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Karig (करीग)[1] Kargha (करघ) Kari (करी) is a gotra of Jats found in Punjab.


There was a republic called Karishaka (करीषक) during Mahabharata period, who lost it and moved here and there and were called Karig. [2]

In Mahabharata

The Mahabharata Tribe - Karishaka (करीषक), Listed in 'geography' (VI.10.54) with tribes inhabiting the northwestern region; also a gotra name.

वध्राः करीषकाश चापि कुलिन्थॊपत्यकास तदा
वनायवॊ दशा पार्श्वा रॊमाणः कुश बिन्थवः (VI.10.54)
The Mahabharata Tribe - Karishaka (करीषक) may be identified with present Jat Gotra - Karig (करीग) Kari (करी).

Distribution in Punjab

Kargha is a Jat Gotra in Punjab.

Villages in Firozpur district

In Firozpur district the Kargha population is 1,650. [3]


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