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Palam Village before known as Palamba is a very large and old village falls under Dwarka tahsil of South West Delhi. It has two pannas or mohallas namely Badiyal and Chotiyal.The Chaudharis of Palam had a lot of land and was acquired by British to built the Palam Airport during World Wars. After independence DDA acquired 80% of its land till 1980s to settle the neighborhoods which are now Dwarka , Mahavir Enclave, Raj Nagar , Uttam Nagar and many other colonies

Jat Gotras

Solanki Jat history of Palam

Solankis Before Coming To Palam

Raja Rai Singh Solanki in Vikram Samant 650 (Gregorian calendar 593 AD) founded the town of Todaraisingh Village in Tonk. Rai Singh had two sons Jai Dev Singh Solanki, who was a saint and took samadhi at the age of 120. The other son was Rao Dharamdev Singh Solanki. Rao Karamchand Singh Solanki was son of Rao Dharamdev Singh Solanki, who left Todaraisingh with all his tribe due to some reason of invasion or natural calamity like water scarcity and founded Palam Village on 5 June 781 AD (838 Vikram Samant) which was near Sahibi river a tributary of Yamuna river.

Founding Palam and Dada dev Mandir

Raja Rao Karamchand Solanki left his village Toda in Tonk with his Solanki Tribe and carried the sheela of Jai Dada Dev/Jai Dev Solanki. The Solanki tribe marched between the jungles and fought other tribes of hills and jungle. 5 June 781 AD (838 Vikram Samwant) (jeshth Maas ki shekel paksh mai) they reached the current place of Palam Village and laid the foundation of Dada Dev Mandir. In the memory of Jai Dada Dev/Jai Dev Solanki who was a saint and uncle of Rao Karamchand Solanki sardar of Solanki clan.

Red Fort

Many historians and old people have said that the "Chaudharis" of Palam Village have kept the foundation stone of Red Fort. Emperor Shah Jahan requested the Solanki Jats to do this honor.[1]

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Palam role in 1857

Sardar Nawal Singh Solanki of Riyasat-e-Palam was a brave warrior and scholar of Farsi and Urdu he united the Zagirdars (chieftain) of equivalent Khaps(Jharsa 360) and chaudharies under his subordinate khaps [barah(12), chobisa(24), athaisa(28), bawni(52), chiyanwe(96)] to fight along Raja Nahar Singh of Ballabhgarh and Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar in the first revolt of 1857. Raja Nahar Singh and Nawal Singh attacked the Khooni Darwaza at Chandni Chowk.

Landmarks in Palam

Palam baoli or Luharheri baoli[2]

This Baoli was used by the village locals it has inscriptions which shows the history . It has been discovered recently and is situated in Dwarka sector 12 which was Luharheri village

Palam Fort or Solanki Fort

This fortification is said to be very old and all the villages of Solanki Jaats (all Solanki Villages in Delhi and who migrated to Haryana, UP, Rajasthan) have spread from this very fort in Palam. This fort was very big in olden times. Now only few ruins are left in front on Palam Shivalya .

Karar Singh Chattri Palam

  • The 15th Sardar of Palam was Rao Jeet Singh Solanki (Jeeta) who was a Jat and ruled from 1648 to 1691, he was very strong leader and had a large army. Jeeta had a brother Rao Karar Singh Solanki (1604-1681). Like other Royal families Karar Singh also had hobbies of hunting and luxury. In July of 1681 AD he went on for hunting in the nearby Aravalli hill forest (which is now in between Mehrauli and Faridabad area). While hunting he got lost in the hills but found out the whereabouts of the enemy tribe, their hiding camps and villages. This tribe was an archenemy of Jats and use to steal cows and buffalos. Upon locating them he started a battle and killed many of them. Karar Singh didnt had army with him just his other Royal friends and personal bodyguards, against many villages who were expert in fighting and hiding in the hills. Karar Singh was outnumbered and killed. When Jeet Singh Solanki's brother Karar Singh didn't reach Palam after many days of hunting expedition, he sent his spies in that area and came to know about his death. Jeet Singh called out all his Khap Pardhans for support, specially the Pardhan of Tihar who had 12 villages under him, he was a Muslim Tyagi, an official set by the Badshah to be a coordinator in between Mughal court and the warring rebel Jats and their Khaps of that area. Alamgir Aurangzeb was the Mughal Badshah at that time and he had no other option but to send help to Palam because of the insurgencies by the Jats of Braj he just faced and a lesson learnt about the powers of Jats and Jeet Singh was relatives of many of those Jats . Though Palam Khap was also an enemy of Mughals and they have supported their clansmen Kanha Rawat, Gokul Singh and Ram Singh. But Aurangzeb couldn't afford another Jat rebellion at that time for no reason and he was forced to send help to Palam. Palam Army, other Khap battalions and support of the Badshah they marched towards the hiding camps of the thieving tribe and destroyed their territory. Settled many Jat villages in that area to keep the remaining cattle robbers away. Pardhan of Tihar was gifted 12 more villages to his khap and had 24 village after this. A Chhatri was built behind Shiv Mandir of Badiyal Panna of Palam Village in year 1691 in the memory of the brave Karar Singh because of whom the Jats got rid of the cattle thieves which was a very major issue in that time. The Chhatri is still there and it is called Chaudhary Karar Singh Chhatri.

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  • Sultanat-e-Shah Alam, Az Dilli ta Palam, meaning, 'The empire of Shah Alam is from Delhi to Palam', Palam being a suburb of Delhi.

Palam Jat Chopad (Chapual)

Palam has 2 Jat chaupals (chopads) one in Badiyal and other in Chotiyal

Bemata Palam

When a kid is born Bemata temple is worshipped

Palam 360 Khap (Dilli)

Palam is head of 360 villages of Delhi till now and all the other khaps of Delhi and few of Haryana are subordinate

Chaudharies of Palam Khap

divided in 3 parts

  • Vikram Samant 838 to 1010 (Gregorian calendar 783 Ad to 987 AD)
  • 1. Rao raja Kishan Chand Solanki
  • 2. Tawat Singh Solanki
  • 3. Bharat Raj
  • 4. Ajay Singh
  • 5. Deepal Singh Solanki
  • 6. Chand Ram
  • Vikram Samant 1010 to 1748 (Gregorian calendar 987 AD to 1691 AD)
  • 7. Rao Lodha Singh Solanki - Anangpal Tomar II gave Lodha Singh Solanki the title of 360 Pardhan
  • 8. Khem Chand
  • 9. Thari pal
  • 10. Raijada
  • 11. Kanhad Das
  • 12. Shiblal
  • 13. Pratap Singh
  • 14. Nath Mal
  • 15. Rao Jeet Singh Solanki (Jeeta)
  • from Vikram Samant 1748 (Gregorian calendar 1691 AD) to till now
  • 16. Bahadur Singh
  • 17. Gopal Singh
  • 18. Lachman Singh
  • 19. Sardar Nawal Singh Solanki
  • 20. Chattar Singh
  • 21. Umrau Singh
  • 22. Sheoram Tahsildar - till 1947
  • 23. Chunilal
  • 24. Raghbir Singh
  • 25. Rizak Ram
  • 26. Chaudhary Kishan Chand and Chaudhary Ram Karan
  • 27. Chaudhary Surender Solanki from 22 May 2021 and Chaudhary Ram Kumar

Palam Khap Pardhan Photos

Palam Barah (12) Khap

These villages were once villages of Solanki gotra

Pardhan of Palam 12 (Dada Dev Mandir Committee)

  • Harish Solanki
  • Bhup Singh Solanki
  • Baljeet Master Solanki

झाड़सा पालम खाप

25. झाड़सा पालम खाप - इसका दूसरा नाम सोलंकी खाप है. यह खाप दिल्ली के निकटवर्ती गांवों में फैली हुई है. गांव पालम इसका मुख्यालय है. इस गांव में 365 गांव शामिल हैं. इस खाप में दिल्ली प्रदेश के गांव महरौली, महिपालपुर, खानपुर, घिटोरनी, पालम, मुनीरका, लाडो सराय, नीम सराय और घटवारिया, गुडगांव जनपद के शेरावतों के गांव सुखराली, झाडसा, और कटारिया, अहिरों के वजीरपुर, कबूलपुर और लाड़ोली आदि प्रमुख गाँव हैं. 1857 के स्वतंत्रता संग्राम में इस खाप के चौधरी बख्तावर सिंह गांव झाड़सा को अंग्रेजों ने फांसी पर लटकाया था. मगर वह झुका नहीं.[3]

Jhadsa Palam Khap is also known as Solanki Khap. It has 365 villages around Delhi with head village at Palam. The main villages are : Mahrauli, Mahipalpur, Khanpur, Ghitorni, Palam, Munirka, Lado Sarai, Neem Sarai and Ghatwaria. It has Sahrawat clan villages Sukhrali, Jhadsa and Kataria of Gurgaon janpad, the Ahir villages Bajirpur, Kabulpur and Ladoli. This khap played very important role in the freedom movement of 1857 in which Ch. Galam Singh Kilhod and Ch Bakhtawar Singh of village Jhadsa were hanged to death by the British . [4]

पालम के बुजुर्गों ने रखी थी लाल किले की नींव

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देश की आन, बान और शान के प्रतीक जिस लाल किले की प्राचीर से प्रधानमंत्री हर साल 15 अगस्त के दिन झंडा फहराकर देश को संबोधित करते हैं उसकी नीव में पहली ईंट दिल्ली के ही एक गांव के बुजुर्गों ने रखी थी। दिल्ली के सबसे पुराने गांवों में शुमार यह गांव है पालम। इस ऐतिहासिक गांव से जुड़ी हैं तमाम ऐसी कहानियां, जो कम ही लोग जानते हैं। पालम गांव की चौधराहट से जुड़े किशनचंद सोलंकी बताते है कि जब 1639 में मुगल बादशाह ने लाल किले की नींव रखी थी तो पालम गांव के पांच बुजुर्गों को सम्मान के तौर पर बुलाया था। इन बुजुर्गों ने ही लाल किले की नींव में ईंट रखी थी, क्योंकि गांव को 360 गांव की चौधराहट मिली हुई थी। गांव के ही कुछ और लोगों का यह भी कहना है कि पालम गांव की मिट्टी में काफी शक्ति है, इसलिए भी बुजुर्गों को बुलाया गया था, ताकि किले की नींव मजबूत रहे।

भारत में मुगल साम्राज्य की नींव रखने वाला शासक बाबर पालम गांव में आकर ठहरा था। किशनचंद बताते हैं कि जब बाबर दिल्ली आया तो पालम गांव में ही आकर ठहरा था, ऐसा भी सुनने में आता है कि उसने पालम को अपनी राजधानी बनाया था। बाद में अपनी राजधानी यहां से बदली। आज भी गांव में बाबर के समय की एक मस्जिद है, साथ ही उसके समय बनाई गई बावड़ी है। इसलिए भी इस गांव का बहुत ज्यादा ऐतिहासिक महत्व है।

पालम गांव को बावनी भी बोला जाता है, क्योंकि पालम गांव की जमीन 52 गांवों से लगती है इसलिए इसे बावनी कहा जाता है। बलजीत सिंह सोलंकी बताते हैं कि दिल्ली एयरपोर्ट के लिए इस गांव की 1200 बीघा जमीन गयी है। इसलिए गांव के नाम पर ही इस एयरपोर्ट का नाम पड़ा।

इतना ही नहीं, इस गांव से 12 गांव निकले हैं। ये गांव हैं पालम, बागडौला, शाहबाद मौहम्मदपुर, मटियाला, बिंदापुर, असालतपुर, डाबड़ी, नसीरपुर, गोयला खुर्द, नांगल राया, पूठकलां। ये सभी गांव दादा देव महाराज को आराध्य देव मानते हैं। दादा देव मंदिर में वैसे तो हर साल दशहरा पर मेला लगता है जिसमें लाखों लोग आते हैं। इसके अलावा हर साल तीज पर एक दंगल कराया जाता है। इस दंगल में जीतने वाले पहलवान को एक लाख का इनाम दिया जाता है। दंगल में दिल्ली, हरियाणा, यूपी, राजस्थान सहित कई राज्यों से पहलवान आते हैं।

क्या है पालम गांव का इतिहास: पालम गांव का 1200 साल पुराना इतिहास है। श्री दादा देव मंदिर प्रबंधन समिति के अध्यक्ष बलजीत सिंह सोलंकी बताते हैं कि यह गांव सिर्फ ऐतिहासिक ही नहीं है बल्कि आस्था से भी जुड़ा हुआ है। हमारे पूर्वज टोंक जिले के टोडा रॉय सिंह गांव से आए थे। टोडा रॉय सिंह में दादा देव महाराज रहते थे। वे सारा दिन एक सिला पर बैठकर ध्यान में विलीन रहते थे। ऐसा भी लोक कहानी है कि उनके तप से प्रसन्न होकर भगवान ने उन्हें दिव्य शक्तियां प्रदान कीं। इन दिव्य शक्तियों के जरिए वे गांव वालों का भला करते थे। कुछ समय बाद वे शिला पर बैठे हुए ही ब्रह्मलीन हो गए। कुछ अरसे बाद इस गांव में अकाल पड़ गया। गांव वालों ने गांव छोड़कर जाने का निर्णय लिया, लेकिन वह भारी सिला वे बैलगाड़ी पर रखकर वहां से चल दिए। रास्ते में उन्हें भविष्यवाणी हुई की जहां भी ये शिला गिर जाए आप सभी वहां पर ही बस जाना। ये लोग चलते चलते पालम गांव आ गए। यहां आकर यह शिला गिर गई। लोगों ने वहां ही रहना शुरू कर दिया। आज जहां शिला है, वहां पर श्री दादा देव जी का एक भव्य मंदिर है। लोग यहां दूर-दूर से मन्नतें मांगने आते हैं।

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  • Palam airport now Indira Gandhi International Airport or IGI
  • Palam Metro Station Magenta Line (Janakpuri to Noida)
  • Palam railway station (Gurgaon Rewari line)
  • Air Force Station Palam - Prime Minister (PM) of India travels by Palam Airforce Station
  • Palam Bus stop,

Notable persons

  • There are many Solanki Jats of Palam village into defence forces as Officers.
  • Palam is famous for Judo and produced many Judokas.
  • Chaudhary Surender Solanki Pardhan Palam 360, Vice President Kisan Congress and congress candidate Palam ward MCD election 2017
  • Vinod Solanki (Onida) - Judoka, Paramilitary officer and President of Delhi Judo Council
  • Rachna Solanki - congress candidate Palam ward MCD election 2012
  • Dilbagh Solanki - congress candidate Palam ward MCD election 2022
  • Anita Solanki w/o DK Solanki - congress candidate Madhu Vihar ward MCD election 2017
  • Baghat Singh Solanki - Air Force Officer great grand son of Nawal Singh Solanki
  • Darya Solanki Pardhan
  • Ravinder (Billu) Solanki - contested 2022 Kanjhawla Ward MCD election as Indipendent
  • Jeetu Solanki Judoka and Paramilitary officer
  • Vinod Solanki Judoka and Paramilitary officer


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