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Karelia (करेलिया) (Kareliya) Karolia (करोलिया) is a Jat Gotra found in Madhya Pradesh.



The history of the Bamraulia jats of Jagalpura village in maintained by Jaga Shri Saiyad Ali Shikoh, Makanpura, district Kanpur. As per Jaga the village Jagalpura was surrounded by dense forests. Land was very fertile. Cotton and Sugarcane grew in abundance. It was ruled by Jats and its capital was Pachaira during the rule of Aurangzeb. There were Jats of two gotras: Bamraulia who had come from Punjab and Karelia who had come from Rajasthan.[1]

There was a struggle between Bamraulias and Karelias. Karelia people were victorious and Bamraulia were wiped out. There was one woman of Bamraulias who could escape through the forests. She was pregnant at that time. She gave birth to a child named Chhotu Mal. When Chhotu Mal became young he asked about his ancestors. His mother told the whole story of destruction of Bamraulias. He came to this village and challenged Karelias to take revenge. He was on horse at that time. He went to Aurangzeb for assistance. Aurangzeb first converted him to Muslim, named him Abdulla Khan and sent an army with him to destroy Karelias. Thus Karelias were all destroyed. All the residents of the village at present are descendants of Abdulla Khan. Some of them also moved to Itayli. It is believed that the masjid of Bilara was built by Alamgir.[2]

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Gwalior District

Bhageh, Gwalior, Kumharra, Pura Banwar, Paira, Sahona,

Villages in Rajgarh District

Jirapur, Rajgarh

Villages in Jabalpur District


Villages in Indore District

Tigaria Badshah,

Villages in Dhar District

Borali, Sejwani, Sulawad,

Villages in Hoshangabad district

Dhansi Hoshangabad, Hoshangabad,

Villages in Bhopal District

Bandikhedi, Chatahedi, Deopur, Sonkatch Bhopal,

Villages in Raisen district


Villages in Narsinghpur district

Kareli, Kapuri Narsinghpur, Dhubghat

Notable persons

External links


  1. Virendra Singh Rana:Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior, 1992, p. 56
  2. Virendra Singh Rana:Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior, 1992, p. 56
  3. Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior, 1987-88,p.126,s.n.154

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