Another claim regarding the origin of this gotra is that they are a branch of Bhattis who see King Salya as the ancestor of their gotra. However, Bhatti is also a branch of the Madra clan. Salya was the king of Sakala which is presently known as Sialkot, and belonged to Madra Jats. Madra was an ancient Jat gotra of Chandravanshi Kshatriyas which is seen as the parent branch of many present Jat gotras like Madrak, Maderna, Bhatti, Sidhu, Brar, Salyal, Kalyal, etc.
Salials follow the Sikh religion.
Salyals are traditionally zamindars (landowners) and farmers. They have no connection with the Sikh and Hindu Brahmin Salyals of Kashmir and Jammu areas.
Distribution in India
Before the partition of India and Pakistan,Salial Jat population was mainly distributed in Mohra Salyal of Gujar Khan, Looni Salyal, Jhelum, Mirpur, Kotli and Sialkot. During the partition, they moved to India.
Distribution in Jammu and Kashmir
Distribution in Pakistan
Villages in Rawalpindi District
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