Sangi

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Sangi (संगी/ सांगी)[1] is a Jat Gotra[2] in Punjab, India and in Pakistan.

History

Gurdaspur was founded by Sahib Deep Chand and was named after his grandfather Guriya in the beginning of 17th century. In his honour, this city was named Gurdaspur. He bought land for Gurdaspur from the Jats of Sangi Gotra.

In Rajatarangini

Rajatarangini[3] mentions that Bhagika, Sharadbhasi, Mummuni, Mungata, Kalasha and other men of the king's party harassed the enemies. Kamalaya, son of Lavaraja king of Takka, took the king's side in this war in 1121 AD. His younger brother Sangika and his brother's son Prithvipala defended him on two sides. (SangikaSangi)

Rajatarangini[4] tells us....After Kularaja murdered Sujji, there were further disturbances and murders.....The soldiers who were sent by the king of Kashmir, in their fury, killed Sujji's servants, great and small, who displayed befitting valor. Lakshaka, the younger brother of Sujji, was taken, bound, and some cruel men, on seeing the king angry, killed him in the court-yard of the palace. Sankata, son of Lakshaka's father's brother, and a worthy man, limped like an actor in the king's court-yard and yielded his life as he should have done. His mad brother Mummuni, as he entered the house, was, by some wicked men of the line of Vāṇa, killed in his own house. Chitriya, Sujji's wife's brother, born of noble family, was killed by red lead ( poison ). The wounded door-keeper named Sangika was slowly killed and the other dependants of Sujji were killed in different places. (p.193-194) (SangikaSangi)


Rajatarangini[5] tells ... Encouraged to do good works by the virtues of the king who began many sacred works, the Rajaviji Sangiya, younger brother of Kamaliya, built a temple after his own name. He was born in the family of those Kshetriyas whose only occupation was to engage themselves in battle after drink, and who, when the Turashkas entered the country, and there were numerous enemies, learned nothing but cruelty for the preservation of the native land. It was at the time when king Sussala was engaged in war that they took advantage of the discord to come into Kashmira, according to their custom. Men learn wisdom at the Vāṇalinga, set up by Sangiya, on the banks of the Vitasta, even like those who have obtained salvation on the banks of the Ganges. The sight of his matha graced with devotees satiates the curiosity to see the heaven of Mahadeva. (p.310) (SangiyaSangi)

Distribution in Punjab

In Firozpur district the Sangi population is 1,560. [6]

Distribution in Pakistan

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

Bahawalpur State - Sangi (1,159)

References


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