Khokhia

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Khokhia (खोखिया)[1] Khokhiya (खोखिया)[2] Khokha (खोखा)[3] [4] Khokh (खोख) is gotra of Jats found in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Origin

Khokhia gotra originated from people who came from Khotan, who were called Khokhia. They are also said to be originated from Karav. [5]

History

Dr Pema Ram writes that after the invasion of Alexander in 326 BC, the Jats of Sindh and Punjab migrated to Rajasthan. They built tanks, wells and Bawadis near their habitations. The tribes migrated were: Shivis, Yaudheyas, Malavas, Madras etc. The Shivi tribe which came from Ravi and Beas Rivers founded towns like Sheo, Sojat, Siwana, Shergarh, Shivganj etc. This area was adjoining to Sindh and mainly inhabited by Jats. The descendants of Madras in Rajasthan are: Jinja, Bana, Thoria, Lagman, Kamodia, Madal, Devsalya, Junawa, Maderna, Judi, Madrewa, Khokh, Asihag etc. [6]

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Agra district

The Khap of Khokhias has five villages in Agra region in Uttar Pradesh. [7]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Kota district

Kota,

History

Notable persons

  • Hari Singh (Khokhiya) - DFO Forest, Date of Birth : 2-February-1949, Present Address : C-227, Talwandi, Kota,(Raj.) Phone: 0744-2411009, Mob: 9414364721

References

  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ख-55
  2. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.298
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ख-60
  4. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.298
  5. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 235
  6. Dr Pema Ram:Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.14
  7. Jat Bandhu, Agra, April 1991

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