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 Welcome to Somavanshiya Sahasrarjun Kshatriya Samaj, India Portal

Welcome

The Savji or Somvanshiya Sahasrarjun Kshatriya or SSK Samaj are a Kshatriya community concentrated in the districts bordering Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. They are also addressed to as Pategars or Khatris. They are mostly located in significant numbers at Gulbarga, Hubli, Gadag, Harihar, Belgaum, Mysore and Bangalore in Karnataka, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Kurnool, Narayanpet, Mehboobnagar and Armoor in Andhra Pradesh and Sholapur, Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Nasik in Maharastra and few in other parts of India.

History

Maheswar in Madhya Pradesh was the capital of the illustrious ancestor Sri Sahasrarjun, also known as Sahasrabahu or Kartaviryarjun. Written accounts of Kartaviryarjun can be found in Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Puranas. He was a devotee of Dattatreya. Recent history of our people is traced to Mandav Gadh in Madhya Pradesh (modern name being Mandu). There's a temple of Sri Kartaviryarjun in Maheshwar, MP, dating back to the early 2nd century. The temple was rebuilt in 13th century after withstanding Muslim attacks. It is referred as Samadhi Mandir where 11 Ghee Lamps are lit continuously. Another new temple of Sahasrarjun at the same location with his statue was built few years back by Jaiswals.

Note: According to Bhats, our people left Mandavagadh because of harassment by Muslim kings and differences between Brahmins and Kshatriyas.

Culture

Savji's are staunch martial Hindus with strong lineage of Emperors, Kings and renowned warriors. The males append a "Sa" to their names as a term of respect. Example BhavanSa. The females append "Bai" to their names. Example "Saraswati Bai".

Language

Not unlike Marathi, Savji Bhasha appears to be an amalgam of Indic languages such as Sanskrit, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Marwari , Konkani and Kannada as well as Islamic languages such as Persian and Arabic. Savji Bhasha is related to Dakhani. It originated as the prototypical languages that existed in the Maheshwar region at time of their migration in early 1100 from that region.


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