- 1 Origin
- 2 History
- 3 In Rajatarangini
- 4 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 5 Distribution in Punjab
- 6 Notable persons
- 7 Kakar district in Zabul province afghanistan
- 8 References
Ram Swarup Joon writes.... According to Bhagwatdatta, Baluchis of (of Balochistan) today are the descendants of Anu. Baluchya, Balhara, Bal, Balan are Jat gotras. Kak, Kakarzai, Klock, Kukar, Khokar, Karskar Jats belong to the Anu Branch. Thirty thousand Baluchis in Makran were recognised as Jats. Baluchis of the Lomri region are described as Jats in their chronicles. In the Rig-Veda, there are references to the Kabul River of Afghanistan, Gomal Valley, and rivers Ganga and Jamuna. There are also references to Kshatriya and the five branches of the Yayati Dynasty.
Ram Sarup Joon writes that ....According to the research of Hem Chandra, Lichhavis belonged to Madrak dynasty and were called Karskar or Kakkar because of their origin from Kar. Shale, Shal, Shi, all originating from Sialkot are also Madrak. In Sanskrit Scripture they have been called Jatra or Jatrali meaning Jat.
Ram Swarup Joon writes about Kukarnag, Kakrryan or Kak: Kukar was the son of Takshak. Kak, Kakrayan, Kakar, Khokhar are derivatives of Kukar. They are also called Karaskars. The Kukar rulers are also mentioned to be present at King Yudhisthira's coronation. They are called Kukars in Dwarika and Kakar in Baluchistan. Kakarzi amongst the Baluch is a big tribe. The Kukar dynasty has been erroneously called a Suryavanshi dynasty.
James Tod in his Itinerary from Jaisalmer to Sehwan, on the right bank of the Indus, and Haidarabad, and return by Umarkot to Jaisalmer writes about Kakar-ki-basti (6 coss). — Sixteen houses ; half-way the remains of an ancient fortress ; three canals or nalas intervening ; the village placed upon a mound four miles from the Indus, whose waters overflow it during the periodic monsoon.
H.A. Rose writes that the Jats of the south-east Punjab have two other divisions, 1. Shibgotra and 2. Kashib-gotra. The former are also called asl or real Jats and confess that their progenitor sprang from Shiva's matted hair and was so called jat bhadra. They have 12 gots, which are descended from the 12 sons of Barh, who conquered a large part of Bikaner. His descendants are chiefly sprung from Punia and they held the country round Jhansal. These 12 Gotras are: 1. Punia. 2. Dhanian. 3. Chhacharik. 4. Bali. 5. Barbra. 6. Solahan. 7- Chiria. 8. Chandia. 9. Khokha. 10. Dhanaj. 11. Letar. 12. Kakar.
Rajatarangini mentions works done by various chiefs during the reign of king Jayasimha (1128 - 1155 AD) of Kashmir....The chief among the kings made his own matha a specially desirable object. He was without vanity, and gave away in gifts many villages, the principal among which was celebrated as Simhapura by those who knew of his gifts. In this place the son of the daughter of the lord of Kārapatha established a Colony of the twice-born who were going to Sindhu and of the rough out caste people of Dravida who formerly lived at Siddhachchhatra. (p.218-219) (Karapatha → Karaskar → Kakkad)
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Barmer district
Villages in Bikaner district
Villages in Jodhpur district
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Jalandhar district
- Kakar, Kakar Kalan, Kakar Kalan, Kakar Khurd are villages in Shahkot tahsil in Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.
Villages in Ludhiana district
Villages in Sangrur district
Kakar district in Zabul province afghanistan
- B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.239, s.n.1006
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-199
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, p.121,157
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 230
- Ram Swarup Joon:History of the Jats/Chapter II,p.32
- History of the Jats/Chapter IV ,p. 56
- Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 91
- James Todd Annals/Sketch of the Indian Desert, Vol. III,p. 1312
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.375-376
- Kings of Kashmira Vol 2 (Rajatarangini of Kalhana)/Book VIII (i), p.218-219
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