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The Bersal or Barswal or Barsal or Barsala or Barsar or Badsar is a Suryavanshi Rajput clan, and were Rajas of Kashmir and Kangra. The Hindu branch provided the Maharajas of Jammu and Kashmir.[1]

Name variation

This goth of Rajput has different spelling variation in different regions. In Punjab and Himachal Pradesh state it is written as Barsar. In Uttar Pradesh it is written as Badsar. In Rajasthan it is written as Bersal. In Dehradun, Uttarakhand and in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh it is written as "Barswal".


  1. ^ The Partition Omnibus, David Page, Anita Inder Singh, Penderel Moon, G. D. Khosla, Mushirul Hasan, Oxford 2002, p 73