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Location of Bhitarwar in Gwalior District

Mastura (मस्तूरा) is a village and site of Jat Fort in Bhitarwar tahil of Gwalior District in Madhya Pradesh. PIN:475220


Jat Gotras


The Orakzai tribes take their name, which literally means the lost son (Wrak Zoi), from a romantic legend about their ancestor, Sikandar Shah who was a prince from Iran. He was exiled or lost, and after many adventures he married and settled in Tirah.[1]One branch, the Ali Khel, has been traced to Swat, whence they were expelled by the other inhabitants and it is not improbable that the whole tribe consists of refugee clans of the surrounding races. They cultivate a good deal of the Khanki and Kurmana valleys in the winter, but in the hot months retire to the heights of Tirah, of which they occupy the southern half called the Mastura Valley.

Mastura Fort

It is located about 10km from Bhitarwar on Bhitarwar-Narwar road. The fort is located on the north side of the small village of Mastura. The beauty of the fort is, it has got double moat, around the fort. Surprisingly at least 70% of both the moats still survive. Surprisingly the buildings inside are 60% intact which shows that till few years back this was used for living, another facet of this fort is ,the pillars of building are all made up of local rocks and have beautiful carvings on it.

Source - Motorcycling to Jat Forts of Bhitarwar and Matsura by Jaywalker72

Notable persons

  • ठाकुर नेकीराम और ठाकुर जवाहरसिंह – [पृ.580]: यह सौभाग्य ग्वालियर राज्य की मस्तूरा गांव को हासिल है कि उसकी एक जुगल जोड़ी कौम की तरक्की व काम में पूरी दिलचस्पी रखती है। इस जोड़ी के उत्साही सरदारों के नाम ठाकुर नेकीराम और ठाकुर जवाहरसिंह जी हैं। ग्वालियर राज्य जाट सभा के सन् 1946 के सालाना जलसे को सफल बनाने में आप ने पूरा सहयोग दिया। आप अपने गांव के माने हुए जाट सरदार हैं।[2]
  • Girvar Singh Azad (Saimare)- From VPO:Mastura, Gwalior.[3]

External links



Source - Ranvir Singh Tomar from Gwalior via WhatsApp Mob.94251 37463


  1. "Census of India, 1901, Volume 17, Part 1" by India Census Commissioner, Edward Albert Gait. Published by the Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing, India, 1902. Pg 149.
  2. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.580
  3. Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior, 1987-88,p.127,s.n.185

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