Aim of this Project with Introduction of these families
These communities before coming to Mumbai, Maharashtra were living in different states of Gujarat. With their old customs and traditions these families are hardworking, self independent at the same time very honest and loyal. Lack of education in them was major factor for hampering their progress. Many years before our ancestors were doing agricultural business, selling agricultural items like fruits, vegetables, soaked beans, flowers etc.
Respecting elders, women, children and all other religions is main ethic among them. Equality for women is major factor continues since olden days. In my project I would like to highlight on roots of all the communities which came together due to their liberal views on marriage institution.
Tracing Ancestors is my aim
I would like to go as far as I can. Many years before my ancestors were living in Village Una, Sheel, Kathiyawad, Junagadh in Gujarat. All Religious minded people were worshiping Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesh and Many Goddesses as their Kul devis.
'Surnames mostly found in family are Rajput :- Brahmania, Solanki, Jethwa, Chudasama,.
Finding earliest roots, focusing on the descendants
Bombay changed hands many times. The islands belonged to the Silhara dynasty till the middle of the 13th century. The oldest structures in the archipelago--- the caves at Elephanta, and part of the Walkeshwar temple complex probably date from this time. Modern sources identify a 13th century Raja Bhimdev who had his capital in Mahikawati-- present-day Mahim, and Prabhadevi. Presumably the first merchants and agriculturists settled in Mumbai at this time. In 1343 the island of Salsette, and eventually the whole archipelago, passed to the Sultan of Gujarat. The mosque in Mahim dates from this period.