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Kalhanabhadra (कल्हनभद्र) was Chandravanshi King son of Virabhadra in the lineage of Puru.

Jat Gotras from Kalhanabhadra

Kalhan (कल्हन) gotra of Chandravanshi Jats are descendants of Kalhanabhadra (कल्हनभद्र), the son of Virabhadra.[1]

Chronology of Kalhanabhadra

Ram Swarup Joon[2] has given the chronology of Jakhabhadra, obtained from the records of the Bards of Dholpur.

In the branch of Puru there was ‘Sanyati’ whose son was Virabhadra. Virabhadra had four sons

According to the bards of Dahiyas, the descendants of above spread as under:

(a) Pon Bhadra’s to Haryana, Brij, and Gwalior

(b) Kalhan Bhadra’s to KathiAwar and Gujrat.

(c) Atisur Bhadra’s to Malwa

(d) Jakh Bhadra’s to Punjab and Kashmir

(e) Dahi Bhadra’s to Punjab and Central Asia

(f) Brahma Bhadra’s by the name of Bamraulia to Jammu and Kashmir, Haridwar and Punjab (the ruling family of Dholpur Jat rulers is from this branch)


  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. 231
  2. History of the Jats/Chapter II, pp.17, 21-28

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