Gurdaspur (Hindi - गुरदासपुर, Punjabi - ਗੁਰਦਾਸਪੁਰ) is a city and district in the province of East Punjab, situated in the northwest part of the Republic of India. It is located in the center of and is the administrative head of Gurdaspur District. It was the location of a fort (later turned into a Brahman monastery) which was famous for the siege it sustained in 1712 from the Mughals.
Tahsils in Gurdaspur district
Villages in Gurdaspur Tahsil
Abul Khair, Abha, Adi, Agwan, Aima, Akbarpur, Akhlaspur, Alawalpur, Alawalpur, Ali Chak, Ali Chak, Ali Nangal, Alihar Pindi, Alisher, Alman, Alowal, Aluna, Amargarh, Aminpur, Anandpur, Arjanpur, Arjo Chak, Athwal, Athwal, Attari, Aujla, Aujla, Awan, Awana, Awankha, Azampur, Babehali, Babowal, Babri, Babri Nangal, Badesh, Badhai, Badiulzaman, Bagol, Bagrian, Bagrian, Bahadur, Bahbal Chak, Baheri, Bahian, Bahmani, Bains, Bajar, Baje Chak, Bakhatpur, Bakhatpur, Bakhshiwala, Bal, Bala Pindi, Balagan, Balagan, Balim, Balra, Balwanda, Bandianwala, Bangowani, Bara, Barila Kalan, Barila Khurd, Barnala, Baroia, Baryar, Bathanwala, Baupur Afganan, Baupur Jattan, Bazid Chak, Behlolpur, Behrampur, Beri, Bhabra, Bhadal, Bhadana, Bhadwan, Bhago Kanwan, Bhagwanpur, Bhaika Pind, Bhaini Bangar, Bhaini Kanian, Bhaini Khadar, Bhaini Mian Khan, Bhaini Millwan, Bhaini Milwan, Bhaini Paswal, Bhainsa Becharag, Bhakhari Harni, Bhakhariwal, Bhangwan, Bhangwan, Bhangwan, Bhangwan, Bharath Qazi Chak, Bharial, Bharo Harni, Bhatia, Bhatoya, Bhattian, Bhattian, Bhekhowali, Bhitte Wadh, Bhoj Raj, Bhola, Bhopar Saidan, Bhuchh, Bhukra, Bhule Chak, Bhulia, Bhumbli, Bhun, Bhundewal, Bhurian Gujjran, Bhurian Sainian, Bianpur, Bidhipur, Bishankot, Bisopur, Bohar Wadala, Boparai, Bore, Buche Nangal, Budha Bala, Bugna, Bulewal, Buttar Kalan, Buzurgwal, Chaguwala, Chahia, Chak Alia, Chak Araian, Chak Baroia, Chak Bhangwan, Chak Depewal, Chak Nurowali, Chak Raja, Chak Ram Sahai, Chak Sharif, Chak Tarara, Chak Yaqub, Chakri, Chamiari, Chandar Bhan, Chandu Wadala, Chaudharpur, Chaunta, Chauntra, Chaura, Chawa, Chechian, Chechian Chhaurian, Chhawala, Chhawar Rian (Bangar), Chhawrian Bet, Chhichhra, Chhina, Chhina Bet, Chhina Retwala, Chhod, Chhohan, Chhotepur, Chib, Chikri, Chitti, Chochna, Chopra, Chour, Chuhar Chak, Chuhar Chak, Chuharpur, Chulla, Daburi, Daduwala, Dadwan, Dakhla, Dakhla, Dala, Dalelpur, Dalelpur, Daliya, Dalla, Dalla Gorian, Danianwali, Darapur, Datarpur, Dauwal, Deeda, Dehriwala, Dehriwala, Devidaspur, Dewal, Dewal, Dhaker, Dhaki, Dhamrai, Dhandal, Dhariwal, Dhariwal, Dhariwal (M Cl), Dhariwal Bhoja, Dhariwal Kalan, Dharo Chak, Dhavey, Dhesian, Dhidowal, Dhindsa, Dhindsa, Dhut, Dinanagar (M Cl), Doaba, Doburji, Doburji, Doburji, Dodwan, Dorangla, Dostpur, Dugri, Dula Nangal, Duluwana, Faizulla Chak, Fakkarpur, Faridpur, Fateh Nangal, Fatehpur, Fattu Barkat, Gadarian, Gadarian, Gadi Kalan, Gagowali, Gahlari, Gajju Gazi, Gandhian, Ganja, Ganji, Gazikot, Gaznipur, Ghesal, Ghorewah, Ghot Kalan, Ghot Khurd, Ghot Pokhar, Ghukla, Ghuman Kalan, Ghuman Khurd, Ghurala, Gidar Windi, Gill, Gill, Godharpur, Gopalia, Gorsian, Gosal, Gulelra, Gunian, Gunjian, Gunopur, Gurdas Nangal, Gurdaspur (M Cl), Guria, Gwalia, Habibpur, Hakimpur, Hakimpur, Halla, Hambowal, Hardo Bathwala, Hardo Chhani, Haripur, Hassanpur, Hassanpur, Haveli, Haveli Harni, Hayat Nagar, Hem Rajpur, Hir, Hoshiarpur, Indranwala, Isapur, Islampur, Ismailpur, Jafarpur, Jagatpur Kalan, Jagatpur Khurd, Jagowal Bangar, Jagowal Bet, Jahangirpur, Jainpur, Jakria, Jalalpur, Jandey, Jandi, Jangal, Japowal, Jati Sarai, Jattuwal, Jaura Chhittran, Jhabkra, Jhakhar Pindi, Jhanda Gujjran, Jhanda Labana, Jhande Chak, Jharoli, Jhawar, Jindher, Jiojulahi, Jiwan Chak, Jiwanwal, Jogar, Jogichima, Jogowal, Jogowal, Johal Nangal, Joian, Kahna, Kahnuwan, Kailey Kalan, Kaira, Kala Bala, Kala Goray, Kala Nangal, Kalanaur (NP), Kale Khurd, Kaler Kalan, Kaler Khurd, Kalianpur, Kalijpur, Kalu Sohal, Kalupur, Kamalpur, Kamalpur Afganan, Kamalpur Jattan, Kang, Karal, Kasana, Kathana, Kathgarh, Kathiali, Katowal, Keshopur, Keso Kalal, Khadar, Khagar, Khan Malak, Khan Piara, Khanian, Khanowala, Khara, Kharal, Kharian, Khera, Khera Kotli, Khichian, Khojepur, Khojkipur, Khokhar, Khokhar, Khuda Dadpur, Khudna, Khundi, Khushalpur, Khushipur, Khushipur, Khutha, Khuthi, Kiri Afgana, Kishanpur, Kohar, Kohlian, Kolian, Kot Dhandal, Kot Bhalla, Kot Budha, Kot Faridi, Kot Jograj, Kot Mian Sahib, Kot Mohan Lal, Kot Santokh Rai, Kot Todar Mal, Kotkhan Mohammad, Kotla, Kotla Chahlan, Kotla Gujjran, Kotla Khurd, Kotla Mughian, Kotli Gujjran, Kotli Harchandan, Kotli Mohian, Kotli Rawalan, Kotli Sainian, Kotli Shahpur, Kukar, Kukkar, Kunda Lalowal, Kunjar, Kunt, Ladhupur, Lahri Viran, Lakhan Kalan, Lakhan Khurd, Lakhanpal, Lakhanpur, Lakhowal, Laluwal, Lamin, Langah, Langar Kot, Lange, Lehal, Lodha, Lodha Veran, Lodhipur, Lohgarh, Lole Nangal, Lopa, Machhana, Machhrala, Maddowal, Madhepur, Magar Mudian, Maha Rajpur, Mahal, Mahan Dev Kalan, Mahan Dev Khurd, Mahandipur, Majithi, Makandpur, Makaura, Mali Samrai, Malia, Malian, Malian, Malianwala, Mallian(Faqiran), Mallowal, Malogil, Malomowan, Malook Chak, Maluk Mattu, Mami Chak Ranga, Mamka Khizarpur, Man, Mandahar, Manepur, Manepur, Mangal Sain, Manj, Manj, Manj, Mankaur Singh, Mansur Manj, Mansura, Marara, Mare, Masat Kot, Maseet, Matwan, Maur, Meghian, Mehre, Miani, Miani Jhabelian, Miani Malahan, Miani Malahan, Mirakchana, Mirjanpur, Mirpur, Mirpur, Mitha, Mochpur, Mokhe, Momanpur, Mughal, Mughlani Chak, Mugrala, Mulanwal, Mulianwala, Mulianwala, Munan, Munan Kalan, Munan Khurd, Mundi Karal, Munnanwali, Mustfabad Jattan, Mustfabad Saidan, Mustfapur, Nabipur, Nadala, Nadala, Naharpur, Naharpur, Naino Kot, Namana, Nangal, Nangal Dala, Nano Harni, Nano Nangal, Nanowal Kalan, Nanowal Khurd, Narad, Narainpur, Naranwali, Narwan, Naurangpur, Naurangpur, Naushehra, Naushehra Majja Singh, Naushera, Nawan Pind, Niamta, Niwan Dhakala, Noon, Nurowali, Nurpur, Ogra, Pachowal, Paharipur, Pahra, Pairowal, Pakhowal, Pakiwan, Pandher, Pandori Bainsan, Paniar, Paniar, Panwan, Parson Ka Pind, Pasnawal, Passiyal, Paswal, Pero Langah, Peroshah, Phero Chechi, Phulara, Pindi Rangran, Pindi Saidan, Pindori Mian Singh, Piranbag, Pirdi Sain, Purewal Jattan, Purowal Araian, Purowal Rajputtan, Qadianwali, Qadianwali, Qazipur, Qila Nathu Singh, Radhan, Rai Chak, Raipur, Rajada, Rajpur Chib, Rajpura, Rajpura, Raju Bela, Rajuwal, Ram Nagar, Ramwal, Rania, Raowal, Rasulpur, Rasulpur, Rasulpur, Rasulpur Gagrotian, Rattowal, Rauwal, Rauwal, Rawal Pindi, Roranwali, Rose, Ruliana, Rura, Rura Buttar, Sadana, Sadda, Sadhu Chak, Sahaipur, Sahari, Sahowal, Saidowal Kalan, Saidowal Khurd, Saidpur Harni, Sakandra, Salach, Salahpur, Salahpur, Saleh Chak, Salhopur, Salimpur Afganan, Salimpur Araian, Samu Chak, Sandalpur, Sandar, Sandhwan, Sangatpur, Sanghar, Sanghour, Saprai, Sarai, Sarai, Saraspur, Sarwarpur Salho, Sathiali, Satkoha, Sekhwan, Shahpur, Shahpur, Shahpur, Shahpur Afgana, Shahur, Shakri, Shamsherpur, Shamsherpur, Sheikh Kabir, Sherpur, Sheikha, Shiekhupura, Shinbhatti, Sidhpur, Sidhwan, Sidhwan, Sidhwan, Sidhwan Jamita, Sihowal, Singhpur, Singowal, Singowal, Siri Rampur, Sirje Chak, Sirkian, Sochanian, Sochetgarh, Sohal, Sujanpur, Sukha Raju, Sultani, Sunch, Sundar, Tajpur, Talabpur, Talwandi, Talwandi, Talwandi, Talwandi (Bathungarh), Talwandi Raja Dina Nath, Tanda, Taragarh, Taruwal, Tatley, Tatley, Thakar Sandhu, Thakarpur, Thakarwal, Thaman, Thanewal, Thathi, Theh Gulam Nabi, Theh Mundian, Theh Tikha, Thikriwala, Thundi, Tibber, Tibri, Toor, Tugalwala, Tughial, Tung, Uchha Dhakala, Udhipur, Umarpur Kalan, Umarpur Khurd, Uncha, Uppal, Urgo Khera, Virk, Wadala Bangar, Wahla, Warah, Waraich, Waraich, Warsola, Waryah, Wazirpur Afganan, Wazirpur Jattan, Zafarpur, Zafarwal,
It is historically important in connection with the rise of the Sikh Confederacy. The whole of the Punjab was then distributed among the Sikh chiefs who triumphed over the Imperial Mughal governors. In the course of a few years, however, Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Punjab) acquired all the territory which those chiefs had held. Pathankot and the neighboring villages in the plain, together with the whole of the hill portion of the district, formed part of the area ceded by the Sikhs to the British after the First Anglo-Sikh War in 1845. In 1862, after receiving one or two additions, the district was brought into its present shape. In 1901 the population was 940,334, showing a slight decrease, compared with an increase of 15% in the previous decade.
Gurdaspur was founded by Sahib Deep Chand and was named after his grandfather Guriya in the beginning of 17th century. In his honour, this city was named Gurdaspur. He bought land for Gurdaspur from the Jats of Sangi Gotra. Guriya a Sanwal Brahmin of Kaushal Gotra came from Paniar a village situated 5 miles north of Gurdaspur. The ancestors of Guriya came from Ayodhaya and settled in Paniar. Guriya Ji had two sons Nawal Rai and Pala. The descendants of Nawal Rai settled in Gurdaspur and Nawal Rai’s son Baba Deep Chand was a contemporary of Guru Gobind Singh. It is believed that Guru Gobind Singh gave the title of Ganj Bakhsh (Owner Of Treasure) to Baba Deep Chand. The descendants of Baba Deep Chand are called mahants
Jat clans in Gurdaspur District
According to B S Dhillon,, the Jat clans in the district with population are as under:
Bal (1,569), Chahil (6,645), Dayar (5,094), Boparae (4,941), (4,941), Dhariwal (4,614), Dhillon (3,861), Gharal (3,012), Bains, (3,189), Bajwa (3,711), Bhattewid (2,097), Aulak (2,817), Chuna (2,910), Athwal (1,791), Bhullai (2,229), Both (2,382), Basra (858), Bhangu (1,023), Bhuttar (1,146), and China (744)
Muslim Jat clans in Gurdaspur District
Atwal (227), Aulakh (99), Bajwa (844), Bains (853), Baal (117), Basra (458), Bhangu (106), Bhullar (192), Buttar (605), Bupa Rai (9), Chahal (48), Chattar (880), Chhina (395), Chuna (415), Dhariwal (519), Dhillon (245), Gadri (555), Ghumman (851), Gill (1,198), Goraya (1,414), Hanjra (181), Jandi (538), Johal (55), Kahlon (1,729), Kallu (821), Khera (239), Malhi (51), Mami (166), Maan (354), Nat (755), Padda (151), Pannun (107), Randhawa ( 2,283), Rayar (578), Sarai (580), Sidhu (1,155), Sandhu (783), Sohal (197), Samra (184), Thathaal (473), Virk (1,017), Wahla (1,512), Waraich (2,512)
- History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon.ISBN-10: 1895603021 or ISBN-13: 978-1895603026. 127
- Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul