Sakel

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Sakel (सकेल)[1][2] is gotra of Jats in Uttar Pradesh. [3]

Origin

This gotra is reported to have originated from Nagavanshi mahapurusha Shankukarna (शङ्कुकर्ण). [4]

In Mahabharata

The Mahabharata Book 9: Chapter 44 Shalya Parva Kisari Mohan Ganguli, tr. 1883-1896 mentions about the warriors who came to the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo. Shankukarna (शङ्कुकर्ण) has been mentioned in shlokas 47 and 52 as under:

उन्मादं पुष्पथन्तंशङ्कुकर्णं तदैव च
परथथाव अग्निपुत्राय पार्वती शुभदर्शना ।। 47 ।।
unmādaṃ puṣpadantaṃ ca śaṅkukarṇaṃ tathaiva ca
pradadāv agniputrāya pārvatī śubhadarśanā ।। 47 ।।
शङ्कुकर्णॊ निकुम्भशपद्मः कुमुद एव च
अनन्तॊ द्वादश भुजस तदा कृष्णॊपकृष्णकौ ।। 52 ।।
śaṅkukarṇo nikumbhaś ca padmaḥ kumuda eva ca
ananto dvādaśa bhujas tathā kṛṣṇopakṛṣṇakau ।। 52 ।।

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Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

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