Bhullar is gotra of Jats in Uttar Pradesh,Punjab, India and Pakistan.

Bhullars entered the Punjab:

There are different views on how the Bhullars entered the Punjab. According to Nijjar (2008), the Jat clans moved from Central Asia to India during the period between the 5th and the 9th century. According to James Tod (1829) Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India, v. 1, 2 , for centuries a few Jat tribes lived in co-existence in the current Punjab, while a large number of Jat tribes moved from Rajasthan to Punjab and other areas of India. Ibbetson (2002) noted that Bhullar’s, Mann’s and Hayer’s are believed to be the original settlers of the Punjab, gotras without entering Punjab through the Rajasthan route as done by the other Jat gotras. Bhullar and Mann were two brothers. Bhullars of Western Punjab, Haryana Rajasthan consider themselves to be the brothers of the Maans, and Heer gotras (clan).

Thousands of years ago ancestors of Bhullar, Maan and Hayer, lived in Iran and Turkistan. Sir Lepel Griffin (1865) was of the opinion that the Bhullars came into the Punjab region from the present Central Asia. Most of the Jat tribes entered the Punjab in the 5th century. There are many theories about the origin of the Jats. Jats are sometimes considered to be of Scythian (Saka), Indo-European, Indo-Iranian or Indo-Aryan stock in view of the similar physical features and common practices with one or the other of these groups.

As per H.A. Rose writes that Bhular, Her / Hayer and Mann tribes call themselves asl or “original” Jats, and are said to have sprung from the jaṭ or “matted-hair” of Mahadeo, whose title is Bhola (‘simple’) Mahadeo. They say that the Malwa was their original home, and are commonly reckoned as two and a half tribes, the Her only counting as a half. But the bards of the Man, among which tribe several families have risen to political importance, say that the whole of the Mann and Bhular and half the Her tribe of Jat

were the earliest Kshatriya immigrants from Rajasthan to the Punjab. The head-quarters of the Bhular appear to be Lahore,Sialkot and Ferozepur, and the confines of the Manjha and Malwa; but they are returned in small numbers from every division in the Punjab except Delhi and Rawalpindi, from almost every District, and from every Native State of the Eastern Plains except Dujana, Loharu, and Pataudi. The tribe is probably not a wholly homogeneous one. In Jind its Sidh is Kalanjar, whose samddh is at Mari, and to it milk is offered on the 14th badi of each month ; also cloth at a wedding or the birth of a son. In Sialkot its Sidh is Bhora, whose khāngāh is revered at weddings. In Montgomery the Bhular are Hindu and Muhammadan Jats and classed as agricultural and warriors.

Historically, Bhullars were settled latest of all mainly in the current Majha region of Punjab in large numbers, but were found in the area around Lahore, Sialkot, Multan (in Pakistan) and Amritsar. Bhullar population in the current Majha region of Punjab India remained constant. Bhullars have ancestral place of worship called ‘Baba Shid’ in Jind riast currently district in Haryana, and in the Sangrur and Rampura in Bathinda District of Punjab India.

After the partition of India in 1947, the Bhullars were scattered all across the Punjab region. Many also moved out of Pakistan during the divide between India and Pakistan

Villages in Patiala district

Bhullar population is 12,300 in Patiala district.

Villages in Moga district

Charik, Ramu Wala,

Villages in Amritsar district

In Amritsar district the population of Bhullars is 7,113.

Bhullari, Khihalla Khurd, Khihalla Kalan

Villages in Ludhiana district

In Ludhiana district the population of Bhullars is 5,310.

Villages in Jalandhar district

According to B S Dhillon the population of Bhullar clan in Jalandhar district is 750.

Villages in Firozpur district

In Firozpur district the Bhullar population is 9,900.

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Bhullar named village is in tahsil Batala of Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

Villages in Jalandhar district

Bhullar is village in Nakodar tahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.

Bhullar is village in Phillaur tahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.

Villages in Kapurthala district

Bhullar is village in Kapurthala tahsil in Kapurthala district in Punjab, India.

Villages in Ludhiana district

Ramgarh Bhullar is village in Jagraon Tahsil in Ludhiana district, Punjab.

Villages in Muktsar district

Bhular is village in Muktsar tahsil in Muktsar district in Punjab.

Bhullarwala is village in Malout tahsil in Muktsar district in Punjab.

Villages in Lahore district

Ladhkei, Bhullar, Lakhana, Lalyani

Villages in Sialkot district

Chak Kakka, Bhullar, Bhullar Mairay Wala, Bhullar Rohi Wala, Bhullar Sharif

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Saharanpur district

Paniyali Kasimpur,

Villages in Hapur district

Pawati, Babugarh, Nawada Kalan

Distribution in Pakistan

The Bhullar, together with the Heer/Hayer, Maan and Nagi, are considered the oldest Jat clan. They were found as far east as Patiala, and far west as Sargodha.

According to 1911 census, the Bhullars were the principal Muslim Jat clans in the Punjab region (Undivided India) with population of 1,373 in Lahore district, and 61 in Amritsar district and 1,232 in Sialkot district

References :-

  • B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India, p.237, s.n.28
  • Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 272
  • History and study of the Jats. B.S Dhillon.
  • Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India, v. 1, 2 By James Tod.
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