Badhai – the wood carvers of India. Badhai is an occupational group of people in India who are carpenters and wood carvers.
Wood working is an ancient craft in India. Idols of Gods and Goddesses and doors of palaces and temples were carved skillfully by the ancient carpenters of India. Badhai is an occupational group of people in India who are carpenters and wood carvers. They make wooden ploughs, furnitures and other wooden equipments. Badhai word is derived from Sanskrit word Vardhika, which means cutting. The Badhai people are believed to be descended from the demi-god Vishwakarma, the divine architect. Legend says that Vishwakarma created two group of people – Badhai, the wood workers, and Lohar – the iron workers.