Terms such as Lodhi describe the original place from where the person
migrated. This is why Awadhiya Kurmis are termed Awadhiyas. In some places
people use the caste as the last name, very common in Yadav clans across
India. In other places the place of origin becomes either identified with
caste or last name. Most Gurjaras for example, still have the last name
Gurjara in MP where such a convention of using the caste as the surname is
common. From that one can tell that they originated in Gujranwala Pakistan.
Further, after determination of last names, one can guess at the caste even
by first name. For example, Chandrabhan is a name more popular in the
western region, particularly amongst Rajputs.
In Bihar for example, if you see very modern first names like Pintu, Sonny,
Bintu coupled with Singh, they are likely Bhumihar names. Kurmi and Yadav
names are more 'old-fashioned' particularly rural names such as Ram Jatan
Singh, Ramapravesa, Dwarika, Mithila Sharan, Sarjug, with younger housenames
like laddoo, bhalu, kalu etc. It would be a rare occurrence for a Kurmi or
Yadav woman to be named 'Lovely Singh' etc., as the people in those
societies wouldn't stop laughing at it! Bhumihars and Rajputs on the other
hand have more 'akru' names like Bharmeshwar, Parameshwar, Vijendra,
Jitendra, Vikram, Virendra etc.
Post by Romanise
Post by M. Ranjit Mathews Post by Kunal Singh
Bajwa stop playing your baja with your ass. Care to explain why most names
of people killing in the name of tantra are Punjabi ?
Does the name Chandrabhan Singh Lodhi definitively tell you he's a
Punjabi or are there UPwalas too with Singh as a middle name? (the
article seems to say he's a UPwala). Is there any way that you can tell
whether the priest is a Brahmin?
Kunal Singh Vedic bases his claim perhaps on surname 'Lodhi', but
priest is certainly not a brahmin, nobrahmin wil have singh in his
Post by M. Ranjit Mathews
I've never seen a temple with only a priest and one visitor; temples are
Like Babri there are many temples without the Gods being attended
except by some suicidal beings in the North. Some years back a Patel
youth from Saurashtra set up a crude guillotine in one such temple and
gave a 'kamalpujaa' to shivaji leaving behind a young wife and a
child. Shivji didnot intervine and did not favour the fellow with
boons like he did to Demon Ravana. See, shivaji too has soft corner
for evil people.
Post by M. Ranjit Mathews
What kind of temple is this (do you think) that the
priest has sufficient privacy to kill a devotee and carry his body away
without being observed by anyone?