Madhur (मधुर)/Madhuria (मधुरिया)/Mithe (मीठे) Meethe (मीठे) Mitha (मिठा)  Meetha (मीठा) is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Bihar. Mitha (मीठा) clan found in Afghanistan. 
- 1 Origin
- 2 History
- 3 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 4 Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
- 5 Distribution in Punjab
- 6 Distribution in Bihar
- 7 Notable persons
- 8 See also
- 9 References
- Madhur clan is said to be originated from Mathura. Mathura has been mentioned as Madhura (मधुर) in Mahabharata. They have been mentioned as Madhura in Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44,shloka 66. 
- Branches of Nagavansha are - 1. Vasati/Bains 2. Taxak 3. Aulak 4. Kalkal 5. Kala/ Kalidhaman/ Kalkhande 6. Meetha 7. Bharshiv 8. Bharaich
Raja Bhagmal belonged to this gotra.
H.A. Rose mentions that Dhariwal, Dhāriwāl, Dhaniwāl or Dhāliwāl, (or, in Karnal, Phor) Jats, for the name is spelt in all three ways, are said to be Bhattis, and to take their name from their place of origin Dharanagar. They say that Akbar married the daughter* of their chief, Mihr Mitha.†1 They are found chiefly on the Upper Sutlej and in the fertile district to the west, their head-quarters being the north-western corner of the Malwa, or Ludhiana, Ferozepur, and the adjoining parts of Patiala. Mr. Brandreth describes them as splendid cultivators, and the most peaceful and con- tented portion of the population of the tract. Akbar conferred the title of Mian on Mihr Mitha and gave him 120 villages round Dhaula Kangar†† in jāgir. The Dhariwal have undoubtedly been settled in that part from an early period, and the south-east angle of the Moga tahsil is still called the Dhaliwal tappa. Mitha's descendants are still called Mian, but they are said not to have been converted to Islam though for several generations their leaders bore distinctly Muhammadan names. However this may be Mihr Mitha is now their sidh with a shrine at Lallawala in Patiala, and on the 2nd sudi of each month sweetened- bread and milk are offered to it. In Sialkot, however, their sidh is called Bhoi and his seat is said to be at Janer§ Fatta.
- The Dhariwal are divided into two groups, Udhi or Odi and Moni or Muni (who alone are said to be followers of Mihr Mitha in Gujranwala) .
- * As her dower 100 ghumaos of land were given her at Kangar and this land was transferred to Delhi and kept as the burial ground of the Mughal emperors !
- ‖II Punjab Customary Law, II, p. 132,
Note 1. This story of of marriage with Akbar is not correct. Dharm Kaur (धर्म कौर) was daughter of Chaudhari Mihr Mitha of Firozepur district in Punjab. She was very beautiful and very strong girl. Akbar wanted to marry with her. Mihr Mitha consulted 35 Jat clan Khap people and the proposal was rejected by the Khaps.
H.A. Rose writes about Chauhan (चौहान), a great Rajput tribe, one of the Agnikulas, and also one of the 36 (royal) ruling races. Tod calls them the most valiant of the whole Rajput race, and to them belonged Pirthi Raj, the last Hindu ruler of Hindustan. Before the seat of their power was moved to Delhi, Ajmer* and Sambhar in Jaipur seem to have been their home. After their ejectment from Delhi they are said to have crossed the Jumna to Sambhal in Muradabad, and there still dwell the genealogists and bards of the Chauhan of the Nardak† of Karnal and Ambala in which Districts they have retained their dominant position more than elsewhere in the Punjab.
- The Chauhans in Ambala claim to belong to the Bachas got and to be of Surajbans descent. In this District they hold 169 villages, and their traditions give them the following pedigree and history :-
- Raja Nanak Rao, took Sambhal in Muradabad.
- Rana Harra††: in the 5th generation founded
- Pandri and Habri, c. 988 A.D.
- * The Ambala traditions mention Alal-kundor-puri as their seat before Ajmer was founded. They also add that Rana Har Rai founded Jundla in the Panipat tahsil: thence the Chauhan spread northwards. In Karnal their chaudhriats are Gumthala, Rao Sambhli, Habri and, chief of all, Jundla.
- †† Rana Harra also had four illegitimate sons, by a Rorni, a Gujari, a Jatni and a Hujamni respectively. The latter's son. Kawal Raj, founded a bāra or group of 12 villages, of Rajputs : the Jatni's son, Bhadhi, was the ancestor of the Mudhul (=Madhur) Jats who hold two bārās, one in Kalsora in Thanesar, the other in Saharanpur. But the Karnal tradition is different. It assigns to Rana Harrai two Rajput wives and five of inferior status, viz., Rorni, wose descendants form the Dopla got of the Ror's, a Jatni, a Gujari, a Jogin and a Nain. The descendants of the two latter are the Rajputs of Mustafabad pargava in Jagadhri tahsil, while the Jatni's and Gujari's progeny appear to have settled east of the Jumna.
- § Rantha or Ranta was the son of Rana Har Rai's old age and his step-brothers disputed his legitimacy. So he appealed to the king of Delhi and his mother said that she had fed the Rana on dolah, a fish supposed to possess aphrodisiac qualities. The king declared that Ranti's sweat would smell of the fish if he were legitimate, he fulfilled the test and was declared legitimate.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Locations in Jaipur city
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
Villages in Firozabad district
Villages in Mathura district
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Gurdaspur district
Villages in Firozpur district
Villages in Kapurthala district
Distribution in Bihar
- Dharm Kaur (धर्म कौर) was daughter of Chaudhari Mihr Mitha of Firozepur district in Punjab. She was very beautiful and very strong girl. Akbar wanted to marry with her. Mihr Mitha consulted 35 Jat clan Khap people and the proposal was rejected by the Khaps.
- Chacha Mitha - Kehal tribe, A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.486
- Mihr Mitha - is sidh with a shrine at Lallawala in Patiala. (A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D,p.236), (See - A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J, p.377).
- O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.55, s.n. 1968
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. म-8
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. म-76
- B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.241, s.n.147
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. म-29
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.28,78
- तुहनश च तुहानश च चित्रथेवश च वीर्यवान ।मधुरः सुप्रसाथश च किरीटी च महाबलः IX.44.66
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p.274
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter III,p.242
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/A,p.5
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/D, p.236
- Sukhvir Singh Dalal, Jat Jyoti, April 2013,p.7
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/B , p.156
- Jat Bandhu, Agra, April 1991
- हवा सिंह सांगवान:असली लुटरे कौन, 2009, पृ. 84
- Sukhvir Singh Dalal, Jat Jyoti, April 2013,p.7
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