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Sahota (सहोता)[1] Sahote (सहोते)[2] Shivahote (शिवहोते)[3] is a gotra of Jats found in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.


Ram Swarup Joon[4] writes abou Mirh-Midharh-Ajmirh-Sahotas: King Hasti who founded Hastinapur had three son's -Ajmirh, Devmirh and Purmirh. According to the Mejmaul ul Tawarikh, in the age of Duryodhana these people had settled down in the basin of the Indus River and were called Jatt.

The Mirh Jats are found in large numbers in the Western Punjab in Pakistan. In ancient times the Mirhs migrated, to Arabia, Syria and Baluchistan. References to the Mirh tribe are found through out Asia.

The Nawab of Karnal belonged to Midhan gotra.

Madhian, Mandan, Mandh and Mandhal are derivatives of the same gotra. They are found in large numbers in the districts of Jhang, Multan, Dera Ghazikhan, Muzaffargarh, Mainwali, Shahpur and Jhelum.

The Madha gotra is also found among the Rajputs, and they have 20 villages near Delhi and some in district Moradabad.

History of the Jats, End of Page-94

The Sahota gotra is a branch of Ajmirh. They are Hindu Jats and have 29 Villages in district Karnal and 6 in Bijnor. There are references to Mirh and Sahota clans in the Mahabharata.

B S Dahiya[5] writes:The Puranic expression, “Hūnā Darvā Sahudakā“ contains their name as Sahuda or Sahuta. Their association with Hunas, explains their foreign origin.

Sahota are Mentioned as Sahodara, a people, alongwith the Shura, Bhadra (Madra), Bodha, Salva clans in Mahabharata. [6] these people are stated to have taken refuge in the west for fear of Jarasandha of Magadha. Again Suhota was the name of a famous king grandson of Bharata. [7]

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

In Hoshiarpur district the Sahota population is 750. [8]

Villages in Rupnagar district

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Yamunanagar district


Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Sahota were the principal Muslim Jat clan in district:

Notable persons


  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.242, s.n.197
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. स-161
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. स-161
  4. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 94-95
  5. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p. 269
  6. Mahabharata, 2/13/26: शूरसेना भद्र कारा बॊधाः शाल्वाः पतच, चराः सुस्थराश च सुकुट्टाश च कुणिन्दाः कुन्तिभिः सह (2/13/25) शाल्वेयानां च राजानः सॊदर्यानुचरैः सह, दक्षिणा ये च पाञ्चालाः पूर्वाः कुन्तिषु कॊशलाः (2/13/26)
  7. Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), p. 289
  8. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.127

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