Dandiwal

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Dandiwal (डांडीवाल)[1] [2] Danda (डान्डा)[3][4] is gotra of Jats in Pakistan. Danda (डान्डा)/Dand (डन्ड) clan is found in Afghanistan.[5]

Origin

Mention by Panini

Danda (दण्ड) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [7]


Danda (दाण्डा) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [8]


Dandajinika (दाण्डाजिनिक), is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [9]


Dandayanasthali (दाण्डायनस्थली), is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [10]

History

Dandiwal (दंदिवाल) Jat clan, claiming Chauhan descent, which emigrated from Delhi via Jaisalmer to Sirsa : found in Hissar, and also in Jind State. In the latter it affects the jathera and jandiān worship, and has as its sidh a Pir whose shrine is at Beluwala, in British territory. At the birth of a son, they offer to his samadh a piece of gur, a rupee and some cloth which are taken by a Brahman.[11]

Distribution in Pakistan

The Dandiwal are a clan that claims Chauhan Rajput ancestry. The Muslim branch was found in Hissar District, and they were one of the larger Mulla Jat clans. They are now found mainly in Okara, Vehari and Sahiwal districts.

Danda village in Etah, UP

Danda (डांडा/ दांदा/ डंडा) is also the name of a village located in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh under Etah Tahsil.

Danda village in Karauli, Rajasthan

Another Danda village in Karauli district in Rajasthan

References


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