Dating of mahabharat

05 Apr

During the colonial British rule, they were recognized as aristocrats.

The Mahabharata, India’s greatest and oldest epic (dating to the third millennium BC, but more plausibly of the first millennium BC) illustrates the rise of the Yadav, led by Krishna, as a significant element in ancient Indian politics.

They make full use of official development schemes related to self-employment and rural employment which contributes to their prosperity.

Additionally, this community makes good use of the provision of electricity, drinking water, Public Distribution System (PDS), nationalized banking and other government services.

The status of women is secondary to the men in Yadav society, though they do have important roles in the religious and ritual spheres.

An integral source of their livelihood comes from the production and sale of dairy products. Many of them are small-scale farmers with some with large holdings.

In fact, much of the new legislation since India’s independence is land-related which has benefited the Yadav people immensely and a large number, who were once merely cultivators, have become landowners.

Monogamy is the common practice, but in exceptional circumstances a second wife is allowed, for instance, if the first wife is barren.

Sindur (vermilion mark), glass bangles, bindi (coloured dot on forehead), toe-rings, earrings and a nose-stud are the symbols of matrimony for women.