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Kakkad (कक्कड़) Kakkar (कक्कड़) Kakar (काकर)[1][2] Kakad (काकड़) is a gotra of Jats in Punjab and Rajasthan. Kakar clan is found in Afghanistan.[3]


Laxmana son of Angada Chandraketu got victory over Karapatha (कारापथ) and known as Karaskar (कारस्कर), which became Kakkad. [4]


James Tod[5] 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[6] 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.

In Rajatarangini

Rajatarangini[7] 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) (KarapathaKaraskarKakkad)

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Barmer district

Nosar, Malani,

Villages in Bikaner district

Bhojasar, Sarunda,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Hatundi, Nandiya Khurd,

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Jalandhar district

Villages in Ludhiana district

Villages in Sangrur district

Notable persons

Kakar district in Zabul province afghanistan


  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.239, s.n.1006
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-199
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, p.121,157
  4. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 230
  5. James Todd Annals/Sketch of the Indian Desert, Vol. III,p. 1312
  6. 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
  7. Kings of Kashmira Vol 2 (Rajatarangini of Kalhana)/Book VIII (i), p.218-219

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