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Kandar (कंडार)[1][2] [3] Kandari (कंडारी) is a gotra of Jats found in Madhya Pradesh. Kandar clan is found in Afghanistan.[4]


This gotra started after place named Kandahar. [5]

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They are mentioned by Cunningham[7] in an inscription at the Buddhist Stupa of Sanchi of the Ashoka period as under:

No. 45. — Kandarigāmiyasa - Sethino pajavatiya Nāgāya- dānam.

" Gift of Naga, the sister-in-law of the Sreshti of


No. 46. — Kandarigāmiyasa - Sethino - pajavatiya - Dāsaya- dānam.

"Gift of Dasa, the sister-in-law of the Sreshti of


No. 47. — Kandarigāmā-varhasa dānam.

" Gift of Varha, of Kandarigrāma"

Kandarigrāma, or grāmiya, must have been a considerable place, or it would not have had a Sreshti.

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[8] mentions 'Nations situated around the Hyrcanian Sea.'....Beyond the nations already mentioned, are the Chorasmii,13 the Candari,14 the Attasini, the Paricani, the Sarangæ, the Marotiani, the Aorsi,15 the Gaëli, by the Greek writers called Cadusii,16 the Matiani, the city of Heraclea,17 which was founded by Alexander,

13 An extensive tribe of 'Sogdiana, now represented by the district of Khawarezm, in the desert country of Khiva.

14 A tribe in the north-western part of Sogdiana. They appear to have been situate to the east of the district of Khawarezm. It has been suggested that they derived their name from the Sanscrit Gandharas, a tribe beyond the Indus.

15 The chief seat of the Aorsi, who appear to have been a numerous and powerful people both of Europe and Asia, was in the country between the Tanais, the Euxine, the Caspian, and the Caucasus. It seems doubtful, however, whether it is these people who are alluded to in the present passage.

16 These would almost seem to be a different people from those mentioned in c. 15 of the present Book, as dwelling in Atropatene. The present appears to have been a tribe of Sogdiana.

17 Strabo mentions a town of this name, which he places, together with Apamea, in the direction of Rhagæ. If Pliny has observed anything like order in his recital of nations and places, the Heraclea here mentioned cannot be that spoken of by Strabo, but must have been distant nearly 1000 miles from it.

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Kalmoda 1,

Notable persons

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