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Dhama (धामा)[1][2] [3] Dhaman (धमान)[4] [5] Dhami (धामी)[6] [7][8] Dham (धाम) [9] [10] is gotra of Jats found in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Dhami is a Muslim Jat Clan.


They originated from mahapurusha Dharmapala (धर्मपाल). According to bards, They are called Dhama due to migration from sacred dhama (धाम) of Ayodhya.[11]

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 67 gives Genealogy of the Danavas, Asuras, Kauravas, Pandavas, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Rakshasas. From the tribe of Asuras called Krodhavasa were born many heroic kings on earth. Dhama is one of them mentioned in shloka 56. [12]


They are mentioned by Cunningham[13] in an inscription at the Buddhist Stupa of Sanchi of the Ashoka period as under:

No. 7. — Devo-bhāg (iniya) Dhamanaka (ya) bhichhuniye dānam

They are mentioned by Cunningham[14] in an inscription at the Buddhist Stupa of Sanchi of the Ashoka period as under:

No. 126. — Podaka dānadata Dha(mika) dānam.

" The religious gift of Podraka Danadatta."

No. 129. — Madhuvana Dhama Gutasa bhichhuno dānam.

" Gift of Dharma Gupta, the mendicant monk,of Madhuvana (perhaps Mahoba).

Origin from Trigartas

Maheswari Prasad consider this gotra to be originated from ancient Trigarta clan named Damani. He[15] writes that it appears that at the time of the final redaction of the Mahabharata the tradition of the six important clans of the Trigartas was well established. It is carious to note that in connection with the application of a suffix Panini makes a reference to the Damini (दामिनी) group and the six Trigartas (दामन्यादि त्रिगर्तसष्टाच्छ: v.3.116). On the basis of an ancient verse the Kashika commentary names these as Kauṇḍoparastha (कौण्डोपरस्थ) , Dāṇḍakī (दाण्डकी), Krauṣṭakī (क्रौष्टकी), Jālamāni (जालमानि), Brahmagupta (ब्रह्मगुप्त), and Jānaki (जानकी). These communities mentioned in the grammatical literature can be identified with following Jat Gotra names:

  • (3) Dāṇḍakī (दाण्डकी): Dangi,
  • (5) Jālamāni (जालमानि): Jali,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Baghpat district

Binauli, Khekra, Mavikalan, Sakrod,

Villages in Meerut district

Bhagwanpur, Kastala Shamshernagar, Rasulpur Zahid,

Villages in Ghaziabad district

Behta Hazipur,

Villages in Muzaffarnagar district

Niloha, Garhi Sakhawat,

Villages in Haridwar district


Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Ratlam (1),

Notable persons

Padam Singh Dhama-1.jpg
  • Ankur Dhama - Arjuna Awardee,International Para Athlete, Kekhda , U.P.
  • Dr. Kuldeep Dhama - Scientist IVRI Agriculture, IVRI, Izat Nagar, Bareilly, UP 13, Kipps Enclave, Shastri Nagar, Bareilly-243003, UP, 0581-2440510, 0581-2243122 (PP-94)
  • Mr. Anil Kumar Dhama - XEN Irrigation U. P. Govt. - Ganag Canal Colony, Roorkee, U. P., A-1, World Bank Colony (Opp.IRI) Left Bank Roorkee, U. P., Ph: 01332-247667, 9412702635 (PP-1103)
  • Mr. K. S. Dhama - Retd. Dy. Manager CWC, Lucknow, GP-132, Ganag Nagar, Mawana Road, Meerut-250001, U. P., Ph: 9897616985 (PP-1164)
  • Ms. Nutan Dhama - a model from Andhra Pradesh, known for the popular Nirma campaign.

See also


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