आमोद पाटील-आगरी बाणा: AGRI SAMAJ HISTORY-1

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गुरुवार, १२ ऑगस्ट, २०१०


आगरी बोली - आगरी बाणा.


The name AGRI comes from Agar, a Salt-pan. The original name seems to be Agle.

The tradition common among them is that they originally dwelt at Mungi Paithan and were transported to the Konkan by Bimbaraja, and it is alleged that there are in existence sanads given by him to certain persons of the caste. They are not, however, forthcoming.

The following legend is given for what it is worth. Two son's Agla and Mangla, were born to the sage Agasti; the former the ancestor of the Agris, the latter of the Mangelas (Fishermen). The first was told to support himself by the manufacture of salt from the sea, the latter by fishing. The god Parashuram, intending to throw back the sea, was prevented by the intervention of the AGRI and Mangela women. At their request he consented to throw it back only 27 miles and the strip thus formed become the Konkan.

There is another legend to the effect that they are the musicians of Ravan, the demon-king of South India, who in reward for good services settled them in the Konkan.

AGRI's claim to be Kahatriyas of Khatris. The late or Aryan element which they claim and which appear in some of their surnames, according to their story, was introduced into the Konkan from Paithan in the Deccan, when the Deccan was conquered by the Musalmans at the close of the thirteen century. Because of educational, social and economic backwardness of AGRI caste has been inducted in Other Backward Class (OBC). The famous Chirner Andolan made by AGRI's in 1930 served as force to invoking “Kul Kaida” by government . It means who who cultivate the land will be the real owner of the land and system of Jamindari was abolished. It benefited every Kul of Maharashtra .

On the other hand, states that AGRI are subdivision of the Kunbi and subgroup of the koli. At present they are distributed in Rajasthan, Delhi, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

The AGRI of Maharashtra are also know as Agle. They are distributed in the Raigad and Thane Districts and in the suburban area of Mumbai city(Bombay). The population of AGRI in Mumbai(Bombay) Province, according to the 1931 census, was 2,65,285. They speak the Indo-Aryan language Marathi at home as well as outside and use the devanagri script. AGRI's are real owner of Mumbai(Bombay).

Exogamous Divisions:

Their are no exogamous sub-division above families have the same surname and observing common mourning. The following is a list of such families, kuls or gortras. Bhamber Bhoir
Bholekar Chavan
Choudhari Danki
Dasalke Dhumala
Dhawle Dhonde
Driyacha Dukre
Gaikwad Gavand
Gavil Shivasi Gharat
Ghodinde. Gondhali
Gulvi Jadhav
Joshi Kadu
Kalaj Kamane
Karbhari Kari
Keni Khambalker
Khanda-Agle Kharik
Khuntale Kokati
Kotval Kutilkar
Madhavi Mali
Mandre Mhatre
Mohile More
Mukadam Mukul
Naik Navare
Pangdi Patil
Pavar Sare
Sasai Shelar
Shirke Sigola
Thakur Vaghoda
Vaze Yadav
(I know only these surnames of AGRI. If anybody know others surname then please contact me.)

Some of these names have apparently been borrowed from Rajputs and Marathas, some derived from occupations, some are the names of places and some family titles. It is to be noted that these may be distinct gotras bearing the same surnames, members of one of which may intermarry with members of another: eg:- the common names 'Patil' ,'Bhoir', 'Jadhav,' , 'Mukadam' which occur all over the Raigad, Thane District, are borne by families quite distinct one from another, who do not observe common mourning and may therefore intermarry.

There are two endogamous division of the caste:

A) Sudh-AGRI (Pure-AGRI) who are called:
Mith-AGRI (Salt Maker),
Son-agle and Pan-agle.

B) Das-AGRIS : Probably from Dasi, a term applied by the Aryans to those of mixed descent or of a different race


The exogamous sub-divisions of Sudh-AGRI's are the following:















There are no endogamous division of the caste.

There is no marriage within the limits of any one of the subdivision m mentioned above or similar kuls, members of which observe common mourning.

A man may not marry a cousin within five degrees of relationship. There is no distinct prohibition against marrying two sisters, but it is not the practice unless the first sister is dead. A man may marry two cousins


Das AGRI's differ little from the Sudh-AGRI's in matters of religion and custom. The exogamous sub-divisions of the caste are:







Das AGRI's, according to their own story the thrum or dashi- weaving AGRI's, but more probably the AGRI's of impure descent or Dasiputras , The local story is that they are the descedants of an AGRI's mistress whose children died in infancy. She vowed to the Mahar's god that if her children lived to grow up she would walk from her house to the Mahar's house with a cow's bone on her head and a tag or thrum of wool in the lobes of her ears. Her children grew up and she carried out her vow and wa excommunicated.

Marriage with this group is prohibited on the ground that its members are ignorant of h the proper religious beliefs and practices. A Palshe or Golak Brahman is the priest of the caste. It is sated that the caste god is Vishnu.

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