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For dynasty see Lohara dynasty and for place see Loharin

Lohar (लोहर) Lohara (लोहर)[1] [2] Lohariya (लोहरिया)[3]/(लोहारिया)[4] Laur (लऊर)/Lahar(लाहर)[5] is gotra of Jats dwelling in Uttar Pradesh. Lohar clan is found in Afghanistan.[6]



Bhim Singh Dahiya[9] has described about the history of this clan. This clan is famous in Kashmir history and gave it a whole dynasty called Lohara dynasty. Their settlement in India was Loharin, in Pir Pantsal range. The Lohar Kot-fort of Lohars is named after them. The famous queen Didda, married to Kshemagupta, was daughter of Lohar Kong Simha Raja, who himself was married to a daughter of Lalli (Jat Clan) Sahi king Bhima of Kabul and Udabhanda (Und, near modern Attock).

Rajatarangini[10] tells that Kshemagupta, King of Kashmir, bestowed thirty-six villages which were attached to the several monasteries that were burnt, to the lord of Khasa. Sinharaja, governor of fort Lohara, married his daughter to the king. This girl's name was Didda, and her mother's father was the Shahi.

Thus Didda was a Lohariya Jat scion, and a granddaughter of Lalli Jats of Kabul baseless called Brahmans. The descendants of their ruling family are still called Sahi Jats.

Queen Didda, made one Sangram Raj, her successor. He was the son of her brother Udaya Raj and he died on 1028 A.D. [11] Lohar itself remained with Vigrah Raj. [12]

Alberuni refers to this castle Lohar Kot-as Loha Kot, and Mahmud Ghazni’s attack on Lohar Kot was a dismal failure. Farishta tells that Muhmud failed because the fort “was remarkable on account of its height and strength. [13]

Bhim Singh Dahiya tells us that the Lohar of Kashmir are nowadays called Lohariya Jats and they are now found near Mathura.[14]

Bhim Singh Dahiya writes that another Jat, named Chankuna (चणकुण), of Tokhara clan, was chief minister of Lalitaditya. Why all these Jats were holding predominant positions unless the rulers themselves were Jats of Lohar and other clans? [15]

According to Bhim Singh Dahiya[16] the Gondal clan represents the “Go-nanda” dynasty of Kashmir, the Lohar jats are the descendants of the Lohar kings of Kashmir, just as the Lalli, the Sahi, the Balhara, the Bring, the Takhar, the Dhonchak, the Samil, the Kular, and so on represent the people mentioned in the Rajatarangini of Kalhana.


ठाकुर देशराज[17] ने लिखा है.... लोहर - यह वंश 1004 ई. में कश्मीर में राज्य करता था। इससे पहले दाबर या दिबिर वंश का यहां राज्य था। लोहर वंश के शासनकाल में कश्मीर की हालत सुधर गई थी। संग्रामदेव, अनंतदेव और हर्ष, उत्कर्ष इस वंश के प्रसिद्ध राजा हुए हैं। सन् 1018 ई में इस वंश से यह राज्य छिन गया। इस खानदान के लोग उत्तर प्रदेश में लऊर और लाहर नाम से मशहूर हैं।

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Lohariya Jats are also now settled in about six villages near Mathura and other areas.[18]

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Jalandhar district

Villages in Sangrur district

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh


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