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Bana (बाना)/(बाणा)[1] [2] is a gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan[3] and Uttar Pradesh in India.

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Origin

Bhadana (भदाणा) Village gets name after Nagavanshi word Bana (बाना).[4]


Bana is a rigvedic ruling clan. The word Bāṇeya is used for the adherents of Banasura (बाणासुर). [5]. The present Bana clan may be identified with them. [6]

History

The Kingdom of Bana in 700 AD

Dr Pema Ram writes that after the invasion of Alexander in 326 BC, the Jats of Sindh and Punjab migrated to Rajasthan. They built tanks, wells and Bawadis near their habitations. The tribes migrated were: Shivis, Yaudheyas, Malavas, Madras etc. The Shivi tribe which came from Ravi and Beas Rivers founded towns like Sheo, Sojat, Siwana, Shergarh, Shivganj etc. This area was adjoining to Sindh and mainly inhabited by Jats. The descendants of Madras in Rajasthan are: Jinja, Bana, Thoria, Lagman, Kamodia, Madal, Devsalya, Junawa, Maderna, Judi, Madrewa, Khokh, Asihag etc. [7]

Villages founded by Bana clan

Distribution in Rajasthan

Beawar near Ajmer and Bhadawar, Kadiyar Khanda in Bikaner are inhabited by Bana Jats.

Villages in Bikaner district

Dr B R Bana from Jasrasar Bikaner

Bana (Village) in Bikaner district is inhabited by Bana Jats. Bana (बाना) Village is situated in Bikaner district in Rajasthan. It is situated 10 km south of Sri Dungargarh city. It was founded by Bana clan Jats.

Bana village is inhabited by Bana clan Jats only. There are 550 families of Bana Jats living in this village. There is only one family of Bhamu gotra living in the village. They migrated from Jaleu village in Ratangarh tehsil in Churu district. Jaleu village is supposed to be place of origin of Banas who spread in Rajasthan. Jaleu still has a population of 30 families of Bana gotra Jats.

Other Villages in Bikaner district are:

Bhadanagar, Jasrasar (80),

Villages in Churu district

Chainpura Bara,

Villages in Barmer district

Bana Jats also live in Barmer district in villages:Amarji Ki Dhani, Beriwala Tala (बेरीवाला तला), Chabawas, Derasar, Shivkar,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Bana Ka Bas, Banon Ka Bas (Shergarh Jodhpur), Jagu Bana Ki Dhani, Malera, Nayagaon Chaksu, Nevra (Osian), Ratanada,

Villages in Ajmer district

Beowar, Sursura,

Locations in Jaipur city

Himmat Nagar, Kailaspuri, Tonk Road,

Villages in Jaipur district

Baget, Bokarawas, Chauru (2), Dhandholi (7), Itawa Tejya Ka Bas, Jaitpura, Maleda, Mungithala (2), Nayagaon (1), Rasoolpura, Surajpura (1), Sali

Villages in Nagaur district

Barani, Bhadana Bana Ka, Deh, Gunsali, Harnawa (50), Hudeel, Kiroda, Pundlota,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Bharwana, Maliya Nohar, Ramgarh Hanumangarh, Ramgarh Ujjalwas, Sangariya,

Villages in Ganganagar district

Thakari Ganganagar,

Villages in Tonk district

Mahadevpura (1),

Villages in Chittorgarh district

Bana Ka Khera,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Ladsar

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa district

Bakrianwali, Kheowali, Pili Mandori,

Villages in Kurukshetra district

Kooner

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Giradhpur, Chitauli, and Chandaudi etc famous villages of Meerut are inhabited by Bana jats.

Villages in Meerut district

Giradhpur, Chandoti,

Villages in Ghaziabad district

Chitauli

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam with population of this gotra are:

Ghatwas 1, Salakhedi 1'

Villages in Indore district

Manpur

Villages in Harda district

Bichhapur, Goyat Harda,

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Notable persons from this clan

  • DR. Bega Ram Bana - Date of Birth :1972, DENTAL SURGEON, VPO-Jasrasar, Nokha, Bikaner, Present Address : E-134, NIRMAN NAGAR,AJMER ROAD,JAIPUR, Mobile:9414137094
  • Dr. Ram Swaroop Bana - Scientist (Agronomy) ICAR , Date of Birth : 1-March-1984, Vill.- Jaitpura P.O.- Khandel, Teh.- Phulera, Distt.- Jaipur, Raj. Present Address : Division of Agronomy, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi-110012, Phone Number :9414593251, Mob: 9873783461, Email Address : rsbana@gmail.com
  • Adu Ram Bana 12 October 1964, Derasar, Ramsar Tahsil , who lost life in struggle against Jagirdars
  • Col. N. Bana - Pvt. Service, Soma Ltd. Defence, 312, Mauhbat Appt, Sector-10, Dwarka, New Delhi NCR (PP-201)
  • Col. Naresh Bana - R.P.S., Retd. on 8-Jun-64, GM Soma Enterprise Ltd. Enkay Centre, Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon, Gurgaon 312, Manchahat Aptt., Sectro-10, Dwarka, New Delhi, Vill.- Chitauli, Post- Dwarka, Dist.- Ghaziabad (U.P.) Ph:0124-4828907, 011-25072478, 9958403336 NCR (PP-778)

Gallery of Bana people

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ब-39
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.51,s.n. 1702
  3. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  4. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.19
  5. See Sanskrit English Dictionary, M. Williams, 1960
  6. Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), p.279
  7. Dr Pema Ram:Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.14

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