Khirwar is a clan or gotra of Jats found mostly in the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh.
Raja Khir was the son of Aniruddha, the grandson of Sri Krishna. Khirwars are the descendants of Raja Khir.
Khirwar Jats were the rulers of the Brij area of Uttar Pradesh. They still inhabit the village of Pathauli in the Agra district. Village Pathauli is situated in NH-11 highway. The Khirwar Jats are prosperous, rich in culture, always . Khirwar are peaceful, they always lives in peace and harmony, they always help other casts and poors. Their kuldevi is Kela devi in Karauli. Khirwar are descendent of Lord Krishna.
Khirwars in Madhya Pradesh are known as Khinwal. They are found in the Harda and Hoshangabad districts of Madhya Pradesh. In these areas, they were also awarded the title of ‘Bhonsale Bahadur’ by the Marathas.
The Khirwars occupied good land for cultivation on the banks of the Narmada. They founded the city of Narsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh where they ruled for a long period. The Khirwars of Narsinghpur were devotees of the Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu. At Narsinghpur, they constructed two temples to Narasimha.
- Jat Samaj: Agra, April 2000