What is Saini Caste ?

What is Saini Caste?

The Saini is one of the casts of Hindu in India, traditional agriculturists, landowners (Zamindars) and horticulturists. They have a total approx population of 6,98,000. Their main language is Hindi.

They are also known as Shoorsaini in Puranic literature. Saini community has many Reservations and Scholarships in government jobs & education Areas under Other Backward Class (OBC) in many states of India.

Saini Cast
Saini Cast


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Origin (History)

Saini claims to be descendants of a king, Shurasena, as well as of Krishna. Shurasena (शूरसेन/Sursain) was an ancient ruler of Mathura. Shurasena was the father of Vasudeva (father of Krishna). Which is also mentioned in Puranas and Mahabharata.

Where Are they Located?

Saini people of India, mostly live in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, and Delhi.

The languages they Speak?

Usually, they speak their local Language according to their state, But their main language is Hindi.

What do They do Now? (Occupation)

Nowadays there are many professionals among the Saini Community (Discussed below). Some of them are also engaged in agriculture along their primary profession, as they have many lands.

  1. Good Government Teachers and Professors
  2. Well known Scientists
  3. Government servant
  4. Filmstars and Celebrities
  5. Popular Creators on YouTube and TikTok
  6. Digital Market Influencer on many Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  7. Well known Engineers
  8. Well Qualified Doctors
  9. Police and Army Officers
  10. International Sports Person
  11. Successful Businessman
  12. Own Business
  13. Showroom & shop Owners

And what not, They are engaged in every profession followed in India.


Every Saini family wants their children to be well educated, due to this the literacy rate is quite high among the Saini.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Saini Family follow the Hindu religion, worshiping the main Hindu gods and goddesses, and their ancestors.

They celebrate Hindu festivals such as Diwali and Holi. They also celebrate Shoorsain Jayanti which is the birthday of King Shoorsain on 22nd December every year.

They cremate their dead and scatter the ashes in the Ganga River, but mostly at Haridwar.

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