Something About Jangra Community

Members of this community are spread widely in northern and are also known as jangid brhamins and are spread around the areas of Rajasthan are identified as superior castes of vishvakarma community. Khati or jangid Brahmins communities are similar to the other brahmin communities found all over north India. Khati or jangid Brahmins are divided into five gotras or clans, each a Rishi named in the Yajurveda. The word ‘khati’ describes the word ‘kshatriya’ in distorted form. In no way, the Jangid/Jangra should call themselves Brahmins. They always display ‘Rajasik’ behavior that has to do with strength, or work of hands and feet.

Other communities associated with Khati are spread in various districts of Ferozepur, Sangrur, Ludhiana and Faridkot (Punjab), Sirsa, Hissar, Panipat in Haryana, Sriganganagar, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Banswara, Dungarpur, Sagwara, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu, Naguar, Alwar, Bharatpur, (Rajasthan), Surat and Ahmedabad (Gujrat)Mumbai (Maharashtra)and in (Nepal). In the Punjab they identify themselves, to some extent with Ramgarhia, in Haryana with Khati, in Rajasthan with Khati, and in Gurjrat and Maharashtra again with Khati.

They are people who for generations have been associated with engineering/building and construction. Before British empire in India Vishwakarma Brhamins were the main engineers and architects and were preachers of technology but it was after industrial revolution that their superior status was disturbed as their traditional skills were shattered. However in the present times most of the top engineering works are conducted by them and they have an inborn intellect for technology.

Besides this, some other people of clan Khati, ethnically and professionally distinct to above are also reside in Uttarakhand and Himanchal Pradesh of India. These people belongs to the Rajput and mostly reside at Kumaon and Garhwal divisions of Uttarakhand.

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