Chhajra

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Chhajra (छाजड़ा) is a Muslim Jat clan found in Multan, Pakistan.

History

H.A. Rose[1] writes that Chhajra (छाजड़ा). A tribe of Jats who claim descent from the royal race of the Bhattis of Jaisalmer. They came to Multan under Rao Kehar, a chieftain of their own, and settled there. Kehar is a name of note in Bhatti annals. One Kehar was contemporary of the Khalifa-ul-Walid, A.D. 713. He and his sons advanced the Bhatti kingdom of Jaisalmer.

Another Kehar ruled Jaisalmer in the sixteenth century, and his son conquered all the Multan country up to the Indus. The Chhajṛas marry their daughters to their own tribesmen only, but receive the daughters of other Jat tribes in marriage.

H.A. Rose[2] writes that Chhajra (छाजरा), a Jat clan is found in Multan tahsil.

Distribution in Pakistan

Chhajra - The Chhajra claim descent from the Bhatti Rajputs. They are a Saraiki-speaking Jat clan, found mainly in Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Multan, Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur districts.

According to 1911 census the Chhajra were the principal Muslim Jat clan in:

  • Dera Ghazi Khan District - Chhajra (913)

Notable persons

References

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