Kurmi

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Kurmi (कुरमी) Koormi (कुर्मी)[1] is gotra of Jats in Uttar Pradesh. [2] But Kurmi is also a separate caste found over vast areas in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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Origin

They were the people dwelling in area around Karakoram and known as Kurmi.[3]

In Mahabharata

Shanti Parva Mahabharata Book XII Chapter 29 mentions in shloka 24 :

कूर्मान कर्कटकान नक्रान मकराञ शिंशुकान अपि
नथीष्व अपातयथ राजन मघवा लॊकपूजितः

History

H.A. Rose[4] writes that Folk etymology derives Ghirth from ghi, because Shiv made them out of ghi. In Hoshiarpur Ghirths are called Bahti.* In Hindustan they are called Kurmi. Chang is the Punjabi name, and Ghirth the Pahari word. For details see - A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/G, Ghirth: p.288

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Notable persons

External links

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-119
  2. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter VIII,s.n. 240, p.586
  3. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998,
  4. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/G,p.288

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