Powar history is very poorly documented. Thus, we have started to compile all historical literary work about Powars (Ponvars). One government citation of Powars (Ponvars) is on Bhandara Gazetteer. The following is reposted from the Gazetteer: "The Ponvars originally belonged to Malva. The Ponvar dynasty ruled in Malva from the 9th to the 18th Century. In the twelfth Century Nagpur was included in the Malva kingdom and the first settlement of the Ponvars may probably be attributed to this period. They themselves say that they originally came to Nagardhan near Ramtek and then spread over the surrounding country. Some of the most influential members of the caste accompanied Chimnaji Bhosle on his Cuttack expedition and on their return were rewarded with grants of land in Lanji and other tracts to the west of the Wainganga river which were largely covered with forests...".