Somvanshi Kshatriya Pathare
(SKP) (belonging to the lunar race) are known to be related to Prithviraj Chauhan of Delhi and Bhoj Raja
of Madhya Pradesh
. They are divided into Panch Kalshis and Chau Kalshis. They are the sister caste of CKPs (Chandravanshi Kshatriya Pathare. SKPs separated from CKPs when they did not agree on widow re-marriage. SKPs were very progressive in their outlook and promoted widow-remarriage at a time when it was looked down upon.
These people are mainly based in Mumbai
and nearby places like Alibag
,Nagaon, Uran, Cheul, Revdanda
, Maap gaon, Kihim
and others. Common surnames in this community are Goregaonkar, Chogle, Bhatte, Mhatre, Bhagat,Paralkar, Worlikar,Dadarkar,Dandekar,Date , Raote, Chemburkar, Ovalekar,Mahimkar, Pathare, Raut, Naik,Vaidya,Pradhan, Surnaik, Tekalkar, Thakur, Patil, Rath, Gharat, Mantri, Ule, Pansare and others. It may be noted that several of these names derive from actual places in Mumbai, e.g. Goregaonkar from Goregaon, Dadarkar from Dadar, Chemburkar from Chembur and so forth.
The primary language spoken by these people is Marathi
mixed with Vadval
. They are mainly involved in agriculture and carpentry but engineers and doctors and other service professions are also more common these days. SKPs are a prosperous community now and have migrated all over the world.
They mostly worship Tuljapur's Bhavani
mata, Kolhapur's Ambabai
, Karla's Ekviraa aai, and Jejuri
. They also worship several goddesses (unique to each... Read More