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Surnames

  Maher on Horse with sword and shield   Surname is very important in Maher community and each surname has a long and distinctive history. This is especially...

Way of life

  Ox's are still the pride of Maher farmers   Farming is the traditional livelihood in India and the people farm using traditional methods. However, modern machinery,...

Costumes

Costumes are very distinctive and can be easily recognised. These are very important part of Maher culture, that has been past on from generations...

Jewellery

  A traditional gold necklace, worn by ladies.   Jewellery in form of gold is regarded as status symbol and this tradition still continues. Mahers would spent...

Music and Dance

Music and dance are at most colourful and energetic during weddings and at Navratri. Folk music and dance of Gujarat is about the feeling of,...

Food and Drink

  Traditional Gujarati Thali   Main diet consists of "rotli" (chapatti) made of flour and "sak" (curry, made of various vegetables). "Rotalo" is sometimes eaten instead of rotli,...

Art and Craft

  Fabric Design   Art and craft are very colourful and vibrant. They are mainly based on religion and on their way of life. Indian art and crafts...

Language and Literature

  Mother tongue is Gujarati   Mahers are from Gujarat and hence speak and write gujarati, one of the hundrends of different languages spoken in India. Hindi...

What is to be called a Maher?

  A typical illustration of “Baharwatias”, horse, sword, gun and dressed in all white.   As a young girl, growing up in Kisumu, Kenya to be a...

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