Mahal

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Mahal (महल)/ (माहल)[1] is a Gotra of the Jats found in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Mahal clan is found in Afghanistan.[2] They were supporters of Chauhan Confederacy.

Origin

History

Ram Swarup Joon[3] writes about Mahe, Mahi, Mehiwal, Meheria, Mahit: These are also very old gotras. In the 8th generation of the Mirhas there lived a king called Mahit. His descendants were called Mahi, Mahe. In about the first century AD, Darunpur, some where near Sujangarh, was the capital of Mahe Kings.


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According to the census of 1911 their number was. about 7000.

The Mahe dynasty has been mentioned in the Mahabharata. In the "Prithviraj Basa" and in the Alha Udal stories there are references to the Mahal Kings.

The Mahiwal Jats are found in large number in the Western Punjab, but they are spread all over Northern India.

The Mehria gotra is found in Rajasthan.

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Meerut district

Dawathla,

Villages in Hapur district

Rasoolpur Bahlolpur,

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Katgarh (Hoshiarpur),

Notable persons

External links

References

  1. Jat Varna Mimansa (1910) by Pandit Amichandra Sharma,p. 56
  2. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.140
  3. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 93-94

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