Bachal

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Bachal (also known as Bachhal, Bachhawat, Bachgoti and Bachalgoti[1]) are a clan of Rajput group in India. Further, in Pakistan and Afghanistan, Bachal or Bachhal (also known as Bachak, Bajal, Buchal) are part of the converted Muslim Rajput group.

Origin[edit]

Gaurua Bachal[edit]

In areas around Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, Sisodias, Kachwaha, Jasawats, Thakars who call themselves, Gaurua are usually referred as Bachal. The origin of Gaurua name is obscure, but it implies impure descant and is merely a generic title. However, they do not own their name Bachal after Queen Bachal, mother of Gogaji but after a place called Bachban at Sehi, where their Guru always reside. They say they emigrated from Chittor 700 to 800 years ago but it is probable their migration took place after Allahudin Khilji's famous siege in 1303 AD. However, as they gave name Ranera to one of their original settlements in Mathura district, there can be little doubt that emigration took place after 1202, when the Ruler of Chittor, themselves assumed the title or Rana instead of old Rawal.[2]

Bachal (Muslim Rajput)[edit]

Further, Bachal Rajput are seem to have occupied large portions of North Western Province, present day Pakistan and Afghanistan as per history. Some sources also mention that they were associated with Batani Buddhists, when they occupied that part of county (present day Afghanistan & North-Western Pakistan). Further, Bachak, Bajal, Buchal in this countries refers to Bachal Rajput. They are now a part of converted Muslim Rajput groups in these countries. They could be either descendant of historical Chandravanshi lineage or Chauhan-Gogaji descent.[3][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ BACHAL OR BACHALGOTI The Rajputs: history, clans, culture, and nobility by Rānā Muḥammad Sarvar K̲h̲ān̲.
  2. ^ Thus we have Garuas, who call themselves, some Kachhwahas, some Jassawats, some Sisodiays, throughout series of Thakur clan Mathura-Brindaban-The Mystical Land Of Lord Krishna By F. S. Growse Page 27
  3. ^ [1] The Hazāra]s by Hassan Poladi
  4. ^ [2] Afghanistan of the Afghans by Ikbal Ali Shah (Sirdar.)