Tilori Kunbi

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Tilori Kunbi is an agricultural, landlord community in the Konkan division and Vidharba of the Indian state of Maharashtra.


They are found in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Nagpur, Amravati, Balaghat, Wardha and the Chandrapur districts. OBC status is accorded to the Kunbis. [1]


The Kuladevatas mainly worship shivling, Shiva or Shakti as Khandoba or Bhavani. Some of the members from Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad were converted to Christianity by Portuguese and have been amalgamated into East Indian Catholic community. Main festivals of this community are Shimagotsav, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi and Gudi Padwa.

Language differs from region to region, for example in Ratnagiri district they speak Sangmeshwari konkani while in the Sindhudurg district they speak Malvani konkani. In Raigad district they speak Bankoti konkani, whereas in Thane, Palghar, Mumbai and the Vidharba districts they speak Aagri/East Indian Marathi.


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  1. "Tilori Kunbi Samaj". google.com. Archived from the original on 13 July 2015. Retrieved 2 July 2015.