bal ( _hi. बल) is a
gotraof Jats found in Haryanaand Punjab states in India. This gotra traces its origin from Ghazni(now in Afghanistan). People belonging to the Bal gotra claim to be descendants of SuryavanshiRaja Bali. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudi, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Adhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998] But according to Bhagvat Dutt they belong to the Anudynasty. According to the Mahabharata(Chapter -Adi Parva) King Bali is called the grandson on the maternal side of Raja Daksha. [Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats, Rohtak, India (1938, 1967)]
According to "
Deva Samhita", some Jats are the descendants of the daughter of Raja Daksha. Many historians regard Balias the descendant of Yayati. Bhagwat Dutt has proved that the Baluchies (of Baluchistan) are the descendant of Anup. [Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats, Rohtak, India (1938, 1967)]
Several people belonging to this gotra are found in
Haryana. The Sikh Jats belonging to this gotra are found in several big villages like Gurjit Singh Bal in Sathiala , Batalain Amritsar. [Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats, Rohtak, India (1938, 1967)]
Bal is a Sikh surname found in
Majharegion of Punjab. It is derived from a Sanskrit word BALA meaning strength. It is a Jatt tribe.
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