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Kalkal (कलकल)[1] Kalkil (कलकिल)[2] Karkil (करकिल) Kilkil (किलकिल) is gotra of Jats found in Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mentioned it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia. [3]



They are said to be originated from Raja Vindhyashakti who was also known as Kilakila (किलकिल).[4]


Bhim Singh Dahiya has mentioned that this is yet another important clan of the Jats which founded an empire in Central India, which was later on called by the name of Vakataka. Under Pravarsena I, they were ruling from Bundelkhand to Hyderabad in the south. Some historians are of the view that his was a Brahman dynasty because Vindhyashakti the founder of this kingdom was a Brahmana. [5] This is entirely wrong. The evidence of the Puranas is definitely against it. Bhau Daji has shown that the Vakatakas were foreigners [6] Visnu Purana expressly says that “When they (Pauras) are destroyed, the Kailakila Yavanas will be kings the chief of whom will be Vindhyashati” [7] Brahmand Puranas says, Tatah Kilakile Dhyascha Vindhyashakti Bhavishyati”. [8]

Here Paura stands for the Por clan of the Jats who are earlier mentioned in the Puranas as ruling in India. Both these Puranas expressly say that Vindhyashakti belonged to Kilkil or Kalkil clan. The Vayu and Matsya Puranas say that these people were Yavanas in institutions, manners, and policy. This is because the Greeks held sway in Bactria area for 200 Years. Otherwise, also, the word Yavana is used for any foreigner from West. [9] [8]

This Kalkil clan of the Jats is still existing. The fact that the race of Vindhyashakti was of Jats is further proved by their marriage alliance which were with the Dharan / Guptas and the Bharashivas / Tank Jats. The fact that these king were supporters of traditional Hindusim or that they performed horse sacrifices does not prove anything. We know that these foreigners were among the first to use Sanskrit language in their inscriptions. The horse sacrifice also cannot be called as peculiar to India because the sacrifice of horse, especially a white horse was the traditional custom of the Central Asian people right up to the Tatars. Another Custom of these Central Asian people i.e. worship of a sword was scrupulously followed even by Chenghiz Khan. The worship of the arms on festival days, called Shastra Puja on Dushera days, even among the later Rajputs and other Kshatriyas comes from that very source. [8]

A small state of Yadnagar in Meerut was of the Kalkil Jats who are now settled in that area. Mahabharata mentions a people and a country called Kalkala in the south. [10] [8]

Kalkal (कलकल)) may be identified with one of The Mahabharata Tribes - Kalkala (कल्कल).[11] The tribe is listed in the 'geography' Mahabharata (VI.10.60). [12]

Villages founded by Kalkal clan

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Bhiwani district

They live in District Bhiwani in Haryana in villages:

Imlota (इमलोटा - इसे बिलोटा भी कहते हैं)

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

They live in districts Ghaziabad, Meerut, and Hapur in Uttar Pradesh.

Villages in Ghaziabad district

Allipur, Ayadnagar, Meekanpur, Upeda,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Nagaur district

Hirani, Kalkala Ki Dhani,

Villages in Churu district

Rampurabas Jasrasar

Notable persons from this clan

  • Jagdish Singh Kalkal - RJS Rajasthan
  • Badan Singh KalKal - First Sarpanch of Village Imlota or (बलोटा)
  • Vijay Singh KalKal - Rt. Chief Engineer and was the candidate from Ch Dadri from INLD.


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-113
  2. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.239, s.n.110
  3. Dilip Singh Ahlawat: Jat viron ka Itihas
  4. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 230
  5. R.C. Majumdar, Ancient India 1962, Hindi Edition p. 253
  6. Journal of Bombay Branch of Royal Asiatic Society, Vol. VII. p. 69
  7. Wilson, Edition, p. 380
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), p. 284
  9. D.P. Singhal, India and World Civilisation, Vol. I.p.385
  10. Sanskrit English Dictionary ( M. Williams) , p. 262
  11. Sandhya Jain:Adideo Arya Devata, A Panoramic view of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Published in 2004 by Rupa & Co, 7/16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi, p.130
  12. तर्यङ्गाः केकरकाः परॊष्ठाः परसंचरकास तदा । तदैव विन्ध्यपुलकाः पुलिन्थाः कल्कलैः सह (VI.10.60)

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