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Bat (बट) Baat (बाट) Jat clan is found in Punjab[1]. Bat (बट) Jat clan is found in Multan, Pakistan. Also a sept of Kashmiri Pandit, converted to Islam and found in the north-west submontane Districts of the Punjab. [2]

Origin

History

Rajatarangini[4] mentions that Uchchala of Lohara family was killed by a revolt. Raḍḍa became king for a short time in 1111 AD. When Raḍḍa ascended the throne, his powerful and warlike friends and servants prepared themselves for battle. His friends Batta (Baṭṭa), Patta (Paṭṭa) the Tantris fought for a longtime and fell at the principal gate of the palace ; the warriors Katta Suryya &c, also fell there. The king Radda with sword and shield killed many of his enemies in fight within the palace. At times his opponents despaired of victory; but Radda fell in battle after a long struggle and after killing many of his foes. After the minder of his late master Uchchala, Gagga disclaimed wealth and punished Radda, though dead, as befitted a rebel. (p.30) (BattaBat)


Bath is an ancient clan still existing in village Rajewal/Kulewal near Samrala, Ludhiana district. Their coins also have been found with the legend Vata Svaka. The first name is of the clan Vata or Bata which is now written as Bath and the second name of course may be of the individual ruler. [5] The find spot of the coins also points to the Punjab source.[6]

H.A. Rose[7] writes that Bat (बाट), Bath (बाठ) Jat clan is found in Amritsar. Crowther gives the following list of the Bat septs :

which may all inter-marry, so that a Bat sometimes may marry a Bat. All these septs are said to be descendants of San-or Sainpal, who came from the Malwa 800 years ago. They first settled at Odhyara in Lahore. Khair(a)'s descendants have two jatheras, Rajpal and his grandson Shahzada, who fell in a fight with the Kang Jats at Khadur Sahib in Amritsar. The Bath are also found as a Hindu and Muhammadan Jat clan in Montgomery.

Tej Ram Sharma[8] writes about: 2. Battasvamin (बट्ट स्वामिन)[9] : The word Bhatta (बट्ट) literally means 'lord' (from bhartr). It is a title of respect but is also affixed to the names of learned brahmanas. Here it has been used as the first part of the name while in other examples we find it used as a second part of the name. Bhattasvamin is also the name of the author of a commentary on the Arthasastra. The whole name literally means 'the lord of lords'.

Distribution in Punjab

Batta named villages found in tahsils Patiala ‎and Kharar ‎ (Rupnagar)

Distribution in Haryana

Kaithal

See also

References


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