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Saroha (सरोहा)[1][2] Saroa (सरोआ) Siroha (सिरोहा) gotra Jats live in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat and Pakistan. They are considered to be Shivagotri.

The full name of the gotra is 'CHAUDAHRANASAROHA' (14 in Hindi). Sagroha is a derivative of the word Saroha and exists as a separate gotra. Malak, Gathwala, Tank, Bura and Sagroha are the gotras of the same dynasty.[3]


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History

Taank Kingdom in 565 AD

In popular Parlance, the Tank - Sarohas are mentioned together like 'Dahiya-Dabas' and 'Siddhu - Brar' combination). The Cities of Tonk, Sirohi are named after them. At one time, the entire Punjab was called Tank Desa. The reports of The Chinese pilgrims confirm this fact. Originally they were worshippers of the Snake-Garlanded form of Shiva. Hence they were called Nagas also. [4] [5]

H.A. Rose[6] writes that the Customary Law of Sialkot District (Voliune XIV) p, 3, gives the Saroya in the list of Awan sub-clans.

Sub divisions of Saroya

Bhim Singh Dahiya[7] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Saroya when they gained political ascendancy. The following Jat clans supported the ascendant clan Saroya and became part of a political confederacy:[8]: Kalerawan, Bhore, Hinjrawan, Saroya, Kajla, Ghanghas, Sarawat, Sori, Khot and Balra.

Distribution

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sonipat district

Raad Dhana (राडधाणा), Baiyanpur (बय्यांपुर), Lehrara (लहराड़ा), Jagdishpur

Villages in Rohtak distict

Pakasma(पाकसमा)

Villages in Faridabad distict

Dayalpur

Distribution in U P

Villages in Bagpat district

Kakor, Luhara, Lumba, Sabga,

Villages in Muzzaffarnagar district

Purmafi, Dargahpur (Muzaffarnagar),

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Tonk district

Siroha Jats live in villages: Mauja Jharana (1), U

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

They are found in Bhopal.

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Distribution in Pakistan

Saroya - The Saroya are found in Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad.

Notable persons

  • Dr. Ajit Singh Saroha, Barrister in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. One of the most educated and self-actualised persons around.
  • Iqbal Singh Saroha - IPS Delhi
  • Narender singh saroha _ software engineer from village Raad dhana
  • RAJ singh Saroha (ASI) HARYANA POLICE
  • Dr Vijay Saroha MBBS, MD (MAMC Delhi)
  • Raghuvir Singh Shastri (Saroha)- Ex MP and Social reformer from Kakor Kalan in Bagpat district U. P.
  • Sompal Singh Shastri (Saroha) - Ex MP, originally from Pakasma distt Rohtak and later migrated to Kakor Kalan in Bagpat district U. P.
  • Umesh Saroha - young energatic and dynamic industrialist from village Raththana.
  • Swami Swatantranand (स्वामी स्वतंत्रानंद) - Saroha Gotra
  • Amit Kumar Saroha - Paralympia'n and Arjuna Awardee 2013 from Bayanpur village, Sonipat Distt, Haryana.

References

  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.243, s.n.210
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. स-102
  3. http://www.jatland.com/home/History_of_the_Jats/Chapter_V
  4. Jayaswal’s views on Bhara-Sivas
  5. Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), p. 275
  6. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/A,pp.27
  7. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  8. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376

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