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Dhaliwal (धालीवाल), also known as Dhariwal (धारीवाल) or Dhaniwal is a Jat clan found in the Punjab and Haryana region of India and Pakistan.[1]

Dhaliwal Jats are descendants of a Bhatti Rajput prince, the fourth son of Rao Deoraj II of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Although some sources suggest that they are from Dholpur. The name changed to Dhaliwal in Malwa and Dhariwal in Majha. Dhaliwal people settled in Jodhpur and Bangar of Rajasthan Ghaggar banks were inhabited by a slim section called Pachahda who were often clashing with Dandwalis and Gills and some times went ahead to disturb the Chahals of Khiala village. Once, the Pachahda attack got really intense and the Chahals went to their maternal grandfather Sidh Dhaliwal in Bangar. They came back with his hordes and met Pachahdas near Sardulgarh. The Pachahda chief Baba Dalla was slain in the ensuing battle. Baba Sidh’s army also suffered heavily and Pachahdas kept following his army. At last Baba Sidh was also slain near village Bhama. The remaining members of Sidh’s army founded Bhama Kalan, Bhama Khurad, Raman Nandi, Bajewala villages in Sardulgarh of Moga District and later Dhaula and Tapa. Then they founded Nihal Singh Wala, Dhaliwal Bet in Kapurthala and Dhariwal in Gurdaspur.

Dhaliwal community settled in the area of Jhunir for the first time either at the end of 11th century or beginning of 12th century. There are many Dhaliwal villages around Jhunir. Dandiwals fought against them and forced them to retract towards Kangar. Dhaliwals defeated Cheemas and captured Kangar. They built a fort at Kangar and moved toward Moga, Punjab. At Dina which is 2km north of Kangar was visited by the tenth guru gobind singh ji and was were the guruji wrote the famous zafarnama to the mughal emperor Aurengzeb.


  1. ^ A. H. Bingley. Sikhs. Atlantic Publishers & Distributors. p. 44. Retrieved 30 December 2013.