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Phour(फोर)[1] Phore (फोर) Paura Phor (फोर)[2] For (फोर)[3] is gotra of Jats found in Haryana , UP, Delhi and MP in India and in Pakistan.


A Paura is mentioned in the Rig Veda as descendant of Puru. [4] See also under Poros and the Mauryas. [5]

The Mahabharata Tribes - Pauraka (पौरक) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Paur (पौर).


Bhim Singh Dahiya[6] writes....Some authorities have given an opinion that the name Porus has not been derived from Paurava and cannot be equated with this ancient name. "The guess that Porus might be Paurava is not very convincing".138 "Porus (is) not to be identified with Paurava but with a derivative of Pura of Ganapatha of Panini.139 Thus it is clear that Porus cannot be identified with Paurava or any ancient Indian name. Jayaswal's suggestion that it is related to Pura of Ganapatha of Panini seems to be correct because even today this clan of the Jats is known as Poriya or Phor, the later being the form given by Muslim historians. It seems that Puriya and Phor/Por are one and the same clan, though existing today under both the forms, among the Jats.

138. V.Smith, EHI,p. 56

139. K.P.Jayaswal, Hindu Polity, p. 67, note.60

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Muzaffarnagar district

Khera Jat, Nangla Jat,

Distribution in Uttarakhand

Villages in Haridwar District

Khera Jutt ,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Jind district


Villages in Karnal district

Shekhpura Khalsa

Villages in Panipat district

Nangla Dhansoli

Villages in Delhi

Villages in Delhi

Hastsal, Shadipur,

King Porus

The Phore Gotra is said to be a generation of king Porus

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Parhar were the principal Muslim Jat clan in districts:


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