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Saroha (सरोहा)[1][2] Saroya (सरोया) 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]


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 Confederacy

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]:

1. Balra, 2. Bhore, 3. Ghanghas, 4. Hinjrawan, 5. Kajla, 6. Kalerawan, 7. Khot, 8. Sarawat, 9. Saroya, 10.Sori.

Pandit Amichandra Sharma[10] has provided list of Jat clans who were Sub divisions of Saroya :

1. Balehra, 2. Gathwala, 3. Hajraw, 4. Jakhar, 5. Kadyan, 6. Kajla, 7. Kalirawan, 8. Khot, 9. Mahori, 10. Sangwan, 11. Sarawat, 12. Saroha, 13. Suri,


Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sonipat district

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

Villages in Rohtak distict


Villages in Faridabad distict


Villages in Jind distict


Villages in Kurukshetra distict


Distribution in U P

Villages in Bagpat district

Kakor Kalan, Luhara, Lumba, Sabga, Sherpur Luhara,

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
  • Dr Vijay Saroha MBBS, MD (MAMC Delhi)
  • Chaudhari Randhir Singh - Ex-MP, Freedom Fighter
  • 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 Raath Dhana.
  • 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. [11]
  • Rubal Saroha: IRS (C&CE) 2014 batch, From Sonipat, M: 8587091106
  • Pahalwan Krishan Saroha Baiyanpur Sonipat
  • Harpal Singh Arush (Saroha) - Hindi Sansthan Uttar Pradesh has awarded him 'Ram Chandra Shukl Samman' on 27 Feb. 2009. [12] सरोहा गोत्रीय लूम्ब (बागपत, उप्र) निवासी श्री हरपालसिंह "अरुष" देश के लब्ध प्रतिष्ठित लेखक व विचारक हैं। दो दर्जन से अधिक मौलिक पुस्तकों के लेखक हैं। दर्जनों छात्र उनके ऊपर पीएचडी कर चुके हैं ।आचार्य रामचंद्र शुक्ल सम्मान (उप्र सरकार),व UNद्वारा सम्मानित हो चुके हैं ।केन्द्र सरकार की साहित्य अकादमी की ज्यूरी के सदस्य भी रह चुके हैं। वर्तमान में मुजफ्फरनगर में रहते हैं।


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