The Dhakre are a Bhriguvanshi Hindu Rajput caste found in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. They are also known as Dhakare and Dhakrey. They have no connection with the Dharkar communities.
It was believed that the origin of the Dhakarey Rajput was when Raja Bali mahabali the king of Patal lok was doing the Ashvamedha Yagya and Vamana (Fifth avatar of Vishnu) came to stop him. At that moment Guru Shukracharya, realized the truth that the Brahman was non other than Lord Vishnu. As Bali took the holy water in his palm, Shukracharya, stopped him by saying that, ” Wait, this midget is Lord Vishnu. He is here to help our enemies, the devtas.”‘Nothing can be done now , Guru Shukracharya, I have given my words.’ replied Bali. Shukracharya, annoyed with the pride of the king, shrinks himself with his powers and sits in the spout of the vase, from which water has to be poured to seal the promise to the deity in disguise. Lord Vishnu, in disguise of the dwarf, understands immediately, and picks a straw from the ground and directs it up the spout, poking out the left eye of Shukracharaya.And the blood of his eye collected on the leaf of a Dhakh and guru Sukracharya make one man, by his mantras, whose name was Dhakare, fight against Devtas. The traditional lineages of Dhakare Rajput presently live in Agra (UP). They are said to be a Rajput clan that immigrated from Ajmer in 16th century Rajasthan, and claim to be Suryavanshi.Other Dhakre groups are said to have emigrated from the banks of the Narmada River.
The Dhakarey are divided into a large number of clans, such as the Bagoria, Bajheria, Bhagoria, Bhasinia, Birampuria, Devtia, Dhamrolia, Dorabole, Echolia, Goradhya, Gotaria, Jharisia, Karosole, Kaswat, Kataria, Kharipia, Korabole, Luhasia, Moreria, Nirmoria, Parania, Pirpoli, Pidabolia, Sonethia, Siboria and Sirsia.