H.A. Rose writes that Bari (बारी) is a caste in Bawal who make patals and dunas* of leave, while some are cooks to Hindu Rajputs. They are immigrants from Rajasthan and claim Rajput origin to which their got names point. These are Chauhan (who are Asawarias† by persuasion), and others.
In marriage they avoid four gots, and also fellow-worshippers of the devi. Thus an Asawaria (असावरिया) may not marry an Asawaria Chauhan. At a wedding the pheras are not performed until the bride has put on ivory bangles— like a Rajput bride. They affect Bhairon, eat flesh and drink liquor, but Hindu Rajputs will eat food cooked by them and though now regarded as Sudras they are admitted to temples.
- * Patal a plats made of leaves (also a screen, made of reeds), duna, a cup made cf leaves. Both are generally made from the leaves of the dhak tree.
- †* Devotees of Asawaria Devi, whose temple is at Sambhar in Jaipur.
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ब-150
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. व-21
- O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.51,s.n. 1721
- Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter VIII,s.n. 72,p-585
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.18,79,92,103,145,183
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/B , p.65
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