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About SKP Family


SKPFamily.com is the flagship Social Portal of SKP Family Charitable Trust.


SKP Family Charitable Trust:


SKP Family Charitable Trust is founded in 2014 to facilitate Globally Broaden Saurashtra Kadava Patidar (SKP) Parivar, India's countryside PATELS. Today, the trust visualizes becoming one of the leading Internet community connecting portals and boosts with the services of Cultural Rehabilitation, Internal Acquaintance, Social, Spiritual, Divine & Educational Excellency, Matrimonial, Personal &Soft Skills Development, Health & Physical Fitness, Medicals & Hospitals and many more cross border Social &Humanity Quality exchanges for their families spread across the globe. The trust is focused on discovering developing scalable techno savvy re-joining models within and around its own community and classifieds. It is indeed delighted introducing itself as a pioneer of Indo-centric Internet family concerning model and believes in modernization escorting growth of its own families. SKP Family is a Capital support-less company and is part of the SKP Family Charitable Trust registered under the Commissioner of Charitable Trust, Gujarat State of Republic of India.


Inception of Saurashtra Kadava Patidar (SKP)Family:


There are many theories and legendary stories about the history of Kadva Patidars (Kurmis, Kanabis). According to the most believable theory, based on the historical records and credible evidences, Kadva Patidars roots go all the way to the origin of Hindus. According to the same theory, Hindus came to India from Pamir region on Ayu River in the central Asia (in Azerbaijan) via the Caucasus Mountain and Afghanistan. At that time they were called Aryans (not Hindus) and they worshiped life sustaining elements like sun, wind, fire, and rain, etc. They believed in one God “BRAHAMAN”. Their religion was known as Aryan Dharma, Sanatan Dharma, or Vedic Dharma, but not Hindu Dharma.


When the Aryans came to India they settled in the plains of a big river that they named as Sindhu (means big like an ocean). With passage of time, the Aryans got integrated, socially, culturally, vocationally, and religiously, with the natives living there. Together, they established a well organized and developed settlement that became known as Sindhu Valley Civilization, also known as Indus Valley or Harappa Civilization. Sindhu Valley civilization is the mother civilization of Hindus and Kadva Patidars (and most of the North Indians). It was established between BC7000 and BC2000 and started shrinking in BC1600. It covered 1.2 million square kilometers (400,000 square miles) from Kashmir in north to Godavari River in south and from Delhi in east to Arabian Sea in west. It was a most advanced civilization with farming, commerce, and social amenities. Its inhabitants had established standards, based on decimal system, for weight, length, area, and volume measurements. They had engineering and technical skills for transportation, farming equipment, metal working, and town planning. They had a language with 26 readable and writable characters. It was written from left to right. They were followers of Shiva. Later on that area became known as Punjab area, also known as Saptasindhu Valley (currently some part is in India and some in Pakistan). While Aryans were in the Sindhu Valley, they established trades with Mesopotamia and Iran. Those people cannot pronounce sound of “S” instead they say sound of “H”. They started referring the people of Sindhu Valley as “Hindu”. This is how Aryans became Hindus. With time the Hindu society, settled in the Sindhu Valley, got divided into four social classes by profession as described below.


  • 1. Brahmins: Provided education and religious services
  • 2. Kshatriya: Protected (during wars) and ruled the society
  • 3. Vaishya: Conducted businesses and commerce
  • 4. Shudra: Did manual work and served the other three groups

Later on, the Kshatriya class got divided into three sub-classes, Rajan Kshatiya (Kings and leaders), Kshatriya (worriers), and Kurmi Kshatriya. The Kurmi Kshatriya did farming during the peacetime and helped army during the war times. Later they became known only as Kurmis, working on farms (growing food and raising cows for the benefits of the entire society). All Patidars are descendants of those Kurmis. Starting in year BC1000, foreign invaders from west (Turkey, Iran, Iraq, etc.) started attacking the people settled in the Punjab area and robbing, torturing, killing, and destroying houses, farms, and temples. This forced the Kurmis and others to leave the Punjab area and migrate to eastern and southern parts of India. Some Kurmi groups migrated to and settled in North Gujarat (near Unza area) and continued farming occupation. Not to forget the origin of their ancestors, they adopted their last names (family names) based on the town name (in Punjab) where they lived before migrating.


With time and migration to the south, the “Karad” word got distorted to “Kadva” and the “Kurmi” word got distorted to “Kanabi”. Thus Karad Kurmi became Kadva Kanabi and Leu Kurmi became Leuva Kanabi. While settled in North Gujarat, Kadva Kanabis made Unza as the center of the community and established a Temple of Umiya Mataji, their family goddess.


In 17th Century, the Kanabi community requested to call them Patidars, which means managing leased land (mostly from kings). This changed Kadva Kanabi to Kadva Patidar. When Gujarat was taken over by Muslim kings, they started torturing the public. To escape from the torture and shortage of the farming land, some Kadva Patidar families migrated from North Gujarat to other part of Gujarat including Saurashtra. Some of them adopted new last name (based on name of the town they lived in the North Gujarat), while others kept the original last name. When the Patidars started owning land, they adopted title of “Patel”, a short form of “Patidar” word. Other populace started referring Patidars as Patel caste.(Kadva Patidars as Kadva Patels). However, the word Patidar is still a very popular and frequently used word for Kurmis/Kanabis. Recently, some of Kadva and Leuva Patidars have adopted “Patel” as their last name.


To continue to prosper, some Kadva Patidars migrated to other part of the world including Africa, UK, USA, Malaysia, Canada, and Australia. The most of the KPSNA families are from Saurashtra. Early Patidar ancestors, being farmers, were providers, of all the basic life necessities to the entire population. That is the reason; Patidars are also called caretakers of the world.


As described above, our ancestors migrated, from Central Asia to Sindhu Valley, to Ganges Plains, to North Gujarat, and to Saurashtra in search of peace and prosperity. Wherever they went, they prospered due to their hard work, dedication to society, resilience to torture, adventurous nature, and having skills to survive in any circumstances. Late in the 18th century, Kadva Patidars ancestors understood that education was the central spine of social reform and progress. That gave them an appetite for education. They poured money into building educational institutions and providing scholarships and other encouragements for education. This revolutionized and modernized the entire Kadva Patidar community and helped the community to transform the ensuing generations from simple farmers to industrialists, businessmen, doctors, engineers, accountants, scientists, professors, teachers, soldiers, writers, and politicians. The current Kadva Patidar generation is a result of the education euphoria started less than 130 years ago.


Early in the 19th century, Kadva Patidars started Kadva Patidar conventions to uplift and to modernize the community. Such conventions inspired the entire Kadva Patidar community to get education and to reform the old social customs (such as child marriage, bride selling, multiple wives, and expensive funeral ceremony) which were holding them back. Many Patidar /Kurmi publications were also catalysts for this transformation.


Once we comprehend Kadva Patidars triumph based on their history, migration hardships, their social progress, changes in their life styles and living standard, their appetite for education, and their forward thinking, we can not help ourselves but be proud of our rich and inspiring history and heritage.


We, Kadva Patidars are not uneducated hillbillies anymore. Our history is very rich and inspiring. Our ancestors struggled to put us in our current state. They never tortured anyone, killed any masses, robed people and destroyed their homes, destroyed any places of worship, or forced anyone to convert his/her religion. There is nothing in the history of Kadva Patidars that is to be ashamed of. Instead, it gives us pride of being descendants of our ancestors.


With Umiya Mataji’s blessings, we, Kadva Patidars, will continue our march for peace and prosperity that our ancestors started long time ago.


SKPFamily Statistics:


  1. It is widen among almost 555 surnames.
  2. It is origin and resided within almost 3000 villages.
  3. It has total population of approx. 900000 people.
  4. It is now geographically enlarged almost throughout the globe.
  5. It has crossed the threshold into most of the business, education and commercial as well as industrial economical activities.


About www.skpfamily.com


SKPFamily.com, the India’s first of its kind of online intra-family website founded with one forthright objective – to keep connected the whole SKP Families widely scattered throughout the globe by extending a finest & easiest matchmaking platform within itself to its own families’ Brides & Grooms all over the world. The website is going to be pioneered online within ancestors matrimonial from its launching in 2014 and looking to continue as leading the exciting matrimony category within less than couple of year’s span of time. SKPFamily.com has redefined the way people meet for marriage and tries to overcome the challenges of declined references base and connectivity for its own families’ lives of 90 Lakhs (9 millions) people all over the world. Beyond the boundary of Matrimonial Connectivity Services, it also extends its supports and services in many varied areas helping its own families disseminated globally. These includes ………………………….

SKPFamily Helpline Centre:


SKPFamily Helpline Centre is a one spot support point positioned at all Saurashtra Kadva Patidar Samajs across India and Globe that offers matrimonial related services from family interaction to matchmaking and till wedding connectivity. This community based services is the first of its kind in the world and attempts to revolutionize the otherwise transformed, un-trusted, unstructured and fragmented matrimonial Accelerating step of life. All centres are connected and directed centrally by the SKPFamily.com portal.

SKPFamily-Live:


SKPFamily-Live deals with current updating about awards and achievements, service updates, inspiring success stories, trends in match-making, and tips for SKPFamily.com members for effective match-making. It also has an 'Ask Your Query' section where renowned counsellors will answer readers' queries. This is a medium for the entire SKP Family to talk about what we are doing, and for you to tell us what you think and require. This forum also extends the expert advice and suggestions for better and everlasting wedding experiences & relationships to be inculcate. This forum may also be referred for post-marital issues and challenges faced by the couples.

SKPFamily Networking:


SKPFamily.com provides companionship & social networking facilities to its registered members. It helps its own family members to discover new alliances, interests and relationships in a socially enhancing way. It expects to reach over 1million members who would use the platform to share, interact and connect with like-minded people &create within family a strong network.

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