The Ahir clans are the various subsets of the Ahir community of India. They include those in the following list.
In North IndiaEdit
A legendary story of the origin of the Nandvanshi Ahirs narrates that on his way to kill the rakshasas, Krishna crossed the river Yamuna accompanied by the Gawlis; those that crossed the river with him became the Ahir Nandavanshi.
The Ghosi are a community found mainly in North India. They were the Zamidaars and small kings of various parts of country. The Ghosi (Muslims) claim descent from Rathore Rajput, Gurjar and Ahir communities.
The Phatak are a clan of Ahir herdsmen, one of the agricultural castes bearing considerable resemblance to Rajputs, claim to be descended from a Sisodia king of Chittore and the daughter of an Ahir king Digpal of Mahaban, to whom he was married.
The Ahar are a Hindu caste of agriculturists. The Ahar tribe are spread through Rohilkhand and other districts of N.W. provinces, following pastoral pursuits. They claim to descended from Yadu.
The Badhaya clan is dominantly found in Firozabad district of Western U.P region.
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