Origin of bania
Examples from the Web for bania
And the Bania did so, but when he had almost got home he could not help looking behind him to see if there were really any sheep.
There is no Vaishya caste at present, but the Bania caste are considered, perhaps incorrectly, to be descended from the Vaishyas.
They do not rank very high, and are sometimes said to be the descendants of an Ahīr who became a Bania.
The temple is still used by the Bania caste for the Sawa at certain festivals.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
They say that once a Bania was walking along the road with a cocoanut in his hand when Vishnu met him and asked him what it was.