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Khadap (खड़प) Kharap (खड़प) Kharav (खड़व)[1] Khadap (खदाप) gotra Jats live in Tonk district in Rajasthan; Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh.


Bhim Singh Dahiya writes that the Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta mentions the Malavas, Arjunayanas, the Yaudheyas, the Madras, the Madras, the Abhiras, the Prarjuna, the Sankanikas, the Kaks and the Kharaparikas (Kharap) etc. (see -Samudragupta)

Bhim Singh Dahiya writes about the clan Kharpar : These people mentioned in the Allahabad Pillar Inscriptions of Samudragupta are already identified with the present Kharap clan. The nine gems- of Vikramaditya's court, included one Ghaṭa Kharpar. [2] Even in 1251 A.D. Kharpar armies under Nasiruddin of the slave dynasty of Delhi were fighting in Madhya Pradesh area. [3]

Tej Ram Sharma writes about Kharaparikas [4] : One of the tribes who were subjugated by Samudragupta. D. R. Bhandarkar takes them to be the Kharparas mentioned in the Batihagadh Inscription of the Damoh district of M.P. Kharpara means a thief, a rogue or a cheat. The name Kharaparika does not occur elsewhere in inscriptions or literature. The Markandeya Purana mentions a tribe called Khara-sagara-rasis, along with the Gandharas and the Yaudheyas; and the Matsya Purana refers to a country named Kharapatha, watered by the river Nalini. It is difficult to say whether Khara-sagara-rasi and Kharapatha had anything to do with the Kharaparikas. K.P. Jayaswal expresses the probability of the identification of the Kharaparikas with the five Karpatas of the Mahabharata. [5]

Villages in Tonk district

Chausala (2),

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of Khadap (खदाप) gotra are:

Ghatwas 1,

Notable persons

External links


  1. डॉ पेमाराम:राजस्थान के जाटों का इतिहास, 2010, पृ.298
  2. R.B. Pandey, Vikramaditya of Ujjayini.
  3. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study) Book by Bhim Singh Dahiya, IRS, First Edition 1980, Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt Ltd, AB/9 Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi-110064, p.338
  4. Allahabad Stone Pillar Inscription of Samudragupta (=A.D. 335-76) No. 1, L. 22)
  5. [[Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions/Tribes Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions by Tej Ram Sharma 1976 Published by - Naurang Rai Concept Publishing Company 65-F, Anand Nagar DELHI-1 10035 (India), p. 135-136

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