Culture

Surnames

 Maher on Horse with sword and shield
Maher on Horse with sword and shield
 

Surname is very important in Maher community and each surname has a long and distinctive history.

This is especially important when it comes to marriage, please see Matrimonial section for more details. Also your surname determines your "Kuldevs" (a family god), see Religion section for in-depth.

There are 14 main surnames that makes up our Maher community these are:
Keshwala, Sisodia, Rajsakha, Odedra, Jadeja, Solanki, Parmar, Vadher, Vada, Chavda, Chohan, Vadar, Pathiar, and Vagh.

Within these main surnames there are several sub-surnames (kind of confusing hey!). For example Sisodia consist of well known Godhania, Khastriya, Ranavaya, Kuchadia and Modhavadia as well as less heard of Haddiya and Pashtriya.

Here is the list of full surname and sub-surnames (known as "Bhaiyatas" brotherhood.

Click on a surname below or use drop down menu on right to find out full history and origin of the surname.

Maldev Bapu’s strong believe of education and welfare of the Mer community enabled Mer children from different backgrounds a possibility to progress into a certain profession. His devotion for a greater Mer community is something that will never be forgotten.

Maher Surnames and their Kuldevs, Gotra, Vansh, Isthtadev, Gor and Barot

Surname Bhaiyat
Gotra  Vansh Ishtadev Kuldevi Gor Barot
Keshwala Antrolia, Bheynia, Ratadia,Butta, Erda, Bagordara Kashyap Suryavanshi Ramchandra Khodiyar Mataji
Shri Vindhyavasini Aai
Girnara Brahmin Sonrat
Sisodia Modhwadia, Kuchhadia, Khistriya, Godhania, Ranavaya, Hadadiya, Pashtariya Kashyap Suryavanshi Ramchandra Shri Vindhyavasini
Aai Shri Chamundai
Shri Gatran Aai
Shri Sikotar Aai
Thanki Brahmin Rehnuka
Rajsakha/ Jethwa
Karavadra, Khunti, Tilak, Gorania, Chundavadra, Jethwa, Surya, Jog, Modedra, Selot, Selar, Pariya- (Bhosiya) Bokhiria Aashtang Suryavanshi Shri Hanumanji Shri Vindhyavasini Aai
Shri Chamundai
 Joshi Brahmin Brahbhat

Odedra

ઑડૅદરા

Visana, Ji (Odedra)
Okhai, Tukadiya.

 Kashyap Chandravanshi Gorakhnath
Vacharadada, Patha Pir
Shri Sikoter Mataji
Chamunda/ Balvi
Joshi Brahmin Sonrat
Jadeja / Kishore
Kadchha, Ratiya, Tarkhala, Kadegiya, Pipraniya, Mekhadiya, Kulranmiya Atri
Samved
Chandravanshi Ashapuri Ambaji, Kandhali Aai, Ashapura Ma

 

Girnara Brahmin Lagdhir
Vaghela
Solanki, Timba, Samja, Vadaliya, Jakhniya, Bhanvadiya, Chabhhad, Divraniya, Bhogesra, Juneja, Gariyana, Sida, Chhaya Atri Agnivanshi Vacharadada Shri Shikoter Mataji Joshi Brahmin Brahbhat
Parmar Mahiyaria, Chatraviya, Liboriya, Kahaliya, Kotadiya, Jilaniya, Mosa, Mandera, Pata, Gorsera, Badeja, Chandela Gautam Rushi Agnivanshi   Simiyar - Mandvari
Shri Maha Kali
Shri Mandavadi Aai
Girnara Brahmin Sonrat
Vadher/ Rathod
Sharma, Sutreja, Sindhal, Padodariya, Chandesha, Dasa,Pandavadariya, Chanrodariya,Mahikya Kashyap

 

Suryavanshi   Shri Khodiyar Aai

Shri Gatran Aai

Girnara Brahmin Sonrat
Vada Muliyashiya, Khimdaniya, Bapodra-(Mashani) Amar, Agath, Mihikiya, Timmasiya, Bhetakiya Kashyap Suryavanshi  

Visant Mataji,
Shri Vindhyavasini Aai
Chamunda Mataji
Vihot Mataji

Joshi Brahmin Brahbhat
Chavda Navadiya, Kothvada, Kothadiya, Padorodiya, Kodvara Kashyap Suryavanshi   Shri Shikoter Mataji Joshi Brahmin Brahbhat
Chauhan Gareja   Agnivashi   Shapurna mataj
Shri Chamuda Mataji
Joshi Brahmin Brahbhat
Vadar Nandaniya, Nakura, Badhsa, Hilla, Jasiya, Bamaniya   Chandravanshi   Shri Chamuda Mataji Joshi Brahmin Brahbhat
Parihar Thapaliya   Agnivashi   Shri Chamuda Mataji Joshi Brahmin Sonrat
Vagh (Chudasama)
Bhalejia, Gorejiya Atri Chandravanshi   Shri Amba Mataji
Shri Khodiyar Mataji
Joshi Brahmin Sonrat
 Bhati Bhutiya  Atri Chandravashi   Shri Vindhyavasini Aai Joshi Brahmin  Brahbhat

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