Jul 8, 2009

Lambani Tribe (Western India)

Lambanis lead a gypsy life and mainly inhabit the western Indian states including Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. A part of this tribal community is also found in the northern region of Karnataka. The Lambani tribe of India speak a language which is believed to have been originated in the state of Rajasthan. Earlier, Lambanis used to supply grains to armies. In the olden days, the Lambani people carried grain, salt, bamboos and firewood. The tribal community used oxen to carry heavier commodities.

Lambani tribal women
Women of Lambani tribes wear decorated clothes or fabrics. Jewellery is also an essential part of these tribal women's lifestyle. Women wear bone-made finger rings, bangles and bracelets. In addition, they adorn their hair with flowers and balls. These tribal women mostly wear thick aprons which are interwoven with cotton thread through needle work. The thick apron remains suspended from the west (downwards) while bodice makes up for the upper.

Lambani tribal men
A coarse turban forms the headgear of a Lamabani tribal man. Men of the Lambani tribes are mostly seen dressed up in tight breeches, which extend a few inches below the knee.

Lambani tribals keep travelling
People of Lambani tribes keep moving from place to place. Noticed usually in groups, people of this tribal community earn their daily bread by selling clothes at local markets and on beaches. When the Lambani tribe inhabited the forest region of the southern India, they were also referred to as the bee-keeping caste.

People of the Lambani tribal community worship Goddess Shakti.


Anonymous,  October 15, 2009 at 10:02 AM  

dear sir/madam
i am a sugeon from this community.
we never bee hive seeker nor we believe in shakthi.we believe only in our god Sevalal the living legend unmarried person. he is also called as Sevabhaya. it literaly means a son who does SEVA means help. for further detail you can please contact me at doc_shekar@yahoo.com or u can just call me at +919844959598

chetan April 25, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Escuse me!! M an engg student of this great community. V aren't gypsys or tribal people as such, v r the true patriots of the nation , the kshatriyas, the true warriors originated from the state of rajastan. Resisting the invansion of the mughal rulers, and receiving no support from the native kingdoms v were defeated n forced to change the religion, unlike other caste people v never surrendered v left our major property n travelled south and placed on to banjara hills initially and then spreaded to the other parts later on. We tried to leave back to the rajastan but our property was occupied by the fellow rulers who gave up during the moghal invansion. Today v r treated as tribes, the nomadics. Hats off to the selfish people of india who failed to understand our sacrifice treated us badly. V still love n die for the place v live in. V believe in god sevalal- the lord of love n help. Jai hind

Manohar,  May 23, 2010 at 2:16 AM  

HI Iam Manohar i totally agree with bro chetan.iam very proud dat iam goaar.we are funloving and hardworking people.there is a big confusion in some peoples mind they call us gypsy dat is not entirely correct. we hav our own rich culture which is colourfull and better dan some of the communities.at last i want to say WE GOAARS ROCK JAI HIND

mohan September 27, 2011 at 1:32 AM  

i am mohan from this community,our community worships Devi(Shakthi,jagadamba,talaja-kankali).so it is right tosay that we lambanis are worshipping godess.in dasara we worshiped maa durga. here our friend discussed about sant Sevalal is only a saint/sant he is not God.
we also worshipped lord krishna,celebrating holy,deewali,teejh r shows d relations of rajasthan culcture.

sunil pawar April 12, 2013 at 3:08 PM  

We r real worriers who fought for selfrespect ,,we r de real men with gutts to fight in wars ,,we have dat in blood ,,

santosh rathod April 29, 2013 at 4:47 AM  

the word gypsy never matchs to our culture we r most powerful and daringful and we belive oly in lord sevalal and durgadevi kkkkkkkkk any infrm contact me at 7204595480

santosh rathod April 29, 2013 at 5:10 AM  

dear sir/medam the word gypsy not suitable and our lord not shaktidev oly sevalal and durgadevi ant above word not correctly wwe are powerful and daringful kkkkk any infrm cont me at dreamindia351 or my no7204595480

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