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Lohan (लोहन)[1]/(लोहान) [2] Lohaan (लोहान) Lohana (लोहाना) Luhana (लुहाना)[3] Luhan (लुहाण)/ Lohan (लोहाण)[4] is gotra of Jats found in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana. Lohana clan is found in Afghanistan.[5]They were supporters of Chauhan Confederacy.


  • Lohan Gotra is said to derive name from Loha (Iron).[6]


Bhim Singh Dahiya[7] writes that they are frequently mentioned in the History of Sindh. Mahabharata mentions them as northern people alongwith Kambojas and Rishikas (Arsika, Asikas)[8].

Lohan.ParamaKambojan.Rishikan.uttaranapi | sahita.nstanmaharaja vyajayatpakashasanih ||24|| Rishikeshu tu sanggramo babhuvAtibhaya.n karah| taraka maya sankashah Paramarshika parthayoh ||25||

The Lohans who were apparently Jats .... knew no distinction of great and small. [9]

In the Chachnama we find frequent mention of a chief Agham Lohana who was ruler of Brahmanabad with their two territories Lakha to the west of Lohana and Samma to the south of Lohana (Nerron) Narayankot Hyderabad, Sindh in the time of Chach 636 AD.

According to Sir H. M. Elliot[10] Agham, or Agham-kot, lies about thirty miles south-east from Haidarábád, and though now almost forgotten, it was formerly a place of some consequence. Its position is not very easily identified, and the name is rarely introduced into the maps. In Lt. Burton's it seems to be entered under the name of "Angoomanoo," and in the Quartermaster-General's map of 1850, under that of "Aghamama."

The Beg-Lar Náma says it is on the Rain. The Tuhfatu-l Kirám mentions it among the towns on the Sánkra. Capt. McMurdo says it is on the Lohána Daryá; but he strangely fixes its site at Kalákot, seven miles to the west of Thatta, observing erroneously that it is not mentioned till long after the Arab conquest. Its position may be indicated at present as lying between the Gúní and the Rain; but it does not follow that it will answer to that description next year, as the course of these streams is constantly shifting.

It is also called Agham Lohána. In the Chach-náma, we find frequent mention of a chief under that name, who was governor of Brahmanábád in the time of Chach. Lohána is the designation of a powerful tribe, which at that period, under an apparent confusion of terms, is said to have included both the Samma and Lákha clans. It can merely mean that they were then in a position of comparative subordination. Under all the vicissitudes the Lohánas have undergone, they still retain their credit, as well as their religion, and constitute the most influential tribe in Sind, whether regarded as merchants or officials. But, not confined within that narrow province, they have spread their ramifications beyond the western borders of India, and are found dispersed throughout Afghánistán, Buluchistán, and Arabia, exposed to inconveniences, insults, and dangers of no ordinary kind, in pursuit of their darling object of wealth, and final return to their native soil to enjoy the fruits of their industry.

The Lohánas derive their name and origin from Lohanpúr in Multán. The date of their emigration must have been very early, and even their own traditions do not attempt to fix it. Their subdivisions are said to amount at least to fifty, the chief of them being the Khudábádí and Sihwání. They all of them wear the Janeo, or

[p.363]: Brahmanical thread. Though, for the most part, they worship the Hindu deities, a few have adopted the faith of Bábá Nának. They are described, by an accurate observer, as eating meat, addicted to spirituous liquors, not objecting to fish and onions, drinking water from the hand of their inferiors as well as superiors in caste, and being neither frequent nor regular in their devotions.

As the town of Agham is mentioned as early as the time of Muhammad Kásim, we may presume that it derived its name from the Lohána chieftain above-mentioned, who was the contemporary and opponent of Chach

Sub divisions of Chauhan

Bhim Singh Dahiya[11] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Chauhan when they gained political ascendancy. The Lohan clan supported the ascendant clan Chauhan and become part of a political confederacy.[12]

The Lohans of China, Martial Artists

In any language:-

Lohan in Chinese- Arahat (or Arihant)in Sanskrit-India [ari = enemy | han = kill or slay] Rankan in Japanese Dgra Bcom Pa in Tibetan

…they are referring to the same people.

'"lohan" (Buddhist holy man) in Chinese

The history of the martial arts in China traditionally starts around the 6th Century A.D. when the Buddhist Patriarch Ta Mo or Bodhidharma traveled from Northern India to the Buddhist Shaolin Temple of China. Here he assists in the development of the Shaolin Style of martial arts, which were exclusively reserved for monks who lived within the temple walls.

The Lohans became the forerunners of the ‘Wandering Knights of China’, which have been made popular in the movies of today. Typically they are depicted as heroes who help the weak, suppress evil and who use all their martial art and spiritual abilities for the benefit of Humanity. Link [[1]]

What we can infer of it is that during the 6th century A.D. Haryana was ruled by Harshvardhan (Thanesar), and his connections with the Chinese are well established. So, there is every possibility that the word must have travelled from here to the Tibet, China & Japan--- and from there surely to America.

Village named- LOHAN

Lohan is a village in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located at 32°14'0N 74°51'0E with an altitude of 245 metres (807 feet). Neighbouring settlements include Depoke, Nonar and Tapyala [[2]]

Distribution in Uttarakhand

Villages in Haridwar district

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Muzaffarnagar district


Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Jind district

Frain Kalan, Gulkani, Rajpura (Bhain), Alewa, Sandil,

Villages in Kaithal district


Villages in Hisar district

Bhaini Amir Pur, Narnaund, Khanda Kheri, Panhari,

Villages in Bhiwani district


Distribution in Delhi

Badarpur south delhi[13]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jhunjhunu district


Distribution in Pakisthan

James Tod[14] writes that Lohana clan is found in Sindh.

Notable persons

  • Vishal Verma (Veer Lohan) - Youngest President Of All India Jat Mahasabha in Badarpur Vidhan sabha 2019(9910329182).
  • Nishant Choudhary - Only JAT in Limca book of Records in 2010 edition.
  • Daria Singh Lohan
  • Dr. Arvind Lohan - Govt Service, Sr. Medical Officer Health Haryana Govt. C/o, Lohan Children Hospital, NIT Faridabad, Faridabad, Haryana, 0129-2418777, Haryana. (PP- 954)
  • Dr. Aditya Lohan - Associate Professor in History, Govt. College, Ambala Cantt.
  • Sh. Sajjan Singh Lohan - village Gulakani, Jind district, Retired Superintending Engineer; first person of the village to be SE.
  • Sh. Bharat Singh Lohan of Kheri Massania, is prominent person of the Lohan Panchayat, who started his carrer as Á-Class contractor in 1975,and has flourishing business of Civil and Electrical contractor, including Reliance Retail Outlet at Uchana, Jind.
  • Jagdeep Singh (Lohan) - CBI Judge of High Court of Punjab and Haryana, who sentenced 10 years Jail to Baba Ram Rahim.

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