Saini Villages

State      # of Villages

J&K            22
HP        58


Gurdaspur      101
Jalandhar       108
Hoshiarpur     110
Ropar        170
Patiala        106
Sangrur        10
Ludhiana        29
Firozepur        10
Fazilka        4
Moga        6
Muktsar        4
Kotapura         5
Total                663


Ganganagar 15    

(these are Punjabi speaking Sainis migrated from Punjab. Ganganagar is a mostly a Punjabi area of Rajasthan. Culturally , they are completely Punjabi with no marital links with communities in Rajasthan which assumed Saini identity after 1930s . Most are Sikhs who intermarry with Sainis in Fazilka, Firozepur, Moga areas.  Many still retain links with areas in Hoshiarpur where they migrated from , starting middle of 18th century)


Kaithal        8
Ambala            unknown
Kurukshetra     40-50 (estimated)
Total                150-175 (estimated)


Information is incomplete for Haryana. There are significant number of Saini villages in Ambala and Kurukshetra districts. The total number of villages are estimated to be anywhere between 15% -25% of Saini villages in Punjab. Real Yaduvanshi Sainis are found only in areas of Haryana immediately contiguous to Punjab.  The rest are not considered authentic. Highest Saini population in Doaba areas i.e. areas between Satluj and Beas rivers (districts Jalandhar and Hoshiarpur).  These two districts comprise the nucleus of Yaduvanshi Saini Rajput identity.  Besides Punjab there is also large Saini population in Toronto, Calgary, Winnipeg and Surrey in Canada, Midlands in UK and Sacramento and Yuba City in USA. Before partition there was also significant Saini population in Lyalpur (modern Faislabad), Nankana Sahib, Shakargarh and Sialkot areas. These Sainis moved to Jammu and Gurdaspur after partition.