Karad

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Karad (कराड़) Karar (कराड़) gotra Jats live in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Karad is a sub-Gotra of the Anjana Jats in Gujarat.

Origin

Karad (कराड़) clan may have been originated from Mahabharata Janapada -Karahataka (करहाटक), which was an ancient country mentioned in Mahabharata. Sahadeva Pandava had conquered the country of Karahatakas. It is identified with present city Karad in Satara district of Maharashtra.

History

Tej Ram Sharma [1] writes.... They are descendant of nagavanshi ruler Amrakarddava. Hailing from Sukuli-desa who loyally served Chandragupta II by fighting and winning many battles for him. The first part of the name is based on the mango tree. The second part is karddava. It is the name of some Nagas or serpent-demons thought to be inhabitants of the lower regions. Kadru is the name of the mother of serpents. Kadrava by metathesis becomes Karddava which literally means 'born of Kadru'. In south, among aboriginal people and lower castes, the practice of matriarchal names is well known. The whole term 'Amrakarddava' is inexplicable as one word. Amra seems to be his personal name and Karddava his family title.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Tonk district

Bhagwanpura (5), Imamnagar (1),

Villages in Jaipur district

Swami ka Bas (5),

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Sikhedi 1,

See also

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