Chekitana

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Chekitana (चेकितान) was Suryavanshi king son of Dhrishtaketu, Raja of the Kekayas, and an ally of the Pandavas. He was one of the heroes of the Pandava army on Day One in Mahabharata War.

Jat Gotras originated from Chekitana

In Mahabharata

List of Mahabharata people and places contains Chekitana (चेकितान) (I.177.10), (1.188), (VI.68.8),(VIII.17.8),

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 68 mentions Chekitan in shloka (VI.68.8):

अभ्यवर्तन्त थुर्धर्षाः समरे शाल्व केकयान
सात्यकिश चेकितानश च सौभथ्रश च महारदः (VI.68.8)
Meaning: They were followed by the Kekaya brothers. Behind them was Chedi king Dhristaketu, followed by the Yadava chief Chekitana.

Karna Parva/Mahabharata Book VIII Chapter 17 mentions Chekitana (चेकितान) inshloka 8:

नकुलः सहथेवश च थरौपथेयाः प्रभद्रकाः
सात्यकिश च शिखण्डी च चेकितानश च वीर्यवान (VIII.17.8)
Meaning - Then Nakula and Sahadeva, and the sons of Draupadi, and the Prabhadrakas, and Satyaki, and Shikhandi, and Chekitana endued with great energy,--all those heroes--drenched those elephants from every side with their weapons,....

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References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998 p.243

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