Bhangal (भंगल) Bhagal (भगल) Bhangu (भंगु) Bhagu (भगु) Bharangar (भरंगर) Bharangur (भरंगुर) Bhagar (भागर)/ Bhaggu (भग्गु)/Bhagg (भग्ग)  Bhaggal (भग्गल) is a gotra of Jats in Punjab, India and Pakistan. Bharangur in Punjab are called Bhangu. Bacal/Bakal/Bhagal clan is found in Afghanistan. Bhagar (भगड़) Jat clan is found in Multan, Pakistan.  Bhaggu (भग्गू) is a sub-division of Jats.
- 1 Origin
- 2 Villages founded by the clan
- 3 History
- 4 भरंगुर-भंगु-भरंगर जाटवंश
- 5 Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
- 6 Distribution in Punjab
- 7 Distribution in Pakistan
- 8 Notable persons from this clan
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- Bhagala (भगल) is a place name mentioned by Panini under Arihanadi (अरीहणादि) (220.127.116.11) group.  Bhaga (भग) as God finds mention in Mahabharata (I.59.15), (IX.44.5). Clan may get name from these.
- They have probably originated from Bharga (भर्ग) Janapada mentioned by Panini (IV.1.178) as well as in Mahabharata (VI.10.49), (II.27.10). Bharga Janapada is mentioned in east along with Vatsa and Pundra Janapadas.
- They have descended from Rishi Bhrigu (भृगु).
Villages founded by the clan
Ram Swarup Joon writes about...Heir and Bhangu: Hindu, Sikh and Muslim Jats belonging to Heir Gotra are found in Hoshiarpur and Jullundur. Heir is a very old gotra. They associate themselves with the Ahri Clan. In the genealogical tables they are supposed to belong to the Yadu dynasty and Ahai was the grandson of Yadu. In ancient times Heir gotra and Ahr clan was settled in Iran and Turkistan. Jats of the Bhangu gotra are descendants of the Heir.
B S Dahiya writes: This clan finds mention by the Greeks, at the time of Alexander’s Invasion and it is mentioned under the name, Phegelas or Phegeus. It is well known that the Indian “B” was termed into “P” by the Greeks and the suffix “S” is to be ignored as a Greek peculiarity. Keeping these facts in mind the name that remains is Bhagal or Bhagu. Under both these forms, this clan is known even today. Panini mentions them under the name Bhagala. They were a self governing clan, ruled by an aristocracy, with justice and moderation  Kaka, son of Kotal, grandson of Bhandargu Bhangu was ruling at Siwistan when the Arabs attacked Sindh.  Bhangu is given as the name of a demon, as well as the name of a mountain. Monier-Wlliams also mentions a Bhangasura.  
H.A. Rose writes that Bhangu (भंगू), Bhanggu (भंग्गु), a Jat tribe which does not claim Rajput origin. The Bhangu and Nol were among the earliest inhabitants of the Jhang District and held the country about Shorkot, the Nol holding that round Jhang itself before the advent of the Sials, by whom both tribes were overthrown. Probably the same as the Bhango, supra. 
भरंगुर-भंगु-भरंगर - इस जाटवंश के विषय में अभी तक भृगु की सन्तान परम्परा में होने का विश्वास था। किन्तु अंधकारयुगीन भारशिव नागवंश का इतिहास स्पष्ट होने से इन जाटों का भी नागवंशी होना प्रमाणित हुआ है। पंजाब में ये लोग भंगु कहलाते हैं। इधर इनकी बहुत संख्या लगभग प्रत्येक जिले में है। पंजाब में ये सब सिक्ख धर्मानुयायी हैं। इस वंश की सबसे बड़ी प्रतिष्ठा की जागीर तहसील फिल्लौर में किला मौरों थी।
जालन्धर जिले में मौरों के अतिरिक्त पंगल, लगेरी, अवारा कलां व अवारा खुर्द, चूहड़, माजरा, रुड़की, कालीमाजरा, दुर्वासा, अमृतगढ़, खेड़ी आदि सुप्रसिद्ध गांव भंगु सिक्ख जाटों के हैं। इस वंश के राजपूत व जाट भी हैं।
भंगु जाटों का सीस्तान पर प्रजातन्त्र शासन था। इन्होंने सिकन्दर से टक्कर ली थी। पाणिनी ने इनका नाम भगाला लिखा है तथा यूनानियों ने फेगेला लिखा है। (Mc Crindle, op Cit, P. 121 के हवाले से, जाट्स दी ऐनशन्ट रूलर्ज, पृ० 279 पर बी० एस० दहिया ने लिखा है)।
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
Villages in Saharanpur district
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Patials district
Villages in Amritsar district
Bhangu population is 3,978 in Amritsar: This clan holds the large village of Khiala (Khurd and Kalan). The legendary Bhai Mehtab Singh Bhanghu of the Sikhs and General Shubeg Singh of the recent times belonged to this very clan.
Villages in Ludhiana district
Villages in Gurdaspur district
Villages in Firozpur district
Villages in Muktsar district
Villages in Nawanshahr district
Villages in Rupnagar district
Distribution in Pakistan
The Bhangu or Bhangoo or Bhango are prominent Jat clan and original inhabitants of the Punjab. Muslim Bhangu are found in different areas of the pakistani province of Punjab (Districts of Lahore, Sheikhupura, Jhang, Kasur, Sahiwal), Sindh (Khairpur District), Sarhad, and Kashmir with large number of villages and land holdings.
Notable persons from this clan
- Brigadier Chaudhary Zakaullah Bhangoo, an eminent pilot in Pakistan.
- Bhai Mehtab Singh Bhanghu (d. 1745) of Mirankot, Amritsar
- Harnam Singh of Bhari, Bhangu - Jat, Descendants of Shaheed Mehtab Singh Bhangu of Mirankot and his grandson Sardar Rattan Singh Bhangu, the great Sikh historian - was in the List of Punjab Chiefs
- Balwant Singh of Moron, Bhangu - Jat, From Jullundur district was in the List of Punjab Chiefs.
- Harnam Singh of Bhari village in Ludhiana district, Bhangu - Jat, Descendants of Shaheed Mehtab Singh Bhangu of Mirankot and his grandson Sardar Rattan Singh Bhangu, the great Sikh historian
- Major General Subheg Singh (मेजर जनरल सूभेगसिंह) - भंगू गोत्री जाट, भाई महताबसिंह के वंशज- जिन्होंने सन् 1984 के विद्रोह में सन्त जनरेलसिंह भिन्डरवाला का साथ दिया।
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