Sirvi in India

Joshua Project has identified the Sirvi only in India

Population

297,000

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Manohar Seervi


Introduction / History

There are many stories behind the orgination and about the existence of seervi (Khardia) Rajputs. It is also said that this community had shifted its base or its work due to wars many times. One school of thought says that the "Seervi" (Khardiya) caste is a warrior race originating from Rajput (Kshatiya) Community from Junagarh in Gujarat. During the 12th cebtury, there were many fierce battles took place between them and the King of Girinar in which many lives were lost.

The remaning warriors gave-up their arms and migrated to Jalore in Rajputana sector. As they came from "Khari-Khabar" region of Gujrat. They were later called as Kharadia Rajputs. Actually "Seervi" means partner. After migration, this Rajput community started farming with the partnership of local farmers and the permission of King "Kahanar Dev" as a profession along with a condition to deposit the 9th part of their production in the king's treasury. That is why this community had been named as "Seervi Kharadia". The King settled them in 24 different villages of Jalore which actualy became their "Gotras".

One historian, namely Munshi Devi Prashad, in his 1891 report "Mardamshumari Marwar" says that Kharadia Rajputa were the actual rulers of Jalore and because of Khari region they were called Kharadia Rajput. The King Kahanar Dev was one of them and was a Chauhan Rajput.

When "Allaha-Udin Khilji" attacked Jalore, King Kahanar Dev fought bravely but due to lack of sophisticated weapons and smaller army he was defeated. Again remaining Rajputs shifted to other places like Pali and Jodhpur where the opportunity to cultivate was available near the Luni river.

Later, Seervis became the followers of "JIJI" who launched a cult of "Aie Panth" during Vikrimi Samvat 1472 (Year 1325) , reached Godwad and Marwar region and gave a thread with 11 knots (Symbolized as the 11th Rules) as "Deeksha" to them. She appointed "Goyn das" grant son Seervi Ganauji Rathore her first "Deewan" during Vikrimi Samvat 1521 (Year 1374).

Generally, Seervis are the followers of "Aie Panth", Thul Panth and Sencha-Bhagat. The Aie Panth followers Tie the thread with 11 knots in their hand and buried their dead, wherearas the followers of Thul Panth do not tie the thread and buried there dead after the death. However, Sencha Bhagat follows both the rules along with their own system.

Seervis were honest and a hard working people, that is why they gain the respect and help of the surrounding people where they try to establish themselves.




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Country India
Continent Asia
Region South Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
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People Name General Sirvi
People Name in Country Sirvi
ROP3 Code 113621
Joshua Project People ID 18116
Indigenous Yes
Population in India 297,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Marwari 154,200 Hindi 124,550 Nimadi 14,640 Dhundari 7,850
Malvi 1,940 Shekhawati 1,800 Mewari 580 Haroti 70
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Affinity Bloc South Asian Peoples
People Cluster Rajasthan
People Name General Sirvi
Ethnic Code CNN25o
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Largest Religion Hinduism
Buddhism
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Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
100.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
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Other / Small
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Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Manohar Seervi
Map Source: Omid / Joshua Project / Global Mapping Intl
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