Lohchab

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Lochav (लोचव)[1] Lochab (लोचब)[2] Lohchab (लोचब) Lohchap (लोहचप) Lohchav (लोहचव)[3] Lochhav (लोछव) Lochhab (लोछब) Lohach (लोहच) or Arh is Gotra of Jats. They were called Lohchav as Panwars had inhabited this area in Rohtak.[4] They are found in Punjab Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. They were supporters of Panwar Confederacy. [5] [6][7]

Origin

They are branch of Panwars. The Gotra is basically originated from Panwar but there is a story for that. In the Mughal empire many of the Panwar Jats did not bow to the Shenshaw (King) and could never be conquered. They were entitled Lohmarod meaning 'as strong and adamant as that they can even bend an iron rod'. Later many of these brave people were entitled as Lohchab meaning 'they can even chew iron'. Initially it was a title for those brave Panwars but gradually transformed to separate gotra. Still, Lohchab and Panwar are brother gotras and marriages are not allowed between the two.

History

The King Arh was in fourth generation of Ardas and is mentioned in many stories of Puranas. He was a brave Warrior. According to Todd's Rajasthan the origin of the Arh dynasty cannot be traced out, but a few gotras of this dynasty are found among the Jats.


Ram Sarup Joon [8] writes that ... Arh or Lohchab : The King Arh was in fourth generation of Ardas and is mentioned in many stories of Puranas. He was a brave Warrior. Very few Jats belonging to this gotra are found to day.

They have the villages, Bhopania and Ochandi in district Rohtak and Delhi. According to Todd's Rajasthan the origin of the Arh dynasty cannot be traced out, but a few gotras of this dynasty are found among the Jats.

Sub divisions of Punwar

Bhim Singh Dahiya[9] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Punwar when they gained political ascendancy. The Loh-Chab clan supported the ascendant clan Punwar and became part of a political confederacy.[10]

Villages founded by Lohchab clan

Distribution in Rajasthan state

Villages in Nagaur district

Kacholiya, Lochhaba Ki Dhani, Mamroli, Nanoli, Namdoli, Besroli,

Villages in Alwar district

Khanpur Jat Alwar,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Gwalior district

Gwalior, Lashkar (Gwalior),

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Jhajjar district

Bupaniya or Bupannia, Shahpur. Dimana

Villages in Sonipat district

Jhinjauli, Katlupur,

Few families of Katlupur are now permanently settled in Gohana, Sonipat district.

And few families of Katlupur, Sonipat Distt. are settled in Gurgaon. Salarpur Majra, Siwanka

Villages in Hisar district

Chaudhriwas, Kirmara, Kheri Lochab,

Villages in Ambala district

Danipur, Jandheri, Kalawar, Sonta,

Villages in Kurukshetra district

Tangoli,

Villages in Jind district

Lohchab Village, Narwana, Garhi, Padhana,

Villages in Bhiwani district

Kasni Bhiwani, Kirawar, Bajina, Khorda, Mansarwas, Dhanana,

Villages in Kaithal district

Manas, Mator,

Villages in Fatehabad district

Kirmana

Villages in Mahendergarh district

Totahari, Budhwal

Villages in Gurgaon district

Lohchab,

Distribution in Delhi

Villages in Delhi

Auchandi (near Bawana), Bamdoli (near Dwarka), Bijwasan (near Dwarka),

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

One village In Uttar Pradesh - Some where in Baghpat District.

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Sangrur district

And one village in Punjab District Sangrur village Issapur near about 70% people of this village belong to Lohchav gotra ,they write Lohchav with [v] not with [B]

Villages in Patiala district

Lohchwan is a village in Rajpura tahsil of Patiala district in Punjab.

Lohchap population is 480 in Patiala district. [11]

Notable Persons

Reference

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ल-40
  2. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.240, s.n.130
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ल-40
  4. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 279
  5. Jat Varna Mimansa (1910) by Pandit Amichandra Sharma,p. 57
  6. Bhim Singh Dahiya: Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I, p.316
  7. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
  8. Ram Sarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V, p.71
  9. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  10. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
  11. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.126

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