Baisoya

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Baisoya is a Sanskrit word, a portmanteau of bai (cotton) and soya (sleep). This term is said to be derived from an event when Karna Singh was returning after fighting a Muslim king in Ghazni in 972, and stopped to sleep in a cotton field during his travels home.

Baisoya's are mostly Hindu in India, and do not marry within their gotra(baisoya). They worship several Hindu gods and some are Arya Samajis.They are called by many names (gotras) from place to place like in the Delhi NCR region, they use the word Baisoya, in Muzaffarnagar, U.P. they use Siroha or Jatla. In Alwar (Rajasthan) they use the words Baisoiya, Siroha, Saroha, Besoya.

In Uttar Pradesh, the Siroha Gurjars have two villages in the district Muzaffarnagar. One is Toda Gujran in Budhana tehsil and another one is Jarvad in Mirapur tehsil.

In Delhi some villages which have Baisoya community aliganj, Purani Pilanji (Sarojini Nagar), Nayi Pilanji, Khairpur, Joodbagh, Garhi Jharia Maria. Jood Bagh village is located in Kotla Mubarakpur Village nayi Pillanji s(south extn. new delhi), Khairpur, Joodbagh are a chain of villages located near south extn.[citation needed]. In NOIDA villages like Barola, Aghapur, Morna are also having Baisoya community. Although the literacy level is low but due to rising costs of land people in the community have created good sources of revenues for themselves.