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Karekar is one of the common surnames of the Daivajna community,predominantly residing in Goa,some parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra.[1]They originally hail from Caraim village on Chorao island in coastal Indian state of Goa.They belong to various brahminical Gotras and use different surnames and titles,and worship Gajantalakshmi Ravalanatha in the village of Mashel,in Goa as their Tutelary deity.[2][1]Historically many of them were wealthy merchants who formed themselves into guilds or Shreni,and also functioned as Mahajans(money lenders,patrons of the temples etc) and Ganvkars of the Ganvkari system.

Notable people


  • Ravala Sethi,15th century merchant and a guild head,to visit Portugal whom the King of Portugal gifted honorific mount of a horse [3]
  • Virupa Sethi,who protested against the Portuguese in 16th century[4]

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