Sanda

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Sanda (संडा)[1][2] is a gotra of Jats.[3]

Origin

According to Tej Ram Sharma Sanda is drived from Bull.[4]

History

H.A. Rose[5]describing Khokhars tells that ...Some years later Bustam was murdered and some powerful Raja took possession of the Sindh-Sagar Doab, where Alexander found Takshail (Taxiles), founder of Takshala (Taxila), now Dheri Shahan in the Attock district. But before the Macedonian invasion Kaid Raj, King of Marwar, overran the Punjab in the reign of Darius Hystaspes, soon after Bustam's murder. His capital was Bhera on the Jhelum district and he also founded a fort at Jammu, which he entrusted to Virk* Khokhar, one of his kinsmen. Virk, with his own tribesmen, conquered the northern hills, and then, in league with the hillmen of Kohat and the Sulaiman Hills, drove Kaid Raj out of the Punjab. The Khokhars, under such chiefs as Jot, Salbahan, Tal, Bal, Sirkap, Sirsuk, Vikrara, Hodi, Sanda, Askap, Khokhar (sic), Badal and Kob, thenceforward held the Punjab.


:* This is to account for the existence of the Virk, a powerful Jat tribe, still numerous in Gujranwala. It also seems to connect them with the Khokhars.


H.A. Rose[6] describes Migration of Jats: If the history of the various tribes in Multan be investigated it will be found that there is scarcely a single important tribe now found in the District which has not immigrated within the last 500 or 600 years. The whole population in Multan has for many centuries been in a state of constant flux, and it is of very little use trying to discover who the original inhabitants were even in the pre-Muhammadan times The Khaks, Pandas, Pahors and Sahus in Kabirwala tahsil, the Dhudhis in Mailsi, and the Kharas, north of Multan, are reputed vaguely to have been converted to Islam in the Multan district during the 13th century, but the traditions cannot be trusted. When the Ain-i-Akbari was compiled the Sahus, Sandas, Marrals, Tahims, Ghallus, Channars, Joiyas, Utheras and Khichis were settled in or near their present seats, and tradition assigns many tribal immigrations to Akbar's time.

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