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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.

Mention by Panini

Loha (लोह) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]


A legend or oral tradition holds that Lahore, known in ancient times as Lavapuri ("City of Lava" in Sanskrit), [3] was founded by Prince Lava or Loh, [4] the son of Rama, the Hindu deity, while Kasur was founded by his twin brother Prince Kusha.[5]To this day, Lahore Fort has a vacant temple dedicated to Lava (also pronounced Loh, hence Loh-awar or "'The Fort of Loh'").[6]



Notable persons

See also


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ल-99
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.231
  3. Bombay Historical Society (1946):Annual bibliography of Indian history and Indology, Volume 4, p. 257
  4. Baqir, Muhammad (1985): Lahore,past and present, B.R. Pub. Corp. pp. 19–20
  5. Nadiem, Ihsan N (2005):Punjam - Land, History, People; Al-Faisal Nashran. p. 111.
  6. Aqoosh, Lahore Number 1976

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