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Fagodcha (फगोड़चा)[1] Fagondcha (फगोंड़चा) Fagonracha (फगोंड़चा) is Gotra of Jats found in Nagaur district in Rajasthan.


Akoda Inscription of Chaudhari Harsh Ram of samvat 1000 (943 AD)

Thakur Deshraj[2] has described about the history of this village. In the beginning of samvat 1000 (943 AD) Chaudhari Harsh Ram of Fagodcha Jat Gotra, the bhupati of the area, had founded the village and constructed a well which is a unique example of architecture. Chaudhari Harsh Ram was the ruler of this area which included 84 villages. He used to pay land tax directly to the Delhi rulers. He left a gochar land about 525 bighas in the north of the village and had constructed two ponds also. This land known as Fagodcha Beed is still there.

The Akoda well is 100 feet deep and made up of stones brought from Khatu hill about 30 km away. It is a matter of surprise how such big stones each weighing about 1000 mounds were brought and fitted in to the well.

There are many legends about this well. Some people believe it was made by the king Sagar and over a period it was buried into the sand. The Goddess was pleased with Chaudhari Harsh Ram due to his devotion to God and his religious works and directed him to dig the well.

Thakur Deshraj enquired about the facts from Chaudhari Ganga Ram who showed him records maintained by their bards which mention that this was dug up and got constructed by Chaudhari Harsh Ram. There is inscription on the well about these facts.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Nagaur district


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