Dhankhar

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Dhankhar (धनखड़)[1] Dhankar (धनकड़)[2] Dhankad (धनकड़) Dhankhad (धनखड़) [3] Dhanger/Dhangar (धनगर), Dhanwar (धनवार)[4][5]Dhankar (धनकार)[6] Dhangar (धांगर) [7] is Gotra of Jats found in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It is a branch of Chauhan. Digar/Dhengar clan is found in Afghanistan.[8]

Origin

  • They are said to have descended from branch of Dharan (धारण) or Dhoriwal (धोरीवाल). This gotra started after Dhana-khanda province of Maharaja Moradhwaja (मोरध्वज).
  • They are said to have originated from Raja Dhananjaya of Nagavansh. [9]

History

Ram Swarup Joon[10] writes about Rathi, Ruhal and Dhankharh: Rathi is a very old gotra. The Rathi gotra is found among Khatris and Marathas also. As they originated from Rashtra or Saurashtra, Rashtra Kot or Rathi they took their name from this region. According to historical evidence there was king named Saurashtra in the dynasty of Lord Krishna who ruled over this region and thus the region came to be called Saurashtra. Jats of the Rathi gotra are found in district Rohtak and near Bahadurgarh, Sochas, Rajlu and Rajpur. They have 16 villages in the Jamuna Khadar, 1 village in Rajasthan, 6 in district Meerut, 6 in district of Patiala, Amritsar, Bareilly and Rohtak.


Dhankar gotra is said to be started after Dhana-khanda province of Maharaja Moradhwaja (मोरध्वज). Mordhwaj was Chauhan ruler in Alwar region around 5th century AD, 34 generations prior to Prithvi Raj Chauhan. [11]

Bhim Singh Dahiya mentions that the seers of the Rigveda period are worth noticing. These are identifiable with the existing Jat clans, e.g. Lusaka Dhanaka, the seer of RV 10/35, 36 is apparently of the Dhankar clan; from Dhanaka, we have the derivative for descendants as Dhanaka as well as Dhanaka(r).

H.A. Rose[12] writes that Dhankar (धनकर), is a Jat tribe of the same stock as the Rathi. They are almost confined to Jhajjar tahsil in Rohtak, and are, perhaps, nothing more than a local clan of the Rathi tribe.

Distribution in Haryana

Largest group of Dhankhar's is at Jhajjar (Haryana) with a cluster of 12 villages.

Villages in Rewari district

Rewari,

Villages in Bhiwani district

Dhangar surname of Jats is found in village Nosva,

Dhankhar surname of Jats is found in village-

Mandola, Morwala, Shimli,

Villages in Hissar district

Tokas (Tokas-Patan)

Villages in Rohtak district

Bakheta, Humayupur (हुमायूंपुर), Karontha (करौंथा),

Villages in Jhajjar district

Dawla Raiya, Dhakla, Goela Kalan, Kasni, Mehrana, Samaspur Majra, Sura Kaloi,

Villages in Mohindergarh district

Bawana,

Villages in Gurgaon district

Patli Hajipur,

Villages in Rewari district

Jat bangaicha,

VIllages in Sonipat distict

Khubru,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Locations in Jaipur city

Airport Colony, Ambabari, Brahmpuri, Charan Singh Colony, C-Scheme, Durgapura, Gandhi Nagar, Jhotwara, Lal Kothi, Mansarowar Colony, Mansinghpura, Purani Basti, Queens Road, Sanganer, Vaishali Nagar,

Villages in Jaipur district

Dhankad (धनकड़) Jats live in villages: Bandha ki Dhani (3),

Dhankhad (धनखड़) Jats live in villages: Lakholai Phagi (1),

Villages in Alwar district

Bhankari,

Villages in Sikar district

Sikar,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Amarpura Jhunjhunu, Ardawata (अरड़ावता), Kithana, Ojtoo, Shri Amarpura,

Villages in Tonk district

Bagadi (1), Jyanki Balbhpura (1), Khadkhada (1), Mundiya (1), Rairampura (3),

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Bharwana, Ramgarh, Ramgarh Ujjalwas,

Villages in Churu district

Sujangarh (1),

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Khor Vikram (Nimach)

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Ratlam 2,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

They are also found in Meerut and Bijnor districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Villages in Bulandshahr district

Khushhal Pur,

Notable persons

  • Sant Garib Das (संत गरीब दास) (1717-1778), from Chhudani (छुडाणी) village of tahsil Jhajjar in Haryana, was noted for his piety and poetry. He was a deeply religious person concerned about the welfare of ignorant people. He started Gribdasi sect and composed 'Garib Das ki granth Sahib'.
  • Om Prakash Dhankar - Politician
  • Baldev Singh Dhankhad - Educationist
  • Risaldar Badlu Singh VC, Dhankhar Jat from village Dhakla district Jhajjar (Haryana), was an Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
  • Lt. Col. Tikaram Dhankhar Village Karontha, Rohtak(1911-1996)[Served in Indian Army as Lt. Col., Post retirement joined as Member, Haryana Staff Selection Commission (1971-1974)
  • Sukhbir Dhankhar s/o Lt.Col. Tikaram Dhankhar - Village Karontha, Retired Wing Commander(Air Force), Ex Vice President, ITC Ltd(Golf Operations)
  • Sanjay Dhankhar - Village Karontha, Presently posted as Group Captain(Air Force). Recieved 'Vayu Sena Medal' by Honorable President, in year 2009 s/o Wing Commander Sukhbir Dhankhar
  • Jagdip Dhankar (जगदीप धनकड़) - Politician, Born on 18 May 1951 at Kithana (किठाना) tehsil Chirawa district Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan [13]
  • Virender Dhankhar - Renowed Student and Youth Leader from village Bakheta
  • Ch. Ranvir Singh मास्टर रणवीर (Renowed Educationist and Social Worker from village Bakheta ) born in family of चौधरी जुगतीराम पहलवान
  • Ch. Dalip Singh S/O Ramdiya Bakheta (Famous धनखड़ खाप leader and panchayati leader from Rohtak region)
  • Jitender Dhankhar from Bakheta currently posted as Assistant Commissioner (VAT Delhi Govt.)
  • Kanishtha Dhankar - India's beauty queen Femina Miss India 2011
  • Seema Dhankhar
  • H. S. Dhankad - IAS ,Haryana
  • D. P. Dhankhar - IRS ,Deputy Commissioner Income Tax from Humaunpur,Rohtak
  • P. S. Dhankar - IFS, Haryana, 1968
  • J N Dhankhar - Stock Market High Official; Owner, Publisher and Editor of "Dalal Street Journal" [14]
  • R. S. Dhankar - CBI Delhi
  • Subedar Balwant Singh Dhankhar - Village Mehrana
  • Dr. Jagdev Singh Dhankhar - Village Goela Kalan, H.E.S.- I (Retd. Principal of University College, Rohtak),
  • Late Ch. Tarachand Dhankhar,
  • Late Ch. Indraj Singh Dhankhar,
  • Ch. Mehar Singh Dhankhar - Village Goela Kalan,Retd. S.D.O. Irrigation, Haryana
  • Late Ch. Umrao Singh Dhankhar (Retd. Principal of Jat School, Rohtak)
  • Late Sh. Rajinder Singh Dhankhar (S.D.O. Irrigation) Rohtak Haryana.
  • Sh. Narender Singh Dhankar (L.O. Panchayat) Rohtak Haryana.
  • Sub. Major Ravinder Singh Dhankhar [ JE.Civil ]
  • Dr. Omparkash Dhankhar - President of Akhil Bharatiye Dhankhar Sabha,And Co-Ordinator of Sarv Khap Panchayat, And Rashtriye Mahasachiv of Akhil Bharatiye Jaat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti.Email:<dromparkashdhankhar@gmail.com>
  • Dr. Virendra Dhankhar - A well known urologist and andrologist
  • Vishal Dhankhar - an ultra runner from Jhajjar district in Haryana.
  • Krishna Kumar Dhankad - Police Inspector, Rajasthan Police. Born on 28.1.1972 at Amarpura, Jhunjhunu[15]
  • Seema Dhankar: IRS 2010 batch, w/o Deepak Gahlawat, IPS, M: 9468400506
  • Shaveta Dhankar: IPS 2009 batch, Rajasthan Cadre, Sup. Of Police, C.I.D.,S.S.B. Jodhpur. M: 9413179228

Gallery of Dhankar people

External Links

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ध-10
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.45,s.n. 1289
  3. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.238, s.n.58
  4. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ध-12
  5. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.45,s.n. 1289
  6. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ध-16
  7. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ध-48
  8. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.132
  9. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p.258
  10. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 98
  11. अलवर क्षेत्र का प्रारम्भिक इतिहास
  12. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D, p.235
  13. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 354
  14. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas,, p. 352
  15. Jat Gatha, May-2016, p.34

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