originally hail from patan are known as Patanvadia.
The community is also called Baraiya and Dharala. The
people of this community mainly reside in the areas of
the north Gujarat and near the banks of rivers Rava
and Mahi. All the three have minor different in their
cultural approach, family-life and nature. Patanvadia
are strong at will and robust in built. The authentic
books of legends say that the Patanvadia could pierce
the head of a man into the body only with a strong
blow of his fist.
researchers believe that Patanvadia community has
originated from Koli community. This origin may be
anywhere, but the people of this community manifest
many a characteristic of Rajputs. However, they always
introduce themselves as Rajputs.
the communities have undergone changes in respect to
their occupations and life style with the passage of
time. Patnavadias have also witnessed many turns in
their life-style, nature and occupation due to the
dissolution of power, changes in the format of weapons
and continuous struggle for the existence. For some
time, the Patanvadia community was also linked with
criminal acts like theft and robbery. The Patanvadia
were basically warriors. They had to confront with
different rulers frequently. That led them to robbery
and addictions. The strength kept weapons with them,
but the law snatched away that also.
Tribals of Sabarkantha differ from the other tribal
communities in many ways. Their origin might be either
in Rajasthan or in Rajput community. They are whitish
to black in complexion, with charming faces, sharp
nose and glittering eyes.
these tribals live in the mountains of the Arvalli.
The area is very frightening. They do not live in
large number. Most tribals erect four or five hunts on
top of a hill. Their hut is called ‘Kholaku’. They do
not keep more households properties. They preserve the
clothes in a pot, bury the money and stitch the
currency notes inside a bed.
tribals of these areas are very much fond of different
colours in their dresses. Previously they used very
few clothes. Now the males wear a dark blue shirt, a
dhoti and a turban like cloth on the head, which is
normally red in colour. A belt, sword, a knife and a
bow-arrow are their weapons.
put on petticoat; a blouse and a short saree called
the odhanu. The largeness of the petticoat is the
symbol of prosperity. They love all sorts of