Chandhari

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Chandhari (चंधारी)[1][2] [3] Chadhari (चधारी)[4][5] Chadhar (चधार) is gotra of Jats found in Pakistan and in Uttar Pradesh. [6]

Origin

This gotra started after Maharaja Chaitraratha (चैत्ररथ), Chandravanshi King in the line of Kuru. [7] H.A. Rose writes that Chadhar (चढार), an agricultural clan found in Shahpur, Multan and Montgomery (Muhammadan) . It is classed as Jat in the two latter districts. Doubtless the same as the Chhadhar [q. v.) . [8]

Chadri village

Distribution in Pakistan

Chadhar is One of the bigger Jat clans, found mainly in Jhang, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Sahiwal, and Toba Tek Singh. The Chadhar claim descent from the Agnivanshi Rajputs. A few Chadhar Jats were also found in Ferozepur district.

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Population

According to 1911 census, Pakistan had Chadhar Muslim Jat clan with population as under:[9]

  • Montgomery District (Sahiwal District) (2,283)
  • Shahpur (Sargodha District) District (4,001)

References


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