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Dhand

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Pronunciation  Dhand
Region of origin  '''Punjab''', India

Dhand (ਢੰਡ) is a Punjabi surname of the Khatri (ਖਤ੍ਰੀ) caste.

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Family line

Dhands have a family temple of ancestors which goes back to 1695 AD, located at the village Pohir (Tehsil Ahmedgarh) District Ludhiana. It is just about 30 km from Ludhiana on Ludhiana Malerkotla Road. Traditionally Dhands visit this place and pray to our Vade Vadehere (Fore-fathers) for the wellbeing of the new-borns and newly wedded couples and the Parivar (Family).

Members

An annual congregation of the Dhands from all over is also held on the Amavasia (Dark Night) following Raakhi festival, i.e., in the Moon Month of Bhadra following the month of Savan. Dhands as "The Dhand Parivar", i.e., the community get together and make prayers. It is a common belief that Great Grand Ancestors do shower blessings on the Dhand Parivars. In 2011 it was held on 29 August at Pohir village.

Pohir is known to be the origin of all Dhands who are all settled in the area around under Ludhiana and Sangrur Districts including Village Sidhwan Bet in Tehsil Jagraon of Ludhiana District.

Recent

As of today the Dhands have relocated to far off places including overseas such as Australia, Canada, USA, Germany, England, Africa. In India many of the Dhand community have migrated to Delhi, Mumbai, Gujarat, Hyderabad, and Kolkata, succeeding in jobs and business.

One can also see many places named Dhand on the maps of IIndia and Pakistan. It is not known as to how these locations are related to the community.

Other

Very closely related to the name "Dhand" are "Dhanda". It is not known whether they too belong to the same or a different clan.

References

Dhand Wikipedia


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