Bandechhe

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Bandechhe also pronounced Bandesha or Badesha is a gotra of the Jats found in the Punjab, India and Pakistan.


History and Origin

They claim Suryavanshi descent.

Ignoring the historical facts, K.C. Yadav holds the view that most of the Jat tribes came to the Punjab in eleventh century during the days of Mahmud of Ghazni and orhan. Bandechha too are believed to have migrated to the province at this time. According to some traditions, Bandechha clan originated from the village Fatehgarh Churian of Gurdaspur district.

Religion

Most of the members of this clan are Sikhs by religion in India and Muslims in Pakistan.


Distribution

Distribution in India

In India, Bandechha (s) are found mostly in Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana in Punjab and Karnal in Haryana in India. Prominent Bandechha villages include Buche Nangal, Fatthu Dhinga, Sarai Banjara, Shah Kot, Badesha, Fatehgarh Churian, Brass, Shahkot.


Bandechhe population is 3,540 in Patiala district.[1]


Distribution in Pakistan

In Pakistan, Bandechhas are mostly found in Faisalabad and Khanwal districts in Punjab (Pakistan). Some have migrated further to Sindh. Prominent Pakistani Bandechha villages include Bamba Wala (Sialokot), Hassan pur, Alipur Bandesha, Noorpur Bandesha , Daak Wala, Bodi Shah, Chitourgarh, Chak 64 J.B(Gojra) , Chak 209 Lodhi Nangal (Samundri), Chak 207G.B (Samundri), Leel (Noshera Virkan) ,and Nankana Sahib.

Notable persons


References

  1. History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN-10: 1895603021 or ISBN-13: 978-1895603026. p.126

2.A Glossary of the tribes & castes of Punjab by H. a Rose


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