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Ogra (ओगरा)[1] Ogara (ओगरा) Oghara (ओघरा) Ogar (ओगर) Ugra (उग्रा)[2] is a gotra of Jats in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.


  • Ugra (उग्र) (केरल) (AS, p.86): देखें देवीपुराण व हेमचन्द्र का अभिधान


They are probably originated from Rishi Ugraka (उग्रक). [3]

Jat Gotras Namesake

Mention by Pliny

Pliny[4] mentions Arabia....Opposite to this place, in the main sea, lies the island of Ogyris32, famous for being the burial-place of king Erythras33; it is distant from the mainland one hundred and twenty miles, being one hundred and twelve in circumference. No less famous is another island, called Dioscoridu34, and lying in the Azanian Sea35; it is distant two hundred and eighty miles from the extreme point of the Promontory of Syagrus36.

32 Hardouin and Ansart think that under this name is meant the island called in modern times Mazira or Maceira.

33 There seem to have been three mythical personages of this name; but it appears impossible to distinguish the one from the other.

34 Or "Dioscoridis Insula," an island of the Indian Ocean, of considerable importance as an emporium or mart, in ancient times. It lay between the Syagrus Promontorium, in Arabia, and Aromata Promontorium, now Cape Guardafui, on the opposite coast of Africa, somewhat nearer to the former, according to Arrian, which cannot be the case if it is rightly identified with Socotorra, 200 miles distant from the Arabian coast, and 110 from the north-east promontory of Africa.

35 So called from Azania, or Barbaria, now Ajan, south of Somauli, on the mainland of Africa.

36 Now Cape Fartash, in Arabia.


Rajatarangini[5] tells us that in the history of Kashmir King Gokarna was succeeded by his son Narendriditya otherwise called Khingkhila. He set up a god named Bhutesvara, and a goddess Akshayini. His religious instructor was Ugra, who set up another god Ugresha, and ten goddesses who were called Matri Chakra.

In Mahabharata

Aswamedha Parva, Mahabharata/Book 14 Chapter 8 mentions Ugra as protectors of gold mines of Kuvera as under:

"Samvarta said, "There is a peak named Munjaban on the summits of the Himalaya mountains, where the adorable Lord of Uma (Mahadeva) is constantly engaged in austere devotional exercises. ...And, O foremost of conquerors, on all sides of that mountain, there exist mines of gold, resplendent as the rays of the sun. And O king, the attendants of Kuvera, desirous of doing good to him, protect these mines of gold from intruders, with uplifted arms. Hie thee thither, and appease that adorable god who is known by the names of ....Ugra, Sthanu, Siva, Rudra etc. This is made clear in shloka 18 and 28:
वराय सौम्य वक्त्राय पशुहस्ताय वर्षिणे
हिरण्यबाहवे राजन्न उग्राय पतये थिशाम (MBT:XIV.8.18)
विरूपाक्षं थश भुजं तिष्यगॊवृषभध्वजम
उग्रं सदाणुं शिवं घॊरं शर्वं गौरी शमीश्वरम (MBT:XIV.8.28)

Mahabharata mentions Ugra as one of the seven brothers of Duryodhana, slain by Bhima on Day 4 of Kurukshetra War .[6]

Bhim Singh Dahiya [7], the Jat historian, quotes Parashara Smriti which maintains that the people called Ugras were produced from Vaishya-Ambastha girls by royal males; and these Ugras were called Rajputs.[8] (अयं च भाषायां राजपूत इति प्रसिद्ध:) This theory however is as baseless as any other. Of course there were inter-marriages with the local Indian families but to suggest that the birth of a whole caste took place from such marriages is sheer impossibility. And on the other hand we have the Uighur or Ugrian people in Central Asia. How do we account for their origin?

Bhim Singh Dahiya relates the Ugra people with Uighur/Ugrian of Central Asian people.[9] He writes that Skanda Purana mentions that the two warriors called Ugra and Mayura attacked the capital of Indra. Here, as in the other Purana, the name of Mura is Sanskritised into Mayura. The second name Ugra, is again a tribal name, the Ugrians of Greek writers, and the present Uighur of Soviet Central Asia. [10]

Villages founded by Ogra

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Ogra named village is in Gurdaspur tahsil of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, India.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Locations in Jaipur city


Villages in Jaipur district

Lopodiya (1), Bhooratiya (1), Mauzamabad, Meerapura,

Villages in Nagaur district

Kheri, Khardiya Makrana, Khunkhuna, Koliya, Mundakheri, Rohina,

Villages in Baran district


Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Ogar: Ratlam (10, Ogara: Jamthun (7), Oghara: Ratlam (1),

Villages in Indore district

Manpur, Durjanpura, Sherpur Indore,

Villages in Dhar district

Badwai[11], Naibaroda

Notable persons

  • Ram Chandra Singh Ogra - Rajasthan Forest Service, ACF, Anupgarh, Mob-9414730456. From village Mundakheri, Nagaur
  • Ram Singh Ogra - Adhyaksh, Kshatriya Jat Mahasabha, Manpur, Indore, Mob:9993695553[12]


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