Jat Gotras in Jaipur City
Jaipur is the Capital of Rajasthan. The Jaipur region is important Jat belt. We do not have any combined report which can give details about the distribution of Jat gotras in Jaipur region.
I thought to study the distribution pattern of Jat gotras in the Jaipur district. There are no ready records or studies as such. So I took the membership list of Jat Samaj Samiti, Jaipur Published under the title Jat Directory and Smarika 1999-2000. It gives areawise detailed names, addresses, phone numbers of Jat families living in Jaipur city.
The two attributes Jat gotra and colony were brought on excel file, tabulated and shorted out. There is an interesting result which gives which jat gotra lives in which colony. This table is available with me and if any member is interested it can be uploaded. The following table is an abstract of the detailed table that gives population of each gotra as a number out of total jats (3920) in the directory arranged in alphabetical order.
The Jat Directory gives details of 3920 Jat families. There are large number of people who use Chaudhary, Arya or Jat as surnames. Some people use no surname. Out of this list 812 Jats had used Chaudhary as surname. 1218 Jat family heads had Arya or Jat as surname or no surname. Many people around Jaipur use Jat surname. Out of these people 1890 Jat family heads with gotra as surnames were selected and tabulated. These 1890 people are from 356 gotras. The figure after gotra is the count out of 1890 from which we can roughly assess comparative population of that gotra. Here is the list:
Abusaria, 2 Achra, 1 Ahlawat, 4 Ameria, 1 Anana, 1 Andari, 1 Angyara, 1 Atri, 3 Babal, 1 Badsar, 1 Bag, 4 Bagar, 1 Bagaria, 9 Bainda, 3 Bajdolia, 2 Bajiya, 14 Balian, 1 Baliya, 2 Balwada, 3 Bana, 8 Bangadwa, 3 Barala, 6 Barol, 1 Bauhra, 1 Beniwal, 23 Bhadu, 3 Bhagasra, 2 Bhagod, 8 Bhakar, 26 Bhal, 1 Bhalotia, 4 Bhamu, 10 Bhan, 1 Bhanwaria, 3 Bharangar, 1 Bhataiya, 1 Bhauhar, 2 Bhinchar, 7 Bhukar, 3 Bijarni, 10 Bikara, 1 Birk, 1 Bissu, 1 Boori, 9 Budajia, 2 Budania, 4 Bugalia, 3 Burania, 1 Burdak, 19 Chahar, 20 Chalawaria, 1 Chandelya, 7 Chandiwal, 1 Chauhan, 4 Chaupda, 39 Chhaba, 1 Chhangar, 1 Chhaparia, 1 Chhilar, 1 Chholet, 2 Chhonkar, 1 Chirewale, 3 Chitan, 1 Choyal, 1 Dabas, 2 Dadarwal, 8 Daga, 1 Dagar, 21 Dahiya, 4 Dairwal, 1 Dalal, 2 Dangi, 7 Dangiwa, 1 Dara, 1 Dayaria, 1 Deg, 1 Degra, 3 Dengri, 1 Deshwal 1 Devanda, 15 Dhaka, 64 Dhamora, 1 Dhankar, 19 Dhariwal, 1 Dhaulya, 2 Dhayal, 22 Dhewa, 1 Dhidhwa, 1 Dhillon, 4 Dhindhwa, 3 Dhua, 2 Didel, 2 Dilhan, 1 Diwach, 1 Dodarwa, 1 Dodwadia, 8 Dohan, 3 Dookya, 14 Doot, 11 Dudhwal, 2 Dudi, 36 Dular, 7 Fagaria, 9 Fardolya, 1 Faujdar, 2 Fidauda, 3 Gadhala, 1 Gahlot, 1 Gainan, 1 Gajraj, 6 Gared, 1 Garhwal, 15 Garwa, 2 Gathala, 6 Gawadia, 2 Get, 7 Ghosalia, 23 Gil, 5 Godara, 71 Golya, 1 Grewal, 1 Gulia, 2 Gwala, 1 Harathwal, 8 Hirawat, 1 Hooda, 8 Inania, 2 Indolia, 3 Jagla, 1 Jakhar, 42 Jangoo,1 Janoo, 9 Jaswal, 14 Jatrana, 1 Jhajharia, 24 Jhajhla, 1 Jhajhra, 1 Jhijhwaria, 1 Jhojhar, 1 Jhuria, 3 Jijwaria, 3 Jitarwal, 9 Jodia, 1 Jotar, 3 Juhar, 1 Junawa, 1 Jyani, 4 Kadian, 1 Kadwa, 6 Kajla, 4 Kakran, 1 Kala, 1 Kalawat, 1 Kaler, 2 Kansujiya, 1 Kapuria, 2 Karwasra, 3 Kasania, 2 Kaswan, 8 Kataria, 15 Katewa, 31 Kauntey, 3 Khadanla, 1 Khakal, 1 Khalia, 2 Khangal, 1 Khanothia, 1 Kharbas, 7 Kharinta, 2 Kharra, 4 Khatkar, 5 Khatri, 1 Khedar, 5 Khichar, 11 Khirwal, 1 Khokhar, 7 Khuntel, 1 Kodia, 1 Kok, 2 Kolar, 1 Koont, 1 Koth, 1 Kothari, 8 Krishnia, 10 Kudi, 1 Kulhar, 2 Kulhari, 18 Kundarwal, 4 Kundu, 2 Kuntal, 10 Kuralya, 3 Kuri, 6 Kurwa, 1 Lainga, 1 Lamba, 27 Lamrod, 1 Lathar, 3 Lepswal, 1 Locham, 2 Lohmarod, 1 Lomrod, 1 Lora, 4 Lotasra, 1 Loyal, 1 Luhach, 1 Lunayach, 6 Maan, 20 Machra, 1 Machwa, 1 Maderna, 2 Madhur, 1 Mahawal, 2 Mahia, 1 Mahla, 27 Mahlawat, 6 Mahua, 1 Mahure, 1 Makad, 1 Malan, 2 Malhan, 2 Malik, 8 Mamawa, 1 Mand, 1 Manda, 3 Mandia, 5 Mandiwal, 1 Mandolia, 5 Mangawa, 1 Marwada, 3 Mechu, 2 Meel, 28 Mehra, 2 Mehria, 1 Mehta, 1 Mehto, 1 Meway, 1 Mirdha, 11 Mitharwar, 1 Moga, 4 Mohra, 1 Moond, 5 Mudalia, 1 Muhal, 2 Mukul, 1 Mund, 1 Mundel, 1 Nadal, 1 Naij, 1 Nain, 2 Nasir, 3 Natwadia, 5 Nehra, 16 Nitharwal, 23 Nohwar, 2 Nund, 1 Nyol, 2 Ogra, 1 Ola, 19 Pabana, 1 Pachar, 3 Palawat, 1 Palsania, 3 Pandu, 3 Panwa, 8 Paraswal, 8 Parihar, 2 Pathaina, 1 Payal, 11 Pilania, 8 Piploda, 1 Pual, 2 Punia, 123 Purnawa, 1 Raghuvanshi, 1 Rahad, 3 Rai, 1 Rajauria, 2 Rana, 3 Ranwa, 5 Rao, 5 Rara, 1 Rathi, 9 Rator, 1 Rautwal, 1 Rawat, 7 Rayal, 2 Repswal, 5 Rewad, 11 Riyad, 1 Rohela, 6 Rohit, 1 Roj, 1 Rolan, 1 Rolania, 22 Rudla, 4 Sahu, 9 Samota, 24 Sangwa, 1 Sangwan, 5 Sanwal, 3 Saran, 24 Sarawat, 6 Sau, 1 Saumra, 1 Sekhu, 1 Sepat, 5 Sewda, 2 Sheoran, 6 Sheshma, 2 Shoora, 1 Shukran, 4 Siddhu, 1 Sigar, 7 Sihag, 4 Sikarwar, 3 Silk, 1 Sindhu, 1 Singal, 2 Singhania, 1 Singwal, 1 Sinsinwar, 11 Sipalwal, 1 Sirohi, 17 Siyag, 1 Sodh, 1 Sogaria, 1 Sohalak, 1 Solanki, 12 Somra, 1 Soora, 3 Sulot, 1 Sunda, 7 Sunwala, 1 Sutalia, 1 Sutlana, 1 Takhar, 2 Talwada, 1 Tandi, 1 Tangar, 1 Tanwar, 1 Tarad, 1 Tetarwal, 2 Thakan, 5 Thakran, 1 Thakurele, 3 Thalor, 1 Thebar, 1 Thenua, 1 Tholia, 4 Thori, 4 Titarwal, 3 Todawat, 25 Tokas, 1 Tomar, 13 Vichach, 1 Virk, 1
Total Gotras 356 and counts......1890
1. The above analysis reveals that the biggest five gotra in Jaipur are Punia (123), followed by Godara (71), Dhaka (64), Jakhar (42) and Chaupda (39).
2. The gotras equal or more than 1 percent of Jat population in Jaipur city include following 27 gotras given in increasing order:Kulhari (18), Burdak (19), Dhankar (19) Ola (19), Chahar (20), Maan (20), Dagar (21), Dhayal (22), Rolania (22), Beniwal (23), Ghosalia (23), Nitharwal (23), Jhajharia (24), Samota (24), Saran (24), Todawat (25), Bhakar (26), Lamba (27), Mahla (27), Meel (28), Katewa (31), Dudi (36), Chaupda (39), Jakhar (42), Dhaka (6), Godara (71), Punia (123).
3. The activities in which these people are involved was also recorded in their format which finds mention in the Directory. Majority of the people are in service and have their own house in Jaipur. Other activities are business, shops, contractorship, property dealership, agriculture, dairy, politics, paultry farming etc.
4. Number of Gotras with single entry is 159. These people seem to have started coming to Jaipur late, hence less number.
5. Jats started coming to Jaipur for settlement from early eighties, the maximum influx being in nineties.
Last edited by lrburdak; February 4th, 2007 at 03:53 PM.
Nice homewrok Burdak Ji. We really appriciate your efforts.
Thanks for sharing this info with us.
It's better to be alone than in a bad company.
This is a nice and honest analysis. Some of us may have some information about other small cities where Jats are inhibited - and we should contribute here. Today, the pattern of cities is undergoing a rapid change, with large influx of people of all communities making their permanent homes in big town and cities. Such an information, at least on some major cities, would be of immense use to all of us.
तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय
Gud info uncleji.
keep it up!
.. " Until Lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter! " ..
Burdakji, good work. Please take the membership of Parivar Parichay also. Its the large body of Jat officers in India and abroad. Dayanandji, Vinod Sangwan, Dudeeji, Col. Tewatiaji, Bhartiji, Nitin Dahiyaji etc. are also most welcome to join that. This time I gave this diary to Ravi Chaudharyji also when he visited India. Late historian Sh. B S Dahiya also used to be its member.
For more details please contact
Mr. Harpal Singh IRS, Phone: 91-11-23958327, 91-9412237947
Mr. Lakshman Malik, 91-11-2469-4972, 91-9868261058
They are both my friends. Mr. Malik used to be APS to Prime Minister Charan Singh. While Harpal was my senior in IIT Delhi.
The Executive Committee of Parivar Parichay, Delhi proposes to organize next family get-together (HOLI-MILAN) of Members of Parivar Parichay, their spouse and children at 1600 Hrs on Sunday, the 25th February, 2007 in the Campus of Maharaja Surajmal Institute, C-4, Janakpuri, New Delhi. Mr. Hersh Kumar and Mrs. Rita Kumar of Houston (USA) will be the Guests of Honour in the Holi-Milan.
Last edited by sktewatia; February 16th, 2007 at 02:09 PM.
Sangariya or Sangaria (संगरिया) is a city in Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan, India. It is situated near the northern border of Rajasthan adjoining Haryana and Punjab states. It is located at Latitude:29-48'N and Longitude:74-30'E. As of 2001 census the population of Sangariya is 34,537. Deengarh is a small village located nearer to Sangaria (10 KM). This is the village of Karwasra's who poineered the Transport business in area in around 1952 AD.
Before the year 1900, there was a battalion of then princely state of Bikaner to protect the north eastern boundary at the place of present Sangariya town, which was known as ‘sangar’, which gave name to this town. In 1901-02 the Bikaner state railway line was extended from Hanumangarh to Bhatinda. At that time there was no population at this place so this railway station was called ‘Chautala Road’ in the name of village Chautala situated in Punjab (now Haryana) situated at a distance of 6 km from here. From that time onward there started inhabitation of people which has now developed in to the Sangariya town. State Government sanctioned an agricultural mandi here during early twentieth century. The area was barren and there was no availability of drinking water. The water was transported by railways from Hanumangarh town and then supplied to each house.
Gramothan Vidya Peeth
On 9 August 1917 a retired subedar Chaudhary Bahadur Singh Bhobia of village Bidangkhera started ‘Jat Anglo Indian School’ with the purpose of spreading education in rural areas. Swami Keshwanand was made director of Jat School Sangaria in 1932 that was just to close for want of funds. He went from village to village and to the Seths of desert region who were in Calcutta and far off places and collected funds. He became instrumental in starting hundreds of schools in the desert region. The Jat School Sangaria was renamed as Gramothan Vidyapith, Sangaria in 1948. Swami Keshwanand was connected with Gramothan Vidyapith, Sangaria (Rajasthan) (1932-1952). He developed here a beautiful museum with collection of rare documents, ancient items, paintings etc. brought from various places. Large-scale plantations were done in this arid area with the help of people and students of the Institute. Gramothan Vidyapith, Sangaria had become center of inspiration for educationists from India and abroad.
Analysis of Jat gotras in Sangariya
We do not have any gotra wise figures of Jat population in Rajasthan. We have Jat Samaj Smarika Sangariya 2006 which gives list of Jat members of the samaj in Sangariya. The list includes details of all members of 408 families who are members of Jat Samaj Sangariya. The details include about name and gotra of head of the family with other members and relation with the head of the family. Gotra of each married woman in the family is also given. Other details are age, education, profession and the telephone numbers. The place of origin of the head is also there. The information from Jat Samaj Smarika Sangariya 2006 was reduced to an excel table with gotra, place of origin and the district. We got 1041 entries of gotras of married members. The parental gotra of female members was recorded for the purpose of analysis. In the following table each gotra has got two numbers in the bracket. The first figure indicates number of male members of that gotra out of total 1041 and second figure indicates number of female members of that gotra who came and married to family in Sangariya. The entry with * indicates that there is no family of this gotra in Sangariya but only female members married with members in Sangariya.
List of Jat gotras
Thus in Sangariya we get a list of 161 gotras shown in alphabetical order:
Atri* (0+1) Bajiya (1+1) Bajolia (1+0) Balyan* (0+2) Bamla* (0+1) Bana (1+1) Bangadwa (2+3) Bariyala* (0+1) Barjati* (0+1) Batar (1+0) Beniwal (31+25) Berad (1+2) Berwal (1+0) Bhadia (1+3) Bhadu (6+19) Bhakar (13+13) Bhamu (2+14) Bhari* (0+1) Bhidasra* (0+3) Bhinchar (1+0) Bhobia (4+3) Bhukar* (0+1) Bhunwal* (0+1) Bijarnia* (0+1) Bijlan (1+0) Birda* (0+3) Bissu (1+6) Budania (3+2) Bugalia* (0+1) Butar (1+0) Byamal* (0+1) Chahar (4+9) Chawla* (0+1) Chhirang (2+0) Choyal (3+2) Dangi* (0+1) Deg (1+2) Delu* (0+3) Deshwal (1+0) Dhaka (7+4) Dhakarwal* (0+1) Dharania* (0+1) Dhetarwal* (0+2) Dhinwa* (0+1) Dogiwal (1+0) Dookya* (0+1) Doot (2+0) Dotasara* (0+2) Dovan* (0+1) Dudi (3+10) Dugesar* (0+1) Fageria* (0+1) Fidauda* (0+1) Garhwal (4+5) Ghotia* (0+1) Gill* (0+1) Godara (36+65) Goyat* (0+1) Gulia* (0+2) Hudda (2+0) Jakhar (17+23) Jandu* (0+5) Jangoo (3+2) Janu* (0+1) Jhajhra* (0+1) Jhanjhar* (0+1) Jhajharia (4+6) Jhinjha (2+4) Jhorad (12+14) Jhuria* (0+1) Joon (1+0) Jyani (2+15) Kadian (1+0) Kadwa* (0+1) Kajla (2+0) Kalwania* (0+1) Kansujia (1+0) Kantia (1+0) Karwasra (15+17) Kasania (2+5) Kaswan (8+14) Katewa (1+2) Khadda* (0+3) Khairwa* (0+3) Khaiwal* (0+1) Kharinta* (0+1) Khedar (1+0) Khichar* (0+2) Khileri* (0+2) Khod* (0+1) Khoth (2+1) Kudi* (0+1) Kukana (4+4) Kuladia (4+1) Kuleri* (0+1) Latiyal* (0+1) Legha (1+1) Lochhav* (0+1) Machra* (0+1) Mahla (1+6) Makar (1+3) Mali* (0+1) Malik (3+1) Manda* (0+1) Manju (1+2) Mayla (1+0) Moond (7+8) Mor* (0+1) Motsara (1+2) Nagal* (0+1) Nain (2+12) Nehra (1+1) Niwad* (0+1) Nojal (1+2) Nyol* (0+5) Ojla* (0+1) Olakh* (0+2) Pandar (6+1) Panghal* (0+1) Payal (1+0) Pilania* (0+1) Potalia (20+3) Punia (15+17) Rahd (4+5) Ranwa (2+4) Rao (29+2) Rathi* (0+1) Repswal (1+0) Rewad (2+4) Roj (1+5) Royal* (0+1) Ruhil (1+1) Rulania* (0+1) Sahrawat* (0+1) Sahu (7+11) Saich (4+0) Saikumar* (0+1) Sain* (0+3) Sangwan* (0+2) Saran (45+53) Sarpat* (0+1) Sauntakke* (0+1) Sewda* (0+1) Sheoran (4+7) Siddhu (3+0) Sihag (12+22) Silu* (0+5) Sinsinwar (1+0) Sinwal (7+3) Sirohi* (0+1) Soi* (0+1) Solanki (1+0) Tada* (0+1) Takhar* (0+1) Talan (1+0) Tandi* (0+2) Tarad (5+7) Tetarwal* (0+2) Thori (2+1) Tomar (1+3)
The biggest Jat gotras
Following are the biggest Gotras in increasing order.
* Kaswan (8+14) 22
* Potalia (20+3) 23
* Bhadu (6+19) 25
* Bhakar (13+13) 26
* Jhorad (12+14) 26
* Rao (29+2) 31
* Punia (15+17) 32
* Karwasra (15+17) 32
* Kaswan (8+14) 32
* Sihag (12+22) 34
* Jakhar (17+23) 40
* Beniwal (31+25) 56
* Saran (45+53) 98
* Godara (36+65) 101
* Out of 161 gotras in the above list 76 are with * which indicates that being the paternal gotra of married women are not used as surnames. So only remaining 85 are in-fact the gotras inhabited in Sangariya.
* The two gotras Potalia and Rao are rare in rest of areas and seem to be localized in this area of Sangariya. The number of women from out side marrying males of Sangariya is very less in these two gotras.
* In rest of the gotras number of women marrying to males in Sangariya is more, which indicates that in the area around Sangariya these gotras are in abundance.
* The biggest gotras are the same as mentioned by James Tod in annals ruling the country of Jangladesh, as this area was part of Jangladesh prior to fifteenth century.
* Over many centuries this Jat population seems stable with regular inputs from neighbouring states increasing its clan diversity as is clear from 161 Jat clans present in this area.
* Jat Samaj Smarika Sangariya 2006
AryanPoonia (August 9th, 2015)
who upon earth can subjugate these people, like hunas, sakas, aryas, yaudheyas, ....Jats, Gate, Gatae, Getz, .......Goths, .........
good work Burdakji
Last edited by sktewatia; April 17th, 2007 at 02:27 PM.
Muzaffarnagar (Hindi: मुज़फ़्फ़रनगर, Urdu: مظفر نگر) is a medium-sized city, headquarters of the Muzaffarnagar district, in the western part of the state of Uttar Pradesh in India. According to the 2001 census it has a metropolitan population of 331,403. It is mainly an industrial town with sugar, steel and paper being the major products. It boasts one of the highest per capita income in the country and the highest in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The Jaggery (heated sugar cane juice) market in Muzaffarnagar is the largest in the world. Muzaffarnagar spent 600 crore on shoes and dress in 2006 (As per report national news paper Dainik Jagran)which again is highest in India compared to non metro cities. Muzaffarnagr town Shamli paid highest LIC premium in India while Muzaffarnagar pays maximum telephonic revenue as a rent in India. The city is situated in the middle of the Delhi-Dehradun Highway. The older parts of the city have a Mughal feel to them. Forty percent of the population is Muslim. There is a sizeable Sikh and small Christian population as well. Even though the majority remains Hindu. The historical towns of Meerut, site of the rebellion of 1857, and Hastinapur are close by. Nearby towns are New Delhi, Dehra Dun, Saharanpur and Mussoorie.
Jat Gotras in Muzaffarnagar
I thought to study the distribution pattern of Jat Gotras in the Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh. There are no ready records or studies as such. So I took the life-membership list of Jat Jagriti Smarika - 2006, Published by Janpad Jat Mahasabha Muzaffarnagar. It gives details of life members’ names, addresses, place of origin, gotra and phone numbers of Jat families living in Muzaffarnagar city.
The two attributes Jat gotra and place of origin were brought on excel file, tabulated and shorted out. There is an interesting result which gives which jat gotra is from which village. This table is available with me and if any member is interested it can be uploaded. The following table is an abstract of the detailed table that gives population of each gotra as a number out of total jat families (263) in the directory arranged in alphabetical order.
The Jat Directory gives details of 263 Jat families who are life members. They are from 60 gotras. The figure after gotra is the count out of 263 from which we can roughly assess comparative population of that gotra in the district. Here is the list:
List of Jat Gotras
Agrohe (1), Ahlawat (7), Badwan (2), Baliyan (32), Beniwal (2), Budiyan (1), Chauhan (5), Chaundiyan (1), Chikara (3), Dabas (1), Dahiya (2), Deshwal (4), Dhaka (1), Dhama (1), Dhariwal (1), Dodwal (1), Phour (1), Gulia (3), Jatrana (5), Jawla (1), Kadian (6), Kaliyar (1), Kalkhande (4), Kharab (3), Khatiyan (2), Khokhar (4), Kuhad (2), Kuntal (1), Lal (10), Lathiyan (5), Lohan (3), Maan (1), Madan (1), Malik (29), Mehandiyan (2), Nain (4), Narwal (3), Nehra (1), Nirwal (2), Panwar (17), Pinia (1), Pipania (1), Punia (1), Raghuvanshi (10), Rana (3), Rathi (21), Rohal (1), Rohela (1), Sahrawat (5), Salaru (1), Salkalan (3), Sangwan (1), Saroha (5), Taliyan (1), Tarat (2), Tewatia (1), Thakran (3), Tomar (25), Virpal (1), Total 263
Biggest Jat Gotras
On the basis of above analysis the biggest Jat gotras of the district are as under in increasing dicated in bracket:
* Lal (10),
* Raghuvanshi (10),
* Panwar (17),
* Rathi (21),
* Tomar (25),
* Malik (29),
* Baliyan (32),
* Jat Jagriti Smarika - 2006, Published by Janpad Jat Mahasabha, Muzaffarnagar
Mandsaur (मन्दसौर/मंदसौर) is a city in the Malwa region and district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. It is the monolith pillar at Mandsaur that testimonies the victory of Yasodharman, a Jat King of Malwa
Origin of name
The name Mandsaur evolved from Marhsaur, which originated from Marh and Saur (or Dasaur), two of the villages which merged in the town. The town was known as Dashpur in ancient times.
Mandsaur and its neighborhood are full of archaeological interest. An inscription discovered near the town indicated the erection of a temple of the sun in 437, and at Sondani are two great monolith pillars recording a victory of Yasodharman, a Jat King of Malwa, in 528.
The Gupta empire had been weakened by the attacks of the Indo-Hephthalites, known in India as the Hunas, towards the end of the 5th century, which caused it to break up into smaller states. Yasodharman defeated a Huna army in 528 and their ruler Mihirakula, which checked the Huna expansion in India. Twin monolithic pillars at Sondani in Mandsaur District were erected by Yasodharman as a record of his victory. 
Three inscriptions of Yasodharman have been found in Mandsaur. One of these is of samvat 589 (532 AD). Yasodharman had acquired the title of Vikramaditya.  He started the vikram samvat calendar of Hindus based on Lunar movements. The Kashmiri poet Kalhana has mentioned about three Kalidasas. The second Kalidasa, who wrote the books 'Raguvansha' and 'Jyotirvidabharan', was court poet of Yasodharman. Kalidasa has mentioned the victories of Yasodharman as 'Raghu-digvijaya'. His rule extended from Himalayas in the north to Travancore in south. The ruler of Magadha had become his friend. Chinese traveler Faxian visited India during his rule.  The victory of Yasodharman is mentioned in the sentence “Ajay Jarto Hunan” in the grammar of Chandra of the fifth century. This mention in the phrase sentence अजय जर्टो हुणान or “Ajay Jarto Huṇān”, refers to the defeat of Huns by the Jats under the leadership of Yasodharman. 
Jat gotras in Mandsaur district
I thought to study the distribution pattern of Jat Gotras in the Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh. There are no ready records or studies as such. So I took the membership list of Jats of Mandsaur district from Veer Jat Parichayavali Published by Anand Prakashan, Ratlam (M.P.). It gives details of members’ names, addresses, place of origin, gotra and phone numbers of Jat families living in Mandsaur district.
The two attributes Jat gotra and place of origin were brought on excel file, tabulated and shorted out. There is an interesting result which gives which jat gotra is from which village. This table is available with me and if any member is interested it can be uploaded. The following table is an abstract of the detailed table that gives population of each gotra as a number out of total jat families (1406) in the directory arranged in alphabetical order.
The Veer Jat Parichayavali gives details of 1406 Jat families who are members. They are from 186 gotras. The figure after gotra is the count out of 1406 from which we can roughly assess comparative population of that gotra in the district. Here is the list:
List of Jat Gotras
Akodia- 31 Atri- 1 Badiyar- 3 Badwar- 1 Bajdolya- 4 Bajiya- 9 Baliyan- 3 Bamar-2 Bamboria- 4 Banganwa- 33 Bara- 1 Barak- 4 Bargoti- 1 Barwar- 20 Baswan- 2 Beniwal-1 Bhabharia- 2 Bhadara-41 Bhakal- 1 Bhakar- 31 Bhamu- 6 Bhariyan- 1 Bharwania- 14 Bharwaria- 25 Bhatu- 1 Bhenwar-1 Bhodiyan- 11 Bhuwada-10 Bohra- 10 Budia- 5 Chari- 4 Chhidar- 4 Chityan- 1 Choyal- 42 Chudiwar- 1 Dabla- 8 Dagoliya- 4 Dania- 18 Daraiya- 2 Dargotiya- 1 Darodiya- 1 Darotha- 3 Daroya- 101 Deru- 1 Dhamal-1 Dhandu- 12 Dhuniwar- 4 Didel- 1 Dogiwar-9 Dookya-17 Dudi- 11 Fagania-3 Gandhas-1 Garhwal- 1 Garona- 2 Garwal- 6 Garwar- 2 Gatara- 2 Gauria- 5 Ghasal- 12 Ghatak- 1 Gherwan-1 Ghet- 8 Godara- 78 Gorya- 4 Gugar- 3 Gulia- 1 Gunela- 4 Gunia- 1 Guwar- 2 Guwarwa- 5 Haran- 1 Hidar- 16 Hiyak- 6 Huran- 11 Jajra- 38 Jajunda- 3 Jakhar- 21 Jandu- 1 Jangu- 9 Jani- 2 Janjar-1 Jarawata- 20 Jhajhra- 8 Jhodiyan- 1 Jijwaria- 19 Jolaphiya-1 Kadhiyan- 17 Kadwa- 2 Kairapa- 1 Kajaria- 1 Kamar- 1 Kantiya- 2 Kariwal- 1 Kariwar- 1 Karwanya- 33 Karwar- 1 Kaswan- 4 Kasya- 1 Kedia- 5 Keet- 1 Kewda- 1 Khirwa- 1 Khutela- 1 Kudna- 8 Kundana- 4 Lana- 16 Langar- 2 Lathi- 3 Lathiyar- 1 Lopa- 1 Maan- 1 Mailau- 1 Mamar- 1 Mana- 1 Manju- 25 Melyan- 14 Mohla- 15 Mola- 16 Nadral- 2 Nahal- 3 Nain- 10 Nardaniya- 2 Narwar- 1 Naswaria- 1 Natwar- 3 Nawad- 38 Nehra- 4 Nudia- 1 Panwar- 1 Parauda- 2 Paraya- 29 Pareriya- 4 Paroda- 1 Parodiya- 1 Parswal- 4 Payal- 1 Pora- 5 Punia- 66 Pur- 1 Radera- 1 Raghera- 10 Rajaure- 9 Rajoriya- 1 Rander- 3 Ranwa- 1 Rawat- 1 Riyar- 4 Saperia- 7 Saran- 11 Saurag- 1 Sewara- 1 Sidar- 15 Sihak- 11 Sihor- 1 Siwach- 1 Siyal- 4 Sogal- 1 Somatiya- 3 Soran- 1 Soron- 1 Sorwan- 1 Suran- 1 Takar- 40 Takha- 1 Talan- 1 Teganiya- 1 Tewatia- 2 Thagaon- 1 Tharauda-10 Thodiyan- 3 Thori- 1 Thuniwar- 10 Thuriyar- 1 Titar- 5 Togra- 1 Tomar- 5 Toshniwal- 4 Vanshvad- 3 Vara- 4 Vijay- 1 Visadi- 1 Vyaniwar- 1 Wadiyar- 4 Warodia- 1 Waswana- 27 Tatal -1406
Biggest Jat Gotras
The biggest Jat Gotras in the district are as under in the increasing order with numbers of families out 1406 as under: 18 Dania, 19 Jijwaria, 20 Barwar, 20 Jarawata 21 Jakhar, 25 Bharwaria, 25 Manju, 27 Waswana, 29 Paraya, 31 Akodia, 31 Bhakar, 33 Banganwa, 33 Karwanya, 38 Jajra, 38 Nawad, 40 Takar, 41 Bhadara, 42 Choyal, 66 Punia, 78 Godara, 101 Daroya,
* 76 Gotras are with only one count which indicates that these gotras are due to women marrying from out side far off places or some relatives get settled in these villages from far off places.
* The largest Gotra Daroya is found in this area only and not in north India.
* Many gotras are common with those of Rajasthan indicates there migration from Rajasthan over a very long period as the number of families have vast difference of population.
* Some gotras have influence of Gujarati language as Siyak becomes Hiyak. Gotras Sidar and Hidar also seem to be same but difference due to language.
* Many Gotras seem to be specific to this area only such as Daroya, Bhadara, Nawad, Bhuwada, Bohra, Raghera, Tharauda, Thuniwar, Bhodiyan, Huran, Bharwania, Melyan, Mohla, Sidar, Hidar, Lana, Mola, Kadhiyan, Dania, Jijwaria, Barwar, Jarawata, Bharwaria, Waswana, Paraya, Akodia, Banganwa, Karwanya,
Jat Gotras in Mandsaur city
Atri, Bajiya, Baliyan, Bara, Bargoti, Baswan, Bhabharia, Dabla, Daniya, Gugar, Gulia, Jajunda, Kairapa, Lana, Nain, Nehra, Panwar, Parswal, Poras, Rawat, Takhar, Talan, Thori, Tomar,
Jat villages in Mandsaur district
• Afjalpur, • Badari, • Bahi Parshwanath, • Betikheri, • Bhilyakheri, • Bugalia (Gujarda), • Changli (Malhargarh), • Dalauda, • Dilawara, • Ghatawda, • Gujarada, • Haidara Mata, • Handari, • Jaggakheri, • Kacharia Jat, • Khanderia Kachar, • Kuchraud, • Laduna, • Malhargarh, • Molyakheri, • Narayangarh (Malhargarh), • Nataram, • Pipalia Karadia, • Pipalkhunta, • Pityakheri, • Rajnagar (Sitamau), • Ralayta, • Ralayta (Multanpura), • Ranayra, • Sitamau, • Thauri,
1. ↑ Mandasor Pillar Inscription of Yashodharman
2. ↑ Fleet, John F. Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum: Inscriptions of the Early Guptas. Vol. III. Calcutta: Government of India, Central Publications Branch, 1888, 147-148
3. ↑ Mandasor Pillar Inscription of Yashodharman
4. ↑ Kalhana: Rajatarangini
5. ↑ Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934, 2nd edition 1992 (Page 712)
6. ↑ CV Vaidya, History of Medieval Hindu India
7. ↑ Veer Jat Parichayavali Published by Anand Prakashan, Ratlam (M.P.)
Joga Fort is an ancient fort built by Jats situated on the border of Dewas and Harda districts in Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the middle of Narmada River at a distance of 8 km from a small town called 'Bai Jog Bada'. It is a beautiful tourist spot full of natural beauty and biodiversity.
This fort was built by two Jat warrior brothers Bhoga and Joga. They were contemporary of Alha and Udal warriors in the Army of Chandel rulers. Chandela rulers made them the governor of Nimar province where they ruled continuously till the rein of Mugals and Marathas. The great warrior Joga Singh Rao got constructed this fort. The elder brother Bhoga was killed in a war and Joga ascended to the throne. The folk tradition reveals that Joga loved one Gujar woman. It is believed that even after becoming the rani, the Gujari used to go by a secret route to take bath in the Narmada River and bring drinking water herself. There is a large population of Jats and Gujars surrounding the area.
The fort is still a site of unique beauty. The area surrounding the fort in a radius of about 25 km is good natural forest. It is situated on a 1000 metre high island above Narmada waters. It still reveals the history of Jat warriors even after 800 years have passed.
Local tradition reveals that there is a huge treasure buried under the fort. There are people who are blasting parts of the fort by dynamite to find the hidden treasure. There is urgent need to take care of the fort by Archaeological Survey of India and explore the history.
This fort is not connected by any public transport system. The public transport is through road upto the village 'Bai Jog Bada'. One has to reach the fort by trucks of Madhya Pradesh Forest Department or the Electricity Department.
Chaudhary Raghuvir Singh: Joga Kila, Jat-Veer Smarika, 1987-88, pp. 49-50
Nimach district in MP was earlier part of Mandsaur district. This was the area where we found Mandsaur Pillar inscriptions about Virk Jat Yashodharman. This area iis historically important for Jat history.
I studied the distribution pattern of Jat Gotras in the Nimach district in Madhya Pradesh. There are no ready records or studies as such. So I took the membership list of Jats of Nimach district from Pariwarik Parichay Patrika - 2003 Published by Jila Jat Samaj, Nimach (M.P.). It gives details of members’ names, His gotra and his wife's gotra,age and education of each member in the family of Jats living in Nimach district.
The two attributes Jat gotra and place were brought on excel file, tabulated and shorted out. There is an interesting result which gives which jat gotra is from which village. This table is available with me and if any member is interested it can be uploaded. The following table is an abstract of the detailed table that gives population of each gotra as out of total jat members 1276 (644 families) members in the directory arranged in alphabetical order.
The Pariwarik Parichay Patrika - 2003 Published by Jila Jat Samaj, Nimach (M.P.) gives details of 644 Jat families who are members. They are from 252 gotras. The figure after gotra is the count out of 1276 from which we can roughly assess comparative population of that gotra in the district. The gotra list includes gotras of male head of the family and his wife. Here is the list:
Jat gotras distribution in Nimach district
Adheria (अधेरिया) 1 Akodia (आकोदिया) 2 Alokiya (अलोकिया) 1 Alrola (आलरोला) 1 Arawat (एरावत) 1 Aseria (असेरिया) 1 Ashianal (अशियानाल) 1 Badkeshia (बड़केशिया) 2 Bagla (बागला) 1 Baja (बाजा) 2 Bajia (बाजिया) 2 Balauda (बलौदा) 4 Bamal (बामल)/(बामला) 9 Bambal (बाम्बल) 1 Bangadwa (बांगड़वा) 5 Bangar (बांगड़) 1 Bangava (बनगावा) 2 Baniyan (बानियान) 1 Bara (बरा) 1 Baradiya (बराड़िया) 1 Barala (बराला) 1 Baraliya (बरालिया)/(वरालिया) 15 Bariyan (बारियान) 2 Baroda (बड़ोदा) 1 Baswana (बसवाना) 4 Bathiyan (बाठियान) 18 Baval (बावल) 1 Beniwal (बेनिवाल) 82 Bhabhriya (भाभरिया) 1 Bhadala(भदाला) 1 Bhadara (भदारा) 5 Bhagadwa(भागड़वा 2 Bhajraj (भजराज) 1 Bhakar (भाकर) 8 Bhandari (भंडारी) 1 Bhanroda (भान्ड़ोदा) 1 Bhardwaj (भारद्वाज) 1 Bharwada(भरवाड़ा) 1 Bharwar (भारवर) 3 Bharwaria (भरवारिया) 8 Bhoja (भोजा) 2 Bicholiya(बिचौलिया) 1 Bohra (बोहरा) 4 Bora (बोरा) 1 Borwar(बोरवार) 4 Budia(बुडि़या ) 6 Bugalia (बुगालिया) 1 Bundwania (बुन्दवानिया) 1 Chahar 2 Chandel (चंदेल) 1 Chayal (चायल) 2 Chayda (चायदा) 1 Chhedivar(छेड़िवार) 1 Chhina(छिना) 2 Chitiyan (चितियान)/(चित्याण) 22 Choyal (चोयल) 6 Dadarwal (दादरवाल) 1 Dadu (डाडू) 1 Dagolia (दगोलिया)/(दगौलिया) 8 Dagor (डागोर) 1 Dalal (दलाल) 1 Daloya (दलोया) 1 Damota (दमोटा) 1 Daroya (दरोया) 1 Daseya (दसेया) 1 Dediwar (डेडिवार) 3 Denihar (डेनिहार) 14 Deniyal (डेनियाल) 1 Deru (डेरू) 5 Dhagandwa (धागंडवा) 1 Dhangad (धांगड़) 1 Dhankhad (धनखड़) 1 Dharolia (धरोलिया) 1 Dholya (धोलिया) 2 Dhoria (धोरिया) 3 Dhugal (धुगल) 1 Diniyal(डिनियाल) 1 Dogiwar (डोगीवार) 3 Dudhwas (दुधवास) 1 Dudi (डूडी) 2 Dudiya (डुडिया) 2 Duhan (दुहन) 5 Dukhiya (दुखिया) 1 Dukya (दुक्या) 2 Dundi (डूंडी) 13 Eram (ईराम) 5 Fagar (फगार)/(फंगार) 41 Far (फर) 19 Faras (फरस) 10 Farr (फर्र) 1 Gandas (गंडास) 16 Gandhar (गंधार) 1 Gandhi (गाँधी) 1 Garoriya (गरोरिया) 1 Gatara (गटारा) 13 Ghasel (घासेल) 1 Ghatara (घटारा) 1 Ghatela (घटेला) 1 Ghatwal 1 Ghodia (घोडिया) 1 Ghuniwal (घुणीवाल) 1 Godara (गोदारा) 20 Godhra (गोधरा) 2 Godiya (गोडि़या) 1 Goila (गोइला) 2 Gora (गोरा) 3 Godia (गोडिया) 1 Govada (गोवदा) 1 Govlia (गोवलिया) 1 Goyat (गोयत) 1 Gundane (गुनदाणे) 1 Hanumantia (हनुमंतिया) 1 Haran (हारण) 2 Harvadiya(हरवाड़िया) 6 Herawat (हेरावत) 7 Hewda(हेवदा) 2 Hiror (हिरोर) 2 Homtiya (होमतिया) 1 Horan (होरण) 1 Hudiya (हुडिया) 1 Jadsa (जडसा) 1 Jakhad (जाखड) 4 Jalaniya (जलानिया) 1 Jani (जानी) 2 Jathyian (जाठियान) 1 Jatiyan (जाटियाण)/(जाटियान) 6 Jayoniya (जयोनिया) 1 Jhadia (झड़िया) 1 Jhajhad(झाझड़) 14 Jhajhada (झाझड़ा) 12 Jhangu (झांगु) 1 Jolana (जोलाणा) 1 Jurail (जुरैल) 2 Kadiyan (कडियान) 1 Kadwa (कड़वा) 8 Kajaliya(काजलिया) 1 Kakdawa (ककड़ावा) 1 Kalirana (कालिराना) 1 Kalirawna (कालीरावण) 4 Kalkhande (कालखंडे) 1 Kamedia (कमेडिय़ा) 10 Kandas (कन्डास) 3 Kanra (कानरा) 1 Kantiya (कांटिया) 3 Kariyan (करियाण) 1 Karwaniya (करवानिया) 61 Kashia(काशिया) 9 Kashirana (काशीराणा) 1 Kashya (काश्या) 15 Kasumma (कसुम्मा) 1 Kasya (कास्या) 20 Katia (काटिया)/(कांटिया) 7 Khadaw (खदाव) 5 Khakhal (खाखल) 3 Khanda (खण्दा)/(खंदा) 2 Khandala (खंडाला) 1 Khagodiya (खगोडि़या) 1 Kothari (कोठारी) 1 Koyat (कोयत) 1 Kudi (कुड़ी) 3 Kuiya (कुइया) 1 Kuradiya (कुराडि़या) 1 Ladu(लाडू) 2 Lamba (लाम्बा) 11 Lana (लाणा) 3 Lariyad (लरियाद) 1 Lawas (लवास) 4 Ledha (लेढा) 1 Leru (लेरु) 1 Lofa (लोफा) 2 Lunas (लुनास) 1 Lunawat (लुनावत) 2 Maan (मान) 1 Mahla (महला) 1 Malla (मल्ला) 1 Mamte (मामटे) 1 Mananiya (मनानिया) 1 Mandal (मांदल) 1 Mangalda (मांगल्दा0 1 Moga (मोगा) 1 Mojja (मोज्जा) 1 Molla (मोल्ला)/(मोला) 5 Mor (मोर) 23 Moriya(मोरिया) 1 Mota (मोटा) 1 Mundariya (मुन्दड़िया) 1 Mundfod (मुण्डफोड़) 20 Nain (नैन) 1 Nandu (नान्दू) 1 Naniya (नानीया) 4 Naraulia (नारौलिया) 1 Nawad (नवाद) 6 Neema (नीमा) 1 Nehra (नेहरा) 30 Nisia (निसिया) 11 Pachar (पचार) 7 Panwar 1 Paraya (पराया) 9 Pasar(पसार) 1 Pawda (पावड़ा) 2 Pipaliya (पिपलिया) 3 Punia 50 Rabdia (राबडि़या) 4 Rad (राड़) 14 Rada (राड़ा) 1 Radena (रदेणा) 1 Radrenda (राद्रेंडा) 2 Radya (राड़या) 2 Raghuvanshi 1 Ranawat (रणावत) 1 Randeda (रान्देड़ा) 1 Ranwa (रणवा) 1 Rathi (राठी) 1 Sadia (साडि़या) 1 Sanwar (सनवार) 83 Sapedia (सापेडि़या) 8 Saran (सारण) 10 Saudu (सौडू) 1 Sejwar ( सेजवार) 1 Serawat (सेरावत) 17 Sewda (सेवदा) 2 Sidar (सिदड़) 1 Sihag (सिहाग) 1 Sinna (सिन्ना) 1 Sinsinwar (सिनसिनवार) 2 Sodya(सोड्या) 1 Sohol (सोहोल) 1 Solyana (सोल्याणा) 1 Somwal(सोमवाल) 1 Sovra (सोवरा) 1 Soyal (सोयल) 3 Syoran (स्योराण)/(सोराण) 2 Takar (ताकर) 2 Takha (ताखा) 10 Takhar (ताखर) 2 Talan (तालान) 1 Tanwar (तंवर) 1 Tediwar (टेडिवार) 1 Thadoda 1 Thalor(थालोर) 33 Thapor (थापोर) 3 Tharol (थारोल) 16 Tharor (थारोर) 1 Thori (थोरी) 3 Thukrele (ठुकरेले) 1 Thuniwal (थुनिवाल) 1 Thuniwar (थुणिवार ) 24 Tukiya (टुकिया) 1 Vadiyal (वडि़याल ) 1 Vagaud (वागौड़) 1 Vajiya (वाजिया) 4 Varaha (वराहा) 68
Biggest Jat Gotras
The biggest Jat Gotras in the district are as under in the decreasing order with number of members out 1276 as under:
Sanwar 83, Beniwal 82, Varaha 68, Karwaniya 61, Punia 50, Kasya 44, Fagar 41, Thalor 33, Nehra 30, Thuniwar 24, Mor 23, Chitiyan 22, Mundfod 20, Godara 20, Far 19, Bathiyan 18, Serawat 17, Tharol 16, Gandas 16, Baraliya 15, Rad 14, Jhajhad 14, Denihar 14, Gatara 13, Dundi 13,
138 Gotras are with only one count which indicates that these gotras are due to women marrying from out side far off places or some relatives get settled in these villages from far off places.
The two largest Gotras Sanwar (83), Varaha (68) are found in this area only and not in north India.
Many gotras are common with those of Rajasthan indicates there migration from Rajasthan over a very long period as the number of families have vast difference of population.
Some gotras have influence of Gujarati language as a result 'S' becomes 'H' such as Siyak becomes Hiyak, Gotras Sidar becomes Hidar, Sehrawat becomes Herawat, Soran becomes Horan, Saran becomes Haran. This varaiation in gotras seem to be due to difference in the language.
Many Gotras seem to be specific to this area only such as Sanwar, Varaha, Bathiyan, Fagar, Mundfod, Baraliya, Denihar, Dagolia, Eram, Far, Faras, Jatiyan, Lawas, Lunawat, Nisia, Pipalya, Rabdia, Sapedia, Thapor etc.
Jat gotras in Nimach city
Adheria (1), Akodia (2), Aseria (1), Ashianal, Badkeshia (1), Baniyan (1), Barala (1), Bariyan (1), Baswana (1), Baval (1), Beniwal (2), Bhadala (1), Bhadara (3), Bhandari (1), Bhardwaj (1), Bugalia (1), Bundwania (1), Chahar (2), Chityan (2), Choyal (2), Dagolia (2), Dagor (1), Dalal (1), Dhoriya (1), Duhan (2), Gandhar (1), Govlia (1), Gundane (1), Hanumantia (1), Jakhad (1), Jani (2), Jurail (2), Kalkhande (1), Kamedia (1), Kariyan (1), Kasya (1), Kudi (3), Kuiya (1), Lariyad (1), Mamte (1), Mor (1), Nandu (1), Naraulia (1), Neema (1), Nehra (1), Nisia (1), Panwar (1), Paraya (1), Punia (2), Rad (1), Raghuvanshi (1), Rathi (1), Sapedia (3), Sejwar (1), Sihag (1), Sinsinwar (2), Talan (1), Tanwar (1), Thadoda (1), Thukrele (1),
Jat Villages in Nimach district and Jat poplation
There are 644 families in Nimach district with population of 3628. Out of them 1881 are male and 1747 are female. The Tahsil wise distribution of the Jat population in Nimach district is as under with Jat population given in the brackets with each village:
Nimach (नीमच) (227), Amlikheda (अमलीखेड़ा) (36), Aspura (आसपुरा) (67), Aghoria (अघोरिया) (101), Araniyachandel (अरनियाचंदेल) (15), Bagpipalya (बागपिपल्या),(53) Dhokalkheda (धोकलखेड़ा) (144), Harnawda (हरनावदा) (85), Harwar (हरवार) (731), Fatehnagar (फतेहनगर) (175), Palsoda (पालसोड़ा) (65), Pipalyavyas (पिपल्याव्यास) (37),
Jawad (जावद) (25), Barkheda Jat (बरखेड़ा जाट) (72), Ganeshpura (गणेशपुरा) (29), Hanumantia (हनुमंतिया) (39), Kesarpura (केसरपुरा)(184) , Khor Vikram (खोर विक्रम) (132), Kundala (कुण्डला)(188) , Luharia Jat (लुहारिया जाट)(24) , Morvan (मोरवन)(172) , Nanpuriya (नानपुरिया) (88), Nayagaon Jawad (नयागांव जावद) (47), Nilyan (निलियां)(26) , Roop Pura (रूपपुरा) (141), Sarvaniya (सरवानिया) (31),
Chaplana (चपलाना) (14), Gotwas (गोटवास) (4), Khadawda (खडा़वदा) (470), Malaheda (मालाहेड़ा) (12), Nagpura (नगपुरा) (55), Pawti (पावटी) (139),
Pariwarik Parichay Patrika - 2003, Published by Jila Jat Samaj, Nimach (M.P.)
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Chhoti Sadri (छोटी सादड़ी) is a city and a municipality in Chittorgarh district in the state of Rajasthan, India.It is situated near Neemuch on the Ajmer-Khandwa railway line .
The place was famous for the temple of Devi built in the fifth century AD. This temple is now known as Bhavaramata. It is intersting to note in the list below that Bhavara is a Jat Gotra found in Chhoti Sadri tahsil.
Inscription at Chhoti Sadri
The rule of Gora clan Jat kshatriyas has been mentioned in an inscription found in Bhavara Mata (भवर माता) temple on a hillock near village 'Chhoti Sadri' (छोटी सादड़ी) in Chittaurgarh district. It is in Brahmi script and Sanskrit language.Pandit Gauri Shankar Hirachand Ojha has written about the inscription of 'Chhoti Sadri' in an article published in Nagari pracharini-patrika, part 13, issue-1 under the title Gaur namak agyat kshatriya vansh - गौर नामक अज्ञात क्षत्रिय वंश. Some lines from that inscription are as under in Sanskrit language:
तस्या प्रणम्य प्रकरोम्यह x x जस्त्रम
(कीर्तिशु) भां गुणा गणोघम (पींन्टपाणाम) (3)
x x कुलो (भद्) वव (ञ् श) गौरा
क्षात्रेप (दे) सतत दीक्षित x शौंडा ।
x x x
धान्य सोम इति क्षत्र गणस्य मध्ये (4)
... ... ...
x x किल राज्य जित प्रतापो
यो राज्यवर्द्धण (न) गुणै कृत नाम धेयः
x x x
जातः सुतो करि करायत दीर्घ बाहु ।
नाम्ना स राष्ट्र इति प्रोद्धत पुन्य (पय) कीर्ति (6)
सोयम यशो भरण भूषित सर्व गात्रः
प्रोत्फुल पद्मः ......तायत चारु नेत्रः ।
दक्षो दयालु रिह शासित शत्रु पक्षः ।
क्षमां शासति ....यश गुप्त इति क्षितीन्दुः (8)
तेनेयं भूतधात्री क्रतु मिरिहचिता (पूर्व) श्रंगेव भाति
प्रासादे रद्रि तुंगैः शशिकर वषुषैः स्थापितेः भूषिताद्य
नाना दानेन्दु शुभ्रैर्द्विजवर भवनैर्येन लक्ष्मीर्व्विभक्ता ।
x x x स्थित यश वषुशा श्री महाराज गौरः (11)
यातेषु पंचसु शतेष्वथ वत्सराणाम्
द्वे विंशतीसम धिकेषु स सप्तकेषु ।।
माघस्य शुक्ल दिवसे त्वगमत्प्रतिष्ठाम् ।
प्रोत्फुल्ल कुन्द धवलोज्वलिते दश म्याम् (13)
The above inscription proves that Maharaja Dhanya soma (धान्य सोम) was a popular king of Gor Jat kshatriya clan. Rajyavardhan (राज्यवर्द्धण), Rashtra (राष्ट्र) and Yasha Gupta (यश गुप्त) rulers followed in succession. The inscription also reveals that the Gor kings had constructed goddess temple in memory of their ancestors on magha shukla 10 in samvat 547 (491 AD). The inscription proves the rule of Gor kings near 'Chhoti Sadadi' place in Rajasthan in 6th century. They were considered to be powerful till the rule of Maharana Raimal.
Meenas and Bhil tribe dominated the area in later period.
As of 2001 India census, Chhoti Sadri had a population of 16,602. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chhoti Sadri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 80% and female literacy of 60%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Jat villages in Chhoti Sadri tahsil
Deokheda (देव खेड़ा) , Jalaudia (जलौदिया) , Jamlawda (जमलावदा), Kesunda (केसुन्दा) , Soobi (सूबी) , Karju (कारजू), Karunda (कारूंड़ा), Rambhawli (रम्भावली), Mahinagar (महीनगर),
Jat Gotras in Chhoti Sadri tahsil
The study of the distribution pattern of Jat Gotras in Chhoti Sadri tahsil of chittorgarh district of Rajasthan is similar to that of the Nimach and Mandsaur districts in Madhya Pradesh. There are no ready records or studies as such. So I took the membership list of Jats of Nimach district from Pariwarik Parichay Patrika - 2003 Published by Jila Jat Samaj, Nimach (M.P.). It gives details of members’ names, His gotra and his wife's gotra,age and education of each member in the family of Jats living in Nimach district and those living in Chhoti Sadri tahsil in chittorgarh district of rajasthan. I had also discussion with President of Veer Tejaji Jat Samaj Samiti, Nimach, PIN-458441, shri Balraj Sapedia (Phone-07423-222795) who was instrument in publishing this smarika.
The two attributes Jat gotra and place were brought on excel file, tabulated and shorted out. There is an interesting result which gives which jat gotra is from which village. This table is available with me and if any member is interested it can be uploaded. The following table is an abstract of the detailed table that gives population of each gotra as out of total jat members 313 (173 families) members in the directory arranged in alphabetical order.
The Pariwarik Parichay Patrika - 2003 Published by Jila Jat Samaj, Nimach (M.P.) gives details of 173 Jat families from Chhoti Sadri tahsil who are members. They are from 65 gotras. The figure after gotra is the count out of 313 from which we can roughly assess comparative population of that gotra in Chhoti Sadri tahsil of the Chittorgarh district. The gotra list includes gotras of male head of the family and his wife. Here is the list:
Awas (अवास) 1 Badkeshia 1 Bagadwa 2 Bageshia (बगेशिया ) 1 Bagod 3 Bamda (बामदा) 1 Bangadwa 2 Bargasa (बरगसा)/ (बरगस्या) 15 Barkothia (बरकोठिया) 1 Bathian 1 Beniwal 5 Bhandas (भंडास) 1 Bharania (भरानिया) 3 Bhawara (भवारा) 1 Bohra 5 Bora 1 Chityan 53 Delyan (देलयाण) 1 Duhan 15 Eram 1 Etwas (एतवास) 1 Fangar 2 Far 10 Faraha (फराहा) 1 Gandas 7 Godat (गोडत) 2 Goil (गोइल) 6 Goit (गोइत) 1 Hanwar (हनवार) 1 Herawat 2 Jathian 1 Kadwa 3 Kangar (कांगर) 1 Karirawan (करिरावण ) 3 Kashia 1 Kashya 1 Kasuma 1 Khandolia (खंडोलिया) 2 Kharadia (खराडिया ) 1 Koit (कोइत) 1 Lamba 2 Lawas 13 Lunas 6 Mana 1 Manga 5 Mor 49 Morit (मोरित) 1 Mundfod 13 Nania ((नानिया) 1 Nehra 11 Nonlia (नोंलिया) 1 Pachar 9 Padoda 1 Pawda 1 Punia 12 Raail (राइल) 1 Rabadia 1 Roonaru (रूनारू) 1 Roonas (रूणास) 3 Sanwar 7 Sapedia 1 Sawas (सवास) 1 Sohida (सोहिदा) 1 Tharol 2 Varaha 7
The biggest Jat Gotras in Chhoti Sadri tahsil are:
Chityan 53 Mor 49 Bargasa (बरगसा)/ (बरगस्या) 15 Duhan 15 Lawas 13 Mundfod 13 Punia 12 Nehra 11 Far 10 Pachar 9 Gandas 7 Sanwar 7 Goil (गोइल) 6 Lunas 6 Bohra 5 Manga 5
* 33 Gotras are with only one count which indicates that these gotras are due to women marrying from out side far off places or some relatives get settled in these villages from far off places.
* The two largest Gotras Chityan (53) and Mor (49) are found in this area along with Nimach and Mandsaur districts of Malwa region in Madhya Pradesh.
* Many gotras are common with those of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh indicates that there has been migration from Rajasthan to Madhya Pradesh and vice versa over a very long period as the number of families have vast difference of population.
1. ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thakur Deshraj, Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934, 2nd edition 1992, Page-591
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Last edited by lrburdak; July 6th, 2008 at 11:05 PM.
thus n thr this sawai jai sigh founded a beautiful pink city, in a territory, taken from JATS
he founded many jantar mantars, at the mercy of aurangzeb, as if JATS never knew it earlier. he knew logarithm, but tughlaqks also did know it. where firuz is shifting topra to delhi, his ancestors pillar inscription, namely asoka, he was well aware of his jat ancestory, like samudragupta did. n almost all the clan names at allahabad pillar inscription mentioned by samudragupta are those of jats only.
why should ghazi mallik pick up a jat girl from punjab? because he himself was a jat. i need mention jat malliks here.
when quablain khan of china, issued the leather coins this jat also did the same. n after all tughlaqs did control the biggest territory, like asoka etc.
Distribution of Jat Gotras in Tonk district in Rajasthan
Tonk (टोंक) is a city and district in Rajasthan situated on National Highway No. 12 at distance of 100 kms from Jaipur. It is located in North- Eastern part of the state between 75.19' & 76.16 East longitude and 25.41' and 26.24' North Latitude. It was founded by Jats of gotra Tonk.\
Tonk district had many Jat rulers in the past. Thakur Deshraj has mentioned about Jat rulers of following clans in his book Jat Itihas.
Khoja clan rule
Khoja or Khwaja gotra Jats are found in Marwar, Ajmer – merwara and Jhunjhunwati areas of Rajasthan. They ruled in Tonk in 11th century. The author of ‘Tarikh Rajgan Hind’ Maulvi Hakeem Majmulgani Khan has mentioned giving the geographical description of Tonk state and location of Tonk town on Banas River. He has further mentioned that Khoja Ram Singh after a war at Delhi came to this place and founded Tonk town on magha sudi teras samvat 1003. This town was earlier called Tonkra, which later became Tonk. After a long period on magh sudi 5 samvat 1337 Alloudin Khilji when won Madhaupur and Chittorgarh, this town was again habited. Thus the descendents of Ram Singh ruled Tonk from samvat 1003 to samvat 1337. Khilji or some other Muslim ruler had destroyed this town, which was rehabilitated.
Chandla Jat ruler
Chandlai is a village in Tonk district of Rajasthan, India. It is situated at a distance of 10 km from Tonk city on Tonk – Kota road. A Jat chieftain ‘Chandla’ founded it. He got constructed a pucca pond near the village in the name of her daughter ‘Bhala’ and put an inscription on it on baisakh sudi 15 samvat 1027 (970 AD). This was the time when Rajasthan was ruled by a large number of small republics. Chandla was ruler of Tonk at that time.
Pirana Jat Janapada
Pirana is the name of a place at a distance of 8 km from Tonk city in Tonk district in north direction. It was a republic of Jats. It was a well-organized state. They used to collect taxes from traders and rich travelers through passing their state. They used to collect one fourth of the goods as tax. There was a system of equal right of all the brothers and castes on the land under their occupation. But in return they used to select 9 soldiers from their people for war. Every child, youth and elderly persons were committed to protect their state and sacrifice their lives.
Once a caravan of Begams of Badsah Jahangir happened to pass through their state. Jat chieftain stopped the carvan and allowed to pass only when they paid taxes. Jahangir when came to know about this incidence he sent his subedar Malook khan to suppress these Jats. Malook khan knew the powers and strategy of Jat rulers so he did not attack them directly. He camped at a village called Sherpur near Ranthambore and started his planning. He allured one Doom and asked details about how he could defeat these Jat rulers. The Doom told him that on bhadwa badi 12 the Jats celebrate ‘Bachchh baras’ when all are armless. Malook khan attacked on this very date when the Jats were celebrating ‘Bachchh baras’. Jats being unarmed, many of them were killed. This way a Jat republic was destroyed.
Jiwan Singh and Raimal in Pirana were two chieftains who were killed in above attack. The pregnant ladies at the time of above attack got escaped and sent to Sanganer where they founded a town near Sanganer. The boys on their birth were named Jiwan and Raimal as decided prior to war on the name of above warriors killed. Jiwan later chose to live at a place of his ancestors and founded a new village ‘Pirana’ in the name of old village of same name. Some ladies were killed or chose to become sati after the death their husbands. There are terraces constructed in the memory of these ladies at Pirana locally known as ‘Satiyon ke chabutre’. The inscriptions on this site bear years upto samvat 1478 (1421 AD). These inscriptions indicate the period of war of Malook khan with Jats was in fourteenth century when Khilji was ruler at Delhi.
Jaipur's King Man Singh conquered Tari & Tokra Janpad in the regime of Akbar. In 1643 twelve village of Tokra janpad given to Bhola Brahmin . Later Bhola gave a name to these twelve villages as 'Tonk '. It is surrounded by 5 districts i.e. in north Jaipur, in South Bundi & Bhilwara, in East Ajmer and in West Sawaimadhopur districts. Average rain fall is 62 mm. Agriculture and animal husbandry are the main occupation of the people.
The history of Tonk is very old as it is connected with Bairath culture & civilization . Tonk has been called Rajasthan ka Lucknow, Adab ka Gulshan, Romantic poet Akhtar Shreerani ki Nagri, Meethe Kharboojo ka Chaman, Hindu Muslim Ekta ka Maskan and as result of which Tonk could keep an isolated status in Rajasthan. During the regime of Nawabs(1817 to 1974) , all the native were invited in a islamic function of Miladdunabi without caste, color and greed , which was organised by the ruling Nawabs for the period of seven days in the month of Rabiul Awwal ,collectively with all zeal in Tonk.It is further important to mention here that the first founder ruler of Tonk was Nawab Mohammed Amir Khan(Year 1824).
It is known as SAMWAD LAKSHYA in Mahabharat period. In the regime of Mouryas, it is under mouryas then it was merged in to Malvas. Most of the part was under Harsh Vardhan. As per HEVAN SANG, tourist of China, it was under Bairath State. In the regime of Rajputs, the parts of this state are under Chavras, Solankis, Kachvahs, Sisodiyas and Chouhans. Later, it was under the regime of King Holkar and Sindhia.
In 1806, Amir Khan conqurred it from Balvant Rao Holkar. Later, British government gained it from Amir Khan. As per the treaty of 1817, british government returned it to Amir Khan. In 1950 this Nawab state was formed as the District in Rajasthan state. The culture of Tonk is resembelance of Bairath culture and civilization.All festivals commonly are celebrate by the people irrespective of Caste. This district is an example fraternity and Hindu - Muslim unity.
Jat Dharmshala Sewa Samiti Diggi
Diggipuri is a very sacred place in the region. On every ekadashi and purnima thousands of people come for the darshan of Sri Kalyanji here. All castes have their own dharmshalas except Jat community. On 28-4-1991 the members of Jat community gathered to decide the formation of Jat Dharmshala Samiti to be chaired by Ladu Ram Chaudhary Diggi, Kishan Lal Deshama as Mantri and Sita Ram Chaupda as treasurer.
The Jat Dharmshala Samiti collected contribution from the community members of Malpura tahsil and constructed 16 rooms, a sabha bhawan, Shiva Mandir etc. They called a grand meeting of the community members and founded the Shiva Temple on 6 February 1993. This meeting was attended by Jagdip Dhankad, Gyan Prakash Pilania, Rupa Ram Murawatia, Prof. Sanwar Lal and others.
The Jat Dharmshala Samiti collected a contribution of about Rs. 1 Crore from Jat community members over a period of 7 years from 1992 to 1998. They constructed a new Dharmshala, a School with 64 rooms, a grand dinning hall, 12 bathrooms, 10 latrines, tube wells etc here at Diggi.