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Kikat (कीकट) Kikata (कीकट) Kikatwa (कीकटवा) is gotra of Jats. They lived on the banks of rivers Ravi and Vyasa. Later they were on the banks of River Katni. They are also known as Kikatwa.[1] This is variant of Katewa Gotra.

In Mahabharata

Karna Parva/Mahabharata Book VIII Chapter 30 mentions Kikata in derogatory sense and advises to avoid this country:

"The Karasakaras, the Mahishakas, the Kalingas, the Kikatas, the Atavis, the Karkotakas, the Virakas, and other peoples of no religion, one should always avoid."
कारः करान महिषकान कलिङ्गान कीकटाटवीन
कर्कॊटकान वीरकांश च दुर्धर्मांश च विवर्जयेत Mahabharata (8.30.45)


See also

Reference

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 226

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