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Jat Clan
Location India: Punjab (India), Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Sirsa, Jalandhar, Pakistan: Sialkot District
Language Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu
Religion Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism,

Bajwa is a major landowner clan of the Jat community, native to the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.[1]

Distribution in India and Pakistan[edit]

Villages in Jind district, Maharashtra[edit]

Bajwa (Village . Dahitana, th. Paranda, D. Osmanabad (Maharshtra). )

Villages in Patiala district[edit]

The Bajwa population in Patiala is 2,820.[2] The Bajwa population in Amritsar is 2,874.[3]

Villages in Gurdaspur district[edit]

In district Gurdaspur, the Bajwa population is 3,711.[4]

Villages Sukhana Bajwa in Gujranwala district, Pakistan[edit]

The Bajwa population in Sukhana Bajwa is 1,162.

Golley Bajwa (Narowal)"Waqas Bajwa" ≈Ban Bajwa (Narowal)"Waqas Bajwa" ≈Bollay Bajwa (Narowal)"Waqas Bajwa" ≈Golley Bajwa (Sangla hill)"Waqas Bajwa"


The Bajwa clan is believed to be the bravest among the Jat. The word "Bajwa" means the 'Clan of the Hawk' and is derived from the word "Baaz Wala", the Persian word for hawk or falcon. The Bajwas reside in the Bajwat, which means 'the land of Bajwas', and are the native inhabitants of Bajwat Areas of the Sialkot and Narowal districts in Punjab (Pakistan) and Gurdaspur District in India. Nowadays the Bajwat is known as Bajwat sector, which is the border area of Pakistan and India.


Bajwa is a prominent Jat clan (tribe) of the Punjab.[citation needed] They claim Suryavansh descent, meaning that they are the sons of Sun God, the family of superiors of the subcontinent. This is according to ancient Hindu Mythologies, which have been part of the belief structure of many people in India for thousands of years. There are many stories about the origin of Bajwa in India, but it is a settled fact that the Bajwa Jat clan is an ancient and prominent tribe and are the inhabitants of Indian Punjab from ancient times which has now been divided into two countries, Pakistan and India. Today, Bajwa tribe have settled in different countries and are prominent in every field of life around the globe.

According to a myth, the ancestor of the Bajwas is Baba Manga. Their place of origin is Bajwat in the Sialkot and Narowal districts of Pakistan. This place is located in the Shiwalik foothills and is quite near the Indian border as well as the city of Jammu. It is said that Bajwa Jats had eighty-four villages in the Sialkot area.

Another legend professes that one of their ancestors, Rai Jaison, was forced to leave Delhi by Rai Pithora (Prithvi Raj Chauhan), and then he settled in Sailkot-Jammu region near the foothills of Shiwalik.

The first myth holds that Baba Manga had seven sons. Naro the eldest, established a village, named as Naro Bajwa Narowal after him. Another son, Deepa founded Kotli Bajwa and the third son, Chandu founded Chanduwal. The small city of Pakistan Chawinda at the Indian border the in Sailkot district was also established in the name of Chawinda Sing Bajwa.

The ancestors of the Bajwa clan, Bajwa (or Wajab) used to live in Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, and the presence of a small railway station in the name of Bajwa in the area of Rajistan-Gugrat province was helpful in finding out the real story of origin of this ancient prominent jatt Bajwa tribe. From there, the ancestors of Bajwa's migrated to Sialkot, Gujranwala, Jammu, Gurdaspur and Northern Indian Punjab. One of his descendants became the rulers of Multan. Raja Shilp, a Bajwa ruler, was ousted from Multan by Sikandar Lodhi. According to ancient history, Raja Shilp had two sons named Kala and Lis, who both reared hawks. Bajwas in India are mostly Sikhs, while Bajwas in Pakistan are usually Muslims. Bajwas became Sikhs under the religious influence of Great Baba Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of the Sikh Religion (born at Nankana Sahib about Five hundred years ago) and were the companions of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the great Sikh ruler of Punjab in India.


There is a roughly equal distribution of Bajwas in both India and Pakistan. In India they are overwhelmingly Sikh with a strong Hindu Bajwa {Bajia in Rajasthan} community presence. In Pakistan, Bajwas are Muslim, Sunni, or Ahmadiyya/Qadiyani.

Notable Bajwas[edit]



  • Asif Bajwa, Ex-National Hockey League Player & Ex-Secretary of the Hockey Federation of Pakistan. He later became Pakistan's Hockey Team Manager and Chief Coach.



  • Rupa Bajwa, eminent Female English Novelist of India.



  1. ^ "Home of the Bajwa Family". Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  2. ^ History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN 1895603021 or ISBN 978-1895603026.
  3. ^ History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN 1895603021 or ISBN 978-1895603026. p.124
  4. ^ History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon.ISBN 1895603021 or ISBN 978-1895603026. 127