Maher on Horse with sword and shield
Surname is very important in Maher community and each surname has a long and distinctive history.
This is especially important when it comes to marriage, please see Matrimonial section for more details. Also your surname determines your "Kuldevs" (a family god), see Religion section for in-depth.
There are 14 main surnames that makes up our Maher community these are:
Keshwala, Sisodia, Rajsakha, Odedra, Jadeja, Solanki, Parmar, Vadher, Vada, Chavda, Chohan, Vadar, Pathiar, and Vagh.
Within these main surnames there are several sub-surnames (kind of confusing hey!). For example Sisodia consist of well known Godhania, Khastriya, Ranavaya, Kuchadia and Modhavadia as well as less heard of Haddiya and Pashtriya.
Here is the list of full surname and sub-surnames (known as "Bhaiyatas" brotherhood.
Click on a surname below or use drop down menu on right to find out full history and origin of the surname.
Maldev Bapu’s strong believe of education and welfare of the Mer community enabled Mer children from different backgrounds a possibility to progress into a certain profession. His devotion for a greater Mer community is something that will never be forgotten.
Maher Surnames and their Kuldevs, Gotra, Vansh, Isthtadev, Gor and Barot
|Keshwala||Antrolia, Bheynia, Ratadia,Butta, Erda, Bagordara||Kashyap||Suryavanshi||Ramchandra||Khodiyar Mataji
Shri Vindhyavasini Aai
|Sisodia||Modhwadia, Kuchhadia, Khistriya, Godhania, Ranavaya, Hadadiya, Pashtariya||Kashyap||Suryavanshi||Ramchandra||Shri Vindhyavasini
Aai Shri Chamundai
Shri Gatran Aai
Shri Sikotar Aai
||Karavadra, Khunti, Tilak, Gorania, Chundavadra, Jethwa, Surya, Jog, Modedra, Selot, Selar, Pariya- (Bhosiya) Bokhiria||Aashtang||Suryavanshi||Shri Hanumanji||Shri Vindhyavasini Aai
Visana, Ji (Odedra)
Vacharadada, Patha Pir
|Shri Sikoter Mataji
|Jadeja / Kishore
||Kadchha, Ratiya, Tarkhala, Kadegiya, Pipraniya, Mekhadiya, Kulranmiya||Atri
|Chandravanshi||Ashapuri||Ambaji, Kandhali Aai, Ashapura Ma
||Solanki, Timba, Samja, Vadaliya, Jakhniya, Bhanvadiya, Chabhhad, Divraniya, Bhogesra, Juneja, Gariyana, Sida, Chhaya||Atri||Agnivanshi||Vacharadada||Shri Shikoter Mataji||Joshi Brahmin||Brahbhat|
|Parmar||Mahiyaria, Chatraviya, Liboriya, Kahaliya, Kotadiya, Jilaniya, Mosa, Mandera, Pata, Gorsera, Badeja, Chandela||Gautam Rushi||Agnivanshi||Simiyar - Mandvari
Shri Maha Kali
Shri Mandavadi Aai
||Sharma, Sutreja, Sindhal, Padodariya, Chandesha, Dasa,Pandavadariya, Chanrodariya,Mahikya||Kashyap
|Suryavanshi||Shri Khodiyar Aai
Shri Gatran Aai
|Vada||Muliyashiya, Khimdaniya, Bapodra-(Mashani) Amar, Agath, Mihikiya, Timmasiya, Bhetakiya||Kashyap||Suryavanshi||
|Chavda||Navadiya, Kothvada, Kothadiya, Padorodiya, Kodvara||Kashyap||Suryavanshi||Shri Shikoter Mataji||Joshi Brahmin||Brahbhat|
Shri Chamuda Mataji
|Vadar||Nandaniya, Nakura, Badhsa, Hilla, Jasiya, Bamaniya||Chandravanshi||Shri Chamuda Mataji||Joshi Brahmin||Brahbhat|
|Parihar||Thapaliya||Agnivashi||Shri Chamuda Mataji||Joshi Brahmin||Sonrat|
||Bhalejia, Gorejiya||Atri||Chandravanshi||Shri Amba Mataji
Shri Khodiyar Mataji
|Bhati||Bhutiya||Atri||Chandravashi||Shri Vindhyavasini Aai||Joshi Brahmin||Brahbhat|