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Ch. Bansi Lal Legha

Legha (लेघा)[1] Lega (लेगा) Lehga (लेहगा) Laiga (लैगा)[2] is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh. It is a branch of Chauhan.

Origin

They are descendants of Nagavanshi mahapurusha named Aligi (अलिगी). [3]

History

They are mentioned by Cunningham[4] in an inscription at the Buddhist Stupa of Sanchi of the Ashoka period as under:

No. 48. — Mulagirino dānam lekhakasa.

" Gift of Mulagiri; the scribe."

Kot Solankiyan is a village in Desuri tehsil in Pali district of Rajasthan. An Inscription of Mewar Ruler Maharana Lakha was found here. The Kot Solankiyan Inscription of 1418 bears the Gotra of this dynasty as Lega.[5]

Villages founded by Lega

Sub divisions of Chauhan

Bhim Singh Dahiya[6] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Chauhan when they gained political ascendancy. The Legha clan supported the ascendant clan Chauhan and become part of a political confederacy.[7]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Sikar district

Dhod, Sangalia,

Villages in Nagaur district

Degana Ganw, Dheengsara, Dobri Kalan, Geloli, Janjeela, Khajwana, Kherwa, Lega Ki Dhani, Maharajpura, Rakiyasani, Shivrasi, Suriyas,

Villages in Barmer district

Anta Barmer, Bandra, Barmer, Chiriya, Daboi, Dhola Nada, Gandhav, Gira, Holani, Hodoo, Hudo Ki Dhani, Jaydoo, Kapoorari (कपूरड़ी), Kharapar, Lapundara, Legon Ki Dhani (Barmer tahsil), Legon Ki Dhani (Baytu tahsil), Legon Ki Dhani (Baytu tahsil), Legonki Dhani (Baytu tahsil), Neemba Ki Dhani, Purawa, Shohara,

Villages in Bikaner district

Chhatargarh, Khajuwala, Motolai, Raner (t.Chhatargarh), Sehniwala,

Villages in Churu district

Girwarsar

Villages in Baran district

Udpuriya in Atru tehsil,

Villages in Jaisalmer district

Bhaniyana,

Villages in Ganganagar district

28 G.B., 5 L.M., Amarpura Jatan, Anoopgarh, Ganganagar, Raghunathpura Ganganagar,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Daikada, Ghevara, Khetasar, Legon Ki Dhani (Osian tahsil), Poonasar,

Villages in Jalor district

Surachand

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal,

Villages in Ratlam district

Rughnathgarh is a notable village of this gotra. Villages in Ratlam district with population of Laiga (लैगा) gotra are:

Bardiya goyal 1, Bhansa dabar 1, Bodina 1, Peer ingoliya 3, Rughnathgarh 38,

Villages in Ratlam district with population of Lega (लेगा) gotra are:

Malakheda 16,

Villages in Harda district

Kolipura, Rijgaon, Surjana,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa District

Pili Mandori Sirsa, Kaluana

Villages in Bhiwani District

Golagarh

Villages in Hisar District

Jakhod Khera‎‎, Kaimri,

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Mohali district

Main villages of Legha surname are Madanheri and Boothgarh in Mohali district of Punjab.

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Main villages of Legha surname is Nagar in Nawanshahr district of Punjab.

Distribution in Pakistan

Legha(Holani)=175 population, live in villages:

Notable persons

  • Dinesh Lega - Adhyaksh Beej Urpadak Sangh Harda, Madhya Pradesh, Mob; 9926928350
  • Mohan Ram Legha: IFS 2012 batch, Gujarat Cadre, Posted at Narmada Forest Division, Rajpipla-Narmada, Gujarat, From Bikaner, M: 9712852449
  • Lakha Ram Lega - Social worker From village Nagana, Barmer, Rajasthan. He donated Rs. 110000 for construction of one room for Jat Dharmshala Haridwar. He runs a firm in name of Anil Constructions. He is in relation to Baytu MLA Kailash Chaudhari.

Reference

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ल-49
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.59,s.n. 2245
  3. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 279
  4. The Bhilsa topes: Inscriptions, P. 243
  5. स्वस्ति श्री संवत १४७५ वर्षे आषाढ सुदि ३ सोमे राणा श्री लाषा विजयराज्ये प्रधान ठाकुर श्री मांण्डण व्यापारे श्री आसलपुर दुर्गे श्री पार्श्वनाथ चैत्ये । उपकेशवंशी लिगा गोत्रे साह कडुआ भार्या कमलादे पु. जगसींह वाउरा नूलु केल्हा जगसींह भर्या त्रजाल्हणदे पुत्र खेढा भार्या जयंती पुत्र सुहड सल्लू सहितेन आत्मपुण्य श्रेयसे बालणामंडपजीर्णोद्धार: कारापित शुभं भवतु । समस्त संघ मांडणठाकुर साक्षिक:"
  6. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  7. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.375-76

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