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Kaler (कालेर)[1] Kler (कलेर)[2] Kalera (कालेरा) Kalher (काल्हेर) Koleron (कोलेरोन) Kaleron (कालेरोन) [3][4] Kalair (कलेर) gotra Jats are found in Rajasthan,[5] Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Pakistan. Kaleri clan is found in Afghanistan.[6]


People who came from the side of Kalakuta (कालकूट) mountain are said to be known as Kaler. "Kal" also means "Time" in Hindi. The European equivalent of this name is "Clare"[7] According to Dr Pema Ram the Churu town in Rajasthan was founded by Kaler Jats and it was earlier known as Kalera Bas.[8]


49. Kalakuta (कालकूट) - A mountain (II.23.14) conquered by Arjun. Mbh. mentions the inhabitants of Kalakuta as a neighbouring tribe of Kuru land (II.20.26, V.19.30).

आनर्तान कालकूटांश च कुणिन्थांश च विजित्य सः । सुमण्डलं पापजितं कृतवान अनु सैनिकम (II.23.14)

People who came from the side of Kalakuta (कालकूट) mountain were known as Kaler - Jat Gotra.[9]

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 67 gives Genealogy of the Danavas, Asuras, Kauravas, Pandavas, Gandharvas, Apsaras, Rakshasas. We find Kaler in (I.61.80), (1.67). [10]

H.A. Rose [11] writes that Kaler (कालेर), (1) a Jat tribe found in Jind, where the samadh of its Sidh, Didar Singh, at Bhammawadi is revered on the 1st badi of Magh. cf. Bharanch. It is also found in Sialkot, where it claims Chauhan Rajput origin, like the Chimas, and descent from Raja, Kang through Kahr and his descendants Dara and Nattu who migrated to that District in Jahangir's time. In Ludhiana the Kaler Jats at weddings worship their jathera at his matt or shrine. They also affect Sakhi Sarwar and at marriages an offering of bread is made to a Bharai. The first milk of a cow or buffalo is given to a virgin and, if it is abundant to other girls as well. It is also found as an agricultural clan in Amritsar and in Montgomery, in which latter District it is Muhammadan : (2) an Arain clan (agricultural) found in Amritsar.

H.A. Rose [12] further writes thatKalera (कालेरा), a Muhammadan tribe, found in Montgomery (probably Kaler).

Villages founded by Kaler clan

Kolaidih village

Distribution in Rajasthan

Locations in Jaipur city

Jhotwara, Murlipura Scheme,

Villages in Ajmer District

Basai Kalan

Villages in Alwar District

Raipur Jatan

Villages in Sikar district

Alakhpura Godaran, Badalwas, Hardayalpura, Kaler ki Dhani, Khinwasar, Laxmangarh, Nethwa, Sikar

Village in Jhunjhunu district

Choradi, Sotwara, Kaleri Dhani, Kaleron Ka Bas (100), Lutoo (60), Meethwas (7),Tiba

Villages in Churu district

Abasar, Binadesar (6), Chhapar Churu (1), Dhani Kalera, Kaleron Ki Dhani, Kasan, Malsisar Sujangarh, Rampur Sujangarh, Ramsara Tal (Rajgarh Churu), Randhisar, Ratnadesar (15), Shyodanpura, Sujangarh (6),

Villages in Nagaur district


Villages in Hanumangarh district

Bhangarh (tah. Bhadra),

Villages in Ganganagar district

Anupgarh, Suratgarh, Kaler'a di dhani in village 1PGM (Anupgarh),

Villages in Bikaner district


Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Bhiwani district

Kalher gotra found in Haryana in villages: Balkara (Tehsil Charkhi Dadri) [13],

Villages in Yamuna Nagar district

Lalhari Kalan, Jogiwara,

Villages in Ambala district

Village of Kaler gotra (Sinhmar Kaler) in Ambala district are: Mirpur (teh: Naraingarh), Chhoti Kohri (teh: Naraingarh)

Villages in Sirsa district

Nezia Khera,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Hapur district

Rasulpur , Sadullapur Lodi

Villages in Ghaziabad district

Gandhu Nagla (Tehsil-Garhmukteshwar),

Villages in Meerut district

Sadullapur, Dhadra (ढडरा)

Villages in J.P Nagar district

Nagalia Bhadurpur (District J.P Nagar near Moradabad)

Villages in Moradabad district

Bhawalpur Bansi (District Moradabad) Satendra singh 09837915555/

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Barwani district


Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Kalera were the principal Muslim Jat clan in district:

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Fatehgarh Sahib district

Amargarh , Jatana Ucha, Jatana Neevan,

Villages in Moga district

Nanaksar Kaleran, Churchak, Kaler, Ramu Wala,

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Lalowal, Kaler Kalan, Kaler Khurd, Khuni Kaler, Buzurgwal,

Villages in Ferozepur district

Kaler Khera (कालेर खेड़ा), Zira,

Villages in Ropar district

Bojhe Majra,

Villages in Jalandhar district

Dhahaan Kaleraan, Parjian Kalan, Ranian, Bhojowal, Bulandpur, Nussi,

Villages in Amritsar district

Bagrian Pind, Kaler Ram Tirath, Kaler Dhaiwala, Fazalpur (near Khadur Sahib), Kaler Khera, Kaler Pind, Lohgarh (Teh BaBa Bakala),

Kaler population is 4,632 in Amritsar district.[15]

In Firozpur district the Kaler population is 2,160. [16]

Villages in Ludhiana district

Akhara, Amargarh Urf Kaler (tah:Jagraon), Barundi, Jattana (near Jagraon), Kakral Kalan, Raikot, Hathur, Lohatbaddi,

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Villages in Sangrur district


Villages in Hoshiarpur district


Notable persons from this gotra

  • Randhir Singh Kalher, Vir Chakra , (b. 15 July 1955, d. 3 June 1999) of Balkara village near Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani district in Haryana, won the Vir Chakra award in Kargil war. His father's name is Sh Sri Chand. A middle school is named Martyr Subedar Randhir Singh middle school Balkara. He was in 18 Grenadier Regiment. He was born in a Hindu Jat family of Kalher gotra.
  • DR. H. R. Kaler - Date of Birth : 8-July-1952. Doctor Medical & Health VILL- Gugarwar, PO&VIA- KUKANWALI, NAWA ,NAGAUR. Present Address : 175,SHEKHPURA,NEAR BADRI VIHAR, SIKAR(RAJ.)-332001. Resident Phone Number : 01572-242916. Mobile Number : 9414315663. Email Address : vivekkaler@yahoo.co.in
  • Indra Singh Kaler - Asst. General Manager (State Bank of India)
  • Major General H.S. Kler - Indian Army (Awarded Ati Vishisht Seva Medal for role in 1965 Indo-Pak war, and then Maha Vir Chakra in 1971 war).
  • Sandeep Kler - Businessman based in the North Indian industrial city of Ludhiana
  • Satish Kalera SRO PCRA (Ministry of Petroleum& Natural Gas, Govt of India), Dehradun, Home District : Hanumangarh, Permanent Address : 188-Indira colony, Jaisalmer, Present Address : 27-Shakti Enclave ,GMS Road, Dehradun ,UTARAKHAND, Resident Phone Number : 0135-2720296, Mobile Number : 9412054473, Email Address : kalerasatish@gmail.com
  • Moosa Klare - A Businessman in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Chaudry Muhammad Mushtaq Klare - Registrar (GC University Faisalabad)
  • Chaudry Muhammad Abdullah Kler - Former Pakistan Army
  • Subedar Major Sohan Singh Kaler- Winner of IOM (Indian Order of Merit, Pre-Curser to Victoria Cross for native soldiers) in WW-I.
  • Faizan Kler Khalid - Famous Kler in France.
  • Jagjit Singh Kaler (9478260564) prominent Real estate businessman in Zirakpur under the name and style of Kaler properties and real estates
  • Lt. Sub Jarnai Singh Kaler R/O Army supported and trained followers of sant jarnail singh Bhindrawala in punjab's freedom fight in 1984 of village Kakrala Kalan
  • Vikas Kaler- RJS-2011 Rank:22 from Jhunjhunu district
  • Neha S Kaler: Indian Foreign Service, 2014 batch, Current posting in Gulf Division, MEA.
  • HarLal Singh Kaler, Deputy Director, School Education, Rajasthan Govt. 9413734350 Vill- Gugarwar (Nagaur)


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-107
  2. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.240, s.n.120
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-159
  4. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.30,sn-280.
  5. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  6. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.131
  7. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 229
  8. Dr Pema Ram, The Jats Vol. 3, ed. Dr Vir Singh,Originals, Delhi, 2007 p. 206
  9. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 229
  10. कलेर अंशात तु संजज्ञे भुवि दुर्यॊधनॊ नृपः| दुर्बुद्धिर दुर्मतिश चैव कुरूणाम अयशः करः || (I.61.80), (1.67),
  11. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.439
  12. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/K,p.439
  13. added by YogeshKalher
  14. User:Sk56
  15. History and study of the Jats. B.S Dhillon. p.124
  16. History and study of the Jats. B.S Dhillon. p. 127
  17. Ministry Of Home Affairs (Public Section), Padma Awards Directory (1954-2013), Year-Wise List

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