The Mahaar are a Jutt tribe found in the Punjab province of Pakistan.[1] The Mahaar are entirely distinct from the Mahar, another tribe of Jutt origin found in Sindh and Punjab.

History and origin

The tribe claims descent from Mahaar, a brother of Johiya (the ancestor of the Johiya tribe). Mahaar is said to be the elder brother of Johiya, being a son of Iyas, a Shaikh Siddiqui holyman, who is said to have married Rani Nal, daughter of the Bhatti Rajput Raja Chuharhar. Mahaar's grandson, Wag became Raja of a place called Garh Mathila. Wag grandson, Sanwra is said to have migrated to Sirsa, in what is now Haryana. The Sirsa branch of the Mahaar are known as the Sanwrepotre (the sons of Sanwra in Hindi). Another branch settled in Shahr Fareed in Bahawalpur District.

At the partition of India, the Sanwrepotre, like other Muslim Jutts of the region, migrated to Pakistan.[2]


The Mahaar are found mostly along the valley of the Sutlej river, in the districts of Bahawalnagar, Okara, Vehari, Lodhran and Sahiwal.sialkot, Shekhupuranarowal

The Sanwrepotre are settled mainly in Faisalabad District.

In Sahiwal District, the main Mahaar village is 30/4L maharan wala

In Okara District,Tajoo ke mahar Kot Mian Sher Khan Mahar,nehal mahar,panan mahar,chak daim mahar,duleke mahar,baqarke mahar,qasimke mahar,saboo ke mahar,Bheni nehal mahar

In Muzaffargarh District, their main village is Isan Mahaar.

In Lodhran District, the main villages are Mahaar and Dhora Mahaar.

In Dera Ghazi Khan District, their main village is Kacha Sher Mahaar. In Rajanpur District. their main Village is DAJAL. in Bahawal nagar Districtmain villages fatooi maharan,tabkare


  1. ^ A Glossary of the tribes & castes of Punjab by Horace A Rose page 45
  2. ^ A Glossary of the tribes & castes of Punjab by H. A Rose

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