Dhindsa

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Dhindsa (ढिंडसा)[1] [2]Dhindas (ढींडस)[3] is Jat Gotra found in Punjab, India and Pakistan.

Origin

This clan claims its descent from "King Karna" and during the Mughal period in India, the Dhindsas migrated from the Sirsa area of the modern Indian Province of Haryana bordering Punjab.

Ferozepur tradition avers that Saroia, Jat, had five sons, Sangha, Mallhi, Dhindsa, Dhillon and Dusanj, eponyms of as many gots. [4]

History

H.A. Rose writes that Dhindsa (धिंडसा), a Jat tribe, which would appear to be confined to Ambala, Ludhiana and the adjoining portion of Patiala. They claim to be descended from Sarohas. In Jind their Sidh is Baba Harnam Das, a Bairagi of the 17th century, whose shrine is at Kharial in Karnal. Offerings are made to it at weddings. In Sialkot the Dhindsa also revere a sati's tomb. [5]

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Patiala distrct

According to B S Dhillon,[6] the population of Dhindsa clan in Patiala district is 7,950. Dhindsas are mainly to be found in the subdistrict of Amargarh where they own many villages, also their presence is visible in the sub-districts of Rajpura, Patiala, and Ghanaur.

Villages in Jalandhar district

According to B S Dhillon the population of Dhindsa clan in Jalandhar district is 1,650.[7]

Villages in Firozpur district

Dhindsa,

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Dhindsa named Villages are in Gurdaspur tahsil in Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

Villages in Ludhiana district

Villages in Patiala district

Distribution in Pakistan

The Dhindsa claim descent from the Saroha Rajputs. They are found mainly in Gujrat, Sialkot and Faisalabad districts. Prior to partition, they were also found mainly in Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Patiala districts.

Notable persons from this clan

References

  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.238, s.n.64
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.42,s.n. 1088
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. 18
  4. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D, p.251
  5. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D, p.238
  6. History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN-10: 1895603021 or ISBN-13: 978-1895603026. 123
  7. History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN-10: 1895603021 or ISBN-13: 978-1895603026. 127

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