Khichar

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Khichar or खींचड़ or Khichad is gotra of Jats found in Jhunjhunu, Churu, Nagaur, Ganganagar, Hanumangarh and Sikar districts in Rajasthan state in India. They are also found in Sirsa, Bhiwani and Fatehabad districts in Haryana.

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This gotra originated from ancestral person Khichi (खीची), who was king of area with capital at Gagraun (Gagraon, Gāgraon) (गागरौन) in present Jhalawar district in Rajasthan.

After the invasion of Alexander in 326 BC, the Jats of Sindh and Punjab migrated to Rajasthan. 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 Rajasthan. As a matter of fact Mahla & Khichars are considered as brothers & they don’t marry in their gotras.

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