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In order that their selection  and collection should become proper and for good results, a number of things were, according to the custom then, and it was necessary to mixe with them the divine transcendental powers. Of course, this process required a lot of labour, technical expertise and team work. When an emperor undertakes a yajna, naturally the scientific construction of chiti, its speciousness and expanse become very important aspects of the entire operation. Since this project was not a common one, it might have been a possibility that experts were brought from outside.

Overthrowing the supremacy of the power of Kadamba of the Chalukya family, emperor Pulkeshi the first (535 – 596) announced his sovereign rule. Then, according to the tradition, he obtained the qualification to perform the Ashwamedh and Rajasuya yajnas. In an article carved in a  cave in the year  543, there is a glorious mention of his having misused the yajnas and  accomplished  the good virtue and fame after performing the above yajnas and other yajnas like Agnishtom, Wajpeya,Bahusuvarna etc.

For this prior-selection for Mahayajna a large land was required to be free from  any obstacles and disturbances, mostly populated by one’s relatives, and large enough to consecrate thousands of  bricks, near the channel and along the  confluence of a pious river. The vicinity of Chiplun was most convenient for this purpose. The families related to both the Chalukya’s  relatives and of the Sawant namely SriSevak family resided in this area. There was a protective wall of the Sahyadri range of mountains, the sea-shore of channel, and the union of the Shiv and the Vashishti rivers there. The etymology of the name Chiplun is : Chitti-pulin means the place on the bank of river where the chaitya, selection becomes consecrated.

It was not so easy to get the Brahmins who knew the process of Chiti. Only those who have carried out yajna as the hosts of various yajnas  could become priests of Somayajna. The chiti knowing Brahmins were to be brought from those areas where the yajna institution was established and existed for a long period. Fortunately, in the neighboring Gujrat there was the Royal family named Maitrak, famous for their efficiency in execution of yajnas. Their mahayajnas had been already mentioned in a number  of tambrapata ( copper plates ). They had established a hundreds of families of priests for yajnas and Vedic scholars in the area of Kathewad in Gujrat. For them the place of Chiplun was accessible from the sea as also by the land route.

According to the researchers (including mainly Hirnyual and Griarson), the castes on the western seashore are of the Aryan groups which came down from Karakorum mountains into India. Being separated by the seashore, their colour, language characteristics and the life-style remained different from others. This research has a concrete evidence of the findings of a number of excavations. A number of relics of the settlement named as Somnagar, just adjacent to the other side of Karakoram Mountain have been obtained. When the influence of Buddha religion spread in Kashmir and the rulers there became proud of Buddhism, in order to protect the Vedic tradition the Brahmins came down to the Punjab and Rajasthan regions. When in the 4th century the entire northern India became insecure because of the invasion by the Shwethunas, these Brahmins and Kshatriya families came to Gujarat. The Maitrak family is one of them only. Before their migration, Vishwajit yajna was performed at Lohargal (Loharkot) near Ajmer on a very large scale. It is mentioned in a number of mythological writings. A number of constituents of them are chittapavan. An astonishing evidence is the similarity between fifty surnames of Khandal Brahmins and Chittapavan brahmins . It will also be discussed later on.