Bhaubhia

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Bhaubhia (भौभिया)[1] Bhaubia (भौबिया) Bhaubhiya (भौभिया) Bhobhia (भोभिया) Bhobia (भोबिया) is gotra of Jats in Rajasthan and Punjab.

Origin

This gotra is said to have started from their ancestral person named Bhauma (भौम) of the times of Mahabharata. [2]

In Mahabharata

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 mentions Bhauma along with Atvis, Shabaras, Maru, Bhaumas, Mairihas etc.

अपरन्ध्राश च शूद्राश च पह्लवाश चर्म खण्डिकाः
अटवी शबराश चैव मरु भौमाश च मारिष Mahabharata

(6.10.46)

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 1.10.29 tells about Bhaumasura:

yā vīrya-śulkena hṛtāḥ svayaḿvare
pramathya caidya-pramukhān hi śuṣmiṇaḥ
pradyumna-sāmbāmba-sutādayo 'parā
yāś cāhṛtā bhauma-vadhe sahasraśaḥ

Translation - The children of these ladies are Pradyumna, Sāmba, Amba, etc: Ladies like Rukmiṇī, Satyabhāmā and Jāmbavatī were forcibly taken away by Him from their svayaḿvara ceremonies after He defeated many powerful kings, headed by Śiśupāla. And other ladies were also forcibly taken away by Him after He killed Bhaumāsura and thousands of his assistants. All of these ladies are glorious.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Bhobia (भोबिया) Gotra Jats live in Bikaner, Hanumangarh district in Rajasthan and in Punjab.

Villages in Bikaner district

Badnu, Ranjitpura (Bajju),

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Amarpura Jalukhat, Dhani Bhambhuan, Kalibangan, Kulchandra, Sangaria, Kanau,

Villages in Ganganagar district

Dhingawali Jatan,

Distribution in Punjab

Bhaguwala,

Notable persons from this gotra

  • Chaudhary Bahadur Singh Bhobia - Founder ‘Jat Anglo Indian School’ at Sangariya in 1917.
  • चौ. बलवीर सिंह भोभिया पुत्र चौ. शत्रुघ्न मु.पो. कालीबंगा त. पीलीबंगा जिला हनुमानगढ़[3]

References

Bhobia Community on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/BhobiaBhobhia,


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