This websites is opened to give and collect information about Bhandaris  origin, history, subcaste, surnames, Kuldevata, obc reservation, famous people, Bhandari mandal spread in North Konkan, South Konkan, Goa and Karwar

Welcome !!! December 08, 2009

Common Web page of Bhandaris

This website 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. This website gives information about Origin (our ancestor Aryan Nomads) , Sub caste in India , Surnames, Kuldevat, Glorious history in past.

Who are Bhandaris

Bhandaris were originally Central Asian Nomadic Tribes (Pastoral Nomads) belongs to Indo-Aryan Race (Vedic Aryan). They migrated to South Asia 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 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.

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 to Sea) is from Due-Daman to Kerala.

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Please refer this section related to Kuldevat, Origin, History, OBC Reservation, Subcaste, Vadhu-Var Suchak Sanstha, famous people and many more

  1. Information on Kuldevat Bhandaris in Konkan and Goa (Surname Wise)
  2. Devats, Gramdevats, Kuldevats of Bhandaris
  3. Origin of Bhandaris ( Genetics, Archeology, History, Culture, Language)
  4. OBC Reservation to our community
  5. Sub caste of Bhandaris in India
  6. "Vadhu-Var Suchak Sanstha" for Bhandari community in Mumbai, Thane District, Konkan, Goa
  7. Famous People in our bhandari community
  8. Communities staying along with Bhandaries in Konkan and Goa

Dear Friend,

Subject : Information needed on your Kuldevat with Photographs

Please give this information to add in website mentioned below:-

Sr. No. Details Information required
1 Name and Surname  
2 Email  
3 Native Pace with Gramdevat  
4 Kuldevat and where it is located (explain and email photo)  
5 History of Ancestors in past related to war and migration  
6 Devak (Tree followed while marriage)  
7 Gotra  
8 Do you pray Bramhan Dev as god (Yes / No )  
9 Other Information if any  

View Kuldevat of various Bhandaris Surnames

If you have information than please email to Prakash Phendre whose email is or in Orkut (Prakash Phendre) and also please forwards this to your bhandari friends.

Yours Sincerely,

Prakash Shankar Phendre
Borivali (West) , Mumbai
My Email Address:
(Qualification : 1997 passed out Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from K. J Somaiya College of Engineering, Vidyavihar, Mumbai)

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Last Updated on : December 08, 2009

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