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Sonar, Hindu Caste
Sonar is a Hindu caste of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewellers.
 
 Sonar or Sunar or Swarnkar is a Hindu caste in India that refers to the communities of goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewellers. The word, sonar, has been derived from the Sanskrit word Suvarnakar that means worker of gold.

In the Hindu legends it is said that the Sunars are the descendants of one of two Rajput brothers who were saved as boys by a Saraswat Brahmin from the wrath of Parasurama when he was destroying the Kshatriyas. The descendants of the other brother were the Khatris. There are five groups of Sonars, and they are:

  • Kshatriya Sonars are the people of this caste believe that they are Kshatriya (warriors), descendants of Suryavanshi (Solar Dynasty) King Ambarish.
  • Ayodhyawasi or Purabiya Sonars are the people who believe they are sub caste of Vaishya.
  • Mair Kshatriya Sonars
  • Kanujia Sonars
  • Mahawar or Sonars


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    (Last Updated on : 29/09/2009)
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