Bangalore Samaj Grand Opening, May 3rd to 5th, 2013

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our newsletter or RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Bangalore Samaj has sent an open invitation for the grand opening of the…

Journey of the Oshwals

Slideshow produced by Seena Beed and shown at the 2012 Northeast gathering.

Texas Diwali Dinner

On Nov 3rd, 2012, over 65 Oshwals and friends gathered at a local Banquet Hall in Plano, TX to celebrate Diwali. We started the evening with Aarti and Mangal Divo,…

Kasturben Virchand Bhojraj Malde

Mrs. Kasturben Virchand Bhojraj Malde, passed away in Nakuru, Kenya on November 30th 2012. She was wife of Late Virchand Bhojraj Malde, mother of Vinodrai (Nakuru,Kenya) Ashwinbhai, Narendrabhai,and Jayendrabhai of…

Harrow’s Hero Award: Health and Wellbeing Volunteer of the Year

Kavita Shah, daughter of Priti and Nitin Shah of Nairobi, Kenya was awarded the Harrow’s Hero Award in October 2012. She is the first Kenyan Oshwal to be receive this…

Origin of Oshwal Community

The history of Halari Oshwals is approximately 500 to 600 years old. The colorful and inspiring history of the migration of Halaris was not only due to adverse financial conditions but also social and religious reasons. Our ancestors, who came from Rajasthan, embraced the path of non-violence and renunciation. While following this path they had to face many obstacles. In the early and medieval age India was not one united country, but was divided into many small kingdoms. There were feuds between the kingdoms, invasions by foreign rulers and frequent drought. Because of political and economic insecurity, Oshwals began to look for new opportunities elsewhere and fled Punjab and Sindh around tenth and eleventh centuries A.D.

Motiben Zaverchand Galaiya

Motiben passed away on Dec 18th in Bangalore. She truely had a “Samadhi Maran” she was fully aware and able to take care of herself until last moments. She was…

History of HVOA (Halari Visa Oshwals of America)

The need to be in touch to nurture the identity and roots Halari Visa Oshwals is a very small community originally settled since last 560 + years in the Halar…