Family Deities and Religion-
They worship all Brahminic gods,of the regular Hindu fasts they keep only Gokulashtami in Augest.. Their priest is a village Joshi, who conducts their marriages.
piligrimage to Jejuri in Pune Pandharpur in Solapur District and Tuljapur
in Nizams country. Their religious and social customs are as those of Maratha
kundies in Maharashtra.
Accounting to their own story their ancestor was a member of Bhat caste who became a disciple of Nanak, the Sikh a postle, and with him attended a feast given by Mughal Emperor Humayen Here he ate flesh of cow or bufellow and in consequence became Muhmmedam and was circumscribed.
Mr. Bailfour also mentions in his paper that the Banjaras call them selves Sikh and it is noticeable that the charan sub cast says that their ancestors were the Rajput boys who followed the Guru Nanak the protest of Sikh.
A few Banjaras
who have settled in Telugu part of the state have been brought under the
influence of shri Vaishnav and Aradhi Brahmanas . They haro in other words
devided in Tirmansidharis and Vibhutidharis like the oter Telugu castes.
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