About the book
The Deshastha community migrated to south india from Maharasthra
nearly 500 years ago in search of livelihood and safety. Later on these migrated deshastha
families adored south india and mixed with local people in living, tradition and culture.
Deshastha families are living away from their native land for a long years, most of them have
neither visited their home land nor the place of their family deity, yet we find many deshastha
families speaking Marathi at home and still retaining Maharastrian traditions.
This book covers their history, family deities, culture, tradition and important personalities
of Maharasthra Deshastha community.