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Siddhu (सिद्धु)[1][2] Siddhu (सिद्धू)[3] Sidhu (सीधू) Sihandu (सिहंदु ) is a very ancient gotra found in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Pakistan.

Origin

The ancestor of this gotra was Siddhu Barar. The gotra was named after him and came to be known as Siddhu. The people inhabitant of Sidhmukh mountain were called Sidhu (सीधू).[4] This is the largest clan and the Royal family of the former Patiala state belonged to this very clan.

Author:--Manvendra Singh Tomar


Khiva Rao sired Sidhu Rao in around 1250 AD. Sidhu Rao’s descendants merged back with the Jat community. Sidhu is the founder of the Sidhu Clan.

Sidhu was also married into a Gill Jat family. He sired six sons from this marriage:

Dahar’s descendants are know as Bhaike of Kainthal and Jhumba.

'Dhar’s descendants are know as Pirkotias.

Roop’s progeny are Rosse of the village of Tehna in Faridkot.

Suro’s progeny are know as Meharmia.

Mano’s descendants are settled in Malkana and Naurang villages and known as Manokes.

Bhura’s descendants are known as Harikas and Brars.

Hari Rao was born in the family of Sita Rao, the elder son of Bhura. He was the founder of the Harkike Sidhu branch. Kaonke, Attari, Harike and Fattanke belong to this lineage. They are not of Brar lineage.

Jarth, the second son of Sita Rao, sired Brar who founded the Brar Clan.

Sidhus have seven sub-clans:

Brar

Harike

Bhaike

Pirkotiye

Rosse

Jaid

Manoke

History

Ram Swarup Joon[5] writes that Siddhu is a very ancient gotra. The ancestor of this gotra was Siddhu Barar. The gotra was named after him and came to be known as Siddhu.

Among his descendants Phul was a fortunate one, as his five sons founded five kingdoms. All of them together are called Phulkiyan states including Nabha, Patiala, Jind, Malot and Kapurthala. The Bhatti Rajputs are just a branch of the Madrak Jat gotra.


Rajatarangini[6] tells that Siddha was brother of Jajja


Among his descendants Phul was a fortunate one, as his five sons founded five kingdoms. All of them together are called Phulkiyan states including Nabha, Patiala, Jind, Malot and Kapurthala. They call themselves Rajputs, but they do not know that the Bhatti Rajputs are just a branch of the Madrak Jat gotra.

B S Dahiya[7] writes: They are mentioned in the Vishnu Purana. [8] The royal house of Patiala, ect. are from this clan. Brar, another clan has separated from Sindhus and so Brars are Sindhus.

Kings of Patiala

  • Maharaja Amarinder Singh (born March 11, 1942) (Though the Privy purses, special privileges like gun salute and the titles of the Princely states' rulers were abolished in 1970 by the Government of India yet the erstwhile rulers continue to use the titles nominally as past practice)

Distribution in Punjab

Village in Bhatinda District

near Maharaj village sidhus established 22 viilages" called the "bahias".

Aaklia, Abloo, Bhagsar, Bhai Rupa, Bhodipura, Daan Singh Wala, Dade, Doda, Ganga Bhatinda, Gurusar, Hakamwala, Hamirgarh, Jhutti Patti, Kauni, Kili, Koir Singh Wala, Kotli, Kundal, Malkana, Matta, Mehma Sarja, Patti Kala Mehraj, Patti Karam Chand Mehraj, Patti Sandli Mehraj, Poohla, Rampur Phul, Rampura Dashmesh, Rampura Rural, Ramuwal, Saol Mehraj,

Village in Sangrur district

Chak Bhai Ka

Village in Faridkot District

Tehna,,Rode

Villages in Moga district

Ramu Wala,

Villages in Firozpur district

Sidhu,

Village in Barnala district

Kot Duna

In Firozpur district the Sidhu population is 207,000. [9]

Villages in Patiala district

According to B S DHillon,[10] the population of Sidhu in Patiala district is 138,000. This is the largest clan and the Royal family of the former Patiala state belonged to this very clan.

Villages in Amritsar district

In Amritsar district the Sidhu population is 26,739. This clan around Atari and Bhakna villages holds 14 villages. [11]

Villages in Ludhiana district

In Ludhiana district the Sidhu population is 24,741. It is believed that this clan originally came from the Faridkot area of Punjab about 350 years ago and own a good many villages around the town of Jagraon.[12]

Villages in Jalandhar district

According to B S Dhillon the population of Sidhu clan in Jalandhar district is 2,250.[13]

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Muzaffarnagar District

Amirnagar

Villages in Hapur district

Akdauli, Fazilpur Urf Meerpur, Nawada Kalan, Pawati,

Villages in Meerut district

Gesupur,

Villages in Saharanpur district

Paniyali Kasimpur,

Villages in Ghaziabad district

Lalpur, Nawada Kalan,

Villages in J.P. Nagar district

Chamrava, Kamalpuri Mafi, Para Khasa, Kailsa, Kaural (नया गाँव),

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Gwalior District

Gwalior,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Baran District

Sihandu (सिहंदु ) jats live in Heekar, Patheda,,

Locations in Jaipur city

Airport Colony,

Villages in Bikaner District

Biramsar Bikaner, Ramnagar, Takhatpura,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Rampura Matoria, Peerkamadia, Sangaria,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Kaithal district

Kharodi,

Villages in Kurukshetra district

Gorkha,

Villages in Sirsa District

Kairanwali,

Distribution in Pakistan

Sidhu - The Sidhu are the largest Muslim Jat clan in the Punjab. According to the 1911 Census of India, one-third of the Sidhu were Muslim and rest were Sikh. They were found throughout central Punjab, stretching from Sargodha and Gujrat in the west to Karnal in the east. Lahore was and remains a stronghold of the tribe. In addition to Lahore, they are found in Kasur, Okara, Vehari, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Jhang, Sargodha, Gujrat, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin and Narowal district. They are also found in Sanghar District of Sindh. The Sidhu claim a common origin with the Bhatti Rajput.

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

Notable persons from this gotra

  • Jaskaran Sidhu
  • Navjot Singh Sidhu
  • Dr. Gurbachan Singh Sidhu: Padma Shri - 1976, UP, Science & Social Service. [14]
  • H.S. Brar, Governor of Haryana was scion of this clan.
  • Samarpal Singh - is born on19 decmber 1923 into siddhu jat family in the village Ahrola mafi of dhanaura tehsil and amroha district, now samar pal singh is living in kundeswari village of kashipur district (uttrakhand). He was Cooperative Advisor to Chief Minister of Punjab from 1961-62, also was Dy. Director (Farms) in Pantnagar Agricultural University, He was Vice-chairman Nainital District Cooperative Bank (1964-65). Shri Singh, in his quest for knowledge, has visited many countries in Europe and America to acquire valuable information about Agriculture and cooperation. He is a prolific writer and many of his articles on Agriculture and Cooperation have been published in Leading National magazines. mla from kanth vidhansabha U.P(1985-89) ,minister of co operative U.P (1988-89), state minister uttranchal (2005) ,several time iffco director (1997-1993) ,vice presiedent of iffco(1977-1984), studied at belgrade university subject- agriculture co operative(1957-1959),
  • CAPT NAVPAL SINGH SIDHU - Rashtriya Rifles, OP PARAKRAM MARTYR 30-12-2002, Home state Rajasthan
  • Mr Jagbir Singh Sidhu - Govt Service, Dy Excise & Tax Comm, 716-D, Model Town, Panipat, Haryana Ph: 0180-2650716 (PP-895)
  • Mr. K. K. Sidhu - IPS, DIG Home Haryana Govt. H.No 9, Officers Colony, Civil Lines, Gurgaon, Haryana, Ph: Ph: 0124-2321607, Email: sindhukk4@yahoo.com (PP-970)
  • Balwant Singh Atariwala, Sidhu - Jat, From Amritsar district was in the List of Punjab Chiefs.
  • Asa Singh of Bhilowal, Sidhu - Jat, From Amritsar district was in the List of Punjab Chiefs.
  • Shamsher Singh of Arnauli, Sidhu - Jat, From Karnal district was in the List of Punjab Chiefs.
  • Sardar Sant Singh, Sidhu - Jat, From Lahore district was in the List of Punjab Chiefs of Pakistan.
  • Sanjiv Sidhu - Founder i2 Technologies
  • Anjali Siddhu - Anjali Siddhu is co-founder & chief organising officer at Racolb Legal- She has profound interest in intellectual property law.
  • Lt Col Sidhu Battle of Burki [15]

Gallery of Siddhu people

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. स-43
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.62,s.n. 2443
  3. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.243, s.n.222
  4. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Ādhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p.282
  5. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V, p. 101
  6. Book VII (i) (p.295), Book IV (p.92),
  7. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p. 270
  8. wilson’s Edition p. 158
  9. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.127
  10. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.126
  11. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.124
  12. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.123
  13. History and study of the Jats, B.S Dhillon, p.127
  14. Ministry Of Home Affairs (Public Section), Padma Awards Directory (1954-2013), Year-Wise List
  15. R S Joon:History of the Jats/Chapter XIII, p-246

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