Harathwal

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Harathwal (हरथवाल) Haratwal (हरतवाल)[1] is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan.

Origin

The country on the banks of Chenab River was called Herāt/Hirat (हिरात) and these people as Haratwal (हरतवाल). [2]

History

Jats from Afghanistan moved to India during the rule of Shalivahan. According to Henry Eliot, author of the book “Distribution of the races of north western provinces of India”, The Jats settled on the banks of Chenab River in Punjab, call there area as Herat because they believe that they had come from Herat of Iran.

It is one of the Jat clans as described by Megasthenes as under:

14. Then - The Odomoboerae (Odasi); the Salabastrae (Salaru); the Horatae (Haratwal) - The Horatae, who have a fine city, defended by marshes which serve as a ditch, wherein crocodiles are kept, which, having a great avidity for human flesh, prevent all access to the city except by a bridge. And another city of theirs is much admired--Automela, which, being seated on the coast at the confluence of five rivers, is a noble emporium of trade. The king is master of 1, 600 elephants, 150,000 foot, and 5,000 cavalry. The poorer king of the Charmae (Chahar has but sixty elephants, and his force otherwise is insignificant

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Sikar district

Samer,

Villages in Jaipur district

This gotra Jats live in Jaipur district in Rajasthan. The villages are: Amarpura (1), Chitauda (1), Dalania Kudli (1), Gokulpura Pakhan (7), Kanwarpura (2), Khijuriya (1), Mohanpura (3), Pratappura Phagi (6), Ramsinghpura (4), Shrirampura,

Locations in Jaipur city

Bagruwalon ka Rasta, Bhakrota, Sanganer,

Villages in Tonk district

Aranya Bassi (3),

Notable persons

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