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Kot (कोत) Koth (कोथ) Khot (खोत)[1] Khoth (खोथ)[2][3] Khodh (खोध) [4]Gotra Jats live in Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana. They were supporters of Saroya Confederacy. [5] [6] [7]


संधू गोत्र के लोग अपना उपनाम खोथ लगाते है क्योंकि इनके पूर्वज कोथ गांव, जो कि हिसार (हरियाणा) में स्थित है, से सबंधित थे। खोथ गोत्र के लोग बाबा काला मेहर जी की संतान है। बाबा काला मेहर जी संधू गोत्र के थे। खोथ, कोथ और कोत गोत्र के लोगो के पूर्वजो के अनुसार इस गोत्र के लोग बाबा काला महर जी के वंशज है। क्योंकि बाबा कला महर जी का जन्म गांव कोथ कलां में हुआ इसलिए उनके वंशज कोथ या खोथ गोत्र लगाते है। यह कहना गलत नही होगा कि खोथ गोत्र संधू गोत्र का ही एक हिस्सा है।

बाबा काला महर जी का जन्म हरयाणा के हिसार जिले के कोथ खेड़ा गांव में चौधरी महरथ जी संधू और रामी बाई के घर मे हुआ। चौधरी महरथ सिंह जी बहुत बड़े जमीदार थे लेकिन उनके कोई संतान नही थी। उन्होंने संतान प्राप्ति के लिए भद्रा काली/भवानी माता की उपासना की जिसके चलते उन्हें एक रात माता जी के अलौकिक दर्शन हुए। माता जी के आशीर्वाद से उनके घर मे बाबा काला महर जी ने विक्रम संवत 1294 सन 1237 असुज सदी चौदस आधी रात को अपनी सांसारिक यात्रा आरम्भ करने के लिए अवतार लिया। बाबा काला महर जी को गुरु गोरख नाथ जी से भी शक्तियां प्राप्त हुई और बाबा जी ने अपने भक्तों को बहुत से चमत्कार दिखाए और सबके कष्ट निवारण किये। बाबा काला महर जी के पांच पुत्र सांगा जी, मेहा जी, पीथा जी , सूरता जी और भीवराज जी थे। इनके वंशज ही अब खोथ गोत्र लगाते है। बाबा काला महर जी के मंदिर राजस्थान और हरियाणा में काफी गांवो में है और भक्त इनकी सच्चे मन से पूजा करते है और बाबा काला महर जी के आशीर्वाद से भक्तों की सारी मनोकामना पूर्ण होती है। क्योंकि बाबा काला महर जी की गोत्र संधू थी इसलिए मूल रूप से संधू और सिंधु गोत्र के जाट सिख भी इनको अपना देवता मानते है और बाबा काला महर जी के गुरुद्वारे काफी अधिक संख्या में पंजाब में मौजूद है। बाबा काला महर जी के गुरुद्वारे पाकिस्तान के पंजाब प्रांत में भी मौजूद है क्योंकि बंटवारे से पहले संधू गोत्र के लोग ज़्यादा संख्या में पाकिस्तान के पंजाब प्रांत में निवास करते थे।

Jat Gotras Namesake

Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[9] mentions Lake Mieotis and the adjoining nations....The river Lagoüs runs from the Cathæan14 mountains, and into it flows the Opharus. Upon it are the tribes of the Cauthadæ, and the Opharitæ.

14 He may possibly allude to a range of mountains in the Punjab and the vicinity of the modern Lahore, by his reference to the Cathei, who are supposed to have been the ancient inhabitants of that district. The localities of the various races here mentioned are involved in great obscurity.

In Mahavansa

  • Kot - Mahavansa/Chapter 23 tells....A householder named Rohana, who was headman in the village of Kitti near the Kota-mountain, gave to the son who was born to him the name of the king Gothabbaya. At the age of ten to twelve years the boy was so strong that in his play he threw like balls for playing stones that could not be lifted by four or five men. When he was sixteen years old his father made him a club thirty-eight inches round and sixteen cubits long. When, with this, he smote the stems of palmyra or coco-palms, he felled them. Therefore was he known as a warrior. And him, too, did the king in like manner command to stay with Gamani. But his father was a supporter of the them Mahäsumma. Once when this householder was hearing a discourse of Mahäsumma in the Kotapabbata (Kotaparvata:कोतपर्वत) -vihara he attained to the fruition of (the first stage of salvation called) sotapatti. With heart strongly moved' he told this to the king, and when he had given over (the headship of) his house to his son he received the pabbajjä from the thera. Given up to the practice of meditation he attained to the state of an arahant. Therefore his son was called Theraputtabhaya.


As per local tradition of Khoth Clan, they are decsendants of Dada Shri Kala Mehar ji whom they worship as their Kul Devta. As Dada Kala Mehar ji's village was Koth Khurd, their descendents started using Khoth/Koth as their surname. Dada Shri Kala Mehar is cordially worshipped by people of Khoth, Sindhu, Koth and Sandhu clans as According to spiritual books, Grand father of Dada Shri Kala Mehar Ji or Pir Baba Kala Mehar Ji was Ch Maha Singh Ji of Sindhu/Sandhu clan. All five sons of Dada Kala Mehar Ji came to Mehrana village which lies in Bhadra tehsil of Hanumangarh District of Rajasthan.

Khot people probably came from Khotan. Khotan was founded by Kustana, son of Ashoka in 250 BC.[10]

Khotan River at present is known as Hotan. During Ramayana and Mahabharata periods it was called Sailoda.

Sailoda river is mentioned in Ramayana (IV.43.37) and Mahabharata (II.48.2) flowing in Uttarakuru region between the mountains of Meru and Mandara. There used to grow the Kichaka bamboo. It was inhabited by ancient people like Khashas, Ekasanas, Arhas, Pradaras, Dirghavenus, Paradas, Kulindas, Tanganas, and Paratanganas etc.

Sailoda is identified by V.S. Agarwal with the present Khotan River on the banks of which are mines of yashab or ashmasar which was probably known as suvarna. kichaka is a chinese word. [11]

The Allahabad Pillar Inscription of Samudragupta (335 - 380 AD) mentions Samudragupta's capturing a king born in the family of the Kotas (कोत) [12]

Udayagiri Cave Inscription of Chandragupta II (=A.D. 375-414) mentions Virasena, the child of Kotsa, the minister for peace and war under Chandragupta II, who knew the meanings of the words, and logic, and (the ways of) mankind, who was a poet and who belonged to (the city of) Pataliputra.[13]

The coins of the Kotas bearing their name have been found in East Punjab, and Delhi, and 'they probably ruled in the Upper Gangetic valley'.[14] Scholars differ in their views about placing the Kotas; some identify it with Kanyakubja while others with Pataliputra.[15]

It is known that Puspapura or Kusumapura was the name of both the Pataliputra and Kanyakubja.[16] It must, however, be noted that the city of Puspa here is connected mainly with Samudragupta and not with the Kota-kulaja,[17] so the location of the city of the Kotas is not to be traced in Kusumapura or Puspapura. It is well known that Chandragupta I received Magadha through his Licchavi-alliance and it is possible that Samudragupta enjoyed his youth playfully at Pataliputra (Puspa-āhvaye kridata). So Goyal's assumption that 'Harisena has referred to Kanyakubja and not Pataliputra'[18] is incorrect. It is only later that Kanyakubja gains the honour of being called Kusumapura when the glory of Pataliputra had started declining.[19]

In view of the context of the victory over Kota-kulaja along with the Naga kings Achyuta and Nagasena and with the support of numismatic evidence it may be said that the kotas lived somewhere between East Punjab and Delhi.

सेहला गाँव से सहनाली जाने वाले रास्ते में गायों को छुड़ाने में खोत जाट शहीद हो गए थे जिनके यहाँ चबूतरे बने हुए हैं। खोत जाट उनको अपना कुल देवता मानते हैं। विवाह के पश्चात् गठजोड़े की धोक-पूजा यहाँ की जाती है। आगे शोध की आवश्यकता है।[20]

Villages founded by Khot clan

Sub divisions of Saroya

Bhim Singh Dahiya[21] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Saroya when they gained political ascendancy. The Khot clan supported the ascendant clan Saroya and became part of a political confederacy.[22]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Location in Jaipur district

Rajpura Phagi, Sanganer,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Bagoriya, Dasaniyan, Surpura Jodhpur, Bher Jodhpur, Falaudi, Baorli, Jaisinghpura Gadoora, Nandwan, Nimbala Gagari, Popawas, Jodhpur, Panchla Khurd, Todiyana.

Villages in Ajmer District


Villages in Jhunjhunu district


Villages in Barmer district

Akdara, Arang, Arniyali, Balewa, Barmer, Bheemra, Bhimarlai, Bhurtiya, Bijrar, Chiriya, Doodhu, Gangavas (गंगावास), Hira Ki Dhani, Hukmani Khoton Ki Dhani, Jaydoo, Kawas, Khotho Ki Dhani (Bhadasar), Khothon Ki Dhani, Kurla, Kumpaliya, Purawa, Pokrasar, Rohili Barmer, Sahar.

Villages in Jaisalmer district


Villages in Churu district

Baniyala, Sehla, Rukansar, Nakrasar, Chhajusar, Bhojasar Churu, Raipura Churu, Khotri, Baniyala, Pichakarae Tal (25), Khandwa Churu, Rooplisar.

Villages in Sikar district

Antroli, Ganedi, Punyana, Rukansar, Raipura, Tajsar,

Villages in Nagaur district

Reengan, Jharod, Dabra, Sikrali, Tejasar.

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Ardaki, Bharwana, Bhawal Desar, Bisrasar, Chak Sardarpura, Charanwasi Nohar, Ghotda, Kelania, Kharakhera, Kharsandi, Khinania, Khotanwali, Lakhasar, Mahrana, Malkhera, Malwani, Nethrana, Pichkarain, Ramgarh Ujjalwas, Ratanpura Nohar, Sangaria, Sonri.

Villages in Sri Ganganagar district

Fakirwali, Fathui, Narsinghpura Barani, Panniwali, Roherianwali,

Villages in Tonk district

Bhanwati, Khandwa,

Villages in Jaipur district

Gadooda, Gopalpura Jhadala, Rajpura,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa district

Arniawali (अरनियावाली), Hanzira, Kaluana, Rupana, Ali Mohammad, Mamera Kalan, Dhani Shera wali, Bakrianwali.

Villages in Hisar district

Koth Kalan, Koth Khurd, Kothkheda, Nang Thala, Moda Khera, Sadalpur.

Villages in Panipat district


Villages in Bhiwani District

Naloi, Kalod.

Distribution in Punjab

Village in Fazilka district

Roherian Wali (Abohar)

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Villages in Patiala district

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Barwani district

Barwani, Talun,

Villages in Dewas district

Lasudiyalad, Sanwer, Enabad

Villages in Dhar district

Sat Talai[23]

Notable persons

  • Virasena (वीरसेन) (Kot) was a minister for peace and war under Chandragupta I (320 - 335 AD). Virasena (वीरसेन) was a King mentioned in Mahabharata (XIII.115.69).
  • Kala Maharji Maharaj (Koth)
  • Shaheed Palu Ram Khoth- Sh Palu Ram Khoth was a brave soldier from Nang Thala village, Hisar District Haryana, who laid down his life in 2nd World War in Germany. His family recieved his last remains in 2019 after almost 7 decades.
  • Ch Pratap Singh Khoth- Ex PCC Secretary, Indian National Congress. He belongs to Mehrana village in Bhadra Tehsil of Hanumangarh Distt.(Rajasthan).
  • Ch. Mohinder Singh Khoth - Draughtsman (Grade II) in Archaeological Survey Of India in Jaipur. VPO-Khinania, Dist.-Hanumangarh. Present Address-37/142 Rajat Path, Mansarovar, Jaipur. Mob-9460553766,Res.-0141-2390763
  • Ram Pratap Khoth- Retired XEN from Rajasthan State Electricity board from Village Khinania of District Hanumangarh.
  • Dr Teja Ram Khoth - Accupressure Doctor, from Gagari village, Osian tehsil, Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
  • Sh Rajesh Khoth- Rajesh Khoth is working at the post of Executive magistrate and DDPO in Haryana Govt.He belongs to Arniawali Village of Sirsa Distt.(Haryana)
  • Jag Ram Khoth - Akdara, tah: Baytoo, who lost life in struggle against Jagirdars in year 1950
  • Bhagirath Khoth - Social Welfare Officer, Date of Birth : 4-May-1954, V&PO - Panniwali ,distt.- Sri Ganganagar, Present Address : 47/21, Kiran Path, Mansarovar, Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2782653, Mob: 9414461435
  • Subhash Khot - First Indian engineer who won Waterman Oscar Award in field of Computer Science in United States.Subhash Khoth is passout from IIT Bombay.
  • Gautam Khot - Lt. Col. in Indian Army and Vir Chakra holder.
  • Rajendra Prasad Khoth: RPS 1998 batch, Add SP Dholpur, from Sehla (Ratangarh), Churu, Rajasthan M: +919929077377
  • Surendra Khoth: Currently serving at the post of Assistant Director in Rajasthan Agricultural Marketing Board(Agriculture Dept of Govt of Rajasthan). He belongs to Village Kharakhera, Tehsil Sangaria Distt Hanumangarh(Rajasthan).
  • Sh Ranjit Singh Khoth- He served as Assistant Public Prosecutor in Rajasthan Govt.Village-Khinania, Tehsil- Tibbi Distt-Hanumangarh(Rajasthan).
  • Rajendra Khoth- Rajendra Khoth S/O Sh Ram Pratap Khoth(Retd XEN) is working as an IES in Indian Railways at the post of Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer(Bikaner Division). He pursued Electrical Engineering from MNIT, Jaipur.Village-Khinania, Tehsil- Tibbi Distt-Hanumangarh(Rajasthan).
  • Inderjeet Khoth- Inderjeet Khoth S/O Sh Mohinder Singh Khoth is working as Deputy Manager(Scale-II) in State Bank of India.Village-Khinania, Tehsil- Tibbi Distt-Hanumangarh(Rajasthan).
  • Narayan Ram Choudhary(Khoth)- Ex Sarpanch of Village Panchla Khurd and Rajasthan State President of Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation.
  • Lokesh Khoth- Lokesh Khoth S/O Sh Mohinder Singh Khoth is working at the post of JEn(Junior Engineer) in Rajasthan Vidyut Utapadan Nigam.Village-Khinania, Tehsil- Tibbi Distt-Hanumangarh(Rajasthan).
  • Vikesh Khoth- Vikesh Khoth S/O Sh. Ramesh Khoth is working at the post of JEn in Punjab Electricity Department. Village-Khinania, Tehsil- Tibbi Distt-Hanumangarh(Rajasthan).
  • Kor Singh Khoth- He is working at the post of Inspector in ITBP(Govt of India). Village- Ratanpura, Tehsil-Nohar Distt-Hanumangarh. (Rajasthan).
  • Tara Chand Khoth- Tara Chand Khoth works as Assistant Conservator in Govt of India. Village-Khinania Tehsil Tibbi, Distt-Hanumangarh.
  • Banta Singh Khoth- Nursing Officer at AIIMS Delhi. VPO-Khinania, Distt- Hanumangarh.

External Links


  1. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.34, sn-510.
  2. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.34, sn-510.
  3. डॉ पेमाराम:राजस्थान के जाटों का इतिहास, 2010, पृ.298
  4. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.34, sn-510.
  5. Jat Varna Mimansa (1910) by Pandit Amichandra Sharma,p. 57
  6. Bhim Singh Dahiya: Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I, p.316
  7. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
  8. Corpus Inscriptionium Indicarium Vol IV Part 2 Inscriptions of the Kalachuri-Chedi Era, Vasudev Vishnu Mirashi, 1955, p.430
  9. Natural History by Pliny Book VI/Chapter 7
  10. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Chapter IV, pp. 364-365
  11. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur,p.911]
  12. L. 14:दण्डैर्ग्राह्यतैव कोत-कुलजं पुष्पाह्वये क्रीडता-
  13. कौत्सश्शाब इति ख्यातो वीरसेन: कुलाख्यया । शब्दार्थ-न्याय-लोकज्ञ कवि पाटलिपुत्रक ॥
  14. The Vakatka-Gupta Age by R. C. Majumdar and A.S. Altekar pp. 139-40
  15. Ibid, p. 140; S.R. Goyal, D. pp. 140-141; Journal of Bihar and Orissa Research Society, Patna. pp. 113, 119.
  16. Corpus Inscripionum Indicarum, Vol. III by John Faithful Fleet , p. 5.
  17. Ibid., p. 12; also see Pataliputra in the place-names.
  18. S.R. Goyal, D. p. 140.
  19. U.N. Roy, Studies in Ancient Indian History and Culture, p. 93
  20. उद्देश्य:जाट कीर्ति संस्थान चूरू द्वारा आयोजित सर्व समाज बौधिक एवं प्रतिभा सम्मान समारोह, स्मारिका जून 2013,p.121
  21. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  22. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
  23. User:Sk56

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