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Gwala (ग्वाला) Gawala (गवाला)[1][2] [3] Gowara (गोवारा)[4] [5] gotra Jats are found in Jodhpur, Jaipur, Nagaur districts in Rajasthan; Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh.


They get this gotra as they were the herdsmen (ग्वाला) taking care of cows. [6] Gwala Gotra of Jats have originated from village Gwalu in Nagaur tahsil and district in Rajasthan. Their kuladevi temple is situated in this village.


H.A. Rose[7] writes that Gwala (ग्वाला), an occupational term for a Hindu cowherd and shepherd. In the Punjab a Hindu milkman, butter-maker and cowherd is called a gwala and is generally by caste an Ahir* ; but if a Muhammadan, he would be called a ghosi and is often a Gujar by tribe. The Ahir gwalas of the Punjab used to buy milk largely of the ghosis for butter-making, of which they had the monopoly. Till the Mutiny the ghosis were simply milk-sellers, but alter it they took to butter-making also. Hindus will buy milk of a Hindu gwala, or a Muhammadan ghosi, but not of the latter if water has been mixed with the milk, as the water would defile them. When gwalas purchage milk of Muhammadan ghosis to make butter they are supposed to see the cow milked.

Evidence compiled by Nainsi on the clans of the Jats and their original homes and migration there from to different places in Merta in Nagaur are of Immense importance. It is one of the prominent immigrant clans who came to Merta.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jodhpur district

Bhagasani, Bhopalgarh, Boyal, Gharaw (4), Hiradesar, Khejarla, Kalauna[8] Kukarda, Mailana (20), Mandali Charan, Murkasani, Ostaran, Rampuriya Bilara, Ransi Gaon,

Locations in Jaipur city


Villages in Nagaur district

Degana Ganw, Dhadharia Kalan, Diyawadi, Dodiyana Nagaur, Kurchhi[9], Loroli Kalan, Manakpur, Samdolao Kalan, Thata,

Villages in Alwar district


Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Ratlam (3), Sujlana (18),

Villages in Dewas district

Amodiya, Kamlapur, Umariya Khategaon

Villages in Indore district

Indore, Pardeshipura (a locality in Indore city)

Villages in Chittaurgarh district


Villages in Harda district

Abagaon Khurd, Dagawan Neema, Kachbaidi,

Villages in Khargone district

Katkut, Kodala, Kogawan

Villages in Sehore district

Dudlai (Ichhawar tahsil)[10],

Villages in Shajapur district

Piplya Indore,

Villages in Ujjain district

Borkheda Pitramal, Khandoda,

Distribution in Punjab

Gowara named Village is in Dera Baba Nanak tahsil in Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

Villages in Sangrur district

Notable Persons

  • B. R. Gwala - Retd. IPS ,Rajasthan. Date of Birth : 19-November-1948, Village.- Mandli Charna, Teh.- Bhopalgarh, Distt.- Jodhpur, Present Address : C-124, Angad Marg, Hanuman Nagar, Jaipur, Phone Number : 0141-2353330, Mob: 9829215454, Email:
  • H. R. Gwala - Manager Sahara Primecity Ltd, Date of Birth : 15-January-1967, VPO- Bhopalgarh, Distt.- Jodhpur, Present Address : F-9/465, Chitrakot , Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur, Phone Number : 0141-2440687, Mobile: 9783940001, Email:
  • Ram Niwas Jat Gwala - Asst. Engineer CPWD, 10-A, Vrandavan garden, Near scheme-140, Pipliyahana,Indore, Date of birth: 13-03-1966 Mobile: 09425072239,
  • Sunil jat Gwala - Asst Engineer at IITDM Jabalpur
  • Rahul Jat Gwala - Junior Engineer Military Engineering Service Jabalpur, Email:, Mob: 9893193445, Add: 10-A, Vrandavan garden, Near scheme-140, Pipliyahana,Indore
  • Mahendra Gwala-smc head rampuriya bilara


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