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Location of Karkeri in Ajmer district

Kathoda (कठोदा/ काठोद) (Kathod) is a Village in Kishangarh Tehsil in District Ajmer, Rajasthan.


Kathod is about 22 km from Ajmer.

Jat Gotras in the village


According to Thakur Deshraj [1] a branch of Johiya Jats, Kulhari jats ruled in Marwar area in 11-12th century. Bahipal was their king and Kot-Marot was their capital. There was a fort also at Kot-Marot. Bahipal had a war with the subedar of Hisar in which he lost his kingdom. Bahipal moved to Kathod (कठोद) and established a new kingdom there. Kathod is about 22 km from Ajmer. The descendants of Bahipal constructed a fort at Koliya. The Raja of Koyalapattan (now called Koliya) arrested the Kulahari Jats. Myth is that their Kuldevi Pada got them released. After that the Kulhari Jats made Didwana as their capital. They established at Didwana statues of Bahipal and the Kuldevi Pada.


  • No of Households 166
  • Total Population 1043
  • Male 532, Female 511
  • SC 111, ST 0

Notable persons

External links


  1. Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934, 2nd edition 1992, pp.606

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