Hindus/Jaiswal community, MP
Varinder S Jaswal wrote at 2012-10-11 20:38:43
Jaswal's do not belong to any territory in Pakistan. Rather they belong to a place called Jaswan in Himachal Pradesh.
Arth Malviya Jaiswal wrote at 2015-05-10 14:10:06
The Malviya or Malaviya ( Hindi: मालवीय) ,jaiswal,chouksey,rai,shivare are
a Brahmin sub-caste found in the states of
Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh in India.
The word Malviya literally means those from
Malwa in Central India. They are a branch of
the Panch Gauda Brahmins . Traditionally, they
are said to be divided into thirteen and a half
gotras , these being Bharadwaj, Chaube
Parasara, Angiras Chaube, Bhargava Chaube
and Dube. All these gotras are Rigvedis. While
the Sandilya, Kasapa Chaube, Tivari and Kauta
Dube are Yajurvedi. The remaining gotras, the
Vats, Vyas, Gautam, Lohita Tivari and
Kaundinya are Samavedis. In Uttar Pradesh,
they are found throughout the state and speak
Hindi . Their customs are similar to
neighbouring Brahmin communities such as
the Kanyakubja Brahmins .
In Madhya Pradesh, the Malviya caste is found
mainly in Hoshangabad and Betul districts.
According to their traditions, they were invited
to settle in Malwa by the Gond kings of Kherla.
As such, they are said to be the earliest
settlers in the Narbada river valley. Most
Malviya, in addition to their traditional
occupation are cultivators.