Kankra

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Location of Kankra near in Sikar district

Kankra (कांकरा) is a village in Danta Ramgarh tehsil of Sikar district in Rajasthan. As of 2001 its population is 4956 out of them 13628 are SC and 149 ST.[1] Nearby village is Bhadwa (south).

Founder

Burdak Jats.

History

As per records of the bards of Burdak the village was founded by Burdak Jats.[2] This village is the site of ancient temples of about 800 years back which are known as 'Jadu Ke Mandir'. These were built by a Jat ruler.

Bhadwa Ugam Jat Pillar Inscription of samvat 1116 (1059 AD)

Thakur Deshraj [3] has mentioned about a Stone Pillar Inscription of samvat 1116 (1059 AD) installed in village Bhadwa near a well. The village has an ancient well and a Baori. The well was built by very huge stone slabs and is a unique example of architecture. In the north of this well is a huge blue stone pillar installed by Ugam Jat in samvat 1116. On the south of this kirtistambha is shown Ugam Jat riding a horse and attacking an enemy with sword. There is one enemy shown near the feet of his horse in slaughtered condition. On the northern face of pillar is shown Lord Krishna with shankha, chakra, gada and padma on his head. Near the feet of Lord Krishna is engraved following inscription which reads:

उगम जाट भादवा का संवत 1116 विक्रम आषाढ़ सुदी ९ मंगलवार ।
Translation - Ugam Jat of Bhadwa vikram samvat 1116 ashadh sudi 9 Tuesday.

About 10 km in north of Bhadwa village is the site of ancient temples of about 800 years back and known as 'Jadu Ke Mandir'. These were built by a Jat ruler. These are situated in villages Karad and Kankra in present Danta Ramgarh tahsil of Sikar distrct.

References

  1. http://ceorajasthan.nic.in/Census2001/DIST_SIKAR_DL006.PDF.
  2. Badawa Shri Bhawani Singh Rao of village Maheswas, tahsil Phulera, district Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mob:09785459386
  3. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Parishisht, p.728

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