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Salial or Salyal (Hindi:सलयाल, Punjabi:ਸਲਯਾਲ, Urdu:سالگرہ) is a Jat Sikh Gotra found in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.


Gotra gets name from Salya (सल्य) or Shalya (शल्य) who was king of Madra and Bahik Jats of Punjab during Mahabharata periods.Salya is seen as the ancestor of the gotra.

The gotra originated from Sialkot of Pakistan that was known as Sakala during ancient times and was capital of King Salya.

They are brach of Madrak Jats as their ancestor King Salya was also from Madrak gotra.


Salials are Chandravanshi Jats.They have no connection with the Brahmin Salyals of Kashmir. Almost all Salial Jats follow Sikh religion.

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Before the partition of India and Pakistan,Salial Jat population was mainly distributed in Mohra Salyal of Gujar Khan,Looni Salyal, Jhelum, Mirpur, Kotli. During partition they moved to India.

Distribution in Jammu and Kashmir

  • Rajpur (ਰਾਜਪੁਰ) (राजपुर)
  • Naushera (ਨਾਔਸ਼ਹਰਾ) (नौशहरा)
  • Darhal (ਦਰਹਾਲ) (दरहाल) (Rajauri district )

Distribution in Pakistan

Villages in Rawalpindi District

  • Mohra Salyal (ਮੋਹਰਾਂ ਸਲਿਆਲ) (मोहडा सलयाल)
  • Looni Salial (ਲੂਣੀ ਸਲਿਆਲ) (लुनी सलयाल)

Notable persons



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