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Kalkhund (कालखंड) Kal Khand (कालखंड) Kalkhanda (कालखंडा)/(कलखंडा) Kalkandha(कालकंधा)[1] Kalkhande (कालखंडे) gotra Jats are found in Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.

History

About their origin, H.A. Rose writes that Kal Khand (कालखंड), a tribe of Jats, descended from Kala. It has for 25 generations been settled in tahsil Jind, but came originally from Rampur Khandal in Delhi. [2]

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 9 shloka 12 mentions them as Kalakhanjas (कालखञ्ज) included in the list of Danavas who attended the Sabha of Varuna.

बलिर वैरॊचनॊ राजा नरकः पृदिवीं जयः
परह्लाथॊ विप्र चित्तिश च कालखञ्जाश च सर्वशः (II.9.12)

Virata Parva, Mahabharata/ Book IV Chapter 12 shloka 13 mentions them as Kalakhanjas Asuras endued with huge bodies and great prowess.

तत्र मल्लाः समापेतुर थिग्भ्यॊ राजन सहस्रशः
महाकाया महावीर्याः कालखञ्जा इवासुराः [3]
tatra mallāḥ samāpetur digbhyo rājan sahasraśaḥ
mahākāyā mahāvīryāḥ kālakhañjā ivāsurāḥ [4]

Distribution in Haryana

Maximum people of this gotra found in Haryana.

Village In Jind

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Kalkhunde Jats found in villages: Karmu Kheri, Lilon Kheri, Simbhalka, Banat, Titoli village, adjoining Shamli

Population

References


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