Jat clans from Damani
Mention by Panini
V. S. Agrawala mentions the names of Ayudhjivi Sanghas in the Panini's Sutras which include Damani (V.3.116) – There is a strong resemblance between the name of this Sangha and a powerful warlike tribe still known as Damani and settled in the north-western portion of Baluchistan known as Chagai lying to the south of Chagai Hills (Imp Gaz. Vol X, p.117).
Maheswari Prasad considers many gotras to be originated from ancient Trigarta clan named Damani. He writes that it appears that at the time of the final redaction of the Mahabharata the tradition of the six important clans of the Trigartas was well established. It is carious to note that in connection with the application of a suffix Panini makes a reference to the Damini (दामिनी) group and the six Trigartas (दामन्यादि त्रिगर्तसष्टाच्छ: v.3.116). On the basis of an ancient verse the Kashika commentary names these as Kauṇḍoparastha (कौण्डोपरस्थ) , Dāṇḍakī (दाण्डकी), Krauṣṭakī (क्रौष्टकी), Jālamāni (जालमानि), Brāhmagupta (ब्रह्मगुप्त), and Jānaki (जानकी). These communities mentioned in the grammatical literature can be identified with following Jat Gotra names:
|Sl||West Asian/Iranian||Greek||Chines||Central Asian||Indian||Present name|
|S.No.||Name of tribe||From||To||Altered name||Country|
|28.||Daman/Damani*/ Damas||W. of Indus||A.Damania/ A.Thamania||Thamanian||Greece|
* Solar & Lunar (children of the sun and the moon in Greece). Solar the earliest emigrants to Greece.
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.444
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.443-444,500
- Maheswari Prasad, “Jats in Ancient India”:The Jats, Ed. Dr Vir Singh, Vol.I, p. 26
- Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix II,p.321
- The Jats:Their Origin, Antiquity and Migrations/Appendices/Appendix No.6,p.
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