The World of the Banjara Raja

Maps and illustrations about his whereabouts


  • Tribal history according to Gor Banjara females

    Its a great privilege to honor Gor Banjara females. They have preserved the ancient history of their people. I hope educated members of this tribal community will explain this glorious past to their mothers and sisters. And that my beloved people shall face a restoration. I pray they also shall be granted compensation for the horrible crimes committed against them by the British Criminal tribes Act.

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  • Levite Bukkiah match Gor Banjara clan

    The biblical figure Bukkiah match the name of a large clan of the Gor Banjara tribe. If you do not see the big picture, simply another very strange coincidence? The Bible explains that Bukkiah was a temple musician from the Israeli tribe of Levi serving in king Solomons Temple in Jerusalem: 1 Chronicles 25:4 As for Heman, from his sons: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shubael and Jerimoth; Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti and Romamti-Ezer; Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir and Mahazioth. (…) Bukkiah is the great grand son of the prophet Samuel. When the Gor Banjara community acknowledge their biblical identity, this tribe will be able to preserve their Middle Eastern nomadic fingerprints. Unfortunately their unique dress code, patterns, symbols and rituals are fading away quickly in the 21st century.

  • Banjaras: Links and visits to ancient Israel

    The Banjara tribe in India were nomadic long distance transporters. Their carevans could be 35-40 kilometers long, and have 100.000 bulls and bullocks. A comparative study of their females dress code, their DNA and use of judaic symbols, display a Middle Eastern origin and links to the ancient Israel and the Davidic kingdom. The Gormati (Lambadi) word “Tanda” in one of the keys to understand their trading routs, or Lamani margs. Tanda means camp, and they can be found at the edge of the Atlantic Coast in Marocco, just south of Timbuktu in Mali and along the Nile river in Egypt.

  • Video: Israeli author claim Labani tribe is tribe of Levi

    Take a look at this short 3 minute video. My research should stand on its own merits. But it is important and comforting that an Israeli author and researcher has come to the same conclusion. Thanks to Mr. Arvid Bjerga, who is the representative of Shavei Israel in Norway. He informed me about the work of Mr. Tsvi Misinai. Let us all hope that the Government of Israel can acknowledge the links between the Gor Banjara community and ancient Israel.

  • Musicians in Solomon’s Temple and before Banjara kings

    The Banjara sub-cast Dahlia serves as musicians and bards in Banjara Tandas directly under the Tanda king (nayak). This cast is also reserved for manual labor. In ancient Israel the descendants of Delaiah had the same function under the king of Judah. Nehemiah 7: 60-61 The List of the Exiles Who Returned: The temple servants and descendants of the servants of Solomon. 392, The following came up from the towns of Tel Melah, Tel Harsha, Kerub, Addon and Immer, but they could not show that their families were descended from Israel. The descendants of Delaiah, Tobias and Nekoda. 642. Nehemiah 11: 22-23 The chief officer of the Levites in Jerusalem was Uzzi son of Bani, the son of Hashabiah, the son of Mattaniah, the son of Mika. Uzzi was one of Asaph’s descendants, who were the musicians responsible for the service of the house of God. The musicians were under the king’s orders, which regulated their daily activity.
    The 642 descendants of temple musicians could not prove the location of their pre-exile Israeli house, and ran the risk of being sent back to Babylon, now conqured by the Achaemenid Persian empire. They could face another exile, just like Levites who had married Persians. Truly «Lost sheep of Israel». It can be argued the two names of Delaiah and Dhalia do not match. But so does their functioning before their kings. Keep in mind that they lived three thousand years apart, and we have moved across many language barriers. Related to the perfect match of the Levite and temple musician Bukkiah, this is just another amazing rediscovery.

  • Outcasts of Levi among Gor Banjaras

    Nagama has a DNA code that is not found among Ashkenazim Jews. Still she is married to a man who has 18 Ashkenazim matches, three of them Levites.

    This DNA match is supported by the discovery of the Levite biblical familiy of “Bukkiah”, also a large clan within the Banjara community. 10 per cent of male Ashkenazim Jews are of the haplogroup R1a-M198. A distant forefather of Nagama’s husband seems to be one of them. She her self is of the mt-haplogroup U2c. This female haplo-group is not found among Ashkenazim Jews. This married couple fits perfectly into a 2.500 year old drama. In 538 B.C the High Priest Ezra put pressure on those Levites who had married outside of the tribes of Israel. They were forced to send their wives and children away, or the husband had to leave the commonwealth of Israel, just after their return from exile in Babylon. There was opposition to this demand for separation. And some men from the tribe of Levi possibly left with their spouses.
    Ezra 9-10
    9:2 They have taken some of their daughters as wives for themselves and their sons, and have mingled the holy race with the peoples around them. (…) 10: 3 Now let us make a covenant before our God to send away all these women and their children, in accordance with the counsel of my lord and of those who fear the commands of our God. (…) 10:15 Only Jonathan son of Asahel and Jahzeiah son of Tikvah, supported by Meshullam and Shabbethai the Levite, opposed this.

  • Gypsy: Refugee from Israel thrown out of Egypt

    Romani people in Europe worship black «Saint Sarah», a claimed to be «Queen of Heaven». Their global exile could have started from Egypt. Gypsy in English literally mean an «Egyptian» with a negative undertone.

    Romani and Gor Banjara males do not share the same DNA. They are not blood family related. But both people are considered gypsy’s. And they could have been in ancient Israel at the same cross road of time.

    In the Biblical book of Jeremiah (chapter 40-44) the Queen of Heaven worshipers among the gypsy people might find their origin. They were originally the poor and needy people living inside ancient Israel, in the kingdom of Judah, who were not sent into exile in Babylon. But a sudden unrest occurred inside Babylonian controlled Israel around 590 BC. The Babylonian governor Gedaliah was murdered and many of the remaining Israelites decided to flee to Egypt. Since God of the Bible had told them not to run away to Egypt, and not be afraid of the Babylonians, their disobedience triggered God’s wrath.

    The ancient culture of Egypt, and all its idols, were reduced to rubble by God of the Bible. We still do not know how the pyramid’s in Egypt were built.

    Jeremiah 42:13-21
    “However, if you say, ‘We will not stay in this land,’ and so disobey the Lord your God, and if you say, ‘No, we will go and live in Egypt, where we will not see war or hear the trumpet or be hungry for bread,’ then hear the word of the Lord, you remnant of Judah. This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘If you are determined to go to Egypt and you do go to settle there, then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die. Indeed, all who are determined to go to Egypt to settle there will die by the sword, famine and plague; not one of them will survive or escape the disaster I will bring on them.’ This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: ‘As my anger and wrath have been poured out on those who lived in Jerusalem, so will my wrath be poured out on you when you go to Egypt. You will be a curse and an object of horror, a curse and an object of reproach; you will never see this place again.’ “Remnant of Judah, the Lord has told you, ‘Do not go to Egypt.’ Be sure of this: I warn you today that you made a fatal mistake when you sent me to the Lord your God and said, ‘Pray to the Lord our God for us; tell us everything he says and we will do it.’ I have told you today, but you still have not obeyed the Lord your God in all he sent me to tell you. So now, be sure of this: You will die by the sword, famine and plague in the place where you want to go to settle.” (…).
    Worship of idols was the main reason for the people of Israel’s Assyrian and Babylonian exiles. The Romani people have not stopped their idol worship, and they have not returned to Israel. They are considered a byword and a curse by the European populations in the nations they have tried to settle.
    Jeremiah 44:14 None of the remnant of Judah who have gone to live in Egypt will escape or survive to return to the land of Judah, to which they long to return and live; none will return except a few fugitives.”
    Jeremiah 44:17
    We will certainly do everything we said we would: We will burn incense to the Queen of Heaven and will pour out drink offerings to her just as we and our ancestors, our kings and our officials did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem. At that time we had plenty of food and were well off and suffered no harm.


  • Similar ritual in Israeli and Gor Banjara weddings

    The groom stamps on a glass. Its done to remember the two temples in Jerusalem that were destroyed, as the groom swear loyalty to the city of David. It is a privilege to have been invited to Gor Banjara weddings. I was utterly surprised to see that the Banjara groom stamps on a clay pot as a part of the wedding rituals. I was able to take photograph’s, and they are presented in my book. Just one more example of traditions of my beloved tribe, that are similar to the tribes of Israel. Feel free to download my book.

    and the stamping ritual in Gor Banjara weddings:

  • Lamanis’ and the Israeli trouble city of Ashdod


    The Assyrian King Sargon II crushed a rebellion in the city of Ashdod 712-711 B.C. He called the rebel leader «lamani». One of the most popular surnames among Gor Banjaras, and a by-word used by other Indian communities for «troublemaker». That Sargon II called the rebel king of Ashdod for «lamani» is very interesting in our search for the origin of the Banjaras. For Sargon this rebellion was a «greek», a looser, an usurper of power, a captive to be enslaved. But in the Hebrew context the rebel seems to have been a Ya-mani, most likely from Aram, todays northern Syria. The ancient worshipers of God of the Hebrews called God «Ya», in English to be understood as «The great I Am». There were many Hebrew rebellion’s in the eight century B.C against the emerging powers of Assyria. The kings of Assyria demanded that all should bow before their idols and gods. The worshipers of YA would rather die.

    Ashdod on the southern Israeli coast had a very mixed population. Its citizens and trading community were considered troublemakers by the kings of Judah. The people of Ashdod stole the Ark of the Covenant which included the two tablets with the Law of Moses. The Banjara sub clan of Dahlia is significant in this context. Because Delaiah Levite temple musician’s could not prove their pre-exile house in Israel, and were by many Israeli leaders considered outsiders or foreigners. In the biblical book of Nehemiah we can read more about the trouble spot Ashdod. The children of the Levite’s who had married foreign women who were to be expelled from the commonwealth of Israel, spoke the language of Ashdod.

    Nehemiah 13:24 Half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod or the language of one of the other peoples, and did not know how to speak the language of Judah.

    Feel free to watch my video «lamani of Ashdod». I have also written about this rebel in my book.

  • Blue eyed, fair skinned Gandhari Lambadis use Druze head gear

    These Banjara women are not from the Gor Banjara community in Karnataka. They are Gandhari Lambadis from Madhya Pradesh in North India. Members of this tribe can be found in both Maharashtra and Telangana. Regional Banjara dress codes are different. This head gear is unique for the Druze people in Israel and this tribe in India.

    The Druze people is a small ethnic minority inside Israel, accounting for ca. two per cent of the population. By their females dress code you could acknowledge their regional identity. The stick on the head of the Druze woman is a unique feature in the Middle East. Inside the enlarged Banjara community you can also identify a local tribe’s regional location by their female dress code. You might be surprised that it has been possible to rediscover a remnant of Druze people inside this Indian tribal commonwealth.

    This book have photo evidences. There is a link between the Druze people in Israel and the Banjara tribal community.

  • The Cave Church symbol of Cappadocia

    Jews from the province of Cappadocia were present in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost. This is recorded in the New Testament book of Acts 2: 8-9. (…) 70.A.D: The Romans destroyed Jerusalem, and sent the Jewish people into a global diaspora. Both Religious and Messianic Jews. Many fled to the new hub of Messianic believers in Cappadocia in today’s Turkey. Located at the Silk Road, Cappadocia received visitors who came in caravans from Persia and beyond. The landscape is full of caves. Surely a perfect hideout for persecuted, fleeing Jews and lost sheep of Israel. This was a place they could worship in secret. The first known Christian symbols were hammered into the roof of such caves. Like in the Three Crosses Cave Church. I will display to you how this symbol became iconic for persecuted Christians all over Asia Minor, and along the Silk Road. Picked up by Nomadic tribes from the Banjara’s in the East, to Berber Tuareg in the West.