- This is a page of Kameriya gotra,
For the Kameriya village, see → Kameriya Nagaur.
- 1 Origin
- 2 Mention by Panini
- 3 Kapota Jataka
- 4 Kapota in Turkey
- 5 History
- 6 Kapoteswara of Chejarla
- 7 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 8 Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
- 9 Notable persons
- 10 Gallery of Kameria people
- 11 External links
- 12 References
Kamedia (कमेड़िया) is a Rajasthani variant of Sanskrit word Kapota (कपोत), which means pigeon or dove. Dove in Rajasthani is called Kamedi (कमेड़ी). It was probably their state symbol and Kapoteshwara was their God, whose temple is at Chejerla, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.
Mention by Panini
Kapota in Turkey
Dr Pema Ram writes that after the invasion of Alexander in 326 BC, the Jats of Sindh and Punjab migrated to Rajasthan. They built tanks, wells and Bawadis near their habitations. The tribes migrated were: Shivis, Yaudheyas, Malavas, Madras etc. The Shivi tribe which came from Ravi and Beas Rivers founded towns like Sheo, Sojat, Siwana, Shergarh, Shivganj etc. This area was adjoining to Sindh and mainly inhabited by Jats. The descendants of Madras in Rajasthan are: Jinja, Bana, Thoria, Lagman, Kamodia, Madal, Devsalya, Junawa, Maderna, Judi, Madrewa, Khokh, Asihag etc. 
- No. 15. — Nadinagarā Kabojasa-bhikhuno dānam.
Evidence compiled by Nainsi on the clans of the Jats and their original homes and migration there from to different places in Merta in Nagaur are of Immense importance. It is one of the prominent immigrant clans who came to Merta.
Kapoteswara of Chejarla
Chejarla (चेजरला) is a village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The village stands in the plains and is surrounded by a rocky hills and is covered by scrub jungle. The temple here is dedicated to Lord Siva and dates to the 4th or 5th century AD. The deity is called Kapoteswara.
This is probably the only temple in the whole of India dedicated to Lord Siva as Kapoteswara. The deity is in Lingakara. Here Siva is represented as Kapotheswara, Lord Sibi who gave a portion of his own body in order to save a pigeon that took refuge with him. Curiously, in the imago of the Linga there are even today large cavities as if portions have been scooped or cut out, and these are said to be the places of the body, from which the Lord cut off his own flesh, in order to save the life of the Kapota.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Pali district
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Jodhpur district
Villages in Udaipur district
Villages in Ajmer district
Villages in Churu district
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Nimach district
Villages in Ratlam district
Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:
Villages in Dewas district
Villages in Harda district
Villages in Indore district
Pardeshipura (a locality in Indore city)
Villages in Sehore district
- मघा राम कमेडिया, डांगावास - मारवाड़ जाट कृषक सुधार सभा की प्रबंधकारिणी और कार्यकारिणी में रहकर आप ने जाट जाति की सेवा करके अपने को कृतार्थ किया है। 
- N.S. Dangawas (Kamedia) - DIG, BSF, Behind Pass-Port Office, Fatehpur Road Sikar-332001, Mob: 9530286114, E-mail: email@example.com. He is son of Bhanwar Singh Dangawas.
- Om Prakash Jat (Kamedia) - IPS (2017), VPO: Kalru, tah: Merta City, Nagaur, Rajasthan, Mob:8375890751. His wife Suman Nala is RPF (2016)
- Om Prakash Kamedia - Social worker from Jodhpur. He died on 26 October 2009 at the age of 57. 
- Ram Singh Choudhary (Kameriya) - SO POLICE, Vil.- Ahera, post- Ramsar, via- Nasirabad , distt- Ajmer, Present Address : Krishana Vihar, Sanganer, Jaipur, Mob: 9414551011, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery of Kameria people
- डॉ पेमाराम:राजस्थान के जाटों का इतिहास, 2010, पृ.297
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.504
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.440
- Dr Pema Ram:Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, First Edition 2010, ISBN:81-86103-96-1,p.14
- Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 231
- The Bhilsa topes: Inscriptions, P. 237
- Reddy, Krishna, Indian History Tata McGraw-Hill, 2006
- "Guntur Culture | Guntur History". World66.com.
- Thakur Deshraj: Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.210
- Jat Samaj, November 2009, p. 32
Back to Gotras