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Kulhar (कुलहार)[1] Kulhad (कुलहाड़) Kulhar (कुलहड़) Kalhar (कलहार)[2] Kuhar(कूहाड) gotra Jats are found in Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana,Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. They are found in Pakistan. Kalra/Khojri/Kalhar/Galar clan is found in Afghanistan.[3] It is a variant of Kuhad.


  • The founder of this gotra was ancestor Kalihana (कलिहान) Jat. [4]
  • Koliya was capital of Kulhar clan of Jats in 11th to 12th century.


Ram Swarup Joon[5] writes that...Kuharh, Kalhari, Khailari, Khalu and Kalhur are one and the same. All of the are descendants of Rao Kallur and their names are a little different because they settled down in different places.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Kulhar (कुलहार) or Kulhad (कुलहाड़) Jat gotra found in Rajasthan .

Villages in Sikar district

Madhopur, Kudli,

Villages in Churu district

Dabri Chhoti,

Locations in Jaipur city

Ambabari, Vidyadhar Nagar, Vaishali Nagar,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Devrod, Kulharwas, Kuharwas,

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

They are called Kalhar (कल्हार) or Kalhari Jats and found in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

Villages in Bhopal district


Distribution in Punjab and Haryana

Sihmar (सिंहमार) Sihumar (सिहुमार) Jat Gotra in Punjab has Originated from Kalhar. This gotra of Jats found in Distt Bhiwani, Jind and Rohtak in Haryana, Abohar and Fazilka tehsils in Fazilka district and Patiala district in Punjab and Nagaur district in Rajasthan,Saharanpur district in UP.

Sihumar population is 90 in Patiala district. [6]

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census[7] it was found in Mianwali District in Pakistan and Kalhar was one of the principal Muslim Jat clans with population of 600.

Notable persons

  • Naveen Kulhar - is Assistant Vice President in HDFC Bank Rajasthan Zone. He is from Deorod in Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan.
  • Pramendra Singh Kulhar - Inspector Cyber Crime Thana Jaipur. [8]


  1. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.29,sn-174.
  2. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.29,sn-174.
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.112,114
  4. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 227
  5. Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats/Chapter V,p. 91
  6. History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN-10: 1895603021 or ISBN-13: 978-1895603026. p.126
  7. Census Of India 1911 Volume Xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
  8. Jat Gatha,5/2017,p.33

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