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Bharhaich(भरहाइच) or Varaich is a gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan and Punjab in India.


Ram Swarup Joon[1] writes about...Bharhaich (Varaich) Nag: These people came to be known as (Bharhaich) because they lived and ruled in Bharoch. According to Epigraphica Indica, Volume I, page29, a rock inscription Chamak Harsati Balaghat mentions that the Bharhaich

History of the Jats, End of Page-73

Jats performed 10 Ashwamedha Yagyas and, constructed 10 ghats in Banaras (now Varanasi).

According, to coins and copper plates found near village Janghat of Farukabad and various places in the Punjab, details of which are available in " India in the Cauvery" and "District Inscriptions in the Central Provinces of India".

These Jats ruled over Shergarh, they also ruled over Nagor (Nagaur) and other cites till 275 AD.

Inscriptions of their times are in Sanskrit.

According to Huein Tsang, they lived in the Northwest parts of India as independent rulers and their religion was Buddhism.

In or about the 10th century A.D. they moved down to the river Jhelum in large numbers and settled down there. Till the 13th century AD they continued to fight with the Gakhar, Janjoha and the Gujars. Even to day they occupy a very compact area comprising 360 villages in a region called Jatat. In the days of Ferozshah Tughluq a leader of these Jats named Heriya, joined Islam. A village founded by him is known as Hariyawala. After him all the Jats of this gotra joined Islam. Sagarh and Mard gotras are branches of this gotra.

Ram Swarup Joon[2] 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.

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