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Dabas (डबास)[1]/Davas [2](डवास)[3] Dabas (दबास)[4] is a Gotra of Jats found in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. It is branch of Chauhan.Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mentioned it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia. [5] They were supporters of Chauhan Confederacy.


  • Dabas Gotra is said to get name from person of the name Dabas son of Prithviraj Chauhan from Punia Queen. [6]
  • This gotra is said to be started after a place named Davas (डवास) in north Vardha. They have 16 villages in Delhi, in the neighborhood of Dahiya Jats and have intimate relations with the latter. They are not descendants of Dahiya Jats but came along with them from Rajasthan. Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mention it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia. [7]


Ram Swarup Joon[8] writes about Dabas: They have 16 villages in Delhi, in the neighborhood of Dahiya Jats and have intimate relations with the latter. They are not descendants of Dahiya Jats but came along with them from Rajasthan.

B S Dahiya[9] writes:Perhaps they are the same as the Dropice of Herodotus and Derbice of other authors. They were settled in the south east of Caspian sea in sixth century B.C. Perhaps they are the Darvas of Indian literature.

According to puranic legend Dabas are the descendants of Maharishi Dadhichi the great king of Sindh in Vedic period. He had four sons namely Dahiya, Davyas (Dabas), Kundu and Hooda. Dadhichi an emperor turned Maharishi died at the age of 100 years while fighting to non-Aryan tribes. In the battle his four sons fought with utmost bravery and annihilated the non-Aryans.

The epic makers goes on to prove that the families of Dahiya, Dabas, Kundu and Hooda lived together up to the times of Mahabharata in the shape of groups like Soorsaini, Vrishni and Bhoja. They lived in Ujjain, Avantika, Sambal, Indraprastha, Rajasthan and other Northern India parts up to 7th Century AD.

Prithvi Raj Chauhan had two queens, one was from Jaipur of Kushwaha Gotra and other was from Chahar Gotra of Hissar. Prithvi Raj had got two sons

  1. Dhanpal (his two sons were from Dahiya (Jat) and Dahe (Rajput)
  2. Virpal (his two sons were Haley (Dabas) and Hande (Hooda)

Haley was married in village Lado Sarai with Heem Kaur of Sheo Raj (Tank Gotra). Haley has one son named Sullan who was married with Raj Dai of Khera village (Rana Gotra). Sullan’s son was Sangte Rana alias Sukhanpal. Sukhanpal was married in Khatri Gotra with Kunjo, daughter of Sewa, Sukhanpal has six sons (1) Kale, (2) Bale (3) Ketha (4) Jeeta (5) Jagdish and (6) Illu.

Dabas finally settled in village Rani Khera (Chauri) after migrating from Rajasthan, first in Chawri Bazar (Inderprastha) and then at Chauri in 1366-67.

Nihal Singh Arya [10] writes that Joga Ram Dahiya was the Commander of Ajaypal Chauhan, the founder of Ajmer. Vigrharaja Bisaldev, 5-6 generations ancestor of Prithviraj Chauhan founded the Ajmer Fort when Daburam Dahiya formed a separate group. Daburam Dahiya is the ancestor of Dabuwas or Dabas Khap formed at Kanjhawala (Delhi).


पंडित अमीचन्द्र शर्मा[11] ने लिखा है - जिला हिसार में सीसर नामक एक गाँव है। इसमें डबास गोत्री जाटों के बहुत से घर हैं। डबास जाट चौहान संघ से अलग हुये। चौहान संघ मुख्यरूप से जाट गोत्रों का संघ था। पृथ्वीराज चौहान की एक रानी पूनिया गोत्र की थी। पूनिया गोत्र की रानी से 2 पुत्र हुये 1. डबास 2. दहिया डबास से डबास जाट गोत्र शुरू हुआ और दहिया से दहिया गोत्र। यह विवरण सीसर के चौधरी फतेह सिंह ने लिखवाया।

नोट- लेखक पंडित अमीचन्द्र शर्मा ने अन्य गोत्रों में लिखा है कि अमुख राजपूत ने जाटनी से शादी करली इसलिए वह जाट हो गया और उससे अमुख जाट गोत्र निकला तो यहाँ पृथ्वीराज चौहान ने पूनीया जाट रानी से शादी की थी तो वह भी जाट ही कहलाना चाहिए? [12]

Villages founded by Dabas clan

Dabas Khap

Dabas khap has 12 villages around Delhi. Jat gotra is Dabas. head village is Kanjhawla (कंझावला) . 90 villages of this khap are in Uttar Pradesh in Bijnor. The main villages constituting this khap are : Pipli (पीपली) , Sikaida (सिकैडा) , Padli (पाडली) , Lamba Kheda (लाम्बा खेड़ा) , Mandawli (मंडावली) , Jhilmila (झिलमिला) , Nagina (नगीना) , Mujaffara (मुजफ्फरा) , and Dabaso (डबासो) . [13]

Settlement of Dabas Clan in Various States

Distribution in Delhi

Ranikhera, Mubarak Pur, Madan Pur, Rasul Pur, Sultanpur Dabas, Kanjhawla, Ladpur, Pooth Khurd, Barwala, Majra Dabas, Chand Pur, Chand Pur Khurd, Gheora, Sawda, Jat Khor, Galib Pur.

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Jhajjar District

Girawar, Jahajgarh, Jahajgarh Majra, Kultana, Mohammadpur Mazra,

Villages in Hisar District

Budana, Shekhu Pur, Gamra, Sheeol, Sisar.

Villages in Palwal District


Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Alwar district

Bhanot, Joga Badh, Sarai Kalan, Toderpur, Uchhar,

Villages in Jaipur District

Shahpura, Dhani Baldev, Dhani Dabason Wali, Dhani Tajaji and Rampura Ambabari in Jaipur.

Villages in Sikar District

Jassi Ka Bas, Purana Bas (1), Dabason Ki Dhani (35),

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Gautam Budhnagar district


Villages in Bijnor district

Bhindkali, Muzaffarnagar, Padli, Mandu, Pipli (पीपली) , Sikaida (सिकैडा) , Padli (पाडली) , Lamba Kheda (लाम्बा खेड़ा) , Mandawli (मंडावली) , Jhilmila (झिलमिला) , Nagina (नगीना) , Mujaffara (मुजफ्फरा) , and Dabaso (डबासो) . [14]

Gram deity of Dabas clan

Dada Ghantal Dev an apostle for Dabas and worshipped as gram deity. A learned and deity among gram deities is also the spiritual head of this Community. He lay to rest on the same place where present Mandir exists. Mandir was built at his Samadhi. Every year men and women from far and near places come to pay homage and to seek blessings for better life and peace from Dada Ghantal Dev in the month of Baishakh on the 9th day of Moon, which also happens to be the birthday of Sita a Character in Ramayana.

Ghantal Dev as Gram Devta and Guru of Raja Virpal, Son of Maharaja Prithviraj Chauhan came to Rani Khera (Chauri) when a queen from royal family left Mehrauli over a trifle of transcendency and Ghantal Dev accompanied her as postulated by their forefathers.

Notable persons

  • Pravin Dabas - the handsome actor who needs no introduction. He is best remembered for his roles in offbeat films such as Monsoon Wedding and Khosla Ka Ghosla. Is married to Sindhi actress Preeti Jhingiani.
  • R. S. Dabas
  • J C Dabas - IPS ,Delhi
  • Azad Singh Dabas - IFS, Madhya Pradesh, 1985 batch
  • Jaideep Dabas - a businessmen, he belongs to a rich landlord family of Sultanpur Dabas village of Delhi. His father Hari Singh Pradhan is a well-known political figure of Outer Delhi.
  • Ajit Singh Dabas-Better known as Ch.Ajit Singh, is actually from village Kanjhawala Delhi.
  • Dr Pooran Singh Dabas - Sahityakar , Bhasha Vigyani. [15]
  • Mangu Singh (Dabas) - Metro chief Delhi, Mob: 9810079018
  • Sunil Dabas - Recipient of Dronacharya Award, Coach National women's Kabaddi, Gurgaon (Jat Jyoti:11/2012,p.38)
  • Purn Singh Dabas - Retired Professor (2000). DOB:10.7.1038. Served as Professor in Delhi University and Piking. Originally from Majra Dabas. Settled in Delhi, Address: M-93, Saket, New Delhi. Mob:9818211771[16]
  • Adyas Dabas - IRS (C&CE)-2014, Rank-423. M: 9891938104 [17]

Gallery of Dabas people


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