Aug 5, 2011

Major Castes in Jain Community

Here is a list of major castes (endogamous groups) in Jain community. This list is not from Jain literature, but compiled from actual followers of Jainism in present days. Please note that some castes of this list have a large numbers of members, while some have very small number of members.

-List compiled by Mahavir Sanglikar


Agrawal/ Agarwal
Arasu
Asathi Vaishya
Ayodhyavasi
Bagherwal
Bakarwal
Bannore
Baraiya/Varaiya
Bhabra
Bhavsar
Bhojak
Bogar
Chaturth
Chippiga
Chitoda
Dhakad
Dharmpal
Gangerwal
Golalare
Golapurv
Golsinghare
Harda
Indra
Jain Brahman
Jain Bunt
Jain Gouda
Jain Gujjars
Jain Kalar
Jain Kayasth
Jain Khatri
Jain Koshti
Jain Kuruba
Jaiswal
Jangada Porwal
Jaat
Harda
Humad/Humbad
Kuchchhi
Oswal
Kamboj
Kandoi
Kasar
Khandelwal
Kshatriya Ghanchi
Kshatriya Parmar
Laad
Lamechuval
Mevada
Nainar
Nagda
Narsinhpura
Nema
Nevi
Oswal
Padmavati Purwal
Palliwal
Pancham
Parwar
Patidar
Porwal
Saitwal
Sadaru
Sarak
Sevak
Shrimali
Samaiya
Upadhye
Veerval

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