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Location of Pachpadra in Barmer district

Moongra (मूंगड़ा) (Mungda) is a village in Pachpadra Tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.


Pincode of the village is 344032. It is situated 4km away from Pachpadra town and 107km away from Barmer city. Being a large village, Moongra has got its own gram panchayat. Hotloo, Chirdani and Bhandiyawas are some of the nearby villages.

The Founders

Jat Gotras


According to Census-2011 information:

With total 524 families residing, Moongra village has the population of 2950 (of which 1571 are males while 1379 are females)>[1]


A king of Kalirana gotra was the ruler near Mathura, on the banks of Yamuna River. The ancient fort of Kaliramna is in ruins near Mathura. His fort was known as fort of Kalidheh. The famous episode of Mahabharata regarding Lord Krishna’s killing of a black python, Kaliya (कालिया), is related with some bad ruler from this gotra. With the killing of Kaliya Naga, Krishna brought the end of this clan’s rule in Brij. Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mention it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia. [2]

From Mathura they went to Kabul-Ghazni with other other Jats - Yadavas. They founded the Kingdom of Garh - Ghazni. During rise of Islam they came back to Bhatner- Sirsa. According to their bards they founded the old village of Patan and Siswad (?Shishwala Bhiwani). From Patan Chaudhary Sishu came to Sisai. His brother Sunda founded village Sandwa and Salaywala.

Kaliranas came from Siswad to Marwar and founded village Jhanwar. Jhanwar Village was founded by Chaudhari Malji Kalirana about 800 years back. The Kalirana Jats of this village are known for justice. Its ancient name was Jhamara (झामरा) or Jhramvera (झ्रम्वेर) as in Jhramvera inscription (V. 1227) of Kelhana. Jhamwera (झम्वेर) inscription of Alhana. (JPASB, xii, pp. 102 ff). It gets name from Chanwar, the twig of Khejri tree.

The famous villages from Kalirana Khap are Lilon (लिलोन), Khedi (खेड़ी), Sambhalka (सम्भालका), Banat (बनत) and Hakimpur (हकीमपुर). [3]

Kotli (कोटली), Bhinwar (भींवर), villages in Sialkot and Chandovdala (चन्दोवडाला) at Manjha in Punjab were founded by Jats of this clan. Jhanwar (झवर) village was founded by Malji Kalirana clan about 800 years back. They people had settled in Siswada near Delhi and Hisar. Kalu came to Marwar and founded villages Mungda (मूंगड़ा), Kheda (खेड़ा), Mogda (मोगड़ा) etc. From there they came to Jhanwar. [4]

According to the local tradition of these people, their ancestors had migrated from Garh Ghazni, through darra Bolan and Pakpattan in Punjab to Sirsa. From Sirsa, they spread to various places about 1300 years back. [5]

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