Bhogal is a famous and ancient Khatri/Rajput warrior clan originating from Punjab in northern India. Bhogal is a well-known prestigious surname amongst Sikh Ramgarhia tribe. A very proud and fiercely independent people, they are amongst the wealthiest and most educated clans of the Punjab region. Sub-sects within the Khatri/Rajput clans that trace their origins to the Bhogal clan include Sagoo (Sagu / Saggu / Saigoo); Nandrah, Dhupar (Dhoopar) Jutley (Jaitley) and Saund? clans.
The Bhogal name seems to have derived from an area called Bhogal, (Warriors Colony) in what is now Jangpura Bhogal Colony. Bhogal surname is also of Indo-Aryan origin circa 200CE. Bhogal’s are evenly distributed in the state of Punjab with large concentration in Patiala, Amritsar, Mohali, Hoshiapur, Gurdaspur, Gunachaur, Chandigarh, Jallandhar and ludhiana
Khatri is the Punjabi adaptation of Sanskrit or Pali word Kshatriya a warrior tribe from the northern Indian subcontinent. As administrators and rulers, Kshatriya were assigned with protecting dharma, and serving humanity and the world. Over time, as a result of economic and political exigencies, the Khatri also expanded into other occupations.
The Khatri community traces its origins to the Taxila, Potohar, and Majha regions of the Punjab. These regions are historically connected with the composition of the Vedas, the Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas as well as more modern religious texts such as the Guru Granth Sahib.
Historically, Khatris were found throughout the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent, although there had been some migration to northern and eastern India a few centuries ago. After the partition of India, the Hindu and Sikh Khatris migrated from Pakistan to India and the Muslims Khatris migrated to Pakistan from India. They are found in several other north Indian states, particularly Punjab, Chandigarh, Haryana, Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. Well integrated into India, from historical times to modern times, the Khatris have played a significant role in the Indian economy, as businessmen, civil and government administrators, landlords, and military officials/generals. In Pakistan there are significant Muslim communities with a Khatri background who have preserved their unique identity. Hindu and Sikh Khatris have had a historic presence in Afghanistan (Kabul, Herat) where they have been involved mostly in the mercantile business, although they have also served as administrators in the past. Khatris have a significant role in shaping the Punjabi culture. All throughout their history, Punjab has been their homeland.
The Khatris are a prominent Indian community originally from the Potohar and Majha region of the north-western Indian subcontinent, now largely in Punjab in Pakistan. This region is of considerable historical significance in the development of the Indian culture since the composition of the Vedas and classics like the Mahabharata, Ramayana and Puranas. Genetic tests demonstrate that Aroras, Khatris, and Rajputs are strongly clustered together. Genetically they are closer to Brahmin than to Vaish and Scheduled Castes.