Jaswal

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Jaswal is a Chandravanshi Rajput clan found predominantly in North Western India.

The etymological origins of the word Jaswal can be traced back to the Kingdom of Jaswan that was founded around 1170 CE in present day Himachal Pradesh.

Religion-wise, Jaswals, in the contemporary context, like any other Rajput caste, are primarily Hindu and can be Sikh.

Genealogy[edit]

The Jaswal Rajputs are a branch of the Katoch clan of Kangra. Their ancestor Raja Purab Chand was a brother of the then Raja of Kangra who carved out an independent kingdom in the Swaan valley, which came to be known as Jaswan.[1] His descendants were hence known as Jaswal Rajputs. The Jaswal gotra is also very predominant in the Jatt clan.


The present head of the clan is Raja Naginder Singh son of Raja Chain Singh Jaswal (since 1945) who lives in his ancestral palace at Amb (Una District).[2]

Jaswal villages[edit]

  • LaL Singi, Distt Una (HP)
  • Amlehar, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Badoh, District Una, Himachal Pradesh
  • Baloh,Hamirpur Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Behin, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Bhadsali,Distt.Una (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Bham, Hoshiarpur, Jitender Punjab (India)
  • Dangoh, Distt. Una, Teh. Amb, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Deoli, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Jandoli, Hoshiarpur, Punjab (India)
  • Jambal Bassi, Vaneet Thakur(Home) (India)
  • Jheer and Salag- Sarkaghat distt Mandi HP India
  • Kathon Teh. Lad - Bharol, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Kuthera Jaswalan, Himachal Pradesh {India}
  • Narur, Kapurthala, Punjab (India)
  • Panjarar-Salouni, Tehsil-Barsar,Hamirpur, Himachal Pardesh (India)
  • Rajpura Jaswan, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Sapauri, Una, Himachal Pradesh
  • Saloh, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Simas, Teh. Lad - Bharol, District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Slapper (Khurahal),Distt. Mandi,Teh. Sunder Nagar Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Una, Himachal Pradesh (India)
  • Maili, Hoshiarpur, Punjab (India)
  • Sakoh & Paron Dharampur Teh. Sarkaghat Distt. Mandi (HP)
  • Jadla,keori District Una Himachal Pradesh(INDIA)
  • Lidhkot distt una hp
  • Poliyan Jaswalaan, Amb, Himacha Pradesh
  • Kudet Chaksaria Amb Una Himachal Pradesh
  • Masot Pragur Dehra Kangra Himachal Pradesh

Notable persons[edit]

  • Akrit Jaswal, Child Prodigy
  • Lt Gen(Retd) Baljit Singh Jaswal, PVSM, AVSM**, VSM [3] GOC-in-C (general officer commanding-in-chief) of Northern Command Indian Army.
  • Kanwar Rameshwar Singh Jaswal, Indian Police Services (IPS)[4]
  • Wg Cdr (Retd.) B.S. Jaswal, Awarded the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) on 26 January 1963 for his heroic rescue in Ladakh in his helicopter "Angel of Mercy" in severe weather conditions.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Government of Himachal Pradesh, India". 
  2. ^ "State Government of Himachal Pradesh, India". 
  3. ^ "Army training chief to head northern command - Thaindian News". Thaindian.com. 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  4. ^ "Kanwar Rameshwar Singh IPS". Sites.google.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03. 
  5. ^ Gazette of India, 26 January 1963 - No.10-Pres/63 dated 26 January 1963