Gandas (गंडास)  Gadas (गडास) Gedas (गेडास) Gendas (गंडास) Ganday (गंडे) Gadasia/Garasia (गडासिया) Gandasia (गंडासिया) Gadasia (गड़ासिया) Gadasiya (गड़ासिया), Gardasik (गरडासिक) is a gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab..  Gendas (गंडास) is a small Jat tribe or got found in tahsils Sangrur and Dadri (now Bhiwani) of Jind. .
- 1 Origin
- 2 Jat Gotras Namesake
- 3 Mention by Pliny
- 4 In Mahabharata
- 5 History
- 6 Villages founded by Gandas clan
- 7 Gedesai village
- 8 King of Babylon
- 9 Distribution in Delhi
- 10 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 11 Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
- 12 Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
- 13 Distribution in Haryana
- 14 Distrbution in Punjab
- 15 Distrbution in Pakistan
- 16 Notable person from this gotra
- 17 External Links
- 18 References
Jat Gotras Namesake
Mention by Pliny
Pliny mentions Fortunate Islands.... There are some authors who think that beyond these are the Fortunate Islands1, and some others; the number of which Sebosus gives, as well as the distances, informing us that Junonia2 is an island seven hundred and fifty miles distant from Gades. He states also that Pluvialia3 and Capraria4 are the same distance from Junonia, to the west; and that in Pluvialia the only fresh water to be obtained is rain water.
1 Or Islands of the Blessed—the modern Canaries.
2 Supposed to be the modern island of Fuerteventura.
3 Supposed to be that now called Ferro.
4 Probably the modern Gomera. In B. iv. c. 36, Pliny mentions them as six in number, there being actually seven.
According to H.A. Rose writes that the Bagri Jats have certain sections which might appear totemistic, but very rarely is any reverence paid to the totem. Such are :— Gandasia, a form of axe, in tahsil Hansi, Hisar, Haryana.
Girish Chandra Dwivedi mentions....Vijay Ram Garasia, the chief of Pathena, being a close associate of Churaman and his sons, had in the past and still opposed Badan Singh. In an attempt to bring the Garasia close to him, he married Suraj Mal with his daughter, Kalyan Kaur (Kalayani).  But this conciliatory step failed to mend his ways. Thereupon, he granted Pathena as a jagir to Shardul (the son of Ati Ram of Halaina) whom he had earlier won over to his side. Shardul killed Vijay Ram and held Pathena under Badan Singh. 
Villages founded by Gandas clan
- Kherli Gadasiya (खेड़ली गडासिया) (Kherli Gadasia) - village in tahsil Bayana District- Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
- Salasar Balaji - Gandas gotra Jats developed it as 'Gandas ki Dhani'. Tetarwal Gotra Jats named the Salasar Balaji as Tetarwal ki Dhani. Thkur Salam Singh occupied this area and changed the place name from Tetarwal ki Dhani to Salamsar which became Salasar.
- Kishan Garh - Village in South Delhi near VasantKunj in Delhi founded by Kishan Singh Gandas
- गेडेसे (जाट गोत्र - गेडास) : गेडेसे नाम का गाँव झारखंड के सराइकेला खरसावाँ जिले की राजनगर विकास-खंड में है।
King of Babylon
List of Kings of Babylon contains name of Gandaš (fl. ca. 1730 BC)
During Gupta dynasty
In Gupta inscriptions Names of the Vithi-Mahattaras (Vithi-elders) have been mentioned. Kalaikuri Sultanpur Copper-plate Inscription of the Gupta Year 120 (=A.D. 439) mentions about Ganda as a name of Vithi-elders in Line-4. According to lexicographers Ganda means 'the chief; best, excellent'  and thus can signify a hero. The term is also used for the animal rhinoceros, so it can also be a case of a name based on the name of an animal.
Gandas rulers of Gorir
About 1500 years ago a group of Maan people came from Ghazni and settled at place called 'Balavansa' near Delhi. The village Dhosi is surrounded by hills and situated near Narnaul in Haryana. Large number of people come to this place from far off places every year. Many temples and kunds have been constructed here. A fair is also organized at this place. Prior to the Maan people came, Gandas gotra Jats were the rulers here. Bijal Singh was married to Gaurandevi, daughter of Nagal. He founded a village called 'Gorir' in the name of Gaurandevi at a distance of 3 km from Dhosi.
Gandas in Salasar
About five centuries back the present Salasar area was inhabited by Gandas gotra Jats and known as 'Gandas ki Dhani'. At one time there became a severe scarcity of drinking water due to famines in the area. A saint came to the village at that time and on the request of villagers pointed out a spot to dig a well suitable for drinking water. At the same time he warned that the person who would dug the well would meet death. The villagers thought it better to leave the place and the Gandas people moved away. 
Distribution in Delhi
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Alwar district
Villages in Chittorgarh district
Villages in Jaipur district
Villages in Bharatpur district
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Churu district
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Nimach district
Villages in Raisen district
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
Villages in Bulandshahr District
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Gurgaon district
Villages in Jind district
Villages in Bhiwani district
Villages in Mahendergarh district
Villages in Kurukshetra district
Distrbution in Punjab
Villages in Patiala district
Distrbution in Pakistan
According to 1911 census the Ganda were the principal Muslim Jat clan in :
Notable person from this gotra
- Ishwar Singh Gandas (Bhattewala) (1945-2005) - Khap Pardhan 360 Village Mehrauli from Kishan Garh in Delhi
- Mahendra Singh Bhattewala - MLA from Mahipalpur Vidhan Sabha Delhi in 1998, from Kishan Garh in Delhi
- Gordhan Singh Gandas (Bhattewala) Pardhan Mehrauli 360 from Kishan Garh in New Delhi
- Darshan Kumar Gandas - from Kishan Garh in Delhi, actor in Bollywood movies like Mary Kom , NH 10
- Ch.Satbir Singh Gandas- Mayor of Delhi (In office 2005–2006)
- Charan Singh Choudhary (Gardasik) - A.En. PWD, VPO - Kherli Gadasia, district - Bharatpur, Present Address : 37, Bajrang Vihar, near Durgapura Railway Station, Jaipur, Phone Number : 0141-2760571, Mob : 9314479207, Email: email@example.com
- Amit Gandas - RAS, from village Bhatwala (Sardarshahar), Churu
Ch.Surender Singh Gandas from Kishan Garh https://www.jatland.com/home/User:Gandas
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