Welcome to the official site of the Gurjar Samaj of a cultural and educational non-profit organization. The Gurjar Samaj is one of the largest cultural and charitable organizations in the Maharashtra, with thousands of gurjar members and supporters, So we are holding many exciting cultural and recreational events that bring uncountable Gujjars together by this website.Gurjar or Gujjar are a pastoral agricultural ethnic group with populations in India.
Gujjars (also Gujjar, Gurjar, or Gurjara), today are members of a multi-ethnic group mainly inhabiting Punjab (Pakistan), Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab (India) and Gujarat, with some groups in Rajasthan, Haryana and a small number in northeastern Afghanistan.
Gujjars belonged to the Kshatriya and Brahmin castes, while they are formerly ruled the Gurjara-Pratihara Kingdom, which included much of Northern India during the 6th to 12th centuries and represent the main stock from which many a royal Rajput clans claim descent, view supported by Lieutenant James Tod.Gujjars appeared in Northern India sometimes in the middle of 5th century AD.
Gujjar origin is claimed by Muslim Rajputs with name changing to reflect conversion to Islam. (See Rajputs, Rajput clans, Origin of Rajputs Muslim Rajputs).
The Gujjars were designated by the British as a Martial Race. Martial Race is a designation created by officials of British India to describe “races” that were thought to be naturally aggressive in battle, and to possess qualities courage, loyalty, self sufficiency, physical strength, hard working, fighting tenacity and military strategy etc.