Naroo

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The Naru is a Rajput tribe, found in Punjab, Pakistan. The Naru were the most widespread of the hill Rajputs. Naroo Belong to Suryavansha- the Solar clan especially associated with Rama (the King of Ayodhya). Traditionally, in the plains of Punjab, most of the Rajput clans had converted to Islam.

Like other Muslim Rajputs, they migrated to Pakistan after partition. In Pakistan they are found in the districts of Sialkot, Lahore, Shiekhupura, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Mianwali and Faisalabad.

History

The Narus claim that their ancestor was a Surajbansi (Suryavanshi) Rajput of Muttra, named Nipal Chand, descended from Raja Ram Chand who was Raja Karan Singh's fifth descendent. He was converted in the time of Mahmud of Ghazni and took the name of Naru Shah. Naru Shah settled at Mau in Jalandhar, whence his son, Ratan Pal, founded Phillaur hence founded the four Naru parganas of Hariana, Bajwara, Sham Chaurasi and Ghorewaha in Hoshiarpur and that of Bahram in Jullunder.Naru Khan’s grandson and son of Raja Rai Ratanpal Chand(who capture Phillaur) Rai Baripal Chand had already seized Bhangala, and Dasuya The chief men of these parganas are still called Rai or Rana. Some kept Brahmans of the Baadeo got.

Mahmud of Ghazni conquered the country on both sides of the Sutlej River, and placed Talochar in charge of it. After leaving Mau he made Bajwara his capital, but the attacks made on him by the hill chiefs compelled him to invoke Mahmud’s aid, and Pathan troops were sent him who were cantoned along the foot of the Siwaliks and are still settled there. Rana Sihra, Naru Khan’s descendant in the fifth generation, returned to Ajudhia, whence Talochar had come, and re-conquered his ancient kingdom, over which he appointed a viceroy. He died at his way back to Punjab at Sunam. His third descendant, Rana Mal, had five sons - Kilcha, Bhoja, Dhuni, Massa and Jassa, who divided the territory. Kilcha got the Hariana ilaqa with 750 villages, including Nandachuar, Bahram, Bulhowal, with the title of Tika. Dhuni got the Dhuniat, i.e., Patti, Khanaura, Muna, Badla, Harta, Mukhliana, Phaglana, Matiana, etc. Naru Khan’s grandson and son of Raja Rai Ratanpal Chand(who capture Phillaur) Rai Baripal Chand had already seized Bhangala, and Dasuya with 770 villages, .

Naru mostly lived in Disst Hushyarpur and there are 84 villages belong to Naru. After the partition of India, all the Muslim Naru Rajputs moved into Pakistan. But others who were Hindu ans Sikh stayed in India. Narus have close links with Kachwaha and Sisodia royal clans.

Culture and religion

To maintain bloodline, many Naroo Rajputs do not marry outside their tribe. They are famous for bravery. They arrange meals every year, in which they demonstrate their bravery.

Notable people[edit]

    Raja Nipal Chand Naru : Founder of Naru clan and great warrior.
   Rana Hamir: Fight against Alla Ud Din Khilji.
   Raja Rai Rattan Pal: Capture the Phillaur fort and great Naru Rajput warrior.
   Raja Rai Baripal Chand
   Gurdan Saini: Commanded the Sisodia Rajput force of Rana Hamir Dev against Turks in 14th Century CE.
   Rana Sihra: Naru Rajput ruler.

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