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Culture and Traditions

Sardar PatelPatidar and their descendents residing all over the world and especially in India are compassionate, hard working and very resourceful people. Patidar are involved in various Agricultural and Business. Patidar didn’t forgotten their culture and rich heritage, hence other Samaj are changing with the time and left there culture.

The surname Patel is the most widely used name today. Originally the Kurmis of Punjab, after having settled in Gujarat around 1400 A.D. were allocated the uncultivated land in Petlad Taluka by the Solankis, the rulers of Gujarat at the time. The Solanki ruler allocated land equivalent to one village to each family for cultivation. The Kanbi family being highly motivated and hard working to succeed cultivated the land and prospered. The King has an agreement with Kanbis and had appointed a headman, whose responsibility was to keep the records of the crops on a PAT. The person keeping the record was known as PATLIK, and was shortened to PATAL, and eventually to PATEL. Prior to the introduction of the name Patel in Gujarat, they were known as Kanbis. Paste is not a cast, but a surname adopted by the most of original Kanbis.

Patidar means "owner of land". ‘PATI’ means land and ‘DAR’ means the person who owns it. In Mehamdavad, Kheda district, around 1700.A.D., the ruler of Gujarat, Mohammed Begdo, selected the best farmer from each village and gave them land for cultivation. In return, the Patidar would pay the ruler a fixed income for a certain period of time, after which, the Patidar would acquire the ownership of the land. The Patidars would hire a hard working and knowledgeable work force to cultivate the land and in due course of time, they would become the owners of the land. These Patidars were from then onwards identified as Patel Patidars.

The History proves that the Patidars are very hard working, enterprising, and very resourceful people who do not wait for an opportunity, rather creates one and makes success for it.

Patidar have come from state of Gujarat to various regions of in India. Patidar mainly live in the state of Madhaya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra of India. Patidar also found in the rest of the world including America.

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