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Sawa (सवा) Sawal (सवाल)/(सावल)[1] Sawalya (सावल्या) Shahikasva (शाहीकसवा) /Shawal (शावल)[2] is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan.



Ram Swarup Joon[3] writes about Shahikasva or Shawal: This is an old gotra. They call themselves the descendants of Kasva. Their kings Anta Raj Devputra acquired the royal title. His coins were found in the Punjab and Kabul. On these, coins is inscribed the name of Kasva King Tames, who ascended the throne in 935 AD. Coins of Bhimsen Shahi were also found near Kabul. He founded Bhimnagar near Kot Kangra. His uncle, Savkpal, was the first to accept Islam. In the Gazeteer of district Jhelum they are called Kabuli belonging to the town of Shahiwal. Their ruler was later on ousted from Bhera by Mahmud Ghazni. The Shahi Jats is found both among the Hindus and Sikhs.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Tonk district

Sawa (सवा) Jats live in villages: Kuhada (1),

Sawal (सवाल) Jats live in villages: Jharana (2),

Sawalya (सावल्या) Jats live in villages: Malikpur (13),

Villages in Chittorgarh district

Sawa named village is in Chittorgarh district in Rajasthan. Its PIN:Sawa 312613

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Jind district

Sawal Gotra in Jind.[4]

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Kapurthala district

Sawal named is village in Sultanpur Lodhi tahsil in Kapurthala district in Punjab, India.

Distribution in Chhattisgarh

Villages in Bilaspur district

Sawa is village in Mungeli tahsil in Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh.


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