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Raja Salvihana, 3100 years from Krishna, from whom he was 26th in descent, had 84 sons, among whom were Tavesar, ancestor of the Tunwars, Ras Tavas, ancestor of the Taonis of Ambala, and Bisal, ancestor of the Bhattis. Rana Jundal, the 7th in descent from Bisal, ruled Bhatner. His son Achhal founded Jaiselmer. From him are descended the Manj and Bhatti tribes.


The Manj are the most widely distributed of all the sub-montane Rajputs. They hold the southwestern portion of Jullunder and the northwestern portion of Ludhiana, The Manj say that they are Bhatti Rajputs because they hold common ancestry, descended from Raja Salvahan (Salivahana), father of Raja Rasalu of Sialkot. Some 600 years ago (in the 14th Century) Shaikh Chachu and Shaikh Kilchi, two Manj Rajputs, are said to have settled at Hatur in the southwest of Ludhiana, from whence their descendents spread into the neighboring country and the Jullunder traditions refer to their conquest of the tract to the time of Ala-ud-din Khilji. As, however, they state that Tulsi Das (Tulsi Ram) was converted (to Islam) by Hazrat Makhdum Shah Jahaniya of Uchh, who died in 1383 A.D., it would appear that if the tradition has any foundation, Ala-ud-din Sayyid must be meant.


After the dissolution of the Delhi empire the Manj Rais of Talwandi and Raikot ruled over an extensive territory south of the Sutlej until dispossessed of it by the Ahluwalia Sikhs and Ranjit Singh; and even earlier than this the Manj Nawabs of Kot Isa Khan had attained considerable importance under the emperors. North of the Sutlej the Manj never succeeded in establishing a principality but they had a large tract of country in the southwest of the Jullunder District around Talwan, Nakodar, and Malsian and held much of it in Jagir under the Mughals but were dispossessed by Tara Singh Geba and the Sindhanwalia Sikhs. The Manj in Nabha claim to be descendents of Tulsi Ram (Tulsi Das or Shaikh Chachu), a descendent of Banni Pal, who flourished under Aurangzeb, and did much to allay the dissensions of the time. He earned many honors by military service and held charge of the Raikot State and a large part of the area now occupied by the Phulkian States (Nabha, Patiala, and Jind).  The Manj are now all Muslim, though many were still Hindu after the time of Shaikh Chachu. In Ferozepur they still disallow karewa. Their genealogists live in Patiala, as do the Bhatti of Jullunder.  Rana Jundal's son Achhal founded Jaisalmer. From him are descended the Manj and Bhatti Tribes.


Rai Kalha Manj, of Raikot, who appears to have been a ruler of very great ability, extended his power up to Ludhiana. He established independent power over the whole of Jagraon (the place of the Rais) and the greater part of Ludhiana Tahsils, and also a large portion of the Ferozepur District.

Manj Rajputs are Surajvanshi, which means that they are the Descenders of Rama (one of the gods in Hindu dharam(religion).


According to one member of the Manj family, the Manj family are Rajput sub-clans from the region of Punjab, Pakistan and India. The Manj are the most widely distributed of all the sub-montane Rajputs. They hold the southwestern portion of Jullunder and the northwestern portion of Ludhiana.


Manj Nawabs of Kot Isa Khan had attained considerable importance under the emperors. North of the Sutlej, the Manj never succeeded in establishing a principality; but they had a large tract of country in the southwest of Jullunder District about Talwan, Nakodar, and Malsian, and held much of it in Jagir under the Mughals but were dispossessed by Tara Singh Geba and the Sindhanwalia Sikhs. The Manj in Nabha claim to be descendents of Tulsi Ram (Tulsi Das or Shaikh Chachu), a descendent of Banni Pal, who flourished under Aurangzeb, and did much to allay the dissention of the time. He earned many honors in military service and held charge of the Raikot State and a large part of the area now occupied by the Phulkian States (Nabha, Patiala, and Jind).  The Manj are mostly Muslims now.


A family of Manj Rajputs ruled for a long time at Raisar, Ludhiana punjab. After separation they were shifted to the Gujranwala region of Punjab Pakistan.

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Manj Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

The Manj family, according to one source, are originally from India. According to one branch of the Manj family, the family is Indian. They lived throughout Punjab, and after separation from India, some ended up living in Punjab Pakistan. Today, live in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Ludhiana and some other parts of other provinces.

Manj Meaning & Etymology

It has no specific meaning actually because it was the name of the son of Chun Rajput, and grand son of Jagpal Rajput.

Manj Life Expectancy

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Most Common Manj First Names

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  • Ameer 50.0%
  • Nawab isa 10.0%
  • Jane 10.0%
  • Johan 10.0%
  • Rana 10.0%
  • Modesta 10.0%

Manj Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

Manj  may also be spelled Munj. Both are correct but mostly Manj is used.

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