi families broke the wild virgin land of Charotar, ploughed it and made-arable and most fertile and there settled permanently carrying on agriculture. From 1430 A.D. the down fall of Champaner began and from thereon Patidars of Champaner reached right upto Valsad via Vadodara. Few went to Kanam-Vakar Region.

In Gujarat, the word Patel is 300 years old. During this period, there was one Patel named Vir Vasandas from Piplav (Dist. Kaira) who used to have good relation with the Moghul Emperor Aurangzeb. He organised the Conference of the entire Kanbi Community in 1759 (1703 A.D.) under the auspices of Bahadur Shah a Shajada of Aurangzeb and in this gathering persuaded him to enter the word "Patidar" instead of "Kanbi" in Badshah's Revenue Records. Patidar means one who has the land. Thereafter, he influenced Moghul Emperor in Delhi and Moghul Subah (Governor) of Gujarat to authorise Patidars to collect Land Revenue. The Patidars who were given this authority were called "Amin", while during the reign of Peshwas those author ised to collect the Revenue were called "Desai". Like wise amongst Patidars in addition to surname Patel there began surnames like Amin and Desai. Vir Vasandas was the first Amin of Gujarat.

Five hundred years ago all the Patidars were farmers, all were equal and no body was of higher or lower class (Kul-Family). There were no classes, circles or groups in give and take of girls in marriage. All the Patidars, Kadva as well as Lauva according to their convenience were arranging girl's marriages in whole of Gujarat. Ahmedabad City was founded in 1413 A.D. Prosperous and educated Patidars from villages went to Ahmedabad and started setting there. Over the course of years Patidars of Ahmedabad City became wealthy and prosperous and therefore being counted as of Higher Social Strata and Family (Kul). Patidar farmers from villages rushed to the City in search of suitable Boys to give their daughters in marriage resulting into a competition and an emergence of a Custom of Dowry and Dahej (Matrimonial property to the Girl in marriage). The farmers from the villages had to incur heavy expenditure as a result of which the birth of a girl was considered to be a bad Omen. At last, Village Patidars awoke and around 1700 A.D. only Lauva Patidars decided not to give in marriage their daughters in Ahmedabad. But during the same period one inequality arose i.e. some big families of the villages received Grants of Aminat and Desaigiri resulting in a big increase in their income. A wealthy and prosperous class came into existence with whom in turn, the ordinary villagers rushed and compete to give their daughter in marriage. The amount of Dowry and Dahej (Matrimonial property including Jewellery, Clothes & wherewithal) gradually increased. After 1800 A.D. those villages which were considered to be of Higher Social strata and of noble families (Kulvan) ceased to give their daughters in marriage outside their certain villages and which over the period established as a Custom.

Thus created a big inequality in give and take of girls in marriage and in fact in 1869 A.D. Nadiad, Vaso, Sojitra and other fifteen villages created their own Circle (Gor). In 1888 Patidar Panch met in Dakor with 10,000 representatives present. This panch made a tremendous effort to remove the said inequality but Patidars could not agree amongst themselves. As a result the Circle (Gor) created some 20 years back by Nadiad etc. was firmly established and also thereafter, other two Circles (Gor) were created. Following in another twenty years some fifty large and small Circles (Gors) of Lauva - Patidars were created in Gujarat . It is said that the size of Patidar's Heart in comparison with other Gujaratis is bit bigger but his tongue is more sharper and with that kind of nature both good and bad results have come.

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Adv.anil R.nemade posted on 3/23/2014 6:31:28 AM
Adv.Anil R.Nemade
Mumbai, Maharashtra, Indiajalg
Rating: 5/5
  Feeling proud to be in this society......
Ashok Verma posted on 3/7/2014 6:34:34 AM
ashok verma
Dhamnod,dhar M.p.
Rating: 5/5
  thanks for details i like it.further i also want to know about the great migration of kunbi patel samaj from gujarat state to other parts of india.specially to m.p.i think it was done by 1320 A.D.:?:?:?:?
Dinesh Patel posted on 12/25/2013 4:28:48 PM
Dinesh Patel
Jersey City/ahmedabad
Rating: 5/5
  @ Pravin Patel, oh ya..!! how did you came to the accurate number of 98% to be incorrect. can you please shed some light on the rest not covered in this article. This is by far, the detailed description of patels that i have ever encountered so far.
Mangesh Patil posted on 12/14/2013 12:44:48 PM
Mangesh Patil
Maharashtra, Mumbai, Malad
Rating: 5/5
  our children was not aware of that we are gujrathi in our cast certificate Leva Patidar is mentioned that nobody knows what is Leva Patidar when people talk in gujrathi with us our children ask why the people talk us in gujrathi if they say I am maharashtrian the people dont believe they think that we are lying when they confirm they says you are looking like gujrathi yes they were right because god has given us magnetic personality which can attract people who has a power to rule over world when I study our history then I realized that I am originally from Patel Family my origin is leva patidar gujrath who migrated from gujrath as We were exploited by one religion and to save our samaj and religion we left gujrath I have proud to be gujrathi Leve Patidar
Dr Jugnesh Patel posted on 11/14/2013 12:53:39 PM
dr jugnesh patel
Charotar
Rating: 5/5
  Thanks to give this information to all WE PROUD TO BE CHAROTAR PATEL
Sweety Patel posted on 10/5/2013 12:46:49 PM
sweety patel
Delhi
Rating: 3/5
  proud to be a patel..
Pravin Patel posted on 9/16/2013 6:53:52 AM
Pravin Patel
London
Rating: 1/5
  Some of the informationMAy be true, however, the writer has not taken into account the Vedic history and neither has he researched the subject thoroughly. 98% of the information is incorrect. Please research and then inform.
Chandan posted on 7/31/2013 11:10:35 PM
chandan
Patna
Rating: 5/5
  best
N R Patel posted on 7/4/2013 4:28:28 AM
N R Patel
Orihinally Mehsana (dehradun)
Rating: 5/5
  Very Nice articl to make patidar aware about their origin and as an attempt to avoid any clashes among patidar since all have same origin
Dr.pushpendra Patel posted on 4/19/2013 2:07:50 PM
Dr.pushpendra patel
Satna Madhya Pradesh , India
Rating: 5/5
  its great .... but how can we will transfer that knowladge to our next generation ??? many peoples are identify patels of gujrat are different of other state kurmis
Himanshu Patel posted on 3/9/2013 1:13:24 PM
Himanshu patel
Borivli, Mumbai
Rating: 5/5
  proud to be a patel..... and i hope dat each patel helps another patel and lead our samaj in a wealthy and prosporous direction
Chetan Choudhari posted on 2/22/2013 1:50:40 PM
Chetan Choudhari
Maharashtra
Rating: 5/5
  We migrated from Gujrat, JOGESAR last to KHANDESH Maharashtra. The community is well educated & had great roll in freedom & politics in MAHARASHTRA. I am trying to gather more information on the migration path of PATELS (LEVA PATELS) , the reasons may be period too.
Ramesh posted on 2/8/2013 7:19:22 AM
ramesh
Rajastan Banswara Khrwada
Rating: 5/5
  i nind gujrati patidar samja photo banswara all patidar samaja
Patel posted on 2/6/2013 5:19:02 AM
PATEL
Uk
Rating: 5/5
  RE: PATELS YOUNGER GENRATION DO NOT CARE ABOUT GAAMS AND DOWRY IS ABOLISHED NO, THERE ARE MORE BOYS THEN GIRLS SO BOY CANT AFFORD TO REQUEST LET ALONE DEMAND DOWRY AND THAT IS WHY IT SEEMS TO BE ABOLISHED
Brij Mohan posted on 1/22/2013 2:38:29 AM
Brij Mohan
Ahmedabad And Gurgaon
Rating: 3/5
  A large region of western central India constituted what was known as Gurjardesh whose focal points were Ujjain, Abu and Pattan. This kingdom in medieval times included wester U P, Haryana ,Punjab ,Pakistan,Rajsthan, Gujarat,North Western Madhya Pradesh and Northern Maharashtra.This fact of history is corroborated by legendry British explorer Colonel James Todd in the 18th century who was discreditted in Britain for giving a glorious and factual account of Indian history in his epic Annals of Rajputana. Therefore, the truth lies somewhere between the comments of Mr Nagraj and this article. There is definitely a mix of Kshatriyas(Gurjars) of this region and Chalukyas of southern Maharashtra and Karnataka to form the present lot of the people of Gujarat. Patels too may not have been spared of this demographic churning .
Chandrashekhar posted on 12/23/2012 11:44:11 AM
Chandrashekhar
Uk
Rating: 5/5
  Wonderful info. Thank you
Pramod Kumar Verma posted on 10/31/2012 11:55:54 AM
PRAMOD KUMAR VERMA
Gokulpura, Agra U.p.
Rating: 5/5
  Interesting history but I am not confirm about Patel and KURMI KSHATRIYA are same comunity. In U.P.many KURMI are useing PATEL surname is it right?
Mukesh Patidar posted on 10/6/2012 3:26:07 PM
Mukesh Patidar
Rajasthan
Rating: 5/5
  I always feel proudy to being PATIDAR...
R.nagaraj posted on 9/25/2012 12:52:44 AM
R.Nagaraj
Bangalore
Rating: 2/5
  earlier Gujarat was called as lata desh or latta desh up to 12th century the rulers of lata desh were rashtrakutas and they are kannadigas Patel word derived from patti pattila patela now Patel .in Karnataka large number of people use surname as patels.after the gurjars came to latta desh and conqured it and called it as gujarath.several places in gujarath are kannada name for example . dandi means near to ocean malegov mountain region baradapalli became baroda likewise.hence patels are kannadigas upto 12th century the language of the gujarath was kannada. now they are speaking gujarathi.
Kiran Patel posted on 9/20/2012 11:52:48 AM
Kiran Patel
United Kingdom
Rating: 5/5
  PATEL IS THE 2nd IN INDIA. 5 th IN ASIA. 11th IN WORLD MOST COMMON SURNAME. 15% OF INDIAS. 70% OF GUJURAT BUSINESS HANDLE BY PATELS. 6 th most richest community in the world. PATEL SURNAME HAVE 423 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUB SURNAME. 65% NRI ARE PATELS. PATEL ARE OFFICIALS SURNAME OF 43 COUNTRY. IN 2018 PATEL SURNAME ISWILL BE WORLDS NUMBER 1 SURNAME. PATEL LIKE PATIDAR. PATEL THE NAME IS ENOUGH. PROUD TO BE A PATEL(PATIDAR).
Lokendra Patel posted on 8/25/2012 10:35:20 PM
Lokendra Patel
Kharsod Kalan Barnagar Ujjain
Rating: 2/5
  the biography are very interseting . irealy like this and i want to beacome like sardar.
Hetal Patel posted on 5/18/2012 10:52:03 PM
Hetal Patel
Houston, Tx
Rating: 5/5
  I have read very interesting posting on facebook. You will like it.. its so much funny Youve heard of ABCD = American Born Confused Desi But how about the full Alphabet ?? - ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ? Here it is: American Born Confused Desi Emigrated From Gujarat, Housed In Jersey, Keeping Lots of Motels, Named Odhavjibhai Patel, Quickly Reached Success Through Underhanded Vicious Ways, Xenophobic Yet Zestful !!
Jayesh Patel posted on 5/18/2012 1:03:11 AM
JAYESH  PATEL
Baroda
Rating: 5/5
  I proud to be a patel PATEL THE NAME IS INOUGH PATEL ne ek bar kahe diya to vo patthar ki lakir ban jata he..... patel kabhi apani juban se firte nahi agar dusman bhi madad mange ar jo uski bhi madad kare uska nam patel
Kalpesh Patel posted on 5/9/2012 4:21:11 AM
Kalpesh Patel
Vadodara
Rating: 5/5
  PATEL P: Prem A: Atmvishvas T: Tyag E: Ekta L: Lagni & Love yeh he Patel ki Pehchan..............................................No effect no defect PATEL is perfect. Proud to be an Indian and also be Patel.
Dr.sachin Patidar posted on 4/1/2012 1:48:08 PM
dr.sachin patidar
Vill- Hasalpur, Teh-mhow, Dist
Rating: 5/5
  i am proud to be patidar..thats brillient....jai mata di..
Shivaji Singh posted on 2/16/2012 11:45:10 PM
SHIVAJI SINGH
Allahabad U.p.
Rating: 4/5
  PATELS YOUNGER GENRATION DO NOT CARE ABOUT GAAMS AND DOWRY IS ABOLISHED. THESE RELICS SHOULD BE FORGOTTEN AND MORE HOMOGENISED SOCIETY CREATED BECAUSE OF PATEL GORS LOTS OF BOYS AND GIRLS ARE FAILING TO GET MARRIED IN PATELS. THEY HAVE TO MARRY ANGLO-SAXONS
Kanu Patel posted on 1/19/2012 4:01:46 PM
kanu patel
Wichita Ks. U.s.
Rating: 5/5
  It was said earlier that Patidar has only one culture and that is Agriculture But now a days we are having GLOBLE CULTUREProud to be patel.
Harsh Patel posted on 1/18/2012 11:42:09 PM
Harsh Patel
Vallavh Vidhyanagar
Rating: 5/5
  Really proud to be a patel,and proud to be originally to be a farmers son.Great history of us,and we should creat again with different skills
Dr. Umesh Patel posted on 1/10/2012 5:04:13 AM
Dr. Umesh Patel
Sanjaya, Vadtal
Rating: 4/5
  Dosti karo Patel se or jiyo jindgi Esh se, Patel ki yari or sher ki sawari koi bacho ka khel nahi, Patel ki boli or banduk ki goli hamesha powerful. Kuch bhi karne ka par Patel ka ego hurt nai karne ka.
Ashok posted on 12/16/2011 11:55:46 AM
Ashok
Surat
Rating: 5/5
  Dr. Trivinka you really said right thing, I would like to see continue to expaand, and have the relation vide. Thanks
Pritesh Patel posted on 12/15/2011 12:15:37 PM
pritesh patel
Vijapur(mehsana)
Rating: 5/5
  ran ma kheti kare tenu nam patel.i have proude to be patel.jay umiya mataji mara patidar bhaio.
Manish Patel posted on 12/12/2011 8:02:01 PM
Manish Patel
New Paltz, Ny
Rating: 5/5
  All Patels who has roots in chrotar must get united worldwide and be just recognized as PATELs of Charotar. All has similar traditions and rituals. These days all have melted in some way or fashions to the main stream just as Gujaratis.. If we get united as Patels, it will be a great association..
Tanvika Patel posted on 12/2/2011 5:08:00 AM
Tanvika Patel
Vaso
Rating: 5/5
  I belive in the our patel Samaj is more strength than any other community7 seen they are lively by blood
Piyush Patidar posted on 11/25/2011 4:54:37 PM
Piyush patidar
Banswar( Partapur) Ratnapura
Rating: 5/5
  I have proud to be a patidar......Being a son the soil and a descedent of patidars i have a deep love for the samaj...and the people. I hope this details will enrich the youth in coming days. i am from RAjsthin patidar(leuva)
Bakul Patel posted on 11/4/2011 3:36:55 PM
Bakul Patel
Connecticut
Rating: 5/5
  I think there should be only one Patel Samaj. This will further unite the Patel community at large and help address the marriage vowes mentioned earlier.
Patel Family posted on 10/28/2011 11:39:51 AM
Patel Family
Atlanta, Georgia
Rating: 5/5
  Indias 24th richest person is PATEL. Pankaj Patel, chairman and managing director of Cadila Healthcare, the fifth largest pharmaceutical company in India.
Hemant Patidar posted on 10/18/2011 12:53:51 AM
Hemant Patidar
Banswara, Rajasthan
Rating: 5/5
  Being the part of one of worlds most laborious and iron communities i. e. Patidar (Patel), I have a deep sense of love to the all people of this samaj.
Vikas Senghani(patidar) posted on 10/13/2011 7:30:18 AM
Vikas Senghani(Patidar)
Mandvi-kutch-gujarat
Rating: 5/5
  Patels greate web-site is http://www.14gaam.com
All field in Patels are here. Im proud of my self Bcoz of Im born in Patels family & also proud of become a Gujarati. If we remove Patel person in the world, It is become Lethal for world. I Vikas Senghani(Patel) Live in Mandvi-Kutch-Gujarat. PATEL THE NAME IS ENOUGH.
Ashok posted on 9/19/2011 11:27:10 AM
Ashok
Surat
Rating: 5/5
  Really karmsad is born place. We have proud to be nearest place of birth ironman. I was at karmsad in 1977, was going for study at v.v.nager.
Kalpesh Patel posted on 9/15/2011 4:03:10 PM
Kalpesh Patel
Canada
Rating: 5/5
  PATEL IS THE 2nd IN INDIA.
5 th IN ASIA.
11th IN WORLD MOST COMMON SURNAME.
15% OF INDIA"S.
70% OF GUJURAT BUSINESS HANDLE BY PATEL"S.
6 th most richest community in the world.
PATEL SURNAME HAVE 423 DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUB SURNAME.
65% NRI ARE PATEL"S.
PATEL ARE OFFICIALS SURNAME OF 43 COUNTRY.
IN 2018 PATEL SURNAME ISWILL BE WORLDS NUMBER 1 SURNAME.
PATEL LIKE PATIDAR.
PATEL THE NAME IS ENOUGH.
PROUD TO BE A PATEL(PATIDAR).
Bunty Patidar posted on 9/13/2011 3:36:32 PM
Bunty Patidar
Ratlam
Rating: 2/5
  i am proud to be a patidar and also follower of great iron men. pleace read to any patidar.....
Deepak Patidar posted on 8/16/2011 3:42:26 AM
Deepak patidar
Mandsaur, Mp
Rating: 5/5
  I have proud to be a patidar and i have achived many types of thing about patidar, i wona tell to every patidar that read this interesting history of patidar and proud ourself for be a patidar.
Patidar Naresh Kumar Goutamlal posted on 7/1/2011 12:27:36 AM
PATIDAR NARESH KUMAR GOUTAMLAL
Rajathan Sagwara
Rating: 0/5
  I have Proud to be a PATIDAR and particular i am patel . we all (Family) gives to tahnks for regarding this rellay good information. I am origional from SAGWARA(RANOLI) (SiX gaam)
Bhumit posted on 5/12/2011 7:54:18 AM
BHUMIT
Rajkot
Rating: 5/5
  JAY SARDAR Ive Proud tobe a KANBi .. Jai ho Patel
Siddharth Patel posted on 5/11/2011 1:38:17 AM
Siddharth Patel
Rajkot
Rating: 4/5
  We should not forget the attrocities committed by Muslim emperors on Patel and due to which we had to leave fertile land of Punjab. We should not forgive any political party who goes for Muslim Appeasement... I am proud to be a Patel..
Patel posted on 4/24/2011 8:53:50 PM
Patel
Va
Rating: 4/5
  It is great to come from a grand history...it is too bad that behavior of Indians (including patels) have gotten so classless and that of commoners....parents who encourage childrens bad behaviors (be it lying about their childs extra ciricular activities, funding late night bar hopping activities even after they are married, laughing when your 6-10 year old can properly use a curse word, etc..) are leading to a lot of boys and girls (raised around respectable educated people...regardless of race) not getting married or looking for equally respectable boys or girls regardless of whether they are Indian or not. This is the reason why a lot of kids are marrying out...it is about survival of the fitness...even though we can not hold onto some of the great history and class that Patels come from the more successful well respected kids are creating a new avenue/way of holding onto the respect tradition and beliefs by marrying morally better people with similar values...b/c coming from a name that has class means nothing if people who represent the name are classless. Kudos for the stronger smarter new respectable Indian community that is emerging.
Darshan Dhola posted on 4/17/2011 2:59:29 PM
darshan dhola
Damnagar
Rating: 5/5
  i am very lucky to born in patel family.i proud of a patel.jai ho patel
Hemant Patidar posted on 3/22/2011 2:59:31 AM
Hemant Patidar
Banswara, Rajasthan
Rating: 5/5
  Being a son the soil and a descedent of patidars i have a deep love for the samaj...and the people. I hope this details will enrich the youth in coming days.
Kashyap Patidar posted on 3/14/2011 4:08:54 PM
Kashyap patidar
Susari ,kukshi(m.p)
Rating: 5/5
  I have proud to be a patidar......
Dilip H Sheladiya posted on 2/12/2011 12:11:58 AM
dilip h sheladiya
Amreli
Rating: 5/5
  I am very lucky to born in patidar samaj.i love patel and proud of to become ironman.

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