Friday, December 30, 2011


The Omar is an Indian Bania Vaishya caste, found among mainly in Central Uttar Pradesh (Kanpur region), Magadh, Awadh and Purvanchal. They claim to have originated from Ayodhia, and then spread to other parts of Awadh, eventually settling in different parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand. Some theories and ancient texts suggest that the name 'OMAR' has been derived from OM which is a sacred/mystical syllable in the Dharmic or Indian religions, i.e.Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism.

The Omar is known as Umar in different parts of Bihar and Jharkhand. They use "Omar" and "Gupta" as surname. A majority lives in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh & Badshahpur; and in Deoghar district of Jharkhand; Jamui, Sahibganj, Siwan, Saran, and Gopalganj districts of Bihar. The standard of living varies from lower-middle class to upper- middle class.

The Omar have three sub-divisions, the Til Omar, Derh Omar and Dusra. Historically, the Omar were mainly shopkeepers, but many have now taken to other occupation. Their customs are similar to the Kasaundhan, another Bania community. A number of people from this caste has businesses as "Decorators for Functions/Festivals" in Deoghar, and many of them work for the government.

From Wikipedia with thanks.

1 comment:

  1. मैने आपका ब्लाँग देखा. बहुत ढूढ़ने पर भी मुझे अपने समुदाय दृढ़ोमर-वैश्य के बारे मे जानकारी नहीं मिली. हमारा एक राष्ट्रीय संगठन 1992 से कार्य कर रहा है. मऐ उसका महासचिव भा रहा हूं. यदि आप मेरी इस जिग्यासा का समाधान करेंगे तो मुझे हगुत खुशी होगी.


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