Category:Maratha people

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<nowiki>Maratti; মারাঠা; Marathe; Maratha; Maratha; मराठा; Маратхі, каста; 马拉塔; मराठा; مراٹھا; マラーター族; Marather; 马拉地人; Maratha; Maratxlar; 馬拉塔; मराठा; Maratha; 마라타; Маратха; Marathas; 马拉塔; மராத்தா; वैश्य वर्ण; একটি ভারতীয় জাতি গোষ্ঠি; caste indienne; हिंदू धर्म के क्षत्रिय वर्ण की जाती; Hindu - Vaishya Varna; Hindu caste in India found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra; महाराष्ट्रातील क्षत्रिय वर्णीय जात; 印度种姓; ஜாதி; Marhatta; Mahratta; Mahrattas; 马拉塔</nowiki>
Hindu caste in India found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra
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English: The Maratha (;, archaically transliterated as Marhatta or Mahratta) are an Indian caste, found predominantly in the state of Maharashtra. The term Marāthā has three related usages: within the Marathi speaking region it describes the dominant Maratha caste; outside Maharashtra it can refer to the entire regional population of Marathi-speaking people; historically, it describes the Maratha Empire founded by Shivaji in the seventeenth century and continued by his successors, which included many castes.

Seuna Gavli Yadava dynasty


The Seuna dynasty claimed descent from the Chandravanshi Yadavas (Yaduvanshis) of north India. According to verse 21 of Vratakhand (a Sanskrit work by Hemadri), the Seunas were originally from Mathura and later moved to Dwaraka.

Hemdari calls them Krishnakulotpanna (i.e., descendants of Lord Krishna). The Marathi saint Dnyaneshwar describes them as Yadukulvansh tilak. Some Seuna inscriptions call them Dvaravatipuravaradhishvaras ("masters of Dvaravati or Dwaraka"). Several modern researchers, such as Dr. Kolarkar, also believe that Yadavas came from North India.

The remains of Khandesh (the historical stronghold of Yaduvanshi Ahirs) are popularly believed to be of Gawli Raj, which archaeologically belongs to the Yadavas of Devgiri. For this reason, the historian Reginald Edward Enthoven believed that the Yadavas of Devagiri could have been Abhiras.

According to one belief, Deoghur or Doulatabad was built in AD 1203 by a Dhangar or herdsman (possibly related to the Abhiras or Ahirs). The leader of these herdsmen, who had acquired vast wealth, assumed the rank of a Raja. The Yadava kings of Devgiri could have been his descendants.


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