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The Mandahar or Madadh are tribe of Rajputs & Jats, still can be found in karnal, panipat, jind, kurukshetra, ambala, gurgaon, kaithal, Haryana and Punjab. Some famous villages of Madadh Rajputs in Haryana are Salwan, Ghauranda, Batte, Kalayat, Rahara, etc. A few Mandahar are also found in Saharanpur District in Uttar Pradesh.1

In District Gujrat, tehsil Kharian Village Named Mandahar, they are considered Jats.


According to their traditions, they came from Ayodhya and settled in Jind, driving out the Chandel and Varya Rajputs, and overpowering the Jats. They then spread to Patiala, and were the effective rulers of the region between Jind and Patiala. The suryavanshi Mandahar(MADADH) then came to the attention of Firuz Shah Tughlaq, the Sultan of Delhi, who defeated them in battle and converted their chiefs to Islam. Over time the entire tribe was converted to Islam, and formed an important element of the rana community of Haryana. The Mandahar(MADADH) claim to be Suryavanshi Rajputs, and claim descent from Lav, son of the Ram, and claim a common origin with the Bargujar. They were settled mainly in the valley of Yamuna, mainly in and around Kaithal for at least six centuries. Like other Rana communities, they were forced out of Haryana at the time of the partition of India. They are now found mainly in [Punjab ], especially in the districts of Kasur and Okara.2


  1. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of Punjab by H.A Rose pages 65 Low Price
  2. ^ A Glossary of the Tribes and Castes of Punjab by H.A Rose pages 65 Low Price

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