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|Location||Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and Western Uttar Pradesh|
|Branches||Kankran (काकरान), Thakurela(ठकुरेला)|
|Language||Hindi, Haryanvi, Punjabi and Brajbhasha|
- 1 Origin of clan
- 2 Connections with Rama of Kankran Jats
- 3 History
- 4 Kankran Khap
- 5 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 6 Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
- 7 Distribution in Uttarakhand
- 8 See also
- 9 Notable persons from this gotra
- 10 References
Origin of clan
They are descendants of Suryavanshi King Kakustha.
Connections with Rama of Kankran Jats
From 'Kakustha' started a Jat vansha known as 'Kusth' or Kakvansh. This later changed due to language variations to 'Kakustha', Kāk, Kāktīya, Kakka, Kuk, Kukkur, Kak and Kānkran. In this very clan was born Dashratha's grandfather Raghu who started Raghuvansh. Raghuvanshi Jats are also descendants of him who are also known as 'Raghuvanshi Sikarwar’. During Ramayana period, in Balmiki Ramayana, Deva Samhita, Vishnu Puran, Shiv Mahapuran, Vedas etc. there is mention of Jats and their republics at various places. Jatvansha joined his army of Vashishtha Rishi in his support and fought war with Vishvamitra. This was a very severe war in which thousands of Jat soldiers were killed.
Bhaleram Beniwal has provided evidences from ‘Balkand ekonavish sarga shloka-16’, ‘Balkand dvavish sarga shloka-6’, ‘Balkand dvavish sarga shloka-20’, ‘Balkand panchvish sarga shloka-15’, ‘Balkand pratham sarga shloka-56’ to prove that Dashratha and his son Rama were ‘kakusth’ and Raghuvanshi Jats. Rama has been addressed by the names Raghunandan, Raghukul, Kakasthkul, and Raghuvanshi. Later Lava, elder son of Rama started Lamba gotra in Jats and Kusha started Kachhavahi or kushavansha whose descendant Brahdal was killed by Abhimanyu, son of Arjuna. Suryavanshi kushavansha Jats ruled Ayodhya from 3100 BC to 500 BC. In the 21st generation of Ikshvaku was born Mandhata who has been written and proved as Gaurvanshi Jat in genealogy of Suryavanshi kings. One of sons of Mandhata was Ambarish. His son was Yuvanashva and his son was Harit, who was a great Rishi. The descendants of this king became Brahman who were known as Gaur Brahmans.
Kakk (कक्क) gotra of Jats were known so after apical ancestor Kakran. In Punjab and Kashmir, Kakran is known as Kakk .
While studying history of village Talesar, we get information about the migration of Kakran people. The local tradition in Talesar tells us that It is believed that in the long past Kakran gotra Jats migrated from the foothills (talahati) of Himalayas due to unavoidable circumstances there. some of these groups settled in Rajasthan and some in Muzaffarnagar but a group headed by a woman warrior Lakshami settled here at the site of Talesar. Since group had come from talahati, hence the village was called Talesar and the region was known as Lagsami and now Lagsama, the corrupted form of Lakshami. A fair is organized here on every chaitra krishna saptami. It is a matter of research how and when these Kakran people became Thakurela.
Kankran Khap is a big Khap. It has 700 villages in Uttar Pradesh, Jat gotra is Kankran. The village in this khap are: Meerut district-Masoori (मसूरी), Vana (वाणा), Rafan (राफण) and Pahadpur (पहाड़पुर) : Muzaffarnagar district - Rajpur (राजपुर, Tilaura (तिलौरा), Mirapur Dalpat (मीरापुर दलपत), Faeempur (फईमपुर) and Kakrauli (ककरौली), Nirgajani.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Location in Jaipur district
Distribution in Uttar Pradesh
Villages in Meerut district
Villages in Muzaffarnagar district
Villages in Aligarh district
Distribution in Uttarakhand
Villages in Haridwar district
Notable persons from this gotra
- Kunwar Bhartendu Singh - MP from Bijnor Lok Sabha Constituency and also current King of Sahanpur state.
- Raja Devendra Singh - Former Agriculture Minister of Uttar Pradesh and father of Kunwar Bhartendra Singh.
- Raja Amani Singh-King of Lagsama region in Aligarh district and also great freedom fighter fought against Britishers in 1857 revolt.
- Dr. K. D. Singh (Kankran) - Ph.D., Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai- 400076. Mob: 09099226470.
- Dr. S. K. Kankran- ECM Member, Govt. Service Medical Officer Acharaya Bodh Bhikshu Govt. Hospital (ABGH), Moti Nagar, New Delhi Flat No.-14, Dr. B.S.A. Hospital, Residential Complex, Sector-6, Rohini, New Delhi- 110085, 9811311720, 9650296853 NCR (PP-24)
- Dr. Rajpal Singh (Kankran) - Retd Prof and HOD Statitics, Res. Kamal Kunj, 278-A, Durgesh Vihar, J K Road, Bhopal- 462041. Telefax: 0755-2682414, Mob: 09425028689.
- Pravin K. Choudhary (Kankran), Indian Forest Service, Madhya Pradesh, 1981. Originally from village Tirola
- Krishna Pratap Singh (Kankran), 20-9-1955, Indian Forest Service, Madhya Pradesh, 1983. Originally village Saray Alam
- Ompal Singh (Kankran), Kakrauli-ककरौली (Muzaffarnagar)
- S.P.Kakran, Behar Thuru (Muzaffarnagar)
- Prof. M.S Kakran, Principal, RKPG College, Shamli (UP) Originally Village Tiraula, Muzaffarnagar
- Mohar Singh Arya (Kakran), Nirgajani, Muzaffarnagar
- Ravindra Singh Arya (Kakran), Nirgajani, Muzaffarnagar
- Sujan Singh Pahalwan, Gyanendra Singh, cma Bobendra Singh, Dharmendra Singh, Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar and Vijendra Singh Narwar, Kankran Rahul (1998). Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats). Agra. p. 279.
- CMA Bobendra Singh, Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar and Vijendra Singh Narwar (1998). Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats). Agra. p. 279.
- Beniwal, Bhaleram (2005). Jāt Yodhaon ke Balidān (The Sacrifices of Jat warriors). Jaypal Agencies, Agra. p. 38.
- Vishnu Puran, Part IV, Chapter 2-3.
- Beniwal, Bhaleram (2005). Jāt Yodhaon ke Balidān (The Sacrifices of Jat warriors). Jaypal Agencies, Agra. pp. 39–40.
- Dr.Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar (1998). आधुनिक जाट इतिहास [Ādhunik Jat Itihasa] (The modern history of Jats) (in Hindi). Agra: Jaypal Agencies. p. 231.
- Dr Ompal Singh Tugania, Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p. 14