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Kuthar (कुठर/कुठार) is a Gotra of Jats.[1]


This gotra started after Naga named Kuthara (कुठर). [2]


Deorkothar (देउर कोठार) (Deur Kothar) is a location of archaeological importance in Madhya Pradesh. It is known for its Buddhist stupas and was discovered in 1982.

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 57 tells Names of all those Nagas that fell into the fire of the snake-sacrifice. Pingalaka is mentioned in shloka 14 as Nagas of race of Dhritarashtra.

शङ्कुकर्णः पिङ्गलकः कुठार मुखमेचकौ
पूर्णाङ्गदः पूर्णमुखः परहसः शकुनिर दरिः Mahabharata: (I.5.14)

Distribution in Chhattisgarh

Villages in Bastar district

Kuthar Village is in Jagdalpur tahsil in Bastar, Chhattisgarh.


  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 Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 234

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