Randhawa is a Gotra of Jats found in Punjab, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan.

As per historian Ram SwarupJoon ,Falcon, R.W. (Captain), Handbook on Sikhs for the Use of Regimental Officers, Mahendra Singh Arya

about Saran, Randhawa, Kajla: The Saran gotra is a branch of YaduvanshiJats. Their capital was Jangaldesh (later Bikaner State) And they rule Jangaldesh more then 300 years, which was later occupied by the Rathors. The Sarans live in this area even today.

In the history of this gotra there have been two famous men named Chaudhary Kajal Singh and his son Chaudhary Randhir Singh. Kajal Singh is the forefather of the Kajlagotra of the Jats who mostly live in Bikaner and Haryana.and Later Kajal Singh descendants Established Amarpur Estate and Chaudhary Randhir Singh who founded the village of Jhandiala in 1580 in the Punjab near Batala , his descendants are called Randhawa or Radhaw also he built a village, which he named Jhanda after his eldest son’s name. Turga, the grandson of Randhir Singh, left his father’s village and founded Talwandi, His grandson Chaudhary Targha Of

TappaDabba was adopted the Sikh Panth and while serving as Jathedar in Patiala State ruled over TarghaPargana.later his descendants founded Talwandi Estate ( Chaudhary Pardhan Singh or Pardhan Chand), Khundah Estate (founder Chaudhary Dyanat Rai ) , Chamyari Estate, Doda Estate (Chaudhary Jaimal Singh or Jamal Chand) , Kathu Nagal ( Chaudhary Dalah Singh Of Chavinda) , Samalkha Estate ( Sardar Wazir Singh, Mustafabad Estate (Chaudhary Dana Singh and IspurEstste (ChadharyDasaundha Singh ).

Distribution in Maharashtra

Villages in Nasik district


Distribution in Uttar Pradesh –

Villages in Saharanpur district -Khalidpur

Distribution in Punjab-

Villages in Hoshiarpur district –

Randhawa named village is in Dasuatahsil in Hoshiarpur district, Punjab

In Hoshiarpur district the Randhawa population is 1,125.

Villages in Amritsar district-

Randhawa have a population of 42,480 in Amritsar district. This clan owns 116 villages and its main strength is in along the Batala border and around Mahta village in the area close to the Amritsar city.

Villages in Jalandhar district

Randhawa is village in Phillaurtahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.

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

According to B S Dhillon the population of Randhawa clan in Jalandhar district is 3,300.

Villages in Firozpur district –

In Firozpur district the Randhawa population is 930.

Villages in Kapurthala district –

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

Villages in Ludhiana district-

Bharthala Randhawa is village in Payal Tahsil in Ludhiana district, Punjab.

Villages in Muktsar district

Randhawa is village in Muktsartahsil in Muktsar district in Punjab.

Villages in Patiala district

Randhawa is village in Patiala tahsil in Patiala district in Punjab.

Randhawa have a population of 6,960 in Patiala district. This clan holds two villages in the sub-district of Sahibgarh and the village of Mimsa in the Sub-district Amargarh.

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Hayat Nagar,

Distribution in Jammu and Kashmir

Villages in Jammu district-

Rakh Flora, Sai, Gharana, Gharani, Baspur, Dhair, Nandpur, Nanga, Tupsari, Kaku De Khote, Samba.

Distribution in Himachal Pradesh-

Villages in Hamirpur district – Nadaun,

Distribution in Pakistan-

Randhawa – The Randhawa claim Saran ancestry. The Randhawa are one of the larger Jat tribes, found in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Lahore and Kasur districts. Prior to partition, Muslim Randhawa were also present in Amritsar, Firuzpur, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Jalandhar and Patiala districts.

References :-

  • B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.242,
  • Falcon, R.W. (Captain), Handbook on Sikhs for the Use of Regimental Officers, Printed at the Pioneer Press, Allahabad, India, 1896, pp. 81-103.
  • History and study of the Jats, B S Dhillon,
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