Dhaliwal or Dhariwal is a Clan in the Jats mostly of the Jat Sikh(Jatt) found in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan.They are found in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi-NCR. Since last century, they have been settled outside Indian subcontinent like United States of America, Canada, United Kingdom,Australia and other countries.

Some theories of Origin of Dhaliwal’s –

  • Dhaliwal Jats are said to be descended from Gupta Empire.They are said to be descendants of a Bhatti Jats. Some sources suggest that they are from Dholpur. The name changed to Dhaliwal in Malwa and Dhariwal in Majha. Dhaliwal people settled in Jodhpur and Bangar of Rajasthan Ghaggar banks which were inhabited by a slim section called Pachahda who were often clashing with Dandwalis and Gills and some times went ahead to disturb the Chahals of Khiala village. Once, the Pachahda attack got really intense and the Chahals went to their maternal grandfather Sidh Dhaliwal in Bangar. They came back with his hordes and met Pachahdas near Sardulgarh. The Pachahda chief Baba Dalla was slained in the ensuing battle. Baba Sidh’s army also suffered heavily and Pachahdas kept following his army. At last Baba Sidh was also slained near village Bhama.
  • The remaining members of Sidh’s army founded Bhama Kalan, BhamaKhurad, Raman Nandi, Bajewala villages in Sardulgarh of Moga District and later Dhaula and Tapa. Then they founded Nihal Singh Wala, Dhaliwal Bet in Kapurthala and Dhariwal in Gurdaspur.
  • As per H.A. Rose that the Dhariwal, Dhāriwāl, Dhaniwāl or Dhāliwāl, (or, in Karnal, Phor) Jats, for the name is spelt in all three ways, are said to be Bhattis, and to take their name from their place of origin Dharanagar.They are found chiefly on the Upper Sutlej and in the fertile district to the west, their head-quarters being the north-western corner of the Malwa, or Ludhiana, Ferozepur, and the adjoining parts of Patiala.
  • Mr. Brandreth describes them as splendid cultivators, and the most peaceful and con- tented portion of the population of the tract. Akbar conferred the title of Mian on MihrMitha and gave him 120 villages around Dhaula and Kangar in jagir.The Dhaliwals have undoubtedly been settled in that part from an early period, and the south-east angle of the Moga tehsil is still called the Dhaliwal tappa. Mitha’s descendants are still called Mian, but they are said not to have been converted to Islam though for several generations their leaders bore distinctly Muhammadan names. However this may be MihrMitha is now their sidh with a shrine at Lallawala in Patiala, and on the 2nd sudi of each month sweetened- bread and milk are offered to it. In Sialkot, however, their sidh is called Bhoi and his seat is said to be at JanerFatta.

The Dhaliwals are divided into two groups, Udhi or Odi and Moni or Muni (who alone are said to be followers of MihrMitha in Gujranwala)

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Dhaliwal named Village is in Batalatahsil in Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

Villages in Patiala district

The population of Dhaliwal in Patiala district is 54,000. It appears that this clan has settled in this area around 12th or 13th century A.D. from Jaisalmer. Dhaliwals are mainly to be found in the sub-districts of Bhatinda and Bhikhi and their important septs are Mani, Rureka, Ramana, Udi, and Dina.

Villages in Moga district


Villages in Ludhiana district

Dhaliwals have a population 32,454 in Ludhiana district. This clan holds many villages around the towns of Pakhowal and Jagraon.

Dhaliwal is village in tahsilSamrala of district Ludhiana

Chak Kalan (Ludhiana West Tahsil) has the population of Dhaliwals.


Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Dhaliwalis village in tahsil and district Hoshiarpur

Villages in Jalandhar district

Dhaliwal is village in Jalandhar -II tahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.

Dhaliwal is village in Nakodartahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.

Villages in Kapurthala district

Dhaliwal Bet, Dhaliwal Dona are village in Kapurthala tahsil in Kapurthala district in Punjab, India.

Villages in Amritsar district

Jhabal Kalan,

Villages in Sangrur district

Ahmedgarh, Dhaliwalbas, Jakhepal,

Villages in Mansa district

Bajewala, Dhaula-Barnala, Raman Nandi

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Yamunanagar district

Chaurahi, Telipura, Diyalgarh, Tarunwala, NaglaJagir,

Villages in Karnal district

Jatpura, Dabri,

Villages in Panipat district


Villages in Jind district

Chhapar in Safidon Tehsil ,

Villages in Kaithal district


Villages in Palwal district


Villages in Gurgaon district

Jaurasi, Fatehpur, Rangala,

Villages in Faridabad district

Jawan, Jaye,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Churu district

DhariwalJats are found in villages: DhaniDungarsinghpura, Dhariwal Ki Dhani, JetpuraChuru,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Hapur District


Villages in JyotibaPhule Nagar District

Alipur Kalan-Amroha, JagwaKhurd,BheraBharatpur,

Villages in Muzzafarnagar District


Villages in Moradabad District


Villages in LakhimpurKheri District

Bhagwant Nagar, Dhaka(Pakaria), Gajraura,

Villages in Meerut District

Dhanju, Rahawati,

Villages in Sambhal District

Mehmoodpur Kunj,

Distribution in Uttarakhand

Villages in Haridwar district


Distribution in Pakistan

The Dhaliwal or Dhariwal are a major Jat clan in MandiBahauddin district. They are also found in Gujranwala, Sialkot, Lahore and Narowal.

Villages in Sialkot District


References :-

  • B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.237
  • A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol l/D, p.236.
  • History and study of the Jats. B.S Dhillon.p.126.
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