Lodhra

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Lodhra (लोधरा)[1] is a Muslim Jat clan found in Lodhran District, Multan District, Gujranwala District and Bahawalpur District in Pakistan.

Origin

Originates from Lodhra (Symplocos racemosa)/(Tymplocos racemosa) trees.

Cities founded by Lodhra Clan

  • Lodhruva - It was ancient capital of the Bhatti dynasty till 1156 AD, when Rawal Jaisal founded Jaisalmer and shifted shifted his capital. [2][3]

History

Lodhran (Hindi:लोधरान, Urdu: لودھران) is a city and district in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located on the northern side of River Sutlej. An oldest Muslim Jat clan named Lodhra lived in Lodhran when it was a village within the Multan district. In 1962, Lodhran consisted of only a railway station, a hotel, a petrol station and a considerable amount of family members from the Lodhra caste. Due to the presence of the Lodhra family, this region was called Lodhran.

Distribution in Pakistan

Lodhra - Lodhra is an old Jat clan that lives mostly in south and north Punjab. They live in Lodhran District, Multan District, Gujranwala District and Bahawalpur District.

According to 1911 census the Lodhra were the principal Muslim Jat clan in:

Distribution in India

Lodharan is a village in Firozpur tahsil and district in Punjab,

Notable persons

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ल-34
  2. "Jawahar Niwas: Grace of Jaisalmer". The Economic Times. May 31, 2002.
  3. "About Jaisalmer". Department of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan

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