Paraswal (परसवाळ) Faraswal (फरसवाळ) Parswal (पर्सवाळ) Parswal (पर्सवाल) Parsval (पर्सवाल) Parshwal (पर्शवाल) Paurushwal (पौरुसवाल) Poras (पोरस) Poraswal (पोरसवाल) Porous (पौरूस) gotra Jats live in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra and sevaral other stated in India. The Palsania town in Sikar district was founded by these people.
They are descendents of King Porus.
One of The Mahabharata Tribes - Parasika (पारसीक) Figure in 'geography' Mahabharata (VI.10.51); probably people of Persia or southern Iran.  Parasika (पारसीक) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Paraswal they were the occuping large lands and were zamindars.
They are considered to be the descendants of the king Porus, who had war with Alexander the great.
This clan has been described by Megasthenes as the Parasangae (Paraswal), The hill-tribes between the Indus and the Iomanes, along with the Chrysei (Karesia), Cetriboni (Khatri), the Megallae (Mukul), the Chrysei (Karesia), the Cesi (Khasa) , and the Asange (Sangwa) Jat clans. (see - Jat clans as described by Megasthenes)
Bhim Singh Dahiya gives details about a Rigvedic tribe named Parsu : (RV X/86/23, Vlll/6/48) Parsava (1/105/8). A great donor King named Tirindira of this clan is mentioned in RV Vlll/6/46. Prithu Parsva, the great donor king is mentioned in Vlll/6/46. They are to be identified with Parsval clan of the Jats; gave their name, Pars, Persia to Iran. They are also mentioned by Panini (V/3/117).
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
Villages in Ghaziabad district
Villages in J.P.Nagar district
Villages in Bulandshahar district
Village in Bijnor district
Villages in Meerut district
Villages in Muzaffarnagar district
Distribution in Uttarakhand
Villages in Hardwar district
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Sonipat district
Villages in Panipat district
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Sikar district
Locations in Jaipur city
Banipark, Ramnagar (Sodala), Mansinghpura, Murlipura Scheme, Purani Basti, Yagyashala ki Bawri,
Villages in Jaipur district
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Vidisha district
Villages in Bhopal district
Villages in Mandsaur district
Villages in Ratlam district
Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:
Distribution in Jharkhand
Notable persons from this clan
- Naik Digendra Kumar (Paraswal) - Maha Vir Chakra. He comes from village Jhalara, tehsil Neem Ka Thana, district Sikar Rajasthan. Nation's second highest wartime gallantry award MAHA VIR CHAKRA was awarded to Naik Digendra Kumar on 15th August 1999 for his acts of bravery in Kargil War. He was in 2 Rajputana Rifles.
- Gen. K K Singh (Poraswal).
- Ch. Lal Singh Parshwal (Advocate),
- Ch. Jagdish Parshwal
- तीरग्राहास्तर तॊया राजिका रम्यका गणाः । तिलकाः पारसीकाश च मधुमन्तः परकुत्सकाः ।(VI.10.51)
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