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Saroha (सरोहा)[1][2] Saroa (सरोआ) Siroha (सिरोहा) gotra Jats live in Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat and Pakistan. They are considered to be Shivagotri.

The full name of the gotra is 'CHAUDAHRANASAROHA' (14 in Hindi). Sagroha is a derivative of the word Saroha and exists as a separate gotra. Malak, Gathwala, Tank, Bura and Sagroha are the gotras of the same dynasty.[3]


History

Taank Kingdom in 565 AD

Ram Swarup Joon[4] writes about Lalla, Saroha or Sirohi, Gathwala and Malik (branch of Madraka): Malak, Gathwala, Tank, Bura and Sagroha are the gotras of the same dynasty. According to the Bards of the Gathwala, the latter on being ousted from Ghazni, moved towards Multan and Satluj River. They were accompanied by their Bards, some of who became Doms and Barbers. The Malak and Gathwala (Kath) republics existed in the Punjab at the time of Alexander's invasion. They also lived in Jhang and Bahawalpur State later. They ruled over Dipalpur near Hansi. Kutubuddin Aibak defeated them and drove them out of their capital. Later on, they spread out to Rohtak and Muzaffarnagar districts. They continued to struggle against Panwar and Midhan Rajputs. They have 35 villages in Rohtak district. Chaudhary Bacha Ram is regarded the leader of a big Khap (republic) of 160 villages besides 10 villages in Jind State, in district Hissar, 2 in Meerut, 52 in Muzaffarnagar and some in Himachal Pradesh.

Buras and Sirohis are at present found in Rajasthan, Karmach, Burhakhera, Jind and Karnal, and 12 other villages like Khosra, Bhador, and Girana. In addition they have six villages in Patiala, one village Saidpur, and 8 other villages in Bulandshahr District of UP. Sagroha is a derivative of the word 'Saroha" and exists as a separate gotra.


In popular Parlance, the Tank - Sarohas are mentioned together like 'Dahiya-Dabas' and 'Siddhu - Brar' combination). The Cities of Tonk, Sirohi are named after them. At one time, the entire Punjab was called Tank Desa. The reports of The Chinese pilgrims confirm this fact. Originally they were worshippers of the Snake-Garlanded form of Shiva. Hence they were called Nagas also. [5] [6]

H.A. Rose[7] writes that the Customary Law of Sialkot District (Voliune XIV) p, 3, gives the Saroya in the list of Awan sub-clans.

Sub divisions of Saroya

Bhim Singh Dahiya[8] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Saroya when they gained political ascendancy. The following Jat clans supported the ascendant clan Saroya and became part of a political confederacy:[9]: Kalerawan, Bhore, Hinjrawan, Saroya, Kajla, Ghanghas, Sarawat, Sori, Khot and Balra.

Distribution

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sonipat district

Raad Dhana (राडधाणा), Baiyanpur (बय्यांपुर), Lehrara (लहराड़ा), Jagdishpur

Villages in Rohtak distict

Pakasma(पाकसमा)

Villages in Faridabad distict

Dayalpur

Villages in Jind distict

Dilwala

Distribution in U P

Villages in Bagpat district

Kakor, Luhara, Lumba, Sabga,

Villages in Shamli district

Dargahpur, Purmafi,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Tonk district

Siroha Jats live in villages: Mauja Jharana (1), U

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

They are found in Bhopal.

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Distribution in Pakistan

Saroya - The Saroya are found in Gujranwala, Lahore and Faisalabad.

Notable persons

  • Dr. Ajit Singh Saroha, Barrister in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. One of the most educated and self-actualised persons around.
  • Iqbal Singh Saroha - IPS Delhi
  • Narender singh saroha _ software engineer from village Raad dhana
  • RAJ singh Saroha (ASI) HARYANA POLICE
  • Dr Vijay Saroha MBBS, MD (MAMC Delhi)
  • Raghuvir Singh Shastri (Saroha)- Ex MP and Social reformer from Kakor Kalan in Bagpat district U. P.
  • Pawan Kumar - wrestler. He married Gita Phogat, wrestler, on 20 November 2016.
  • Sompal Singh Shastri (Saroha) - Ex MP, originally from Pakasma distt Rohtak and later migrated to Kakor Kalan in Bagpat district U. P.
  • Umesh Saroha - young energatic and dynamic industrialist from village Raththana.
  • Swami Swatantranand (स्वामी स्वतंत्रानंद) - Saroha Gotra
  • Amit Kumar Saroha - Paralympia'n and Arjuna Award- 2013, from Baiyanpur village, Sonipat Distt, Haryana.
  • Rahul Saroha - IAS-2014, Rank-476. [10]
  • Rubal Saroha: IRS (C&CE) 2014 batch, From Sonipat, M: 8587091106

References

  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.243, s.n.210
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. स-102
  3. http://www.jatland.com/home/History_of_the_Jats/Chapter_V
  4. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 92
  5. Jayaswal’s views on Bhara-Sivas
  6. Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), p. 275
  7. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/A,pp.27
  8. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  9. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
  10. 'Jat Privesh', July 2015,p. 18

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