Lodh

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The Lodh are a Hindu caste, found throughout India. They are found mainly in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.[1]

Origin

The word Lodh was used for Kshatriyas before and during Ramayana/ Mahabharat period. Lodh were the first Kshatriyas of the earth. The word Lodham first referred to in the Rigveda 3,53,23 (The oldest literature of Sanatan/ Hindu dharma), then the word appears again in Manusmriti Chapter VII- 54 and in Parashuram sahitya. In all the slokas depicted, the word Lodham is used for Yoodha/Shoorveer / warrior/ brave. All the slokas shows, at that time there were only one type Kshatriya on the earth, which were Lodham.[no citations needed here]

In Gujarat

In Gujarat, the Lodh are found mainly in Rajkot and also found in the eastern part of Bengal, Comilla, migrated before 19th century (now Bangladesh) and some are settled in west part of Bengal (now India) after the partition of the sub continent, they are found in different profession, service, business & some hold high profile, etc.)] where they migrated in the 19th Century. They are divided into two groups, the Zaria and Patharia, which are endogamous. Most Lodh now speak Gujarati, but historically spoke Braj Bhasa.[2] In Bundelkhand :- Lodh are found in the Bundelkhand reason mainly in the districts Panna, Banda, Chitrakut, Chhatarpur, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Satna. they speaks bundeli and basic occupation is agriculture but nowadays some family are migrated in different part of country for service, and in industrial society.

See also

References

  1. People of India Uttar Pradesh Volume XLII Part Two edited by K S Singh pages 897 to 901
  2. People of India Gujarat Volume XXI Part Two edited by R.B Lal, P.B.S.V Padmanabham, G Krishnan & M Azeez Mohideen pages 761-763