The Brisbane khatri samaj started off with a only handful of people when it was formed in the 1990 and the number of Khatri migrations, mainly from Fiji, kept growing slowly. It was on 13 January 1992 that the Brisbane khatri samaj was formally incorporated as the Kshatriya Society of Brisbane, Inc (KSB).
Currently our society has over 200 families with more than 600 members and over 300 guests registered on our website.
|1991-92||Ishwarlal D Khatri|
|2005||Arvind Damodar/Champak Khatri|
The above information has been kindly provided by Raj Khatri
Kshatriya literally means "protector of gentle people". Second in the social hierarchy of the caste system (see Varna), the Kshatriyas were kings and warriors. They were said to have evolved from the arms of Brahma, signifying that their role in society was the protection of people and livestock. The Hindus maintain that only a Kshatriya had the right to rule, though Brahmin rulers are not unknown. They were supposed to be brave and fearless, and to live and die by a code of honour and loyalty. They could eat meat and drink liquor and their most exalted death was to die in battle....... more
Aum... Sanskrit word meaning the primordial, eternal divine sound heard in deep meditation; it represents the three bodies of every human being or the triple divine qualities: A is the causal body (sound), U is the astral body (vibration), and M is the physical body (light).