Jagsingh Bijarnia

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Jagsingh Bijarnia founded his rule in Palsana of Sikar in year 1255.[1]

History

Bhanwar Lal Bijarnia at Sarnau-Kot, Ladhana Fort is seen behind him

Thakur Deshraj[2] writes that Vijayrania people are found in Rajasthan and Haryana in India. The existence of this clan is known from the time of Alexander the Great. Greek historians have clarified about the meaning of Vijayrania. Vijayrania is derived from Vijay (Victory) + Ran (War). Varetatae people of Greek language, mentioned by Megasthenes, were the same people as Vijayrania in Hindi. Megasthenes has mentioned in Indica about them that their king did not keep elephant but trusted entirely to their horses and foot. In Khandelawati the remnants of their fort and stable for horses are still present.This clan people had struggled a lot for their victory during those times. They have been found in Jaipur region since ancient times. They had a war with Altmus. They rebelled against Muslims many times.

M.K Azad's version

M.K Azad's version based on the records of Bhats differs with Thakur Deshraj.M.K Azad writes in 'Dhankoli Aaj Tak' (2004) that -


Jag Singh Chaudhary was an officer in the Army of Mughal emperor Humanyun. Bad shah was very pleased with his services so he offered him a Jagir of 12 villages in samvat 1503 (1446 AD). Jagsi Bijarnia had 12 sons and one Paswan son named Rupsi.

Jagsingh Bijarnia's family moved from Ladhana to Palsana in Sikar district. Jagsi had two sons Bindra and Alha. Alha was an ambitious and far sighted person. He came to know that Badshah Humayun was returning from Ajmer after performing jiyarat at Ajmer Dargah and going to capital Delhi. He offered for a feast to the Badshah to please him. Badshah accepted it and Alha gave a grand feast of khir-churma to Humayun. (M.K Azad p.197) Humanyu liked the Rajasthani food. He was pleased with Alha and gifted him 5500 bigha land. Alha was a kind man. He left a gauchar land and constructed a talab there. This Johad is still present and called Alhana Talab. Bijarnia descendants constructed many talabs in Dhankoli also.

Jagsi’s sixth son was Nihalji. Nihalji begot son Panagji who begot son Balu Ramji. Balu Ramji’s grand son Tola Ram ji constructed Tolana Talab and left auran (catchment) land 200 bigha in samvat 1620 (1562 AD). In the fourth generation Hemaji constructed Hemnana Talab in samvat 1695 (1638 AD) in west of Dhankoli.

Chaudhary Narbadji constructed Narbadana Talab in 300 bigha in samvat 1751 (1694 AD) in east of village. Narbadji’s son was Koju Ramji and his son was Harji Ramji who constructed ‘Har Jo Lav’ Talab in 50 bigha in Jhajhara’s fields in samvat 1825 (1768 AD). Harji Ramji’s son was Kana Ramji who built a well in samvat 1875 (1818 AD) in east of village. Kana Ramji built a 6 pillar chhatri after his father near the village well in samvat 1879 1822 AD. (M.K Azad, p.198)

Genealogy of Jag Singh

Jagsingh Bijarnia (1446: Got Jagir of Ladhana, 1453: Moved from Ladhana to Palsana) → 1.Bindra and 2.Alha (Alhana Talab)...6. Nihalji

Nihalji → Panagji → Balu Ramji → → Tola Ram ji (1562: Tolana Talab) → → → Hemaji (1638 :Hemnana Talab) → Chaudhary Narbadji (1694 :Narbadana Talab) → Koju Ramji → Harji Ramji (1768: Har Jo Lav) → Kana Ramji (1818: well, 1822:chhatri ..)

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