Maratha (caste)

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Weapons used by soldiers of Maratha empire.

Composed of Marathi clans originally formed in the earlier centuries from the amalgamation of families from the peasant , shepherd (Dhangar), pastoral (Gavli), blacksmith (Lohar), carpenter (Sutar), Bhandari, Thakar and Koli castes in Maharashtra.

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Sambhaji Brigade

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Statue of Waghya at Raigad Fort

Sambhaji Brigade is a Maratha outfit, based in Maharashtra, India.

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Maratha clan system

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The Maratha clan system (also referred to as Shahannava Kuli Marathas, 96 Kuli Marathas or 96K), refers to the network of 96 clans of families and essentially their surnames, within the Maratha caste of India.