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Wassan (Sindhi: وسّان , Hindi:वस्सान) Wasan/Vasan (वसान) Bisain (बिसैन) Basain (बसैन) Wusun (वू-सुन) is Jat Gotra found in Sindh province of Pakistan. [1]


  • Vasana (वसन) Mahabharata (I.28.18), (I.31.14), (IX.44.84) may be the origin.
  • Probably the clan originated from Wusun (वू-सुन), a branch of Shakas.[2]

Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[3] mentions Arabia....Also, the island of Chelonitis27, numerous islands of Ichthyophagi, the deserts of Odanda, Basa, many islands of the Sabæi, the rivers Thanar and Amnume, the islands of Dorice, and the fountains of Daulotos and Dora.

27 Stephanus mentions this as an island of the Erythræan Sea. Hardly any of these places appear to have been identified; and there is great uncertainty as to the orthography of the names.

Mention by Panini

Vasana (वसन) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [4]

Vasanarna (वसनार्ण) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [5]


Hukum Singh Panwar writes that Visanins; of Rigveda (7, 18, 7), and who were the victims of Dasharajana wars, might be among he authors of Harappan culture. They are probably survived now by the Bisain or Basain and Vasan Jats in Panjab and Pakistan. [6]

In Mahabharata

Vasana (वसन) is mentioned in Mahabharata (I.28.18), (I.31.14), (IX.44.84)

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 31 mentions Names of Chief Nagas. Vasana is mentioned in verse (I.31.14). ...."Virajas, Suvahu, Shalipinda, Prabhakara, Hastibhadra, Pitharaka, Mukhara, Kona, Vasana,..." [7]

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 28 mentions Wasana (वसना) in verse (I.28.19)....And Garuda had encounters with the Yakshas, Aswakranda of great courage, Rainuka, the bold Krathanaka, Tapana, Uluka, Wasana, Nimesha, Praruja, and Pulina." [8]

Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 mentions the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo (सेनागणाध्यक्ष), the diverse gods, various clans who joined it. Vasana is in verse (IX.44.84). [9]

Distribution in Pakistan

Khairpur district in the Sindh province of Pakistan has population of Wassan tribe.

Wasan village in Sirohi

Wasan village is in Reodar tahsil in Sirohi district in Rajasthan.


  1. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations:p. 325-26
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter IV, p.323
  3. Natural History by Pliny Book VI/Chapter 32
  4. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p. 125, 248, 278
  5. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.277
  6. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/The Scythic origin of the Jats , p.183-184
  7. विरजाश च सुबाहुश च शालिपिण्डश च वीर्यवान, हस्तिभद्रः पिठरकॊ मुखरः कॊण वासनः (I.31.14)
  8. अश्वक्रन्देन वीरेण रेणुकेन च पक्षिणा, करथनेन च शूरेण तपनेन च खेचरः (I.28.18) उलूकश वसनाभ्यां च निमेषेण च पक्षिणा, पररुजेन च संयुद्धं चकार परलिहेन च (I.28.19)
  9. गजेन्द्र चर्म वसनास तदा कृष्णाजिनाम्बराः, सकन्धे मुखा महाराज तदा हय उदरतॊ मुखाः (IX.44.84)

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