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Author of this article is Laxman Burdak लक्ष्मण बुरड़क
Location of Kari in Jhunjhunu district

Kari (कारी) is a village in Nawalgarh tehsil in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan state in India.


It is situated 17 kms west of Nawalgarh and is connected to nearby cities such as Jhunjhunu and Gudha by roads. It is a 400 year old village. The postal pincode for the village is 333311. [1]

Mention by Panini

Kari (कारि), Karu (कारु) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]


Village is also associated with Burdak clan history. As per records of the bards of Burdak the village was founded by Burdak Jats.[3] Chaudhari Balan Singh Burdak came from Sambhar and founded village Balrasar in samvat 821 (765 AD) on magh sudi basant panchami. He constructed a pakka well 85 hath deep and 4-3/4 hath wide. He also dug a pond named it balanu after him in north of the village. Left 525 bigha land under it. He constructed a Shiva temple here. Chaudhari Mal Singh moved from village Balrasar to Kari and founded it on chait sudi ram navami samvat 825 (768 AD). He constructed a pakka well 90 hath deep and 4-3/4 hath wide facing north.

संवत 825 (768 AD) में बालरासर से उठकर चौधरी मालसिंह बुरड़क ने चैत सुदी राम-नवमी के दिन कारी गाँव बसाया. गाँव में 90 हाथ गहरा पूणी पांच हाथ चोडा पक्का कुवा और पनघट कराया. चार मरवे बनाये और इसकी गूण उत्तर दिशा में रखी. गोपीनाथजी का मंदिर बनवाया. ब्राह्मण धनराज ने पूजा की. 51 बीघा जमीन मंदिर के लिए दी. कारंगा गाँव से आथुनी सवा दो सौ बीघा जमीन बीरभाण चोहान के समय छोड़ी. संवत 835 (778 AD) में कारी गाँव उस समय राव राजा बीरभाण चुहान हांसी के अधीन था. [4]

Burdaks in 5 carts moved from village Kari near Nawalgarh and settled in Palthana. Palthana is a big village of Burdaks.

Jat Gotras

The total village population is 5649 (2001 census). [5]Most of the villagers are Hindus. Maanth, Dhayal, Dhaka, Shivran, Khedar, Rayal, Aichara, Doot, Mahla, Doodi, Pachar, Bhaskar, Gilla, Kuri, Godara are the Jat Gotras in the village. 10 percent of the villagers are Harijans, 8% are Brahmins and 1% are Muslims. Maanth Jats are said to be the first inhabitants of the village.


60% of the villagers are dependant on agriculture. 25 villagers work in Gulf countries, mostly in Saudi Arabia and 45 villagers work as teachers. Each family either has a member working in armed forces or having worked in armed forces.

There are 20 shops in the village.


There is a government secondary school in the village.

Notable villagers

  • Bhoor Singh Maanth - He was undisputed village Sarpanch for 37 years at a stretch.
  • Mamraj Singh Doodi - He is most successful businessman from the village.
*Choudhary pokar mal Dhayal: known for his works for society and famous among peoples of jhunjhunu and haryana

Other Kari villages

Kari is a village near Modh and also near Dharani in Badhra sub tehsil of district Bhiwani.


  1. India Pin Codes, India Vilas
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.229
  3. Badwa Shri Bhawani Singh Rao of village Maheswas, tahsil Phulera, district Jaipur, Rajasthan, Mob:09785459386
  4. नोट:- यह विवरण बुरड़क गोत्र का रेकॉर्ड रखने वाले उनके बड़वा श्री भवानी सिंह राव के साथ उनके अभिलेखों (बहियों) से लेखक (Laxman Burdak लक्ष्मण बुरड़क) द्वारा दिनांक 2 दिसंबर 2010 को जयपुर में प्राप्त किया गया है.
  5. Delimination Commission Part - I(C) -Abstract Data - Administrative Units

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