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Lakhanwal (लाखनवाल) gotra Jats live in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.


This gotra is said to have originated from King Laksha mentioned in Gupta Inscriptions. It is variant of Lakha.


Tej Ram Sharma[1] writes in Gupta Inscription 7.... raja (No. 19, L. 3) (Eran Posthumous Stone Pillar Inscription of Goparaja GE 191 (510-511 CE)) :

(Line 2.)—(There was) a king, renowned under the name of . . . . râja, sprung from the . . laksha (?) lineage; and his son (was) that very valorous king (who was known) by the name (of) Mâdhava.
(L. 3.)— His son was the illustrious Gôparâja, renowned for manliness; the daughter's son of the Sarabha king; who is (even) now (?) the ornament of (his) lineage.

The first part of the name has been damaged. He was a king and was the grandfather of Goparaja, the feudatory chief of king Bhanugupta. He was the founder of the Laksha lineage.

Lakhi/Lakhanwal Jat Gotra - See in 7.... raja (No. 19, L. 3) : Chapter Names of Feudatory Kings and High Officers, pp.45

Bhim Singh Dahiya[2]mentions.....As regards the Sammas, they are expressly called as a branch of the Lohans alongwith the Lakha.[3] The Lohans are even today a Jat clan and the Lakha are still existing as Lakhanwal Jats in Bijnore (U.P.) . In fact when the Muslims came into Sindh, only two main races are mentioned as inhabiting that area, namely, the Jats including the Lohans and other clans and the Mand.[4] Forgetting that Mand are even today existing as a Jat clan and that their history goes back earlier than 700 B.C. when they had their Mand empire before Cyrus the Great of Persia, Elliot and Dowson have equated the Mand with the Med. Wherever the word Mand comes, the word Med is put immediately behind it, in bracket.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jaipur district

Maadi (26), Parwan,

Villages in Tonk district

Azampura (3), Bhairupura (7), Janakipura (5), Kadila (4), Sandera Farm (4), Kotra Deoli ,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ujjain district


Notable persons

Gallery of Lakhanwal people

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