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Katewa (कटेवा)[1] is a gotra of Jats found in Delhi and Rajasthan,[2] India.

Origin

They are descendants of Karkotaka (कर्कॊटक) Naga. [3]

History

Some historians consider that they belong to Yadu vansh. It is believed that these were the people who lost maximum heads in war with Yavanas and hence were known as Katewas like Shishodia in Rajputs. [4]

Katewa (कटेवा) may be identified with one of The Mahabharata Tribes Karkotaka (कर्कॊटक). [5]

The River Katli that flows in Jhunjhunu was named after them. They had settled here. There was a Janpada of Katewas on its banks. There is place called Khudana on the banks of Katli where there was a fort ruled by Katewas. Presently one can see only traces in the form of a mud heap. [6]

They were initially known as Kikata inhabiting the banks of Vipasha (Beas River) and Shatrudh (Ravi River). Later, they came to settle on the banks of river Katli and here were known as Kikatwa or Katewa. They have been mentioned in Matsya Satpath Brahman 13/5/4/9. They came to be known here as Machhar.

Some historians mention their presence in Jaipur region where they were called Kachwaha. Some of these people did not believe in widow re-marriage and became Rajputs, and migrated to Narwar. Rest who did not leave their old traditions remained Jats.

कटेवा गोत्र का इतिहास

कटेवा: इन्हीं लोगों के नाम से उस नदी का नाम काटली प्रसिद्ध हुआ, जिसके किनारे यह जमकर बैठ गए। झंझवन से आगे काटली नदी बहती थी। बरसात में वह अब भी बहती है। उसी के किनारों पर कटेवा लोगों का जनपद था। काटली नदी के किनारे खुडाना नामक एक गढ़ है। अब सिर्फ वहां भी मिट्टी का एक टीला अवश्य है। आस-पास के लोग कहते हैं, यह पहले गढ़ था। कटेवा लोगों का यहां राज्य था। ऐसा कहते हैं कि यवनों से युद्ध में लड़ते समय देश की रक्षा के लिए अत्यधिक संख्या में सिर कटाने के कारण ये कटेवा मशहूर हुए हैं, जिस भांति कि शिशोदिया। वास्तव में यह कर्कोट या वाकाटक यादव हैं। (जाट इतिहास:ठाकुर देशराज,पृ.614)

Karkotaka in Indian epics

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 9 mentions names of chief Naga kings who attended the Sabha of Yudhishthira. Karkotaka was one of them.

Distribution in Delhi

Bakhtawar Pur,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Locations in Jaipur city

Ajmeri Road, Ambabari, Banipark, C-Scheme, Jhotwara, Khatipura, Malviya Nagar, Mansarowar Colony, Moti Nagar, Murlipura Scheme, Queens Road, Shastri Nagar, Vidyadhar Nagar,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Bakhtawarpura, Kanwarpura, Khudana, Kemri Ki Dhani (Khirod), Kirwana, Sonasar,

Villages in Nagaur district

Deori,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Ajri Katla, Hanumangarh, Sangaria,

Villages in Churu district

Harpalu Tal, Bharatia ki Dhani (Ratangarh), Sujangarh (2),

Villages in Sikar district

Akwa (5),

Notable persons

  • Shri Narendra Singh Katewa: Retd. Income Tax Officer
  • Shri Chandan Singh Katewa: Well Known Academician from Kunwarpura having thirty years teaching experience (UG & PG level).
  • Shri Amit Katewa :First M.Sc. Zoology (Entomology) and will be first Ph.D. holder in Entomology in Katewa family in few months.
  • Shri Jitesh Katewa  :First Master of Pharmacy in katewa gotra, resident of kanwarpura, Pursuing Ph.D in pharmacy , working as pharma consultant.
  • Shri Hosiyar Singh Katewa:Retd Commandant BSF,First person to become officer in katewa gotra, Selected commisioned officer in army in 1962.
  • Chitra Singh Katewa  : RAS, Rajasthan(8th Rank batch 2007)
  • DR. RAGHVENDRA CHOUDHARY (Katewa) - Asstt. Professor MEDICAL COLLEGE, BIKANER, Date of Birth : 10-May-1974.VILL.- Dewari, P.O.- BUDSU VIA- Makrana ,DISTT.- NAGUUR,RAJASTHAN. Present Address : 1. 6/340, SFS, MANSAROWAR, JAIPUR, RAJASTHAN 2. 5/6,Heera Bagh Flats, Jaipur. Resident Phone Number : 01588- 281012, Mobile Number : 9414262690, Email Address : drraghven10@gmail.com
  • Devendra Katewa: IES (Engg) 2003 batch, from Churu, Rajasthan, Currently Executive Engineer CPWD Kishangarh Rajasthan, M: 7727866706
  • Sukhraj Kateva: Danips 2008 batch, ACP at Chandigarh, M: 9582950835

Reference

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n.क-19
  2. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter IX,p.695
  3. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 233
  4. Thakur Deshraj Jat Itihas 1934,p.-614
  5. Sandhya Jain:Adideo Arya Devata, A Panoramic view of Tribal-Hindu Cultural Interface, Published in 2004 by Rupa & Co, 7/16, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi, p.130
  6. Thakur Deshraj Jat Itihas, 1934, p.614
  7. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.423-424
  8. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.424
  9. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.428

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