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Paroda (परोदा)[1][2] Parada (परादा)[3] Jats are mainly found in Ajmer district of Rajasthan and Haryana. Also found in Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh.


Mention by Panini

Paradah (पारदा:), a people, is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [4]

Pardayana (पारदायन) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [5]


B S Dahiya[6] writes: Pargitar correctly points out them in North West. [7] They are mentioned as Paroda Sakas, and as Palads and were very prominent in the fourth and fifth centuries AD.[8]

In Mahabharata

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 47 mentions various Kings who brought tributes to Yudhishthira: Paradas are mentioned in shloka10:

....many skins of the Ranku deer worthy even of Brahmanas as tribute unto king Yudhishthira. And the tribes Vairamas, Paradas, Tungas, with the Kitavas who lived upon crops that depended on water from the sky or of the river and also they who were born in regions on the sea-shore, in woodlands, or countries on the other side of the ocean waited at the gate, being refused permission to enter, with goats and kine and asses and camels and vegetable, honey and blankets and jewels and gems of various kinds.

ते वैरामाः पारथाश च वङ्गाश च कितवैः सह
विविधं बलिम आथाय रत्नानि विविधानि च (II.47.10)
अजाविकं गॊहिरण्यं खरॊष्ट्रं फलजं मधु
कम्बलान विविधांश चैव थवारि तिष्ठन्ति वारिताः (II.47.11)

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Ajmer district


Villages in Nagaur district


Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Mandsaur district

Kacharia Jat,

Villages in Harda district

Adampur Harda, Bhamori, Kolwa, Sontalai,

Notable Persons

  • Ramkaran Singh Paroda -Freedom fighter.
  • R.S.Paroda - Padma Bhushan, Retired Director General, ICAR, New Delhi.
  • Mahendra Singh Paroda - technocrat.
  • Rajendra Singh Paroda - Scientist DRDO new Delhi.
  • M.S.Paroda - Executive Engg. HAL Bangalore.
  • Dr. Amar Singh Paroda - Ex. Chaiman, Scientist Recruitment Board ICAR, Date of Birth : 18-November-1939. VPO- Katyasani, Teh.- Merta City, Distt.- Nagaur, Rajasthan. Present Address : C-139, Krishna Nagar, New Pali Road, Jodhpur. Resident Phone Number : 0291-2728720

External Links


  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.242, s.n.174
  2. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.48, s.n. 1474
  3. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. प-32
  4. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.66
  5. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.40
  6. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p. 267
  7. Ancient Indian Historical Traditions, p. 206 and 208
  8. Journal of Bihar and Orissa Research Society, XVIII, 209

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