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Chakara (चाकरा) [1][2] Chakra (चाकरा) is a Jat gotra. Chakar (चाकर) clan is found in Afghanistan. [3]Chakar is the name of an ancestral chieftain of the Baloch of Kalat ; he may have been a Chakit Rahtor. [4]

Origin

Chakra (चक्र) as a Nagavanshi King is mentioned in Mahabharata chapters: (I.52.5), (I.57), (IX.44.33).

History

'Mount Abu Vimala Temple Inscription of v.s. 1378 (1322 AD)' mentions Chakara in Verse-18:

18. Sri-Desalah sukkri[tapesa]la-Yittako[tis=chamcha]c]chchaturdasajagaj-janita-
vad[āta]h | Satrumjayapramukha-visrutasaptati[rtha]-yātrās=cha[tu]rdasa chakara
mahāmahena || 27 De[ma]ti-Mai-

According to Dilip Singh Ahlawat [5], The Naga Jats ruled over Kantipur, Mathura, Padmavati, Kausambi, Nagpur, Champavati, (Bahgalpur) and in the central India, in western Malwa, Nagaur (Jodhpur- Rajasthan). In addition they ruled the ancient land of Shergarh, (Kotah Rajasthan), Madhya Pradesh (Central India), Chutiya Nagpur, Khairagarh, Chakra Kotiya and Kawardha. The great scholar, Jat Emperor, Bhoja Parmar, mother Shashiprabha was a maiden of a Naga Clan.

Chakra Kotiya (चक्र कोटिया) (also Chakra Kota, Chakrakota: चक्रकोट) was a kingdom of Nagavanshi Jats. Chakrakota bas been identified with the central portion of the former Bastar State with capital at Jagdalpur. The name probably survives in the present Chitrakot, about 30 miles north by west of Jagdalpur, in Jagdalpur tahsil of present Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.

In Mahabharata

Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 mentions in shloka 33 about Chakra, who attended the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo:

चक्रं विक्रमकं चैव संक्रमं च महाबलम
सकन्थाय तरीन अनुचरान थथौ विष्णुर महायशाः (IX.44.33)

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 Describes geography and provinces of Bharatavarsha and the proviunce of Chakras is mentioned in shloka 43.

Notable persons

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