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Barach (बराच) Barachh (बराछ) Baraj (बराज) gotra Jats are found in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. In Uttar Pradesh they are found in Meerut, Muzaffarnagar districts. Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mentioned it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia. [1]

Origin

Varcha (वर्च) was a King in Mahabharata (I.60.21), (I.61.86) and name of a Country mentioned by Panini as Varchagata in Ashtadhyayi (4.2.127).

Mention by Panini

Varchagata (वर्चगत), also Garta (गर्त), Varcha Garta (वर्चगर्त), Varchagarbha (वर्चगर्भ), Varja (वर्ज), is name of a Country mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Dhumadi (धूमादि) (4.2.127) group.[2]

History

Barach is variant of Waraich, who are numerous in Gujrat and Gujranwala districts, converted to Muslims about 400 years ago, Griffin (p.409) gives a legend about origin, that Raja Jaypal of Lahore found in forests of Thanesar, an infant boy clinging to the dead body of its mother whose husband died in a skirmish. Raja brought the child and named Barachh, meaning found under Bar tree. On the death of Raja without issue, Waraich got the throne.[3]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Churu district

Baniyala,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam with population of this gotra are: Ratlam 1,

Villages in Bhopal district

Bhopal,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Meerut district

Mohammadpur Hayak

Villages in Muzaffarnagar district

Jatmajhra

Notable persons

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See also

Reference


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