Mehria

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Mehria or Mahiwal
Jat Clan
Location Punjab (Pakistan), Punjab (India), and Rajasthan
Language Punjabi and Rajasthani
Religion Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism
Surnames Chaudhary, Singh or Sharma

Mehria (also Meheria, Mahiwal/Mehiwal, Mahe or Mahit) is a gotra or clan of Jats or Brahmins found in the states of Punjab and Rajasthan in India.

Origin[edit]

These are very old gotras. In the eighth generation of the Mirhas, there lived a king called Mahit. His descendants were called Mahi or Mahe. They founded the Mahe dynasty. People settled on the banks of Mahi River were called Maheria.[1] In about the first century AD, Darunpur, somewhere near Sujangarh, was the capital of the Mahe kings.Meharia is also known as Singh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 275