The gotra was adopted by people who migrated from Kapro village near Uchana Mandi (Jind) to Karnal. The gotra is found in Karnal and Kurukshetra districts of Haryana. Chopra or Chopda (चोपडा) is gotra of Jats and is related to Badhran/Goyat. They are found in District Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittorgarh and Tonk in Rajasthan. There are about 14 villages in Hapur distt in Uttar Pradesh.
Budha and Khatta were two brothers from Kapro Village. Budha stayed in Kalsaura village and Khatta went Muzaffarnagar area. Descendents from Budha came to be known as Budhrayan and from Khatta as Khatiyan.
Local tradition tells that the Jats under leadership of person named Budha (बुधा) (from Kapro Village in Hisar) used to come to this reɡion of Yamuna river to ɡraze their cows and buffaloes every year. Some elderly people say this incident dates back to eleventh century. They used to ɡo to a baniya in the villaɡe to buy ration. Once when Jats went to baniya, he started crying in front of these Jats. When they asked the reason he told about that muslims livinɡ in the villaɡe torture the baniya and were asking him to host a feast. He said that he had just lost his only son and could not host a feast. The Jats told him to invite all the muslims in the villaɡe on a pre-decided day. When the muslims had arrived, the jats attacked and killed all of them. So the baniya asked the jats to settle in the villaɡe and this is how Budhrayan Jats settled here.
Jats of this villaɡe still worship that baniya as kheda (kshetrapal) in this villaɡe which is located in centre of Kalsaura villaɡe. Budha's descendants are called Budhrayan (बुधरायण) and these people also settled in other villaɡes in Indri reɡion. Budha's brother was Khatta. Khatta moved across Yamuna into Uttar Pradesh area. Khatta's descendants are called Khatiyan (खाटियान/खाटियाण)
In Chauhan History
H.A. Rose writes in the histpry of Chauhans, one of the Agnikulas, and also one of the 36 (royal) ruling races. Tod calls them the most valiant who belonged Pirthi Raj, the last Hindu ruler of Hindustan. Before the seat of their power was moved to Delhi, Ajmer* and Sambhar in Jaipur seem to have been their home. After their ejectment from Delhi they are said to have crossed the Jumna to Sambhal in Muradabad, and there still dwell the genealogists and bards of the Chauhan of the Nardak† of Karnal and Ambala in which Districts they have retained their dominant position more than elsewhere in the Punjab.
- The Chauhans in Ambala claim to belong to the Bachas got and to be of Surajbans descent. In this District they hold 169 villages, and their traditions give them the following pedigree and history :-
- Rana Harra††: in the 5th generation founded
- * The Ambala traditions mention Alal-kundor-puri as their seat before Ajmer was founded. They also add that Rana Har Rai founded Jundla in the Panipat tahsil: thence the Chauhan spread northwards. In Karnal their chaudhriats are Gumthala, Rao Sambhli, Habri and, chief of all, Jundla.
- †† Rana Harra also had four other sons, by a Rorni, a Gujari, a Jatni and a Hujamni respectively. The latter's son. Kawal Raj, founded a bāra or group of 12 villages, of Rajputs : the Jatni's son, Bhadhi, was the ancestor of the Mudhul Jats who hold two bārās, one in Kalsora in Thanesar, the other in Saharanpur. But the Karnal tradition is different. It assigns to Rana Harrai two Rajput wives and five others, viz., Rorni, wose descendants form the Dopla got of the Ror's, a Jatni, a Gujari, a Jogin and a Nain. The descendants of the two latter are the Rajputs of Mustafabad pargava in Jagadhri tahsil, while the Jatni's and Gujari's progeny appear to have settled east of the Jumna.
- § Rantha or Ranta was the son of Rana Har Rai's old age and his step-brothers disputed his legitimacy. So he appealed to the king of Delhi and his mother said that she had fed the Rana on dolah, a fish supposed to possess aphrodisiac qualities. The king declared that Ranti's sweat would smell of the fish if he were legitimate, he fulfilled the test and was declared legitimate.
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Karnal district
Villages in Kurukshetra district
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
Villages in Muzaffarnagar district
The village Lachhera in Muzaffarnagar is the place where Khatiyan gotra is prevalent amongst Jat inhabitants. The people from this village are spread over not only in the nearby areas but to the international destinations too. The Khatiyan gotra villages are:
Lachhera, Pindora, Tigri, Karheda, Oon, Muzaffarnagar,
- Sher Singh Badshami Ex MLA,INLD,Ladwa Kurukshetra
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/B , p.156
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