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Sehrawat (सहरावत)[1] Rawat (रावत) Saramat (सरामत)[2] Sairawat (सैरावत)[3] Sahrawat/Saharawat (सहरावत) Seharawat (सेहरावत)[4] Serawat (सेरावत) Sharawat/Sharavat (शहरावत) Sarawat (सरावत)[5]Sahravat(सहरावत)[6] Saravata (सरावता) is gotra of Jats found in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand , Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra. They were supporters of Tomar Confederacy. [7] They were supporters of Saroya Confederacy. [8] [9]


Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[10] mentions Nations situated around the Hyrcanian Sea.... the Derbices also,18 through the middle of whose territory the river Oxus19 runs, after rising in Lake Oxus,20 the Syrmatæ, the Oxydracæ, the Heniochi, the Bateni, the Saraparæ, and the Bactri, whose chief city is Zariaspe, which afterwards received the name of Bactra, from the river21 there. This last nation lies at the back of Mount Paropanisus,22 over against the sources of the river Indus, and is bounded by the river Ochus.23

19 The modern Jihoun or Amou. It now flows into the Sea of Aral, but the ancients universally speak of it as running into the Caspian; and there are still existing distinct traces of a channel extending in a southwesterly direction from the sea of Aral to the Caspian, by which at least a portion, and probably the whole of the waters of the Oxus found their way. into the Caspian; and not improbably the Sea of Aral itself was connected with the Caspian by this channel.

20 Most probably under this name he means the Sea of Aral.

21 The Bactrus. This river is supposed to be represented by the modern Dakash. Hardouin says that Ptolemy, B. vi. c. 11, calls this river the Zariaspis, or Zariaspes. See the Note at the end of c, 17, p. 30.

22 Now known as the Hindoo-Koosh; a part of the great mountain-chain which runs from west to east through the centre of the southern portion of the highlands of Central Asia, and so divides the part of the continent which slopes down to the Indian Ocean from the great central table-land of Tartary and Thibet. The native term, Hindoo-Koosh, is only a form of the ancient name "Indicus Caucasus," which was sometimes given to this chain. The ancient name was derived probably from the Persian word paru,a "mountain."

23 Flowing from the north side of the Paropanisus. According to Pliny and Ptolemy, this river flowed through Bactria into the Oxus; but according to Strabo, through Iyrcania into the Caspian Sea. Some suppose it to have been only another name for the Oxus. Ansart suggests that it may have been the river now known as the Bash.


Bhim Singh Dahiya[11] writes.... It is important to note that deliberate and systematic efforts were made to assimilate the Jats into Brahmanical fold on their arrival in India as conquerors. The famous Vrata Stomas were specifically prescribed for Indianisation of the foreigner Sakas. As mentioned by Agarwala these Stomas were very easy to perform and seem to be a mere formality, so that the foreigners who became overlords of the country may be Hinduised under priestly power. A further process in the same direction was taken by deliberate

[p.74]: attempts at Sanskritisation of their clan name. It was under these processes that the Solgis were called Suliks/Saulikas in the Puranas, etc. The clan name Pawar was similarly changed into Parmar but the most important clan which was thus changed was the Sahrawat. The process under which the Persian title "Satrap" was Sanskritised into "Ksatrapa," was applied to Sahrawat also and this important clan of the Jats was written as Ksaharat (क्षहरात). The well known western Satraps of Saurastra, Kathiawar, Gujrat, Ujjain, Mathura, etc. belonged to this clan. The great Satraps, Chaṣṭan and Rudradaman belonged to the Sahrawat clan of the Jats. Mr Bansi Lal, former Defence Minister of India belongs to this clan. 208. It is well known to the historians that this clan of the Jats was ruling western central India for about 500 years and it was another Jat clan, namely, Dharan, misnamed as Guptas, who under Chandragupta II, Vikramaditya, incorporated these states under central rule.

Kśaharāt : The first letter in both the words Satrap and Saharavat is 'S' and when these words became common in India, both these words were Sanskritised by changing the initial 'S' into 'Ksa' (ar). Therefore the clan name was written as Kśaharāta. But it is a matter of gratification that the Jats have retained almost all their clan names in their original form, and Saharavat is still written and spoken as such. The suffix, wat, is only partly Indianised and it may be original also. We find that another Jat clan is called Gurlet in Central Asia, whereas it is called Gurlawat in India. The Kśaharāt and Sahrawat difference can be explained on this analogy. It is worth noting that E.J. Rapson while mentioning the coins of Satrap Bhumaka, writes both these words with an initial 'Ch' in Kharoshhi script and with an initial 'Ksa' in the Brahmi script.209 A reference to Sten Konow's article will be illuminating. First of all, Konow mentions that the Kusanas were in reality Sakas. While stating this Konow seems to have been dragged into the unnecessary controversy about the difference between the Sakas, Kushanas, Yue-che, etc.210 This controversy is quite futile and needless. There was no difference between

208a. On further enquiry, it is learnt that the clan of Mr Bansi Lal is, not Sahrawat, but Legha (cf James Legge, author of "A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms by Fa-hien" Oxford, 1886)

209. In JRAS, 1904, p. 372.

210. His article in IHQ. 1938, Vol. XIV, p. 137.

[p.75]: these people called by various names.

Ram Swarup Joon[12] writes about Rawat, Sahrawat, Rae (Tanwar): Rai, Rao, Rawat and Sahrawat were only titles used by Tanwar sardars which later began to be used as gotras. The Rawat Jats have 800 villages in district Gurgaon and 8 villages in district Aligarh. The capital of Sahrawats was Mahipalpur near Delhi where a very old house is still called a palace. 12 villages near Mehrauli belong to the Sahrawat Jats. In Haryana they are found in Kair, Dipalpur, Bhadani, Kultana and other villages, and some are found in district Meerut also.

These variants of this gotra were only titles used by Tanwar sardars which later began to be used as Gotras. The Rawat Jats have 800 villages in district Gurgaon and 8 villages in district Aligarh. Sarawat are descendants of Virpurusha Shahjad Singh who was body guard of Punjab Keshari Maharaja Ranjit Singh (Punjab).[13][14] of Delhi during Prithviraj Chauhan to assist him in wars against Mohammad Gauri, after others had deserted him. After Prithviraj Chauhan's defeat most of them chose to settle down in areas around Mehrauli (mainly Mahipalpur) where lies their roots, the village was named Mahipalpur after there leader Mahipal Jat. Other villages in Delhi and Haryana/Rajasthan, UP, Uttarakhand and MP are mainly offshoots of Mahipalpur. It is one of the biggest gotra in jats.

Sub divisions of Saroya

Bhim Singh Dahiya[15] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Saroya when they gained political ascendancy. The Sarawat clan supported the ascendant clan Saroya and became part of a political confederacy.[16]

It is Branch of Tomars which include - 1. Thenua 2. Chebuk, 3. Rawat, 4. Sahrawat 5. Rao 6. Salkalan, 7. Janghara, 8. Bhind Tomar, 9. Antil 10. Jaiswal, 11. Garhwal.[17]

सहरावत गोत्र का इतिहास

दलीप सिंह अहलावत[18] ने लिखा है कि सहरावत जाट गोत्र चन्द्रवंशी तंवर या तोमर जाट वंश की शाखा है। दिल्ली के समीप महरौली, महीपालपुर, नांगल, मंगलपुर, दरयापुर, पालम, महरमनगर, कैर, बवाना, बाजितपुर, बकरवारा, गुड़गांव में दयालपुर, रोहतक में कुलताना, भैसरू खुर्द, भदानी (1/2), गोवर्धन के पास नगला, राधिका, भरतपुर में जटौली, हिसार में भगान, नाथवास, खरड़, नाणा, मेरठ में लिसाढी, जगेंठी, डूंगर ,कौल, गाजियाबाद मे सदरपुर,जलालाबाद, मनौटा, शामली मे अलीपुर, सहारनपुर मे टिकरौल, मुजफ्फरनगर में भोकरहेड़ी, बिटावदा,मठेडी, टिस्सा, यूसुफपुर , नौना , जडौदा नारा, जिला मुरादाबाद में पानौवाले, ओकरमाढ़ी, अलीनगर, रसूलपुर, हुमायूपुर, सिढावलीद, गुरसरी, अड़ौला, सौजनी, तिगरी आदि गांव सहरावत जाटों के हैं।

इस वंश में चौ० शहजादसिंह पंजाबकेसरी महाराजा रणजीतसिंह का अंगरक्षक वीर योद्धा था। उसके वंशज भोकरहेड़ी में रहते हैं। सहरावत जाटों की राजधानी महीपालपुर रही। वहां पर एक पुरानी इमारत महल के नाम से है। जिला करनाल में गांव करस सहरावत जाटों का है।

भलेराम बेनीवाल [19] के अनुसार सहरावत जाटों का चंद्रवंशी गोत्र है. यह तंवर/तोमर क्षत्रिय जाट वंश शाखा का गोत्र है. सहरावत गोत्र के पूर्व वंशज तुर्वशु का शासन आज के पाकिस्तान, अफगानिस्तान, सूडान, मिस्र, लीबिया, अल्जीरिया, ईरान, ईराक, तुर्की, यूनान आदि में था. यह एक क्षत्रिय संघ का प्राचीन गोत्र है. इसी से सम्बंधित तंवर/तोमर ने दिल्ली को बसाया व वहां पर अपना राज्य कायम किया. यह तंवर/तोमर का सहयोगी गोत्र होने से दिल्ली के समीप महरौली, महिपालपुर, नागल, बूआना, मंगलपुर, दरियामपुर, पालम, महानगर, कैर, भलस्वा, बभाम, वाजिदपुर, बकरवाड़ा, आदि इस गोत्र के गाँव हैं. सहरावत गोत्र के सहयोग से ही तंवर/तोमर दिल्ली पर राज्य कायम कर सके थे. सहरावत लोगों ने शुरू में अपनी राजधानी महिपालपुर बनाई थी.

जिला गाजियाबाद मे सदरपुर, जलालाबाद,


जिला मुजफ्फरनगर: भोकर हेडी, बीटावदा, मथैडी, टिस्सा, यूसुफपुर, नौना, जडौदा नारा ,
जिला शामली मे अलीपुर
जिला सहारनपुर मे टिकरौल
जिला मुरादाबाद: अलीनगर, रसूलपुर, हुमायूँपुर, सीठावलीद, गुरसरी, सौजनी पौनोवाले, ओंकरमाढ़ी
जिला रोहतक: भैसरू खुर्द, भदानी, महरोड़, कुलताना,
जिला भिवानी: नाथवास, सिरोह (नारनौल) ,
जिला हिसार: खराड़, अलीपुर भगान, जिला पानीपत: करंस, जिला जींद: बिटमड़ा , ईगरा, किला जफरगढ़, खरैंटी,दुर्जनपुर :जिला फरीदाबाद: भमुरी, कलसाडा, गहलब पहराजागसी (गोहाना),गढ़वाली खेडा.

ठाकुर देशराज के अनुसार देहली प्रदेश में सहरावत जाट एक समय इतने प्रसिद्ध थे कि उनके सरदार ने पृथ्वीराज के युद्ध में जाने पर देहली के आसपास कब्ज़ा कर लिया था.[20]

Distribution in Delhi

  • Origin of Sehrawat in Delhi is from Mehrauli they migrated to the nearby villages such as

Mehrauli, Chirag Delhi, Kishan Garh, Mahipalpur, Rang Puri Milakpur Kohi, Badarpur south delhi, Mehram Nagar, Pehladpur, Amberhai, Pochan Pur, Bakkarwala, Khair, Dariyapur Kalan, Hiran Kudna Bawana, Ramzanpur, Singhu Border, Sahipur,

  • Palam - Sehrawat came from Kair to Palam centuries ago.
  • Nangal Dewat (now acquired & shifted due to expansion of IGI,Airport;shifter behind Indian spinal injuries hospital in a resettlement colony),
  • Tilangpur Kotla, before it was between Palam and Nangal Dewat , now shifted near Bakkarwala and Ranhola.

Distribution in Punjab

Sahrawat population is 1,170 villages in Patiala district. [21]

Distribution in Haryana

The main Village of Sehrawats in Haryana are Kharar Alipur, Niyana ,Bhanshru Khurd, Nayat/Niat (न्यात), Dipalpur, Bhadaani, Kultana Ajaib, Mokhra, Kila Jaffargarh, (Khudali). Some villages are near Faridabad. Some Villages are there in Sirsa Distt. and some villages near Tauru (Sehrawats in Tauru are basically from the villages of Delhi; namely Mahipalpur, Nangal Dewat etc. who migrated there after land acquisition in Delhi).

One interesting thing that I had noted about Sehrawat Villages or mix with other gotras. They Normally prefer to reside in East Side of village.

There may be opposition also, but this is something uncommon that has been found by some of us.

Village Jagsi in Tehsil Gohana in District Sonipat.

Villages in Bhiwani district


Villages in Gurgaon district

Sukhrali, Dhankot

Villages in Mewat district

Hassanpur Taoru, Tawadu,

Villages in Mahendragarh district

Nizampur Narnaul,

Villages in Fatehabad district

Badhai Khera

Villages in Rewari district


Villages in Jhajjar district

Birohar (बिरोहड़), Bhadani, Maliyawas,

Villages in Hisar district

Bhagana, Bithmara, Kharar Alipur, Kheri Jalab, Mehanda, Niyana, Ramayan,

Villages in Rohtak district

Ajaib (अजायब (जाब)), Bhanshru Khurd (भैसरू खुर्द), Mokhara, Mor Khedi (मोर खेड़ी), Sunarian Kalan, Sunarian Khurd, Bhadani (भदानी),

Villages in Jind district

Kila Zafargarh, Khraintee, Garwali Khera, Dauhla, Igrah, Durjanpur

Villages in Palwal district

Bamnola Jogi, Gehlab, Kalsara, Ratipur, Sihaul,

Villages in Panipat district


Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Rawat jats are found in Bhopal, Mandsaur and Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh.

Villages in Nimach district

Serawat Jats are found in villages: Barkheda Jat (15), Kesarpura (1), Kundala (1),

Villages in Harda district

Kheda Harda,

Villages in Gwalior district


Villages in Indore district

Garipipalya, Pardeshipura (a locality in Indore city)

Villages in Chhindwara district


Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Bijnor district

Dayalpur Gyanpur,

Villages in Moradabad district

Gursari, Humaunpurr

Villages in Ghaziabad district

Sadarpur Ghaziabad (सदरपुर)[22], Jalalabad Ghaziabad (जलालाबाद), Manota (मनौटा), Upeda,

Villages in Meerut district

Dungar, Dhadra (ढडरा) Jangethi, Kol, Lisadi, Kazmabad Goon, Pohali, Narangpur Meerut,

Villages in Shamli district


Villages in Mathura district

Rawat Khap has 12 villages in Mathura district. [23]

Villages in Muzaffarnagar district

(1) Bhokarheri, (2) Bitaodha, (3) Garhi Sakhawat,(4) Mathedi, (5) Muzaffarnagar, (6) Nauna, (7) Tissa, (8) Yusufpur, (9)Jaroda Nara,

Villages in Baghpat district

Budhseni, Ladhwari, Matanat Nagar,

Villages in Saharanpur district


Villages in Bulandshahr district

Baroda Bulandshahr, Dhaniyawali,

Distribution in Uttarakhand

Villages in Haridwar

Mandawali in tehsil roorkee

Distribution in Rajasthan

Rawat Khap has 12 villages in Bharatpur district. [24]

Locations in Jaipur city

Rawat Jats live in following colonies in Jaipur: Barkat Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Gopalpura Bypass, Jaisinghpura (Sanganer), Khatipura, Sodala,

Sarawat gotra Jats live in colonies: C-Scheme, Jagatpura, Jhotwara, Murlipura Scheme, Tonk Road,

Villages in Jaipur district

Serawat Jats live in villages:

Achalpura (1), Chatarpura (1), Nangal bharda, Tiwadiwala (1), Udaipuria,

Sherawat Jats live in villages: Hathnoud, Hingoniya (2), Machwa, Mohanpura (1), Ramnagaria, Samod, Shri Kishanpura (1),

Villages in Alwar district

Bighana Jat, Kakrauli, Khanpurjat, Kudiyana, Mala Khera, Nangal Udiya, Ronija Jat,

Villages in Kota district

Kherli Ghata,

Villages in Tonk district

Surajpura Sarawat (1),

Hanotia Naner (8),

Villages in Sawai Madhopur district

Sahrawata (t.Bonli),

Villages in Bharatpur district

Kila Zafargarh,

Villages in Pali district


Distribution in Maharashtra

Villages in Nasik district

Malegaon, Nardane,

Notable persons from this gotra & clan

  • Eklavya Sehrawat Born in Delhi (1998) & raised between Nangal Dewat & Canada - Eklavya continues to showcase the clans strong aptitude for success, leadership and entrepreneurship.
  • Chaudhary Bhim Singh (Sehrawat) from Kair village, was a first batch Graduate of Delhi University from prestigious St. Stephen's College, New Delhi in 1923 and selected as a P.C.S officer during British period & retired from the post of Director General of Land Records, Punjab (At that time it comprises of Whole Punjab, Haryana & Himachal Pradesh).He was a son of Subedar Kure Ram who lost his life during first World War in Mesopotamia (present day Iraq) and also his son Lt. Col Umrao Singh was a first direct commissioned officer of Indian Army from the Kair village.
  • Yudhbir Singh Sahrawat Director at Levitate Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Vill. - Bithmara, Teh.- Barwala, Distt.- Hisar, Father Name: Sh. Devender Singh Sahrawat. Mob.No. – 9812038213, 8950038213, Email Address :, Profession: Web Designer
  • Satpal - Popularly Known as Padam Shree 'Mahabali Satpal'.
  • इस वंश में चौ० शहजादसिंह पंजाबकेसरी महाराजा रणजीतसिंह का अंगरक्षक वीर योद्धा था। उसके वंशज भोकरहेड़ी में रहते हैं।[25]
  • Kanha Rawat - Kanha Rawat born in 1640 AD in village Bahin, place of origin of Rawats, situated 60 miles South of Delhi, was a revolutionary freedom fighter. [26]
  • Chaudhary Mani Ram Sehrawat of Khard AliPur Distt Hisar is a Freedom Figher. He destroyed the statue of George Pancham in Delhi.
  • Aman Sehrawat - Wrestler. He belongs to Birohar village in Jhajjar district of Haryana.
  • Hardhyan Singh Sharawat - Lyricist & singer
  • Gian Singh- Olympian in Wrestling
  • Vinod Sherawat
  • Sudhir Kr Sehrawat Promoter Director @ Origin India Private Limited, Vill. - Maliyawas, Teh.- Matanhail, Distt.- Jhajjar (Haryana), Mob.No. – 09034466607, Email Address :, Profession: Entrepreneur Engineer
  • Sarika Sehrawat - India's first woman car racer.
  • Mausam Sherawat - Officiating President of Delhi Amateur Boxing Association (DABA).
  • Rajpal Singh Sehrawat - Social Worker Bhanshru Khurd, +919013518461.
  • Deepak Sehrawat - Indian Air Force belongs to village - Jalalabad , district- Ghaziabad,U.P. Mob -9045128654
  • Sachin Sehrawat - Indian Air Force belongs to village - Jangethi , district - Meerut , U.P.
  • Seema Sehrawat - Research Fellow, Scientist at the No.1 Hospital in the World Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School since 2004. She has done Ph.D. from IISc, Bangalore.
  • Rajveer Singh Serawat_social worker, Malakhera Alwar,+919024177678
  • Anshu Sharawat: IRS (IT) 2014 batch, Undergoing training at NADT, M: 9868234021
  • Sanjay Sehrawat: DANIPS 2009 Batch, Posted ACP Crime branch Delhi police, From Delhi, M: 9899601457
  • Sub. Prahlad Singh Sahrawat : served Indian Army , Shaurya Chakra Awardee in Bangladesh War., belongs to Birohar, Distt.Jhajjar, Haryana
  • Tahir Husain Sehrawat is Professor of Pharmacology, Post: Doctorate–Pharmacology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.
  • Shaheed Vikrant Sahrawat - from Bhadaani village, lost his life on 27 Feb. 2019 in a helicopter crash in J&K in a search operation against militants.
  • Col. H K Sehrawat - He became martyr on 20.08.2002 during Operation Rakshak in Doda District of Jammu and Kashmir. He belonged to Jangethi village, district- Meerut, U.P. Sehrawat Bhawan at Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut, was made on his name.
  • B.S.Sherawat Advocate Lt.Sh.B.S.Sherawat Advocate from Chirag Delhi Village in Delhi.He was very eloquent and was a fearless leader who championed the rights of the downtrodden in society. His passion for the upliftment of the weaker sections in society played a strong role in his decision to join the legal profession in 1973. He was elected as Member of State Bar Counsil in the year 1981 up to 2006, and even served as Chairman from 1999 to 2001 of Bar Counsil Of Delhi. The legacy of carry forward by his son Rakesh Sherawat who is presently Co. Chairman of Delhi Bar Council.

See also

  • Saravati River (Karnataka) - The river Sharavati originates at a place called Ambuteertha in the Tirthahalli taluk. According to a legend of the times of Ramayana, this is the place where the Hindu God Rama broke a bow to win the hand of Sita. The total length of the river is around 128 km and it joins the Arabian Sea at Honnavar in Uttara Kannada district.


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  8. Jat Varna Mimansa (1910) by Pandit Amichandra Sharma,p. 57
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  13. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter XI , p.1024
  14. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas,
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  16. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
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  18. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter XI , p.1024
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  22. User:Ahhshdkawehsjsk
  23. Jat Bandhu, Agra, April 1991
  24. Jat Bandhu, Agra, April 1991
  25. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter XI - Page 1024
  26. Jat jyoti, March 2009, p.16

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