Meanings of Khukhrain Clans

India have different languages, but all of them are siblings of each other.
The north-western part of India (Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh) and even the Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Western region of Uttar Pradesh share a very close and common platform of Language, Culture, Tradition and Rituals. As an example most of people of these regions (like Lahore, Amritsar, Barsana, Bharatpur, etc) will use word Khatri instead of Kshatriya, Shikhya in place of Shiksha and many more.

All the languages in India have been derived from two main scripting languages: Vedic Sanskrit and Tamil. Though both of them even have some similarities but acts as two scripts from which the other languages have been originated. Punjabi Language just not resemble but is derived from the Classical Sanskrit. Classical Sanskrit is the language being used earlier and that was used by the people. Vedic Sanskrit is the language in which the holy books of Hindu's were written (Also known as the language of devtas [lords]).

Punjabi language still have the influence of both Classical and Vedic Sanskrit not only in the language but also in their surnames/clans.

ANAND was earlier used by Raghuvashis, but later retained only by the descendants of King Padam Anand and during 1 A.D.- 4 A.D. his descendants started using the name of their ancestors (eight son of King Padam Anand), their name was actually taken from DHAMMA (The holy books of Bhuddhism) as Maha Padam Anand became the follower of Buddhism.
These names has been taken from "Sri Anand Ramayana" and "Durga Saptashati" or "Chandipada".

Anand : The word derived from Sanskrit word Paramanand also known as Anand (Joy), which means Feel Of Heaven. retained by descendants Dhananand of Magadha, Capital Rajgirh.
Kohli : The word is used by descendants of Raja Kual Hari. Based on the name of one of the goddess of North India and Lord Vishnu (Hari), the one who preserves "the Preserver". The word Hari came into existence in holy book Mahabharat in which it means "one who takes away".
Suri : The word is used in both Vedic and Classical Sanskrit. The word is used for `Sun' or 'Brightness of Sun'. In Vedic Sanskrit also used instead of "Shourya" and "Shoor vir" (the most courageous). In Classical Sanskrit sometimes used in place of "Guru" or "Lord of Planets" that is, Sun.
Bhasin : Derived from the Sanskrit word "Bhuseen" means Power of Speech (bhu [tongue/speech] + seen [power]). In some places it have been used for "Sun".

Sawhney : This word is used by the descendants of Raja Shesh Shaini and means the "chief commander" or "companion"

Chadha : The word is used by the descendants of Raja Chamunde, and is derived from the name of Chamunda Devi, who was the slayer of evil lord Chanda & munda. Chamunde means on who kills or punishes the evils.

Sethi : Derived from the Sanskrit word "Sresthi" which means Shreshth (the best among all).

Sabharwal : Derived from the Sanskrit word "Shubh Var" which means "the lucky one".

Chandhok : This clan was derived from Chadha clan and has similar meaning. Chandhok clan was derived/included recently before 1940 A.D. But the reason for their emergence is still unknown as the History of Khukhrain and Other Khatris vanished due to the Partition.





MahaRaja Dhananand

Feel Of Heaven


Raja Kualhari

The Preserver


Raja Shoorsen

The Most Courageous / Lord of Planets


Raja Bhuseen

One with Power of Speech


Raja Sheshshaini

The Chief Commander / Companion


Raja Chamunde

One who Kills or Punishes Evils


Raja Surathraj

The Best Among all


Raja Subharvar

The Luckiest for Everyone
Ghai clan originally belongs to Arora Community but its merger to khukhrain is still unknown, still searching for its origin. Gandhoke clan is also an Arora clan. Both of these clan are non-acceptable by ancestors and neither have any trace of their inclusion/origin.
Thanks to Mr. Priyank Bhasin for his help in finding the meanings of the clans. If anyone aware with the information and meaning of Ghai clan or any other information kindly mail it to us.

Since Oct 2009