Basatia

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

Origin

  • 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.

History

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[6] 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.[7]

References


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