Takshak (Hindi:तक्षक) or Taxak, classically called the Taxilleans (ˌtæksəˈliːənz; ), is a gotra or clan of Jats found in India, Pakistan and Central Asia. This clan has descended from Nagavansh king named Taxaka.
The gotra is mentioned in the "Vishnu Purana". Takshaks belong to the Shavi dynasty. In the twenty-ninth generation of king Shavi, one of the six sons of king Sototi was Takshak, according to the genealogical tables of the Yayati dynasty.
There are ample references to these people in local and foreign histories. According to the 'Adi Parva' of the Mahabharata , before the Pandavas, "Khandoban" or "Khandavprastha" (Indraprastha or Delhi), was the capital of the Takshak rulers. They created obstacles in the way of construction of the new capital by Pandavas. Finally, these people were defeated, rendered homeless and driven out.
They went and settled down in Taxila (Takshashila). In the Kurukshetra War, they joined the Kauravas and later assassinated king Parikshit (said to have been killed by the bite of the Naga king, Takshak). They founded Takshakkhad (Tashkent) and Takshaksthan (Turkistan).
The Huna Kingdom of Sialkot (of Mihir Kula 515-540 AD), destroyed by Yashodharman, was subsequently seized by a new dynasty of kshatriyas called Tak or Taxaka. The Taxak Mori as being lords of Chittor from very early period and few generations after the Guhilots supplanted the Moris, this palladium of Hindu liberty was assailed by the arms of Islam. (725-35) we find amongst the numerous defenders who appear to have considered the cause of Chittor their own the Tak from Asirgarh. This race appears to have retained possession of Asirgarh for at least two centuries after this event as its chieftain was one of the most conspicuous leaders in the array of Prithvi Raj. In the poems of Chandar he is called the "Standard, bearer, Tak of Asir."
Today, the Takshal and Tokas gotras are found among the Jats in five villages near Delhi. The Takshak Jats are found spread all over Northern India, Pakistan and Central Asia.
Baba Bhagwan Dass Tokas, known as Dudhadhary in Jat Behror District Alwar Rajasthan, was the Mehant of 51 villages and he is also worshiped as Saint and protector of Tokas dynasty in this region of Rajasthan. He also brought Ganga the holy river in one of the well now in the village of Kath Ka Majra by his power of meditation and one of the descendents of this dynasty recently has started an NGO in Rajasthan by the name of Baba Bhagwan Dass Educational Society which provides Free Education to poor and needful and also a health centre where often there are Dental Camps and other medical facilities free of cost for all.