History of Hotel Aashiya Haveli
The family of Aashiya Haveli is of the highly respected and regarded class which
is in-between social order of the Rajputs and the status of the Brahmans. There
is a caste of Charans which exercises a great respectability and influence
in Rajasthan. The speciality of the caste is that it combines in its characteristics
of Rajputs and Brahmans in an adequate manner.
Charans are highly revered for their unflinching readiness for martyrdom,
bravery in war, high literary sense and deep loyalty to patrons. Ancestor of this
family were good poets and better soldiers. Members of this family are considered
to be divine by a large section of society. Women of the caste are adored as mother
goddesses by other major communities of this region including Rajput Kings. Maharana
UDAI SINGH ji, the founder of Udaipur invited this family to occupy a place of esteem
in the royal courts of Mewar.
Maharana BHIM SINGH ji gave grants of four villages named Kadiya, Pasoond, Mandar
and Mengatiya, and granted the permission to build RAWLA in Pasoond village. Same
Maharana also gave to this family, an urban house to live in Udaipur, near his palace,
which is presently known as AASHIYA HAVELI. From that time Aashiya family is living
in this haveli. Kuber dan ashiya and Satya dev singh ashiya, the present members
of Aashiya family, began renovation of this haveli in 2006 and within two and a
half years aashiya Haveli opened its doors for travellers, while remaining the city
dwelling of the original family.