History of Bhatis

Bhati is a tribe with origins in India. They claim descent from Krishna as an avatar of Vishnu, and thus identify themselves as a Chandravanshi Kshatriya clan. The Bhati trace their history to the desert principality of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, in the border villages of Bikaner and some tehsils of Jodhpur (Osian and Shergarh), a region known as Bhatiana. In addition, the Bhati are also found in Uttar Pradesh. They are divided into about forty gotras or clans, and share same lineage with the Manj Rajputs