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Statue of Jujhar Singh Nehra, founder of Jhunjhunu town in Rajasthan

Nehra is an Indian Jat surname. It is based on gotra (clan) Nehra. Nehra gotra Jats are found in Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in India. The origin of Nehra is derived from in Sindh where they were the rulers. Nehras are descendant of Narishyanta[citation needed]


Nehra jats ruled in Rajasthan over an area of 200 square miles (520 km2). The Nehra of Rajasthan were their territory. To the west of Jhunjhunu town is a Hill 1,684 feet (513 m) above sea-level and visible from miles around. This hill near Jhunjhunu town is still known as Nehra Hill in their memory. Another hill was known as Maura which was famous in memory of Mauryas. Nehra in Jaipur was the first capital in olden times. In the fifteenth century Nehras ruled at Narhar, where they had a fort. At Naharpur, 16 miles (26 km) down below the Nehra Hill, there another group ruled. The present Shekhawati at that time was known as Nehrawati.

Notable people[edit]

Dr Dost Ali Nehra (PhD Scholar/Social Reformer)from Okara District of Punjab Pakistan.

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