Geographical distribution

4. Geographical distribution Of भाटी Bhati/Bhatti Rajputs

4. 1. India

In India,भाटी Bhati/Bhattis reside mainly in the states of Rajasthan and Punjab (India) (where they have traditionally come to be known as Bhattis in Punjabi). In Gujarat,Bhati’s have few jagirs in Sabarkantha district to name a few are Ranasan,Munai,Torda,Bhutiya,Vejapur and chandarni of Himmatnagar taluka being the biggest Bhati community village in Gujarat.Bhati Rajputs in Gujarat are migrants from Osiya in Rajasthan in 12th Century.

In Punjab, several villages have only Bhatias which is also Bhattis.

The Patiala and East Punjab States Union has a large concentration of Bhatias.

Bhati Rajputs are in the villages Sahlon,Ghurial(jalandhar), Phuglana, Salah, Daroli, Machhli Kalan, Lalru,Jhawansa, Tardak, Joli,Samgoli Nagla, Jhhanjeri, Cholta, Badali, Rangian, Magra, and Khellan-mallan. They migrated from Jaisalmer in the 12th century.

In Rajasthan, they are found in the Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Barmer, and some tehsils of Gurdaspur, Shergarh Udaipur (Mohi)and Nagaur(Ladnun).

In Uttar Pradesh there are four villages where Bhattis are reside. These are Kakrala in Budaun district, yahiyapur in pratapgarh district, Bhargain in Etah District, and Thiriya in Bareilly district. There are about 56 villages of Bhati rajputs in the district of Bulandshahar, Ghaziabad and Meerut, and quite a few villages of Noida & Faridabad also have predominant Bhati Gurjars.

In Andhra Pradesh & Tamilnadu people of caste “Bhatraju” are considered to have come from Kshatriya blood line of Pandavas. Chandravansh Kshatriyas Vikramaditya and Bhatti denote some of the known ancestral origins of this community and that’s where part of the name Bhat comes from.

The Bhatias residing in the village of Killianwali, tehsil Malout, Muktsar district, have adopted the Sikh religion.

4. 2. Pakistan

In the Punjab (Pakistan) province, Bhatti Rajputs are found in Nankana Sahib, Jhang, Gujranwala, Mandi Bahauddin, Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujrat, Jhelum, Gujarkhan, Chakwal, Sialkot, Sahiwal, Okara, Sargodha, Fateh Jang (Hattar), Hafizabad, Narowal, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahim Yar Khan, Multan, Lodhran, Khanpur, Liaquatpur, Rawalpindi and Bahawalnagar, Sheikhupura cities of Punjab (Pakistan).

In Sindh Province they are found in the districts of Sukkur, Ghotki, Hyderabad, Nawabshah, Sanghar, Tando Adam, Thatta, Dadu, Hala, Khairpur, Mirpur Khas, Shahdadpur, Tharparkar i.e. Mithi and Bhitisland, Karachi.

5. Religion

Bhati/Bhatti Rajputs are Hindus in India while in Pakistan,they are Muslims. When Bhati Rajputs migrated to Punjab region centuries ago, the local Punjabi people started calling them Bhatti Rajputs in local Punjabi language as Bhati is pronounced as Bhatti in Punjabi. Majority of the Hindu population of Bhati Rajputs can be found in the state of Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh, and rest of them are scattered in the rest of India.

The Sikh population of Bhatti Rajputs is in Doaba region of India punjab.

6. Bhatti Clans in Sindh

The Muslim population of the Sindhi Bhattis is found predominantly in Sindh province.In Sindh the major the clans are of Bhattis are theDadani, Mahar,,Mangrio,Bhutto,Kamario,Rajpar,Bhamban and Indhar . All Bhattis are related to Samma clans as they areYadubansi too. Like Abro whose sub-clans Mungrani, Kehar, Odho, Sarki, Bhootani, Pechoho, Unar, Khuhro, Bhayo, Junejo,and Phulpoto are related to Bhattis.

6. 1. Sub-clans in Punjab

There are about forty sub branches of the Bhatis. Many Rajput , Jats and Gujjar tribes trace their origin to the Bhatis. Some of these tribes include Mair Rajputs of Punjab, Rajput Jenjer/Janjar, Rajput Mers of Kathiawar, Rajputs of the Bajju clan as well as the famed Jats of the Sidhu dynasty (currently ruling Patiala), Khaira, Brar, Ghuman, Sahasi, Sansis and Mane clans.Manj Rajputs are also Bhattis.Alpial,Indhar(from which the Rais of Bhong are), Kalyar, Kanjun, Uttera, Noon, Dhandla, Wattu, Bhabha, Diyal, Mittru, and Hattar. In west punjab Narma / Narwa Rajputs.

6. 2. Bhatias

The Bhatias of Northwestern India and Pakistan are descendents of Bhati Rajputs. The present-day Thattai, Shikarpuri and Gujarati Bhatias are said to be descendants of the Rajputs of Raja Jaswal and Rani Padmini‘s rein. They are presently classified with Khatris and form a subclass within them in Punjab. Bhatias of Punjab are essentially tradesmen, although their origin is from Bhati Rajputs..

7. Genealogy of Jaisalmer Kingdom

1. KEHAR I, founded Tanot in 731AD | 2. TANO | 806/821 3. BIJAIRAJ I | 821/853 4. DEORAJ, made Ludarva his capital | 853/908 5. MUNDH ——— CHEDU | 908/979 6. BACHHARAJ | 979/1044 7. DUSAJ —- SINGH —- BAPIRAO —— ANKHO —— MALPASAO | 1044/1123 8. BIJAIRAJ II ——– 1. JAISAL, founder of Jaisalmer in 1156. | 1123/1148 | 1153/1168 9. BHOJDEO 2.SALIVAHAN II——– 4.KAILAN 1148/1153 | 1168/1200 | 1200/1219 3.BAIJAL 5.CHACHACK DEO I 1200/1200 | 1219/1241 TEJ RAO | dvp 9.JAITSI I ———————- 6. KARAN SINGH I | 1276/1294 | 1241/1271 10.MULRAJA I —- RATAN 7.LAKHAN SEN | 1294/1295 | | 1271/1275 11.DUDA 12.GHARSI —- KANAR 8.PUNPAL 1295/1306 | 1306/1335 1275/1276 13.KEHAR II (adopted) | 1335/1402 SOMJI —- 14. LACHMAN —- KAILAN —- KILKARAN —- SATAL | 1402/1436 (founded Satalmer) 15. BERSI | 1436/1448 16. CHACHACK DEO II | 1448/1457 17. DEVIDAS | 1457/1497 18. JAITSI II | 1497/1530 19. KARAN SINGH II ——— 20. LUNKARAN 1530/1530 | 1530/1551 21. MALDEO | 1551/1562

8. Notable Bhatti Rajputs

  • Raja Aziz Bhatti Nishan-e-Haider Pakistan, the highest gallantry award posthumously during the 1965 Indo-Pak war.”1928-September 10, 1965), 17 Punjab “

9. Bhati Fiefdoms

In Rajasthan

  • Jaisalmer
    • Nimbodia
    • Satalmer
    • Tanot
  • Osian
    • Umaidnagar
  • Sodawas
  • Khejarla
    • Satheen

Fort Khejarla was constructed in early 1611 A.D. for Maharajah Gopal Das Ji, who was granted ‘Jagirs’ (fiefdoms) of Khejarla and nearby villages for his great achievement in war against the Mughals, in honour of his service to the Maharaja of Jodhpur. The Mughal army rolled in to attack the Fort three times. Each time the Fort was destroyed, it was rebuilt.

In Himachal Pradesh

  • Sirmur
    • Ratesh

10. Jadon Fiefdoms

In Uttar Pradesh

  • Karauli [Predecessor state of Mathura founded about in 900 A.D.]
    • Inayati
  • Awagarh

In Madhya Pradesh

  • Kathiwada
  • amuna
  • magarda

11. References

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  2. Reginald Edward Enthoven (1922/1990). The tribes and castes of Bombay. p. 134. ISBN 8120606302.
  8. PVC


Bhatti Khanzada

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Bhatti Khanzada
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• Bhatti • Qidwai Shaikh • Khanzada • Rajput

The Bhatti Khanzada of Awadh are a Muslim Rajputcommunity found mainly in the Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh in India. There is also a distinct community of Bhattis found in the village of Yahiapur in Pratapgarh district. The Awadh region covers most of the eastern areas of Uttar Pradesh, and is home to a distinct culture.[1] A small number of Bhatti Muslims are also found in the districts of Bahraich and Balrampur. They are sub-group within the larger Khanzada community of eastern Uttar Pradesh.

The Bhatti are a well known Rajput tribe found that are found mainly in Rajasthan and Punjab. They are a clan ofChandravanshi Rajputs, and those of Awadh claim to originate from Bhatner in Haryana, and the Bhattis were some of the earliest converts of Islam. The community descend from two brothers, Zubair Khan, and Mustafa Khan, who arrived in Awadh with the armies of Tatar Khan, the Muslim commander who is said to have conquered Awadh for the Khilji rulers. They settled in the village of Basorhi, as the place contained the shrine of the Sufi saint Syed Shah Jalal. The community then spread to Mawai, where they are now found in about twenty villages. They produced the families of the taluqdars of Barauli andNeora in Barabanki district, and are closely related to the Qidwai Shaikhs, a neighbouring Muslimcommunity through intermarriage.[1] Other than the taluqdar families, the majority of the BarabankiBhatti are small to medium sized farmers. With the abolishment of zamindari system of feudal ownership, has had a strong impact on the large landowning families, as much of their land has been redistributed. They are Sunni Muslims, except the taluqdar families who are Shia. The Bhatti have always been more orthodox then the Khanzada, a neighbouring Muslim Rajput community. Like other communities in Awadh, they are largely endogamous, marrying close kin. They have no connection with the Ranghar Bhatti of western Uttar Pradesh or those of Punjab[2]

There are also other Bhatti communities in Awadh, such as those of Yahiapur in Pratapgarh district. They have no connection with the Barabanki Bhattis.

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