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Bhagirath Chaudhary (Choyal)

Choyal (चोयल)[1][2] [3] Chol (चोल) Chola (चोला) Choaul (चौल)[4] Chaul (चौल)[5] /Chaula (चौला)[6] [7]Chohel (चोहेल) Chohil (चोहिल) Savel‎ (सवेल) gotra Jats are found in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan.[8] They are called Savel‎ (सवेल) in Gujarat.Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mentioned it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia. [9] Chol is a Gotra of the Anjana Jats in Gujarat.



Ram Swarup Joon[11] writes about Chol, Chahal, Cahhar, Chahar: This is a very old gotra. They had kingdoms in Central and Southern India. There is evidence to prove that they ruled in Gujrat also. They are found in large numbers in Bharatpur and Gurgaon. Chahars are also called Faujdars. In Agra they have 242 villages in one compact area. Chahar Sikhs is found scattered in all the districts of the Punjab. There are 19 references to Chol Kshatriyas in the Mahabharata.

According to James Todd[12] One great arm of the tree of Yayati remains unnoticed, that of Uru or Urvasu, written by others Turvasu. Uru was the father of a line of kings who founded several empires. Virupa, the eighth prince from Uru, had eight sons, two of whom are particularly mentioned as sending forth two grand shoots, Druhyu and Bhabru. From Druhyu a dynasty was established in the north. Aradwat, with his son Gandhara, is stated to have founded a State : Prachetas is said to have become king of Mlecchhades, or the barbarous regions. This line terminated with Dushyanta, the husband of the celebrated Sakuntala, father of Bharat, and who, labouring under the displeasure of some offended deity, is said by the Hindus to have been the cause of all the woes which subsequenty befell the race. The four grandsons of Dushyanta, Kalanjar, Keral, Pand, and Chaul, gave their names to countries.

They find mention in Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10; shloka 58 makes a mention of the province of Cholas along with Karnas, Kuntalas etc. [13]

Kishkindha Kanda sarga 41 mentions about Cholas along with Andhras and Pundras on the bank of Godawari River. [14]

Evidence compiled by Nainsi on the clans of the Jats and their original homes and migration there from to different places in Merta in Nagaur are of Immense importance. It is one of the prominent immigrant clans who came to Merta.

In Mahavansa

Mahavansa/Chapter 21 mentions ...A Damila of noble descent, named Elara, who came hither from the Chola-country to seize on the kingdom, ruled when he had overpowered king Asela, forty-four years, with even justice toward friend and foe, on occasions of disputes at law.

Mahavansa/Chapter 36 tells.....A bhikkhu from the Cola people (Chola), named Samghamitta, who was versed in the teachings concerning the exorcism of spirits, and so forth, had attached himself to a thera banished thither, and he came hither embittered against the bhikkhus of the Mahävihära.


चोलवंश - चोल एक प्राचीन वंश है। महाभारत, मेगस्थनीज के वृत्तान्त, अशोक के शिलालेखों तथा अन्य ग्रन्थों में इनका उल्लेख मिलता है। दक्षिण भारत में इनके राज्य में तमिलनाडु और मैसूर का अधिकांश प्रदेश शामिल था। आठवीं शताब्दी में पाण्ड्य वंश की शक्ति और नौवीं शताब्दी में पल्लवों (दोनों जाटवंश) की शक्ति क्षीण होने के कारण चोलशक्ति का उत्थान हुआ।[15]

दलीप सिंह अहलावत[16] लेख करते हैं:

विदर्भ देश पर यदुवंशी शशिबिन्दु का राज्य रहा। यह चक्रवर्ती सम्राट् था जो यदु के पुत्र करोक्षत्री की शाखा में यदु से सातवीं पीढ़ी में हुआ (देखो वंशावली)। इन वंशों तथा प्रदेशों का उल्लेख रामायण एवं महाभारत में है जो निम्न प्रकार से है -

सुग्रीव ने वानर सेना को सीता जी की खोज के लिये ऊपर लिखित देशों में भी जाने का आदेश दिया।

महाभारत सभापर्व पाण्डवों की दिग्विजय - उत्तर दिशा में अर्जुन ने अनेक देशों के साथ चोल देश (अध्याय 27) और उत्तर कुरुदेशों (अध्याय 28) को भी जीत लिया। पूर्व में भीमसेन ने विदेह (मिथिला) (अध्याय 29) और पांडर-पुण्ड्रक तथा वंग देशों को जीत लिया (अध्याय 30)। दक्षिण दिशा में सहदेव ने पाण्ड्य नरेश को जीत लिया। (अध्याय 31)।

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Ajmer district

Barna Ajmer[17] Kishangarh, Manpura,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Dantiwara, Malar,

Villages in Nagaur district

Arwar, Bajiyon Ki Dhani, Barnel (Parbatsar), Borwa, Butati, Chui, Choliyas, Dagri, Dobri Kalan, Dodiyana Nagaur, Gachhipura, Genana, Goredi Karna, Gothra Nagaur (5), Habchar, Indokha Makrana , Jakhera, Jawa Sisodiya, Jyani, Kalwa, Kathoti, Khivtana (20), Kunwar Khera (1), Kurada, Lunsara, Mahiyasar, Mithariya, Rajapura, Ranas, Rawaliyawas, Rol, Sikrali, Soodwar, Sunari Nagaur, Tipani,

Locations in Jaipur city

Malviy Nagar,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Chohilanwali, Dholipal, Sangaria,

Villages in Ganganagar district

Chohil are in Ganganagar

Villages in Tonk district

Dadawat (2), Ganwar (6), Nayagaon Mukranya (1), Rahimpura (1),

Villages in Churu district

Sujangarh (10)

Villages in Pali district


Distribution in Gujarat

Villages in Banas Kantha district

Laxmipura, Rampura,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa district

Ali Mohammad, Modia Khera,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Chapdagrahan Seoni Malwa, Bhopal, Barnawad (Rajgarh),

Villages in Mandsaur district

Barkhedadev, Changli (Malhargarh), Chaoli, Molyakheri, Ralayta (Multanpura),

Villages in Khargone district


Villages in Nimach district

Nimach (2), Fatehnagar (1), Pipalyavyas (1), Khadawda (2),

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam with population of this gotra are: Banjali 34, Bardiya goyal 2, Bhansa dabar 1, Bodina 1, Damottar 1, Dhamottar 1, Dheekwa 2, Kotdi 1, Peer ingoliya 3, Ratlam 5, Salakhedi 1, Sinod 1,

Villages in Hoshangabad district


Villages in Harda district

Abagaon Khurd (8), Alanpur Harda, Bhonkhedi, Harda Khurd, Rundlay,

Villages in Rajgarh district

Barnawad, Dhabla, Dubali,

Villages in Dewas district

Olamba (1),

Villages in Barwani district

Barwani, Talun,

Villages in Dhar district

Dhani Dhar, Dharampuri, Jabada[19] Tawalai Khurd, Sirsi Dhar,

Villages in Indore district

Pardeshipura (a locality in Indore city)

Villages in Sehore district

Amarpura Sehore, Haliya Khedi, Muhai, Nasrullaganj

Villages in Shajapur district


Villages in Ujjain district

Borkheda Pitramal, Dhabla Rehwari (ढाबला रेवाड़ी), Gunawad Ujjain, Itawa Ujjain, Khandoda,

Notable persons

  • Bhagirath Chaudhary Choyal –. Resident of Shantinagar-Madanganj in Kishangarh of Ajmer district in Rajasthan. He was elected in Rajathan Assembly as BJP MLA-2013 from Kishangarh, Ajmer. He is President of Ajmer district Jat Mahasabha. Ph:01463-250588, mob:9414011998 [21]
  • Nanu Ram Choyal - Date of Birth : 10-March-1965, Designation : ARTO. Mobile Number : 9414151800
  • Gauri Shankar Choudhary (Choyal) - Shriram Fert. & Chemicals , Manager (Admin.), Present Address : 66, Dadabari Extn.,Kota, Raj. Phone : 0744-2504166, Mob: 9829035266
  • Ramesh Chandra Jat (Choyal) - Kabir Marg, Jatpura Sonkatch, (MP), mob; 9009634588[22]

External Links


  1. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, 2010, p.300
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I,s.n. च-28
  3. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.38, sn-773.
  4. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. च-42
  5. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, 2010, p.300
  6. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I,s.n. च-35
  7. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.38, sn-781.
  8. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  9. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter IV, pp.341-342
  10. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p.242
  11. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 77-78
  12. James Todd Annals/Chapter 4 Foundations of States and Cities by the different tribes, p.52
  13. कर्णिकाः कुन्तिकाश चैव सौब्धिदा नलकालकाः । कौकुट्टकास तदा चॊलाः कॊङ्कणा मालवाणकाः Mahabharata:6.10.58)
  14. नदीम् गोदावरीम् चैव सर्वम् एव अनुपश्यत ।तथैव आन्ध्रान् च पुण्ड्रान्चोलान् पाण्ड्यान् केरलान् ॥४-४१-१२॥
  15. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter III (Page 265)
  16. जाट वीरों का इतिहास: दलीप सिंह अहलावत, पृष्ठ-264
  17. User:Abhimanyusingh9
  18. User:Sk56
  19. User:Sk56
  20. User:Sk56
  21. Jat Samaj:March 2005, p.35
  22. Jat Vaibhav Smarika Khategaon, 2010, p. 81

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