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Lodhi Community is spread far and wide in India and also members of our community are residing at various different nations.
The Common Surnames
Lodhi, Lodha, Lodh, Mahalodh, Singh, Rajput, Thakur, Verma, Janghel, Bharti, Choudhary, Patel, Chandel, Baghel, Saulanki, Banchor, Upwansi, Lowansi, Lilhare, Jaria, Narwariya, Patariya, Pratihar, Gailani, Biranwar, Wasewar, Rajawat, Khangrot, Juksenia, Saulakhe, Mahur, Maura, Damhe, Nagpure, Rangire, Kumeriya, Padoliya, Moroliya, Rajor & Mahule etc
History[As per sources and wiki]
British sources described the Lodhi as “immigrants from the United Provinces”, who spread from that area, and in doing so were able to raise their social status, becoming landholders and local rulers ranking only below the Brahmin, Rajput, and Bannia. Some of these large landholders gained the title of thakur, and some Lodhi families in Damoh and Sagar were labeled as rajas, diwans and lambardars. These now-powerful Lodhi played a significant role in the 1842 Bundela rising.
History [Submitted by Email by Shri JITENDRA RAJPUT, 18 Oct 2013.]
Why are updating bogus wiki info about lodhi. how lodhi ranked only below the Brahmin, Rajput, and Bannia. lodhi has been a ruler community having alteast 23 rajgharana. Lodhi are authentic rajput.
Origin and History
The word Lodham first originates in Rigveda (The oldest literature of Sanatan/ Hindu dharma), Mandal-3,Sukta-53, sloka-23  , then the word again shows its presence in Manusmriti, Chapter VII- 54   and in Parashuram sahitya. In all the slokas depicted, the word Lodham is used for Shoorveer / warrior/ brave. Lodh were the first Kshatriyas of the earth.
When Parashuram killed The Chakravarti King Sahastrabahoo (A Lodham) the then left over leaders of Kshatriyas (Lodham) went to The Lord Mahesh. The Lord Mahesh saved them from Parashuram and ordered all the Khastriyas (Lodham) to choose farming instead of Kshatra (weapons). As The Lord Mahesh saved the Lodhams from the atrocities of Parashuram the then he is also worshiped as The Lodheswar Mahadev. Lodhi Rajput are Chandravanshi from the lunar deity Chandra.
The Sanskrit word Rajputra is found in ancient texts, including the Vedas, the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. It was used by the ancient Sanskrit grammarian Pa?ini in the 4th century BCE. The word Kshatriya (“warrior”) was used for the Vedic community of warriors and rulers.
To differentiate royal warriors from other Kshatriyas the word Rajputra was used, which literally means “Son of King” Rajputra eventually was shortened to Rajput. Rajputs belong to one of three great patrilineages, which are Suryavanshi, Chandravanshi and Agnivanshi.
The names Lodhi, Lodh, Lodha are synonymous to Lodhi Rajput. Lodhi Rajput community is diversified in many parts of India. A part of community is very much prominent in North and central India, especially in Westen UP, Vidarbha and its area near Madhya Pradesh, Gujrat and Rajasthan.
They have 23 Rajgharanas in Indian subcontinent starting from the west
The above articles was submitted by JITENDRA RAJPUT, jkrajput21@g***.com,
[update history of lodhi], Dated 18 Oct 2013
Avanti Bai, a Lodhi queen of Ramgarh who opposed the British in 1857.
Avanti Bai was the wife of Vikramaditya Singh, the ruler of the Indian state of Ramgarh. When he died, leaving his wife with no heir, the British placed Ramgarh under their administration. Avanti bai vowed to fight the British to regain her land and her throne. She raised an army of four thousand and personally led it against the British in 1857. When, after a few months’ struggle, she saw that her defeat was imminent, she killed herself with her own sword.
Uma Ragini Bharti, born May 3, 1959, Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh, India; to a religious Hindu Lodhi-Rajput family. From a very young age, she started holding discourses on Indian Epics. Today, Uma Bharti hold a commanding position in one of the national political party of India.
[source – wiki]
“Lodhi” is a Hindu Rajput community found spread throughout India. The community belongs to the Kshtriya class and is considered as a strong warrior group. The word Lodhi is another version of Lodh which means yodha (warrior). Lodhi were the first Kshatriyas of the earth.
The word Lodham first originates in the Rigveda, the oldest literature of Sanatan-Hindu dharma. Then the word appears in Manusmriti Chapter VII- 54 and in Parashuram Sahitya. In all the slokas depicted, the word Lodham is used for shoorveer (warrior, brave).
Lodhi Yuva Mahasabha
लोधी समाज में फैली कुरीतियों को दूर करने और समाज को एक नई दिशा देने के लिए युवाओं को आगे लाया जाएगा इसी उद्देश्य के साथ राष्ट्रीय लोधी महासभा का गठन किया गया |
राष्ट्रीय संयोजक- श्रीमती अनुपमा सिंह लोधी, भोपाल म.प्र.
Extracts and Summary from http://general.lodhiyuvamahasabha.org/
“लोधी” हिन्दू समुदाय भारत भर में फैला है. समुदाय क्षत्रिय वर्ग के अंतर्गत आता है और एक मजबूत योद्धा के रूप में माना जाता है. शब्द “लोधी” योद्धा (योद्धा) का अर्थ है जो लोध का दूसरा संस्करण है. लोधी पृथ्वी के पहले क्षत्रिय थे. लोधम पहले ऋग्वेद, सनातन हिंदू धर्म के सबसे पुराने साहित्य में निकली शब्द है .“लोधी” शब्द मनुस्मृति अध्याय VII-54 में और परशुराम साहित्य में दिखाई देता है. दर्शाये सभी श्लोको में, शब्द लोधम शूरवीर (योद्धा, बहादुर) के लिए प्रयोग किया गया है. परशुराम ने क्षत्रियों के नेताओं को तो छोड़ दिया पर चक्रवर्ती राजा सहस्रबाहु, परशुराम के हाथो मारे गए जब सभी क्षत्रिय भगवान महेश के पास गये और परशुराम के अत्याचारों से बचाऩे को कहा . भगवान महेश ने परशुराम से क्षत्रियो को बचाया और क्षतरा (हथियार) से खेती करने का आदेश दिया. भगवान महेश आज भी लोधेशवर महादेव के रूप में पूजा जाता है|