Bandesha

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The Bandechha (also spelled Bandesha or Badesha) is a Jatt clan.[1][2]

History and origin[edit]

They claim Suryavanshi descent. Ignoring the historical facts, K.C. Yadav holds the view that most of the Jat tribes came to the Punjab in eleventh century during the days of Mahmud of Ghazni and Orhan.[citation needed] Bandechha too are believed to have migrated to the province at this time. According to some traditions, Bandechha clan originated from the village Fatehgarh Churian of Gurdaspur district.

Religion[edit]

Most of the members of this clan are Sikhs by religion in India and Muslims in Pakistan.

Distribution[edit]

India[edit]

In India, Bandechhas are found mostly in Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Patiala, Ludhiana in Punjab and Karnal in Haryana in India. Prominent Bandechha villages include Buche Nangal, Fatthu Dhinga, Sarai Banjara, Shah Kot, Badesha, Fatehgarh Churian, Brass, Shahkot. The Bandechha population is around 3,540 in Patiala district.

Pakistan[edit]

In Pakistan, Bandechhas are mostly found in Faisalabad and Khanewal districts in Punjab (Pakistan)Hudiara in Lahore . Some have migrated further to Sindh.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of Punjab and the North West Frontier Province Volume II page 881 by Horace A Rose
  2. ^ Punjabi Musalmans by J M Wikely page 112