Bodla is a surname of a Muslim family which is mostly living in various parts of Pakistan.
Sheikh Shahabulmulik Quraishi Sadiqui was the first one to whom this surname was given. The word Bodla is derived from the Persian word "Bou-E-Dil" which literally means "Fragrance of heart" but in general word it means "the person who knows feeling of heart".
The Bodla are found in the lower and middle Sutlej valley in Pakistan. They were at one time an entirely pastoral tribe, and are said to have come from Multan through Bahawalpur to Sahiwal. They claim to have originally settled in Multan, at the time of Bahuaudin Zakariya, also a Qureshi by tribe) the famous Sufi saint. From Sahiwal, the Bodla spread to Sirsa, where they occupied the Bahak parganna, as a jagir.  Historically, they were found in Firozpur and Sirsa districts in modern day Indian Punjab and Haryana. In what became Pakistani territory, they were found in Sahiwal, Pakpattan and Vehari districts and Jaranwala Road in Mandi Faiz Abad. The Bodlas of the Punjab in India and Haryana moved to Pakistan, at the time of the partition of India.
According to some traditions, they had the power of curing disease by exorcism, and especially snake bites and hydrophobia. Their power of curing snake bites is associated with a historic fact. When the Prophet, and his companion Abu Bakar left Makkah, for Madinah, they concealed themselves in a cave. Abu Bakar is said to have torn his turban into rags and closed the holes with the pieces. One hole he stopped with his toe, and it was bitten by a snake. When the Prophet learned what had occurred, he cured it by sucking the wound. There is this a tradition among the Shaikh Siddiqui, that they have the power to cure snakebite.
Important Bodla villages include Ghumand, Pur Tehsil, Minchan Abad District, Bahawal Nagar. The prominent family members of Ghumand are Muhammad Sadiq, Muhammad Ishaq, Muhammad Hussain Bodla and Nadeem Ishaq Bodla.
Bodla, Kartar Pur, Nausher Bodla, Naghpal, Bodla and Salim Shah Bodla, in Pakpattan District, Kakku Bodla and Chak Shah Bodla and chak 4/1.R.A Tehsil Renala Khurd in Okara District. Sibght Ullah Bodla
61 4/R Bodla Wala, 41/SP in Pakpattan Sharif
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41/s.p Tibah Bodla
It is the most important village of Bodla family. Before Pakistan, this village was under the possession of Sikh families. Mian Mohkam Din Bodla migrated to Pakistan along with his family. He was allotted 1,000 acres from the Government of Pakistan here in Naghpal. He had four sons which are: Mian Mohammad Husain Bodla, Mian Abdullah Bodla, Mian Shahab Hassan Bodla and Mian Mohammad Asadullah Bodla. Mian Abdullah Bodla was a well-known hakeem and Mian Mohammad Asadullah Bodla was a well-known politician.
This village is on the Pakpatan road form Haveli Lakha. It is near by 15 km from Haveli and 25km from Pakpattan Sharif; here the famous persons of this village:
Pir Ghulam Murtaza Bodla S/O Pir Muhammad Sharif Bodla
He is the famous personality in this villige and his son who is doing MBA. Pir Naseer Ahmad Bodla cell no 03017354779 allah make this village more powerful and progressive (amin).