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Khichar or Khichad is gotra of Jats found in Jhunjhunu, Churu, Nagaur, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Sikar districts in Rajasthan state in India. Veerbhan Khichar was the founder of Sikar city in Rajasthan. They are also found in Sirsa and [Bhiwani district]] and Fatehabad districts in Haryana. Khichars are believed to be originated from Johiyas. .[1]


About origin of the gotra theory is that there was a king in Haryana who had three sons. One was Khichar, another was Mahla & third one was Kulhari. These sons came to Rajasthan. Mahlas settled in a place called Bhalaria in Jhunjhunu. From there they migrated to other places in Rajathan. As a matter of fact Mahla & Khichars are considered brothers & do not marry in their gotras.


  1. ^ Tribes and Castes Vol. II, p. 375.