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Loh (लोह) Lauh (लौह) is a gotra of Jats. [1] Loh gotra is also found in choudhary caste (same as jat caste ) of Gujarat in Mehsana District.


Gotra originated from Lava, son of Rama. Lava over a period of time changed to Loh.


A legend or oral tradition holds that Lahore, known in ancient times as Lavapuri ("City of Lava" in Sanskrit), [2] was founded by Prince Lava or Loh, [3] the son of Rama, the Hindu deity, while Kasur was founded by his twin brother Prince Kusha.[4]To this day, Lahore Fort has a vacant temple dedicated to Lava (also pronounced Loh, hence Loh-awar or "'The Fort of Loh'").[5]



Notable persons

See also


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ल-99
  2. Bombay Historical Society (1946):Annual bibliography of Indian history and Indology, Volume 4, p. 257
  3. Baqir, Muhammad (1985): Lahore,past and present, B.R. Pub. Corp. pp. 19–20
  4. Nadiem, Ihsan N (2005):Punjam - Land, History, People; Al-Faisal Nashran. p. 111.
  5. Aqoosh, Lahore Number 1976

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