Pawriya is a gotra or clan of Jats found mainly in Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in India. They are mainly an agrarian society.

[] Pawaria/Pawariya/Pawriya/Pawadia (पवारिया/पावरिया/पवाड़िया/) is gotra of Jats found in Districts Bulandshahr, Muzaffarnagar and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh; Rohtak, Sonipat, Jind, Jhajjar, Bhiwani, Panipat and Faridabad in Haryana; Sikar, Nagaur and Ajmer in Rajasthan.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Sikar district
* khurdi, rulyani, prempura,kudan

Villages in district Nagaur
* Ambapa, Lalaarsi

Villages in district of Ajmer
* Bander Sindri

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Faridabad District
* Seehee,

Villages in Rohtak District
* Kanhaili, Singhpura Khurd, Singhpura Kalan, Azadgarh (Pada Mohalla

Villages in Sonipat District
* Gangaana, Kila Jafargarh, Thharu, Rukhi

Villages in district Jind
* Anoopgarh, Malhar

Villages in district Jhajjar
* Dhaud, Bajidpur, Dubaldhan

Villages in district Bhiwani
* Bidhnoi, Hadauda Kalan, Haripura, Mahi Kehar

Villages in district Panipat
* Urlana Kalan, Naultha

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Bulandshahr District
* Bilsuri, Shekhpur-Gaindpur, Sukhlalpur, Bhatpura,

Villages in district Muzaffarnagar
* Kaniyana

Villages in district Ghaziabad
* Khudalia


[] [Jat People on Wikipedia] [] Jaats find the oldest mention in Indian literature. They are mentioned in Mahabharata as ‘Jartas’ in ‘Karna Parva’. The famous Sanskrit scholar Panini of 900 BCE has mentioned in the Sanskrit shloka as “Jaat Jhat Sanghate”. This means Jaat is a democratic federation. He has mentioned about many Jaat tribes settled in Punjab and North west areas. The Arabian traveller Al-biruni has mentioned that Lord Krishna was a Jaat. The next mention we have of them is in the sentence “Ajay Jarto Hunan” in the grammar of Chandra of the fifth century. This shows that Jaats defeated Huns. This inscription of Mandsaur also indicates that Yashodharma, the ruler of Malwa, was a Jaat.

Jaats in Dev SamhitaThere is mention of Jaats in “Deva Samhita” in the form of powerful rulers over vast plains of Central Asia. For example, the Deva Samhita of Gorakh Sinha from the early medieval period states "They are, like gods, firm of determination and of all the Kshatriyas the Jaats are the prime rulers of the earth . . . Their history is extremely wonderful and their antiquity glorious. The Pundits of history did not record their annals lest it should injure and impair their false pride and of the vipras and gods".

Origin of JaatThe most acceptable principle about the origin of the word Jaat is that it has originated from the word “Gyat” . Mahabharata mentions in chapter 25, shloka 26 that Lord Krishna founded a federation ‘Gana-sangha’ of Andhak and Vrishni clans. This federation was known as ‘Gyati-sangh’. Over a period of time ‘Gyati’ became ‘Gyat’ and it changed to Jaat.

Origin of the JaatsThere are numerous theories about the origin of the Jaats, ranging from their sudden appearance from Shiva locks to their lineage in the Aryan race. Jaats are commonly considered to be of Indo-Aryan stock in view of the similar physical features and common practices.

Both Sir Alexander Cunningham and Col Tod agreed in considering the Jaats to be of Indo-Scythian stock. The former identified them with the Zanthi of Strabo and the Jaatti of Pliny and Ptolemy ; and held that they probably entered the Punjab from their home on the Oxus very shortly after the Meds or Mands , who also were Indo-Scythians, and who moved into the Punjab about a century before Christ. The Jaats seem to have first occupied the Indus valley as far down as Sindh, whither the Meds followed them about the beginning of the present era.

[Jat People on Wikipedia]

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.