Sawants were Generals (Samants) of Shilahars. Till today Sawants are mostly in the South Konkan and South Maharashtra, where Shilahars ruled. Laxman, Nimbras were the famous General of Sawants. All the Sawants were followers of Jainism.
The Family God of Sawant is Bramhnath, a Jain Kshetrapal.