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There is epigraphic evidence that the term `Komati' was in use by the 11th century CE. The Komati MERCHANTS were associated with the town of Penugonda in the West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Inscriptions from the Godavari, Krishna and Guntor districts from 11th century refer to the merchants referred to as the "Lords of Penugonda." The wealthier sections of the Komatis were addressed as`Setti',`Chetti' or`Chettiyar, all derived from the Sanskrit term Sreshthi.Their trade associations bore the name nagaram. They also participated in long- distance trade networks called pekkandru (literally "the many"). During the times of the Vijayanagara Empire, they physically relocated themselves for commercial efficiency in various parts of South India. They are presently found in the states of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh.

After the arrival of European trading companies, the Komati merchants were among the local traders that partnered with them. The British referred to them as "Committys" and often used the term generically for all merchants on the Coromandel coast. Among the "Committys" that the British dealt with were the bulk sellers of cloth and other export commodities, money lenders and money changers, and the individual shop-keepers.The second Chief Merchant of the British East India Company in Madras was a Komati called Kasi Viranna, appointed in 1669.

Our Team

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Our Committee

  • Shri. Laxmikant Kole
    President

  • Shri. Atul Pattewar
    Vice President

  • Shri. Sanjay Pekam
    Secretary

  • Shri. Prashant Kottur
    Treasury

  • Shri. Dr. Abhijeet Bandewar
    Marketing Head

  • Shri. Ashok Mamidwar
    Member

  • Shri. Anil Mahajan
    Advisor

Body Memebrs

  • Shri. Suresh Khajepwar
    Member

  • Shri. Rajesh Keshatwar
    Member

  • Shri. Pradip Mahajan
    Member

  • Shri. Pravin Gundewar
    Member

  • Shri. Mukund Jawajiwar
    Member

  • Shri. Sunil Pekam
    Member

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Events & News

1/7/2018

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Melava Planning Meeting 2018

Arya Vaishya Komti Samaj Pune Melava planning meeting held at MCCI tower.

1/3/2017

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Kojagiri Utsav 2017

Arya Vaishya Komti Samaj Pune celebrates Kojagiri pornima every year.

9/1/2016

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Arya Vaishya Melava 2016

Every year Arya Vaishya Komti Samaj Pune organize vadhu var melava.

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