Bhakar

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Bhakar (भाकर) [1] Bhakkar (भाकर) Bhaskar (भास्कर) Bhaskara (भास्कर)[2] Bhakhar (भाखर)[3] [4] Bhankhar (भांखर) Bhankal (भांकल)/Bhakaria (भाकरिया)[5] is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan,[6] Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab. They were supporters of Chauhan Confederacy.

Origin

History

Location of Bhakkar in Pakistan

V. S. Agrawala[8] writes that Ashtadhyayi of Panini mentions janapada Apakara (अपकर) - Identified with Bhakkar in Mianwali district.


Bhakar Gotra originated from Nagavanshi ruler Prabhakara (प्रभाकर) . They have originated from place called Bhasiana. [9] The district Bhakar Darya Khan city is in Pakistan where many Mahotas families live in.

In Mahabharata

Mahabharata mentions Parabhakara (परभाकर) in vers (I.35.15), Bhaskara in verse (XIV.8.15). Prabhakara (प्रभाकर) as a Nagavanshi King is mentioned in verse (I.31.15).


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 31 mentions Names of Chief Nagas. Prabhakara (प्रभा कर) is included in verse (I.31.15). [10]


Aswamedha Parva, Mahabharata/Book 14 Chapter 8 mentions about Bhaskar as protectors of gold mines of Kuvera on peak named Munjaban on the summits of the Himalaya mountains. [11]

Villages founded by Bhakhar clan

Sub divisions of Chauhan

Bhim Singh Dahiya[12] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Chauhan when they gained political ascendancy. The Bhakar clan supported the ascendant clan Chauhan and become part of a political confederacy.[13]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Sikar district

Akwa (25), Badhadhar, Banthod, Bari Fatehpur, Bidsar, Dhandhan (150), Bidsar, Binasar, Birodi, Beerodi Chhoti, Chachiwad Bara, Dhani Jankhera, Dhandhan, Fagalwa, Harsawa, Ghassu, Guhala, Jhankara, Katrathal, Khinwasar, Laxman Ka Bas, Losal, Magloona, Rajas, Rewasi, Sarwari, Sewa, Sujanpura, Tajsar, Tatanwa, Thethalia, Thorasi, Bhakarwasi (near Fatehpur)

Villages in Churu district

Barjangsar, Bhakhran, Bhanin, Birmi Patta, Chand Gothi, Dokwa, Dhana Bhakhran, Dhani DSPura, Dhani Meghsar, Khasoli, Khyali, Kohina, Lachhadsar, Rajiasar Chack, Sirsali, Sirsali, Khinwasar, Dhani Bhakhran, Poti, Binasar, Sujangarh (12),

Locations in Jaipur city

Ambabari, Bhatto ki gali, C-Scheme, Jyoti Nagar, Khatipura, Mangyawas (Sanganer), Moti Nagar, Murlipura Scheme, Sirani (Kalwara), Station Road, Tonk Road, Vidyut Nagar,

Villages in Jaipur district

Beegolao, Devkishanpura (1), Dhandholi (2), Mandawara Nareda (10), Mohanpura (4), Mokhampura, Ramchandrapura (2), Siraki (1), Phulera (1),

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Bhorki, Birodi, Gada Khera, Kari,

Villages in Nagaur district

Agoonta, Badoo, Bardawa Nagaur, Bharli, Budsoo, Dhaki Ki Dhani, Dhawa, Gunawati, Habchar, Igyar, Indokali, Indokha Makrana, Jodhras Degana, Jhorda, Kalwa, Keechak, Khajwana, Khakholi Didwana, Khera Narnoliya, Kutiyasani Khurd, Lunsara, Mamdoli (1), Mindkiya, Mithariya, Padeli, Payali, Pharaspura, Rol, Ratanga, Silanwad, Mandookara, Unchli Bhakron Ki Dhani (Makrana), Unchali Dhani (Nagaur),

Villages in Jodhpur district

Baithwasiya, Baori, Basni Khariya, Bhakhron Ki Dhani (t.Bilada), Bhakhron Ki Dhani (t.Osian), Borunda, Cheemana, Dabri Jodhpur, Falaudi, Gharaw (4), Jodhpur, Kharda Mewasa, Nadiya Prabhawati, Raimalwara,

Villages in Barmer district

Aakli, Aalpura, Barmer, Bhakhar Pura, Bhakharpura (t.Gidha Malani), Bhakharsar, Bhakhri Khera, Chiriya, Daboi, Indrohi, Purawa,

Villages in Pali district

Bhakarwas, Bhakhar Washi, Mandiyan,

Villages in Ganganagar district

Ganganagar, Morjand Khari, 46 RBA Padampur,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Bhakaranwali, Birkali, Bolanwali, Chak 34 RWD Rawatsar, Chautala, Chhapanwali, Fatehgarh Hanumangarh, Hanumangarh, Jorawarpura Hanumangarh, Kaluana, Kharakhera, Kharakheri, Morjand Khari, Naurangdesar, Ramsara Taal, Ratanpura Sangaria, Shergarh,

Villages in Bhatinda district

Pakka Kalan

Villages in Jaisalmer district

Bhakhrani,

Villages in Tonk district

Awda (1), Chatarpura (12), Dhareda (1), Hindola (2), Nayagaon Mukranya (1), Sahalsagar (10),

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa district

Bakrianwali, Kaluana

Village in Mahendergarh district

Nizampur Narnaul(निजामपुर)

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Mandsaur district

Betikheri, Handari, Kacharia Jat, Khanderia Kachar, Nataram, Pipalkhunta, Ralayta (Haidra Mata) Ralayta (Multanpura) Ranayra

Villages in Nimach district

Aghoriya (1), Dhokalkheda (2), Harwar (1), Nayagaon Jawad (2), Khadawda (2),

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Dantodiya 1, Delanpur 1, Dhaturiya 1, Dheekwa 1, Ghatwas 7, Hanumanpalia 1, Jharsandala 1, Kalkheda 2, Kalori 1, Kalori Khurd 1, Kanser 28, Lapatia 1, Madhopura Ratlam 2, Mundari 1, Namli 2, Panchewa 2, Shakar Khedi 17, Sikhedi 2, Surana 2,

Villages in Dhar district

Salkanpur, Sergarh,

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Kapurthala district

Bhakhriana (t.Phagwara),

Villages in Patiala district

Notable persons

  • Rupa Ram Bhakhar - Village (?) (Sikar), Freedom fighter, Shekhawati farmers movement
  • B. R. Bhaskar, IFS, Karnataka, 1964
  • Dilsukh Rai Choudhary (Bhakar) - Ex. MLA from Lachhmangarh(Sikar), Rajasthan
  • Subedar Bhanwar Lal Bhakar, Vir Chakra, from village Thebari (Nagaur), Martyr in Kargil war on 13 June 1999, (Unit-02 Rajputana Rifles).
  • Subedar Bhanwar Lal (JC - 203567) 1889 Light Regiment was killed in a fierce combat during the mission led by Major Vivek Gupta while capturing the Point 4950 peak at Tololing. [14]
  • NK Ram Chandra Bhasker - The Parachute Regiment OP RAKSHAK(J&K) MARTYR 30-08-1996, Rajasthan
  • Yashwant Singh Bhakar - RAS ,Rajasthan, (PR-05/)
  • Braj Lal Bhakar - RPS, Rajasthan
  • Major Anand Singh Bhakar - Date of Birth : 11-January-1982. VPO - Badu, TEH- Parbatsar, DISTT.- Nagaur, Rajasthan, Present Address : D6/288, Chitrakoot, Vaisali Nagar, Jaipur. Resident Phone Number : 0141-3014781. Mobile Number : 9783165860
  • Major G. R. Choudhary - Date of Birth : 1-January-1957, Major (Retd.), VPO - Badu, TEH- Parbatsar, DISTT.- Nagaur, Rajasthan, Present Address : D6/288, Chitrakoot, Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur, Resident Phone Number : 0141-3014781, Mobile Number : 9783165860
  • Arvind Bhaskar - SDG BSNL, Date of Birth : 16-April-1976, Village.- Ghassu Ka Bas Po- Ghassu, Via- Khori Bari ,Distt.- Sikar (Raj), Phone Number : 01571-231700, Mobile Number : 9413394199, Email Address : arvnd_bhskr@yahoo.in
  • Mani Ram Bhakar - Engineer, Date of Birth : 15-March-1991, Village : Igyar, Post - Kasnau, TEH- Jayal, DISTT.- Nagaur, Rajasthan, Mobile Number : 9667144774, Email Address : mrbhakar.11@gmail.com
  • Ravindra Bhakar - Indian Railway Service
  • Ramanand Bhakar: Indian Forest Service - 2014 batch (Rajasthan cadre), From Ajmer, Rajasthan, M: 9015539869
  • Deepak Bhaskar - Bidsar, Mob: 99413888887, Resource person Teja Foundation.

Gallery of Bhakar people

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. भ-2
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.54, s.n. 1903
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. भ-2
  4. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.54, s.n. 1891
  5. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.54, s.n. 1891
  6. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  7. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 273
  8. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.51
  9. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 273
  10. 15 कुञ्जरः कुररश चैव तथा नागः प्रभा करः, कुमुदः कुमुदाक्षश च तित्तिरिर हलिकस तथा, कर्कराकर्करौ, चॊभौ कुण्डॊदर महॊदरौ (I.31.15)
  11. हरि केशाय मुण्डाय कृशायॊत्तारणाय च ।भास्कराय सुतीर्दाय देवदेवाय रंहसे Mahabharata । (XIV.8.15)
  12. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  13. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.375-76
  14. http://kargil.myiris.com/Gallantry/galstory.html

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