The Savji or Somvanshiya Sahasrarjun Kshatriya or SSK Samaj are a Kshatriya community concentrated in the districts bordering Karnataka, Telangana. They are also referred to as Pategars or Patkar or Khatris. They are mostly found in significant numbers in Hubli, Gadag, Harihar, Belgaum, Gulbarga and Bangalore in Karnataka, Kurnool,Nandyala,Kodumur,Gudur(knl dist),Gadval,Armoor, Warangal, karimnagar, nizamabad, Koratla, sangareddy and Hyderabad/Secunderabad in Telengana, Pune, Mumbai, Kolhapur, Sholapur, Yeola, Nasik, Sinnar, Sangamner, Vasmat (Basmath) in Maharastra and in other parts of northern India like jaipur, ajmer, Indore, delhi, Gujarat, but less in number. Khatris found in Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema areas like Kodumur,Rajoli, Mahabub Nagar, Gudur, Kurnool and Nandyala and also in Tamil Nadu places like Kanchipuram,Chennai,Vellore and many places in India.
Maheswar in Madhya Pradesh was the capital of the illustrious ancestor Sri Somavamsha Sahasrarjun, also known as SahasraBahu or Kartaviya Arjun. Written accounts of Kartavira Arjun can be found in Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Puranas. He was a devotee of Dattatreya. Recent history is traced to Mandav Gadh in Madhya Pradesh (modern name being Mandu). Written accounts confirm that Savjis were rulers of Mandu and successfully withstood constant Muslim hordes for centuries. There’s a temple of Sri Somavamsha Sahasrarjun in Maheshwar, MP, dating back to the early 2nd century. The temple was rebuilt in 13th century after withstanding Muslim attacks.