Garcha

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Garcha (गर्चा) Garchi (गारची)[1][2] is clan/Family name of Punjabi Sikh Jats.

Origin

Garcha Jatts are a branch of Tomar Jats. They are believed to be originated from village Kohara, district Ludhiana, Punjab. Now Garcha's live all over the world in many countries, including other districts of Punjab and other states of India as well.

History

Garcha Jatts are a branch of Tomars. Tur Jatts are their kins. They are thought to first ruled over Delhi in the 11th century, then settled in Firozpur area then later in Ludhiana area in around 12th century. Before moving to Panjab, plains of Jamuna river around Delhi was their home. Garcha, Sirhe, Nain, Chandarh, Dhanda, Kandhole and Khosa Jatts are close kins who are thought to come from Turkistan (Scythian empire) in early history.

Distribution in Punjab

Their Jathera is in vill. Koharha in Ludhiana distt. Dhandari Kalan, Dhandari Khurd, Shankar, Bilga, Jujja Khard, Garcha are famous villages.

Villages in Ludhiana district

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Notable persons

  • Baba Adi (बाबा अदी) - Garcha Gotra
  • Devendra Singh Garcha (देवेंद्र सिंह गरचा) लुधियाना, पंजाब से कांग्रेस पार्टी के सांसद

References


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