Ramgarhia

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Ramgarhia
Profile
Country India
Region Punjab
Ethnicity Punjabi
Ramgarhia has no chief, and is an armigerous clan
Historic seat Amritsar
A 1780 map of the Punjab Region shows the relative positions of the Sikh Misls and other states.
Sikh Confederacy
(1707–1799)

The Ramgarhia are a community of Indo Aryan Khatri Sikhs from the Punjab region of northwestern India.[1] They are named after Jassa Singh Ramgarhia who was the leader of the Ramgarhia Misl.[2][3]

The Ramgarhia was one of the three misls selected to guard the Harmandir Sahib from attack. Jassa Singh Ramgarhia had Ramgarhia Bunga built in 1755 to the east of the temple. The fort has 156 ft high twin towers and three basements, capable of hiding troops, and houses the Mughal coronation stone, brought by Jassa Singh Ramgarhia from the Red Fort in Delhi.[4]

Generally, Sikh carpenters use Ramgarhia as a surname whereas Hindu carpenters use Dhiman.[5]

Clan lords[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chopra, Pran Nath (1982). Religions and communities of India. p. 184. 
  2. ^ Singha, H. S. (2000). The encyclopedia of Sikhism. p. 111. 
  3. ^ Saini, A. K.; Chand, Hukam. History of Medieval India. p. 146. ISBN 978-81-261-2313-1. 
  4. ^ "Bunga Ramgarhia". The Sikh Misl. Retrieved 30 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Judge, Paramjit S. (1996). Strategies of Social Change in India. M. D. Publications. p. 54. ISBN 978-8-17533-006-1.