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Budhwar (बुधवार)[1][2] Budhvar (बुधवार)[3] Badhwar (बधवार) Bodh (बोध) Bodha (बोधा) is a clan or gotra of Jats found in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan. It is branch of Chauhan.



Budhwars are descendants of King Budha (बुधा), the direct progenitor of the Chandravansh.[4][5]


The Mahabharata Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 shloka 38 mentions about Bodhas people and province along with Surasenas, Kalingas, Mokas, Matsyas, Kuntalas people. [6]

Maharaja Budh was son of Maharaja Chandra. Chandravansh in Hindus started after Maharaja Chandra. Budhwars are descendent of Maharaja Budh.[7]

Budhwar and Badhwar are the two names of the same gotras, People mistake Badhwars as Bhatodia, but they are Budhwars, mainly found in Sunari Kalan of Rohtak on the banks of Yamuna and frequently troubled by floods!![8]

According to Bhim Singh Dahiya[9], they are the Buddi of Babylonian inscription, the Budii of Herodotus, the Putiya of Persian and the Phut of scriptures.[10] They are mentioned in the Vayu Purana and Brahmanda Purana as well as by Patanjali.[11] They are the Bodhi of Sindh/Baluchistan of the 7/8th century AD. The present Budhwar Jats are their representative. Mahabharata's Sabha Parva[12] and Bhisma Parva[13] also mention them.

The Naga dynasty had its hold in the present Gwalior - Bhopal divisions of Madhya Pradesh from about beginning of third to the middle of fourth century AD. Their centres were at Padmavati (Pawaiya near Gwalior) and Kantipuri (Kutwār district Morena). Several thousand copper coins have been discovered at these sites and other sites. The successors of Satvahanas in the Tripuri region were Bodhis. Names of five Bodhi rulers are known from the recent excavations at Tripuri.[14]

One of six Mede (Manda) tribes in Herodotus

Budhwar is one of six Mede Manda tribes described by Herodotus as Buddi. Herodotus, i. 101, lists the names of six Mede (Manda) tribes: Thus Deioces collected the Medes (Manda) into a nation, and ruled over them alone. Now these are the tribes of which they consist: the Busae, the Paretaceni, the Struchates, the Arizanti (Aryan Jats), the Budii (Budhwar), and the Magi (Manju).[15]

Here in the above description Jat gotras have been given in the bracket which may be matched with those given by Herodotus. It may be a matter of further research if Budila gotra of Jats is related with Buddi of Herodotus. Some historical facts do suggest that Budhwar Jats may had about one or two small kingdoms in Babilon and Persia.

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Bijnor district

Himpur, Ismailpur, Narainkheda,

Villages in Hapur district

Gandhu Nagla], Sehal,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Kurukshetra district

Buhavi, Chaduni Jattan, Guhun, Sunarian,

Villages in Rohtak district

Sunari Kalan,

Villages in Sonipat district

Tharu Uldepur,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Jabalpur

Distribution in Rajasthan state

Locations in Jaipur city

Officers Campus,

Notable persons from this gotra

  • Brig. Kartar Singh Budhwar (Retd.) - Director, Sainik Welfare, Haryana
  • Brig Charan Singh (Retd) - Veteran of 1965 INDO PAK War, in which he lost his right lower limb.
  • Ch. Lala Ram Budhwar - He was an esteemed politician from Sunarian of Kurukshetra district
  • Mr. Rajbir Singh Budhwar - Govt. Service XEN (Construction) Northern Railway Railways, XEN(Construction), Tilak Bridge, New Delhi. Village + PO - Sunari Kalan, Dhalijpana Dist.- Rohtak (Haryana), 01262-269084, 9416142211. nitin.budhwar@gmail.com, NCR (PP-670)
  • Mahendra Singh Budhwar - Freedom Fighter. He is S/O Nyadar Singh S/O Pransukh, Resident village Sehal tahsil Garhmukteshwar in District Ghaziabad of Uttar Pradesh. Mob: 09752416957. His son is Harendra Singh.


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ब-46
  2. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.237, s.n.32
  3. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.52, s.n. 1799
  4. Ram Sarup Joon: History of the Jats. Jaitly Painting [sic] Press, foreword, 1968
  5. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 267
  6. शूरसेनाः कलिङ्गाशबॊधा मौकास तदैव च | मत्स्याः सुकुट्यः सौबल्याः कुन्तलाः काशिकॊशलाः ।। 38 ।।
  7. Jat Samaj: Agra, April 2000
  8. Jat Samaj: Agra, April 2000
  9. Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers, p. 248
  10. Genesis, X, 36
  11. Mahabhashya, 4/1/70
  12. Sabha Parva, XIII,590
  13. Bhisma Parva, IX, 347
  14. K D Bajpai, Indian Numismatic studies, p. 16
  15. Six Mede tribes in Herodotus on Wikipedia

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