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Kajla (काजला)[1] Kajala (काजला)[2] Kaajla (काजला) Kanjla (कांजला) is a gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan,[3] Punjab and Haryana. They are also found in Dera Ghazi Khan District in Pakistan. [4] Kajla are found in Northern Bar in the Gujranwala district, Pakistan.[5] They were supporters of Saroya Confederacy. [6] [7]


Ram Swarup Joon[8] writes about Saran, Randhawa, Kajla: The Saran gotra is a branch of Bhatti gotra and the Saran Jats are associated with the royal dynasty of Jaisalmer. Their capital was in Bikaner State, which was later occupied by the Rathors. The Sarans live in this area even today.

In the history of this gotra there have been two famous men named Kajal Singh and his son Randhir Singh. Kajal Singh is the forefather of the Kajala gotra of the Jats who mostly live in Bikaner and Haryana.

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Randhir Singh founded the village of Jhandiala in 1580 in the Punjab and his descendants are called Randhawa. His grandson Targha adopted the Sikh religion and while serving as Jathedar in Patiala misl ruled over Targha Pargana.

Randhawa, Saran, Kajla are gotras of Jats related with each other.

Villages founded by Kajla clan

Sub divisions of Saroya

Bhim Singh Dahiya[9] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Saroya when they gained political ascendancy. The Kajla clan supported the ascendant clan Saroya and became part of a political confederacy.[10]

Distribution in Ratasthan

Villages in Sikar district

Bibipur Chhota, Chala, Chachiwad Bara, Dulhepura, Fakirpura, Gothra (Bhukaran) Jerthi, Kajala Dhani, Khinwasar, Kudan, Modyawar, Nimki, Sikar, Tasar Badi

Villages in Bikaner district


Locations in Jaipur city

Bapu Nagar, Bajaj Nagar, Durgapura, Murlipura Scheme,

Villages in Jaipur district

Mundiya Garh,

Villages in Churu district

Dhani Kajla, Kadia, Kalana Teeba,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Jodhpur, Surpura Khurd,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Hanumangarh , Sangaria, Surewala,

Villages in Nagaur district

Begpura, Nimbi Khurd,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Ajari Kalan, Banibadh Kajlan, Dhindhwa Bichla, Loyal,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Bhiwani district


Villages in Jhajjar district


Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Firozpur district


Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Villages in Kapurthala district

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Villages in Rupnagar district

Villages in Sangrur district

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Kajla were the principal Muslim Jat clan:

Notable persons

  • Kajal Singh is the forefather of the Kajala gotra of the Jats.
  • Lal Chand Kajla - Successful physician and the first Jat MBBS from Haryana
  • Dr. G. D. Singh - Ex Dean and Dir., Extension Education, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner. Village - Jerthi, Kudan, Sikar.
  • Dr. Shiv Prasad Singh Kajla - RAS Rajasthan, 143,Pratap Nagar Ext., opposite RN Public School, Vaidji Ka Chouraha, Murlipura Scheme, Jaipur, Mob : 9929956099, Mob: 9414323899, Email: spskajla@gmail.com, sps96@rediffmail.com
  • Mahadev Singh Khandela (Kajla) - Ex. State Central Minister.
  • Vimal Kumar Kajla - GM K.K. Electro. Trade , Date of Birth : 25-February-1972, Present Address : 203, Mahaveer Nagar Ii, Maharini Farm Durgapura Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2761837, Mob: 9414047268
  • Dr.R.K.Kajla - Associate Professor Surgery,SPMC Bikaner
  • Karan Singh Kajla - ACF,
  • Indraj Singh Kajla - RAS, SDM Nawa Nagaur.
  • Mukesh Kajla (Dr): DANICS 2016 Batch, From Sikar, Rajasthan, M: 95718 11939

External Links


  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.239, s.n.104
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-17
  3. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  4. Census Of India 1911 Volume Xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
  5. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.437
  6. Jat Varna Mimansa (1910) by Pandit Amichandra Sharma,p. 57
  7. Bhim Singh Dahiya: Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I, p.316
  8. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V, p. 99-100
  9. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  10. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376

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