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Chivilaka ancestry

Chavel (चवेल) Chavenl (चवेंल) Chawel (चवेल) Chanwel (चंवेल) is Gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.


This gotra is said to be started after king named Chivilaka (चिविलक) son of Maharaja Lambodara (लम्बोदर). [1]


In Rajatarangini

Rajatarangini[2] mentions Shrichchhavillaka as an ascetic, which tells that No mention is made of fifty-two kings in the list of Kings of Kashmir on account of their irreligion. Four of these, Gonanda, &c, are named by Nilamuni ; Padmamihira following Heliraja gives an account of eight kings, descendants of Ashoka from Lava ; and Shrichchhavillaka speaks of five only. He writes, " from Ashoka to Abhimanyu five kings have been named out of fifty-two."

This description from Rajatarangini shows that the kings omitted were followers of Buddhism. The ascetic Shrichchhavillaka, we believe, must also be a Buddhist. Following rulers of sandhi: Shrichchhavillaka = Shri + Chhavillaka. Here Chhavillaka should be of Chavil/Chavel clan found in Jats.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jodhpur district

Asop (आसोप) village in Bhopalgarh tahsil of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan is inhabited by Chawel Gotra Jats. [3]

Asop, Dadmi,

Villages in Nagaur district


Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Ranarayan Chavel - Khategaon

Villages in Dewas district

Ajnas, Khategaon,

Villages in Harda district

Abagaon Khurd, Adampur Harda, Bichhola, Kachbaidi, Nandara,

Villages in Sehore district


Notable persons

External links

Harry Chauvel (1865–1945) was a senior officer of the Australian Imperial Force who fought at Gallipoli and in the Middle East during the First World War. See details at


  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya etc, Ādhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998 p.243
  2. Book I (p.2)
  3. Jat Samaj, December, 2009, p. 41, S.No. 20477
  4. Jat Vaibhav Khategaon Dewas,2010, p.48
  5. Jat Vaibhav Khategaon Dewas,2010, p.48
  6. Jat Vaibhav Smarika Khategaon, 2010, p. 165
  7. Jat Vaibhav Smarika Khategaon, 2010, p. 20

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