Sinsinwar (सिनसिनवार) Sinsinwal (सिनसिनवाल) Sanisanwar (सनीसनवार) Sansanwal (सन्सनवाल) Sanawal (सनवाल) Shanwal (शनवाल) is a gotra of the Jats found in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. Sagiwal and Sanisarwal (सनिसरवाल) inhabiting Tonk and Jaipur districts are originally Sinsinwars.
- 1 Origin
- 2 History
- 3 Villages founded by Sinsinwar clan
- 4 Mention in Indian epics
- 5 Jat clans linked with Kushan
- 6 फौजदार उपाधि
- 7 Sinsinwar Bhat
- 8 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 9 Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
- 10 Distribution In Haryana
- 11 Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
- 12 Villages in Delhi
- 13 Notable persons from the clan
- 14 See also
- 15 External links
- 16 References
- 17 Further reading
This gotra originated from village Sinsini in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan. Sinsini village was named after Sinsina (सिनसिना) deva or Shini in Mahabharata. Its name was Shoorsaini founded by Maharaja Surasena. 
Ram Swarup Joon writes about Chhonkar and Sansanwal: This is the gotra of the Bharatpur ruling dynasty. Their original gotra is Yadu. As they settled down in a village called Sansani, they became known as Sansanwal. They raised their voice against the atrocities of Aurangzeb, protected the Hindu Dharma and established a new capital. One Yaduvanshi ancestor belonging to this gotra, named Brij Raj ruled over the territory called Brij after his name. These people had returned home from Dwarka and their capital was Mathura, in the 64th generation of King Brij Raj.
This gotra Jats are found in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in India. Sinsinwars were the rulers of princely state Bharatpur. Before the formation of Bharatpur state the capital of Sinsinwars was at Sinsini. This was the gotra of Maharaja Suraj Mal of Bharatpur. Many Sinsinwars use Faujdar as their surname. Karauli city was founded by Sinsinwars.
Sinsini earlier was known as 'Shoorsaini' and its inhabitants were known as Saursen. The influence of Saursen people can be judged from the fact that the dialect of the entire north India at one time was known as 'Saursaini'.
Shoor Sain people were Chandravanshi. Lord Krishna was also born in vrishni branch of Chandravansh. A group of Yadavas was follower of Shiva and Vedic God in Sindh. Some inscriptions and coins of these people have been found in 'Mohenjo Daro'. ' Shiv Shani Sevi' words have been found engraved on one inscription. Yajur Veda mentions 'Shinay Swah'. 'Sini Isar' was found on one gold coin. Atharva Veda mentions 'Sinwali' for Sini God.
The above group of Yadavas came back from Sindh to Brij area and occupied Bayana in Bharatpur district. After some struggle the 'Balai' inhabitants were forced by Shodeo and Saini rulers to move out of Brij land and thus they occupied large areas. 'Saur Saini' was changed to 'ShinShoor' or 'Sinsini' after their God 'Shin'. These people of Sinsini were called Sinsinwar. One of their groups moved to Sugrivgarh and they were known as 'Sugrivgadhia' or 'Sogdians'.
Villages founded by Sinsinwar clan
- Sinsini (सिनसिनी) - village is in Deeg tahsil , Bharatpur district in Rajasthan.
- Bharatpur: Bharatpur city was founded by Maharaja Surajmal (Sinsinwar) in 1733 after Bharat, brother of Rama.
- Badanpura (बदनपुरा) - village in Amber tahsil in Jaipur district in Rajasthan.Badanpura was founded by Raja Badan Singh of Bharatpur.
- Deeg: Deeg was the first capital of the newly carved out Jat state of Bharatpur, when Badan Singh was proclaimed its ruler in 1722. In 1730, Maharaja Suraj Mal erected the strong fortress of Deeg. After Suraj Mal moved his Capital to Bharatpur, Deeg became the second Capital of the rulers of Bharatpur state.
- Garoli (गाडोली) or Garauli - village in tahsil Deeg of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan. Origination of this village is from Paijoo thok of Sinsini.
- Kumher - Kumher was founded by a Jat chieftain Kumbh. It was one of the Four best forts of the Jats and during the reign of Badan Singh.
- Pahua (पाऊआ) - village in tehsil Kumher of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan was founded by two sons of Fateh Singh Sinsinwar son of Raja Ram of Sinsini.
- Ajau (आजऊ)- Second wife of Fateh Singh Sinsinwar, son of Raja Ram of Sinsini, had two sons who founded village Ajau.
- Nagla Ajau (नगला आजऊ) - Third wife of Fateh Singh Sinsinwar, son of Raja Ram of Sinsini, had one son who founded village Nagla Ajau.
- Sihi (सीही) - Fourth wife of Fateh Singh Sinsinwar, son of Raja Ram of Sinsini, had two sons who founded village Sihi.
- Sarsaina (सरसैना) - Sons of Fifth wife of Fateh Singh Sinsinwar, son of Raja Ram of Sinsini, founded village Sarsaina near Halaina.
Mention in Indian epics
Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 Shloka 12 states that -
- अदितिर देव माता च हरीः शरीः सवाहा सरस्वती
- उमा शची सिनीवाली तदा चानुमतिः कुहूः
- राका च धिषणा चैव पत्न्यश चान्या दिवौकसाम ।।12।।
'A study of the Bhagavata Purana; or, Esoteric Hinduism' by Purnendu Narayana Sinha, pp 222 mentions that Sini was son of Bhojamata. Shini's son was Bhoja. Hukum Singh Panwar writes that In the 38th generation of Yadu was born Shini.  Sinsinwar has thus originated from Shini.
डॉ धर्मचंद विद्यालंकार  लिखते हैं कि कुषाणों का साम्राज्य मध्य-एशिया स्थित काश्गर-खोतान, चीनी, तुर्किस्तान (सिकियांग प्रान्त) से लेकर रूस में ताशकंद और समरकंद-बुखारा से लेकर भारत के कपिशा और काम्बोज से लेकर बैक्ट्रिया से पेशावर औए मद्र (स्यालकोट) से मथुरा और बनारस तक फैला हुआ था. उस समय मथुरा का कुषाण क्षत्रप हगमाश था. जिसके वंशज हगा या अग्रे जाट लोग, जो कि कभी चीन की हूगाँ नदी तट से चलकर इधर आये थे, आज तक मथुरा और हाथरस जिलों में आबाद हैं. आज भी हाथरस या महामाया नगर की सादाबाद तहसील में इनके 80 गाँव आबाद हैं. (पृ.19 )
कुषाणों अथवा युचियों से रक्त सम्बन्ध रखने वाले ब्रज के जाटों में आज तक हगा (अग्रे), चाहर, सिनसिनवार, कुंतल, गांधरे (गांधार) और सिकरवार जैसे गोत्र मौजूद हैं. मथुरा मेमोयर्स के लेखक कुक साहब ने लिखा है कि मथुरा जिले के कुछ जाटों ने अपना निकास गढ़-गजनी या रावलपिंडी से बताया है. कुषाण साम्राज्य के अधिकांश क्षेत्र में जाटों की सघन जन संख्या उनको कुषाण वंसज होना सिद्ध करती है.(पृ.20)
फौजदार - यह उपाधि मुगल शासनकाल में उन शाही उच्च अधिकारियों को दी जाती थी जो कई परगनों या प्रान्त की शासन व्यवस्था करते थे। जाटों को यह उपाधि भरतपुर नरेश महाराजा सूरजमल ने देनी आरम्भ की थी। प्राचीन राजवंशज जाट जो महाराजा की सेना में बड़ी संख्या में भरती थे, उनको महाराजा सूरजमल ने यह फौजदार की उपाधि प्रदान की थी। भरतपुर के सभी सिनसिनवार गोत्र के जाट, अलीगढ, मथुरा के खूंटेल (कुन्तल), डागुर, चाहर, गंड और भगौर गोत्रों के जाट फौजदार कहलाते हैं।
Distribution in Rajasthan
Locations in Jaipur city
Sanwal Jats are found in following colonies in Jaipur:
Bani Park, Himmat Nagar, Shanti Nagar, Tonk Road,
Sinsinwars live in colonies: Bani Park, Durgapura, Gopalpura Bypass, Gujar ki Thadi, Jhotwara, Krishnpuri, Mahavir Nagar I, Mansarovar Murlipura Scheme, Panipech, Triveni Nagar,
Villages in Jaipur district
Villages in Bharatpur district
Aajau, Akbarpur Foujdar, Astavan Jadid, Awar, Bachhamadi, Badha, Bahaj, Bahnera, Barkhera Faujdar, Bedham Beelauth, Bhadira, Bharatpur, Bhutoli, Borai, Boshai, Budwari, Dahra, Dantlothi, Deeg, Dehawa, Dhanagarh, Dhanwara, Gadoli, Garauli, Gudawali Nadbai, Halena, Hantra, Hathaini, Januthar, Jatoli, Jatoli Thoon, Jhaurol, Kamalpura, Kareeli Kasot, Katra, Khanswara, Kheri Devisingh , Khohra, Kila, Kumha, Kumhan, Kumher, Lakhanpur, Lalpura, Lanki, Madapura , Mahloni, Mahravra, Mai, Mawai, Nadbai, Nagla Bartai, Nagla Lakhan, Nagla Nathu Ram, Naraina, Nigohi, Pathena, Pathena, Peeraka, Pichoomar Pidawali, Piprau, Raisees, Randheergarh, Sabora (Kumher), Sarsena, Shees Bada, Sihi, Sinsini, Sundrawali, Thairawar, Unch, Vijwari, Vaulkhera,
Villages in Sikar district
Villages in Alwar district
Villages in Tonk district
Sanisarwal Jats live in villages:
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Villages in Chittorgarh district
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
Villages in Mathura district
Villages in Aligarh district
Villages in Gautam Budh Nagar district
Villages in Ghaziabad district
Villages in Agra district
Villages in Firozabad district
Distribution In Haryana
Villages In Bhiwani Distict
Villages In Sonepat District
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Nimach district
Villages in Ratlam district
Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:
Villages in Dhar district
Villages in Indore district
Villages in Gwalior district
Villages in Delhi
Notable persons from the clan
Bharatpur Sinsinwar rulers
- Raja Ram, 1670 – 1688
- Fateh Singh Sinsinwar, son of Raja Ram of Sinsini
- Churaman, 1695 – 1721
- Badan Singh, 1724 - 1756
- Maharaja Suraj Mal, 1756 - 1767
- Maharaja Jawahar Singh, 1767 - 1768
- Maharaja Ratan Singh, 1768 - 1769
- Maharaja Kehri Singh, 1769 - 1771
- Maharaja Nawal Singh, 1771 - 1776
- Maharaja Ranjit Singh, 1776 - 1806
- Maharaja Randhir Singh, 1805 - 1823
- Maharaja Baldeo Singh, 1823 - 1825
- Maharaja Balwant Singh, 1825 - 1853
- Maharaja Jaswant Singh, 1853 - 1893
- Maharaja Ram Singh, 1893 - 1900 (Exiled)
- Maharani Girraj Kaur, regent 1900-1918
- Maharaja Kishan Singh, 1918 - 1929 (Exiled)
- Maharaja Brijendra Singh, 1929-1947 (Joined the Indian Union)
- Maharaja Vishvendra Singh Till Now
Others notable Sinsinwars
- Digambar Singh - Ex. Minister
- Karan Singh Madapuria (Sinsinwar) - A great warrior from Madapura village in Rupbas tahsil in district Bharatpur, Rajasthan. He was Senapati of Lohagarh Fort and died protecting it.
- Gajendra Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर गजेंद्र सिंह), from Wair, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Chiranji Singh Sinsinwar (born:1893) (रायसाहब सू.ठा. चिरंजी सिंह), from Bachhamadi, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Ram Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर राम सिंह), Khohra (खोहरा), Bayana, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Charan Singh Sinsinwar (फ़ौजदार चरनसिंह), Bahaj (बहज), Deeg, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Tej Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर तेजसिंह रायसीस), from Raisees (रायसीस), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Laxman Singh Sinsinwar (कुँवर लक्ष्मण सिंह आजऊ), from Ajau (आजऊ), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Padam Singh Sinsinwar (सूबेदार पदम सिंह), Gadoli (गादौली), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Tota Singh Sinsinwar (सूबेदार तोता सिंह), Dantlothi (दांतलोठी), Deeg, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan. 
- Vijay Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर विजय सिंह), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan. 
- Ratan Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर रतन सिंह ), Mahloni (मालौनी), Bayana, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Ramchandra Singh Sinsinwar (कुँवर रामचंद्र सिंह), from Bas Bhadaiya (Pingora), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Maharaj Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर महाराज सिंह), from Wair (वैर), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan.
- Ramswarup Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर रामस्वरूपसिंह सिनसिनवार), from Mawai (मवई), Deeg, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
- Ninuva Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर निनुवासिंह सिनसिनवार), Kasot (कासोट), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
- Phuli Singh Sinsinwar and Muli Singh Sinsinwar (ठाकुर फूलीसिंह-मूलीसिंह सिनसिनवार), Bailara (बैलारा), Kumher, Bharatpur were a Social workers in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
- Ram Singh Sinsinwar Bailara (ठाकुर रामसिंह सिनसिनवार बैलारा), Bailara (बैलारा), Nadbai, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
- Kanhaiya Singh Sinsinwar Bahnera (ठाकुर कन्हैयासिंह सिनसिनवार), from Bahnera (बहनेरा), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
- Kanhaiya Singh Sinsinwar Dhanagarh (ठाकुर कन्हैयासिंह सिनसिनवार), from Dhanagarh (धानगढ़), Bharatpur was a Social worker in Bharatpur, Rajasthan.
- Bhagwat Singh Sinsinwar(ठाकुर भगवतसिंह सिनसिनवार), Budwari, Bharatpur was a Social worker in Rajasthan. 
- Ramchandra Singh Sinsinwar Jatipura
- Smt. Krishnendra Kaur Deepa - MLA from Nadbai constituency.
- Vinod Kumar Shanwal - Scientist, The Week magazine selected him in list of 25 "Emerging Indians 2007" in August 2007.
- Surendra Singh Sabora- 1st Officer in Rajasthan Administrative Service(1962)
- Deep Singh, RAS, Vill.& P. O. - Dantlothi, Tehsil - Deeg, Distt. - Bharatpur ( Rajasthan ).
- Vijay Pal Singh (Sinsinwar)- RAS Rajasthan, Present Address : B-620, Shiv Marg , Bani Park , Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2208081, Mob: 9929108338, Email: email@example.com
- Col. Ajay Pal (Sinsinwar) - Bharatpur, Rajasthan
- Havildar Sahab Singh
- Bhim Singh (Sinsinwar) - RAS Home District Bharatpur, Rajasthan, Date of Birth : 27-October-1957, Vill - Pidawali,Po- Khora, Bayana, Bharatpur,Present Address : A-32, Nityanand Nagar, Queens Road, Jaipur,Phone: 0141-2352566, Mob: 9001099999
- Roria Singh Jat - Warrior of 1635 AD.
- Shaheed Jeet Singh Sansanwal - A road in Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi- 110016 is named after him.
- Balbir Singh Sinsinwar - RAS (2007).From village Sarsaina in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan.
- Babu Singh (Sinsinwar) - Distt. Judge (Retd.) RJS, Date of Birth : 1-February-1938,VPO - Pathena, Distt. -Bharatpur, Present Address : 8/240, Vidyadhar Nagar, Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2335589
- Balbir Singh (Sinsinwar) - CTO (Retd.), Commercial Taxes , Date of Birth : 1-August-1935, Vill.- Barkhera Fauzdar, Po& Teh.- Nagar, Distt.- Bharatpur, Present Address : 196, Gayatri Nagar-A, Maharani Farm, Jaipur, Rajasthan, Phone: 0141-2761608
- Santosh Kumar (Sinsinwar) - RJS, Date of Birth : 6-April-1982, VPO - Borai, Teh. - Kumher, Bharatpur, Present Address : jr-3/2, civil line, Ganganagar, Phone : 0154-2474666, Mob: 9460173690, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Satish Kumar-Raj. Accounts Services,resident of Vill.-Gudawali, District- Bharatpur,Mob.No.9414655130
- Satyapal Singh (Sinsinwar) - RPS,Date of Birth : 15-August-1958, Home District : Bharatpur, Address: 150, Gopal Vihar-2, Baran Road, Kota (Raj), Phone : 0744-2325588, Mob: 9414262578, Email: email@example.com
- Natthi Singh (Ex. Revenue Minister, Rajasthan) hails from Bharatpur. Now resides in Jaipur.
- Mr. B. S. Sinsinwar - Govt. Service, Asst. Acctts. Officer, Urban Development, 1-N CGH Complex, Vasant Vihar, New Delhi, 011-26149313 NCR (PP-733)
- Shri. Vishal Singh Sunsunwal - 63/4, Mehrauli, Near Lower Jatwara ( Jaton Ki Chupad) New Delhi - 110030, 011- 26645224, Mob: 9899686661, 9250056661, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/yahoo.co.in/gmail.com, Skype id: jatram27, Facebook: VishalSinghSunsunwal
- Naresh Singh Sinsinwar was a Martyr of Kargil War from Uttar Pradesh. He belonged to village Chhoti Ballabh in Iglas tehsil of Aligarh district in Uttar Pradesh.
- Vijay Pal Singh I (Sinsinwar)- RAS Rajasthan, (DR-89/Bharatpur), DOB - o8/02/1965, RAS 1989 batch, Director, Horticulture Dept. Jaipur, From Bharatpur, President of RAS Association also . M: 9929108338
विशाल सिंह सनसनवाल @ फौजदार ६३/४ महरौली, न्यू दिल्ली ११०० ३०" मोबाइल - ९८९९६८६६६१
- Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas (Hindi), Delhi, 1934
- Kishori Lal Faujdar: Jat Samaj, Agra, August 2001, Rajasthan ke Madhyakalin Jatvans.
- Dr. Raj Pal Singh, Rise of the Jat Power, (1988), Delhi.
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