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Basatia (बसातिया) Basati (बसाती)[1] [2] Vasati (वसाति) Basatiya (बसातिया) is gotra of Jats found in Haryana and Punjab.


  • They were dwelling in republic known as Vasati (वसाति) in Mahabharata period. [5] They were with Kauravas in Mahabharata war on Day one and two.

Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[6] mentions Mesopotamia ....Beyond these are the Silici, surnamed Classitæ, through whose district runs the river Lycus on its passage from Armenia, the Absithris10 running south-east, the town of Accobis, and then in the plains the towns of Diospage, Polytelia11, Stratonice, and Anthermis.12

10 According to Ansart, now called the Lesser Zab, and by the inhabitants the Altun-su, meaning the "Golden river."

11 According to Parisot, the modern name is Calicala.

12 Strabo speaks of the Aborras, or modern Khabur, as flowing in the vicinity of Anthemusia, the district probably in which the town of Anthermis was situate. According to Isidorus of Charax, it lay between Edessa and the Euphrates. Its site does not appear to have been any further identified. It is called Anthemusia in B. v. c. 21.

Basahatu village


The Mahabharata Tribe - Vasatis (वसाति) figure in the tribute list Mahabharata (II.48.14). They sided with the Kauravas (VI.47.14, VI. 18.12) and came from the Mula pass in Baluchistan or somewhere in Makran.

H.A. Rose[7] writes that Basati (बसाती), Basatia (बसातिया) are pedlar ; a petty merchant in Punjab.

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Yamunagar district

They are living in villages Luana (Yamunagar), Basatian Wala (Yamunagar),

Villages in Ambala district

Maanu Majra, Meerpur (Ambala).

Distribution in Punjab

Basati population is 1,110 in Patiala district.[8]


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