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Karesia (करेसिया) Karesiya (करेसिया) Karesya (करेस्या) Kharesia (खरेसिया) is an ancient gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan.


They are probably descendant of Karusha (करूषा) of Mahabharata and Ramayana. They may also be descended from Krosya or Kroshta of Bhagavata Purana.

Hukum Singh Panwar[1] gives the ancestry of Bharatpur rulers as quoted by Ganga Singh.[2]

This gives the name of son of Yadu as Krosya. Bhagavata Purana mentions this name as Kroshta. Krosya may be the epiperson who gave name to Karesia Gotra.[3]


The Mahabharata Tribe - Karusha (करूष) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Karesia (करेसिया).

Karesya is included in the List of Jat gotras derived from Dadhichi Family Tree from Bhardvaja branch.

Described by Megasthenes

This clan has been described by Megasthenes as the Chrysei (Karesia), The hill-tribes between the Indus and the Iomanes, along with the Cesi (Khasa); Cetriboni (Khatri), the Megallae (Mukul), the Chrysei (Karesia), the Parasangae (Paraswal), and the Asange (Sangwa) Jat clans. (see - Jat clans as described by Megasthenes)

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Chittorgarh district

Karesiya (करेसिया) Jats live in villages: Kalaji Ka Khera (Jasama), Lothiyana

Villages in Tonk district

Karesya (करेस्या) Jats live in villages: Kalmanda (7),

Villages in Sikar district

Kharesia Jats live in villages:

Piploda Ka Bas,

Villages in Pali district


Notable persons

  • Tej Ram Jat (Karesia) - From village Lothiyana is a social worker and working in UNFPA State Office Bhopal as State Programme Officer. He studied at the London School of Economics and The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London where he received Masters degree in Health Policy, Planning and Financing. He also attened courses on Human Capability and Development (Paris, France), Leadership for Social Justice (Washington DC, USA), Health and Human Rights (Colombo, Sri Lanka), Global Public Health (Umea, Sweden) and Right to Health (Dhaka, Bangladesh). He has been involved in planning and implementation of large-scale projects involving people’s participation for last 11 years on a breadth of issues including community health, gender, comprehensive primary healthcare, health equity, health financing and community monitoring of health services. He read a paper on 'World Bank Policies and Health of poor Indians' on 3-5 December, 2004 in 10th International Health congress at Berlin. Mob:9425609214[4]. He has also presented papers in conferences in Nairobi (Kenya), Karachi (Pakistan), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Geneva (Switzerland) and Washington DC (USA).
  • He is author of book published under the title - 'Hospital Autonomy in Rajasthan State of India: Ground Realities and Emerging Issues'. Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (August 27, 2010), Language: English,ISBN-10: 3639288408 & ISBN-13: 978-3639288407
  • This book presents a critical review of the conceptual framework of hospital autonomy in the context of public hospitals in Rajasthan state of India. It also presents a comprehensive case study of General Hospital, Chittorgarh and illustrates the impact of autonomy in terms of effect on efficiency, equity, quality of care and utilisation of health care services. The book highlights ground realities, policy challenges and emerging issues. It also offers recommendations for strengthening hospital autonomy in developing countries.


  1. The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/Appendices/Appendix No.1
  2. Yadu Vamsavli of Bharatpur given by Ganga Singh in his book 'Yadu Vamsa', Part 1, Bharatpur Rajvansa Ka Itihas (1637-1768), Bharatpur, 1967, pp.19-21.
  3. A study of the Bhagavata Purana; or, Esoteric Hinduism by Purnendu Narayana Sinha, Benares,1901, p.209
  4. Jat Samaj, Jan-Feb 2005, p. 52

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