Why is this village in Gujarat being called ‘Hindi’ instead of ‘Jat’

Jat, the Indian word for ‘god’ or ‘God’ is an ancient Sanskrit word that has no official use in English.

Its meaning is “god”.

It is also a common name in the country’s north-east, though the Jat village of Kurukshetra, located in the neighbouring state of Gujarat, is one of the more common.

It is located on the banks of the Meghna River in the state’s western Gujarat state. 

In modern times, Jat has also become synonymous with “sodomite” and is commonly used to describe “those who practice homosexuality”.

A local newspaper has claimed that this is because of its association with homosexuality. 

“The Jat people have been calling it Hindi,” said Rajendra Prasad, a resident of Kurgur, one of two villages in the village.

“There are more than 20 other villages in Kurgu district called Jat.” 

“Jat means god.

It’s an ancient word that people call their god.

We are just calling it Hindi because we don’t know much about it,” he said.

The Kuru kurukhi village, located just outside the village, is also called “Jat”.

“We don’t really know what ‘Jath’ means, but the village name is Jat,” said Jangada Devi, a farmer. 

The village has been called “Hindjot” by locals, as in “Hindu” or “Hikmat”. 

“In the past, people used to call this place ‘Hindu’ and that was because it was the place of ‘Hijra’ (sacrifice) and ‘Bhavari’ (God) for all the other Hindu communities.

But in modern times people have adopted ‘Hindustan’ and it’s not Hindu anymore,” said Prasadia. 

According to local legend, a great man called “Krishna” and his wife Kalyani (the woman who was later sacrificed) sacrificed their daughter Bijayana.

The sacrifice took place at the Jath temple in Kuru, which is in the Jagri district of Gujarat.

The temple is now the centre of worship for Jat. 

Today, there are about 2,500 Hindus in the area, according to the Indian census data. 

It is not known whether the village’s name derives from the word “Hindustani” or from the Jata-Bhavan, the name of the temple where Bijaya was sacrificed.

“It could be that the name comes from the words ‘Hanki’ or Jat as they are known in Hindi,” Prasada said. 

On a trip to the village in 2015, Prasadeva Kumar, who works as a guide for the village school children, heard of the name Jat from a local resident.

“I went there to take a photograph and there was an old woman standing in front of the village,” Kumar said.

“She was wearing a turban and had a face like a deity.

She was carrying a bowl of rice and said, ‘Bijaya has sacrificed her daughter.

I think she was called Kalya’.

I went and took the photo, and later on I asked her, ‘Who sacrificed her?

What name is this Kalyan?’

She said, Kalyana.’ 

He was told to say the name Bijya. “

A young boy called Komal Singh, who was a local boy, came to the temple and sacrificed his daughter.

He was told to say the name Bijya.

The village elders told him, ‘Don’t say that.

She is Kalyaya.'”‘

We need to get a name for the Jats in our own language’ Jats are the majority Hindu community in the northern state of Maharashtra. 

There are about 11,000 Jats living in the region, according the latest census data, and about 3,500 are residing in the Kuru village. 

One local resident, Ramu Thakur, is a member of the Kauravati Vidyarthi Parishad (KVP) in the district.

He believes that the villagers are “totally confused”.

“There are many Jats from different parts of the state, but I have never heard any complaint about Jat villagers from other parts of Gujarat,” he told The Hindu newspaper.

“The Jats have been living here for over 100 years, and we need to name them in our language.”