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Gaina or Gainan is a gotra (clan) of Jats found in District Ajmer and Bharatpur in Rajasthan, India. Gaina Jats are also found in Marwar region of Rajasthan. They were rulers of some republics in Didwana area in Nagaur. Probably a group of Johiya Jats was known as Gaina. There is a village called Bardu in Didwana area in which a marble stone inscription bears a portrait of Jat chieftain named Kisna Ram Gaina, who has been shown carrying weapons side by side of statue of his wife Sati Rani. This inscription bears date as chaitra badi 6 samvat 1814 (1757 AD). They ruled here for many centuries. There is also a statue of a Gaina girl that bears date jeth badi samvat 1134. She died here after his only son died in a war with Muslim enemy from Sindh.

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  • Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934, 2nd edition 1992. page 608-609