Chandravanshi Kahar community name from the Sanskrit "Skandhakara", that means one who carries things on his shoulders. Kahars are known as Mahra (Sanskrit, Mahila, "a woman"), because Mahra have the entry of the female apartments. Another name for Kahars is Dhimer, (sanskrit, Dhivara, "a fisherman"). In Bihar these communities are also known as Kamkar, Ravani, Ramani or Chandrabansi and they speak the Indo-Aryan tongue of Magadhi. In Uttar Pradesh these communities are known as the Indo-Aryan and use Bhojpuri language. In Rajasthan these communities are called Mehra and speak Shekhawati , Marwari. They are the traditional palanquin bearers. However, over the past years they have moved to newer professions. Legends trace their ancestry to the Moon God, so their surname is Chandravanshi. Even though Chandravanshi native to North India, they have moved out and settled in other parts of India. There are some professionals and politicians among in this community. They are employed as agricultural labourer's and domestic helpers. They are mostly from Rajasthan, Tripura make baskets of mulberry sticks (or) bamboo. The assists their mothers in cleaning dishes for others. Both child as well as adult marriages is considered acceptable, also adult marriages are becoming popular. The marriages are arranged by negotiation amongparents, elders. In few cases it is by mutual consent of the couple can also be seen. Polygamy is allowed in some cases even though Monogamy is common. The Chandravanshi Kahar Brides and grooms follow all the rituals and customs that are prevalent in their religion before starting their new life.