Madval, sometimes also known as Dhobi (Konkani: मडवळ,Maḍvaḷh) is a washerman community of Goa and rest of the Konkan.They claim to be Rajakas.The occupation of washermen is a hereditary occupation and the washermen are known as madval. The services of washermen are essential for the people of the urban as well as rural areas alike.[1] They have their own localities which are sometimes gifted to them by the temples for the services they render.


  1. Gazetteer of the Union Territory Goa, Daman and Diu: district gazetteer, Volume 1. Gazetteer Dept., Govt. of the Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu,. 1979.
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