Bhutta

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Bhutta (भुट्टा) is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan.

History

H.A. Rose[1] writes that Bhutta (भुट्टा) are said by the late Mr. E. O'Brien to have traditions connecting them with Hindustan, and they claim to be descended from Solar Rajputs. According to the book "Jattan da Itihas"Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag tells ....Among the trees, karavira alone, owing to the loveliness of its floors, has the dignity of beauty, and the flowers become useful in the worship of the Shivalinga. So among the several ministers of the king, one alone named Bhuṭṭa, younger brother of Jahlu (?), attained, dignified excellence. The offering which he made to Mahadeva the Jyeshtarudra, otherwise called the Bālakeshvara, and set up by Vashishta, was accepted by the god who appeared in person. There he built a town without a defect, named Bhuṭṭapura with maṭhas, religious schools and high buildings. In the capital also he set up a Hara, named Bhuṭṭeshvara, and in the village of Maḍava he excavated a tank named Dharmmavibhramadarpana. [VIII (i), p.217]


Rajatarangini[2] tells ....They thus said to Rajavadana, — " The approach of the dewy season which is nigh is not the time for war. In the month of Chaitra we will again begin to make preparations for battle. If you can afford to wait for sometime, then for the present, we will place you in the loose of the powerful Trillaka, on the road leading to the kingdom of Bhuṭṭa." [VIII (ii),p.263-264]

Distribution in Pakistan

Bhutta - The Bhutta are found throughout southern Punjab; they are one of the largest Saraiki-speaking Jat clans. They claim descent from Suryavanshi Rajputs. The Pirzada family of Bahawalpur belong to this clan.

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

Notable persons

References

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