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Kara (करा) Kara (कारा) is Jat Gotra in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. They are Shivagotri.


Mention by Panini

Kara (कार), special taxes, is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [1]


Ram Sarup Joon[2] writes that ....According to the research of Hem Chandra, Lichhavis belonged to Madrak dynasty and were called Karskar or Kakkar because of their origin from Kar. Shale, Shal, Shi, all originating from Sialkot are also Madrak. In Sanskrit Scripture they have been called Jatra or Jatrali meaning Jat.

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Mahabharata Book I Chapter 57 tells Names of all those Nagas that fell into the fire of the snake-sacrifice. Kara is mentioned in shloka 8 as Nagas of race of Takshaka.

उच्छिखः सुरसॊ दरङ्गॊ बलहेडॊ विरॊहणः
शिली शल करॊ मूकः सुकुमारः प्रवेपनः

Distribution in Punjab

Kara population is 5,355 in Amritsar district.[3]

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Barbodana 8, Bardiya goyal 8, Dheekwa 1, Malakheda 1, Panched 29, Peer ingoliya 1,

Villages in Dhar district


Notable persons

External links


  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.415
  2. History of the Jats/Chapter IV ,p. 56
  3. History and study of the Jats. By Professor B.S Dhillon. ISBN-10: 1895603021 or ISBN-13: 978-1895603026. p.124

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