Aulakh

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Aulakh
Jat Clan
Location Punjab, India and Punjab, Pakistan
Language Punjabi, Urdu, Seraiki
Religion Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism

Aulakh (Hindi: औलख) (Urdu: اولکھ), also known as Ola (ओला) or Aula (औला) is a clan from the Jat people found in Pakistan Punjab, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Overview[edit]

H.A. Rose wrote in the volume II of his book [1] on Page 25

Origin[edit]

Aulakhs claim Nagavanshi or Chandravanshi descent. According to Hindu mythology, Ayu was a Chandravansi ruler. Nine generations after him was born Alarva. Alarva had two sons namely Kaiyan and Nagas. Descendants of Nagas were called Nagavanshis. The Nagavansh had eight branches:

  1. Vasati or Vais
  2. Taxak or Takshak
  3. Aulakh
  4. Kalkal
  5. Kala, Kali, Dhaman, Kalkhande
  6. Meetha
  7. Bharshiv
  8. Bharhaich.

In Hindu mythology, one descendant of the Nagavanshi was Uluka who ruled in state of Uluka in the Dwapar Yuga. He was son of Kitava. He was king of a country and people of the same name. He was an ally of the Kauravas, and acted as their envoy to the Pandavas. The arrival of King Uluka into the Sabha ("Assembly") of Yudhishtra, has been mentioned in the Sabhaparva of the Mahabharata. The inhabitants of Uluka state and the descendants of Raja Uluka were known as Aulakh or Aula or Ola.

History[edit]

The British rulers in colonial India considered Aulakhs good soldiers. In 1922 Sepoy Jassa Singh Aulakh Was Shot Dead By Henry Templar A British Officer for marrying one his sisters. Jassa Singh's wife Margaret later committed suicide. There were many folk songs devoted to these lovers during the 1930s and 1950-40s.

Geographic distribution[edit]

The clan is spread all over Northern India, and is found in many villages of AMRITSAR District of PUNJAB. Three well-known Aulakh villages SOHAL THATHI , SOHAL are located in the Majha district outside of Taran Tarn. Aulakh mostly resides in Indian Punjab. After the Partition of India most of Aulakh Muslims among those 12 villages migrated to Pakistan, and settled in the central Punjab specially in Sheikhupura and villages near the town Safdarabad. They can also be found in the villages of Lahore, Shadipura (Lahore), Burewala (Gaggo), Sargodha, Gujranwala, Layyah, Sahiwal and Rajanpur.

Religion[edit]

In Pakistan Punjab they are mostly muslim. In Punjab state, they are mostly Sikhs. In Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, Aulakhs are mostly Hindus. Sikhs mostly spell the name as Aulakh. Hindu Jats of this gotra spell their name as Ola or Aula mostly in Rajasthan.

Notable Aulakhs[edit]

  • Marshal of the Indian Air Force Arjan Singh DFC (Aulakh Jat)[2][3][4]
  • Manna Singh Aulakh, father-in-law of Maharaja Ranjit Singh[5]
  • Maharani Jind Kaur - 4th Wife of Maharaja Ranjit Singh[6]
  • Arj Barker (Arjan Aulakh) American Comedian of Aulakh descent
  • Gurmit Singh Aulakh
  • Harpreet Singh Aulakh(Kohalia) Software Engineer, European Space Agency
  • Malik Ahmad Ali Aulakh, Agricultural Minister of Punjab,Pakistan [Party:PML(N)]```````````````````````````````````````
  • Jeevanjot Aulakh, Doctor
  • Pal Aulakh, Professor
  • Dr.Kanwar Yugraj Singh Aulakh, MAMC
  • Jaspreet Aulakh aka Sunny Aulakh, Godlike
  • Sukhjit Singh Aulakh (Tru-Skool), Music Producer/Instrumentalist/Composer/Vocalist
  • Arjan Singh Aulakh, Air Chief Marshall
  • Arjan Singh Aulakh, Wyoming Seminary student
  • Harman Singh Aulakh, Wyoming Seminary student
  • Sonia Kaur Aulakh, Registered Nurse in Canada
  • Hardeep Aulakh, very tall
  • Ajmer Aulakh, Punjabi Writer
  • Gursharan singh Aulakh,ITP Bench da nikamaa Developer
  • Gursheel Singh Aulakh,Photographer
  • Jeet Aulakh, Poet Artist
  • Kirpal Singh Aulakh, ex-vice-chancellor of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Prempal Singh Aulakh,Chak Mishri Khan,Amritsar
  • Ratan Aulakh, writer
  • Rebecca Aulakh,Model
  • Helen Aulakh, Top Canadian Surgeon
  • Rocky Singh of Asian Dub Foundation
  • Sahib Singh, World War I soldier
  • Shammi Aulakh, British Indian actor
  • Punitpal Singh Aulakh, Seattle dentist
  • Colenal Kundan Singh Aulakh, Former Punjab Hockey player, Also Ex-Colenal in the Indian Army Faught 3 wars with Bravery, Courage, and Determination.

S.HARBANS SINGH SOHAL,CHAIRMAN,CO-OPERATIVE BANKS,AMRITSAR

References[edit]

  • Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934.
  • Jat Samaj, Agra – October 1992
  • Capt. Dilip Singh Ahalawat: Jat Viron ka Itihas (Hindi)

See also[edit]

  1. ^ H. A. Rose. "A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West frontier province.". Open Library. Retrieved 2012-09-21. 
  2. ^ Roopinder Singh (2002). Arjan Singh: Marshal of The Indian Air Force. Rupa & Co. ISBN 8171679382. 
  3. ^ The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Opinions
  4. ^ Aulakh Family Network
  5. ^ Aulakh Family Network
  6. ^ Aulakh Family Network