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Kureli (कुरेली) is a gotra of Jats.[1] We find village names of this clan in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh states.


This gotra started after Naga named Kulika. [2]


Tej Ram Sharma[3] mentions some 'One-word Place-names': Kurala is one of them. 8. Kurala (कुराळ) (No. I, L. 19[4]) :

It has been mentioned as one of the kingdoms of Daksinapatha subdued by Samudragupta. Its ruler was Mantaraja. Fleet suggests that Kauralaka is a mistake for Kairalaka, denoting the well known province Kerala in the South of India. D.R. Bhandarkar identifies this Kerala with the Sonpur

Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions 259

territory in C.P. round about Yayatinagara where the author of the Pavanaduta locates the Keralas. Barnett identified it with modern village Korada in South India. Kurala is taken by Kielhorn to be the same as Kunala mentioned in the Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II and identified with the Kolleru lake between the Godavari and the Krishna. But DR. Bhandarkar objects to this view on the ground that the Kolleru lake must have been included in the kingdom of Verigi mentioned later on in the same list in the inscription. G.Ramdas seems to be right when he observes that Kurala must be the plain country of the Ganjam district to the north-east of the Mahendra hill now chiefly occupied by the Oriyas.

Kureli names of villages

Kureli village in Rajasthan district

Kureli village is in Jat Behror (जाट बहरोड़) tahsil in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

Kureli village in Chhattisgarh district

Kureli village in Bilaspur district is situated in Bilha tahail in Bilaspur district in Chhattisgarh.

Notable persons


External links


  1. डॉ पेमाराम:राजस्थान के जाटों का इतिहास, 2010, पृ.297
  2. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 234
  3. Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions/Place-Names and their Suffixes, p.258-259
  4. 1. Allahabad Stone Pillar Inscription of Samudragupta (=A.D. 335-76):१९. कोसलमहेन्द्र-माह[ा]कान्तारकव्याघ्रराज-कौरालकमण्टराज-पैष्टपुरक-महेन्द्रगिरि-कौट्टूरक

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