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Bachak (बचक) Batik (बतिक) is very old gotra found in Jats in Uttar Pradesh, India. Bucha or Bachak Jat clan is found in Afghanistan.[1] Bachak may stand for Bachal clan. [2] Bashak stands for Bachak. [3]

Origin

They originated from Nagavanshi King Bachak (बचक).

History

Ram Swarup Joon [4] writes that Lord Krishna killed Bachak-nag in Kalidah. Twelve villages around Kalidah belong to Bahikas (Vahika) Jats. The Dharal Jats and Rajputs are branches of Bachak gotra.

Ram Swarup Joon[5] writes that Bachhak is another famous sub branch of Shavi gotra. 11 villages in the Mathura District belong to Bachhak Jats. One of these villages is Kalidah where Lord Krishna killed a Bachhak Nag Dhai. The People of Bachhak clan were known as Nags. There are also proofs of Nag settlements and rule in some parts of Kashmir.


Ram Swarup Joon[6] writes that Shavi was the son of the king Ushinar. He was a Yogi and an ascetic. He was married to, Sati the daughter of king Daksha. After her death he married Parvati. His seat of tapasya was on the Gangotri Mountain. He had two sons, Smokartik and Ganpati (Ganesh).

The Shavi dynasty prospered well. The Descendants of his dynasty are famous as Takshak, Bachak, Bharhaich, Nags etc. Shavi founded the country of Shavisthan (Siestan) in Iran and also the Island of Jatoli. They also founded kingdoms of Turkistan and Scandinavia.

The Shavi rulers constructed the Shorkot fort in Jhang.

In Iran there is a Mausoleum of prophet Shish. Hieun T-sang and Fahien have also called Iran as Shavi country.


Distribution in Mathura District

11 villages in the Mathura District belong to Bachhak Jats. One of these villages is Kalidah where Lord Krishna killed a Bachhak Nag Dhai. The People of Bachhak clan were known as Nags. There are also proofs of Nag settlements and rule in some parts of Kashmir.

See also

Further reading

Reference

  1. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.18
  2. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.38
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.101
  4. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p.71
  5. History of the Jats/Chapter II,p.31
  6. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V, p. 101

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