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Dawas (दवास)[1] Davas (दवास) Damas (दमास)[2][3] is gotra of Jats.


This gotra is said to get name from Raja Dasha (दश). [4]

Davas (दवास) is a village in Tahsil Banas Kantha district in Gujarat

In Mahabharata

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10]] mentions Kingdom of Dasha in shloka 65.

तदैव मरधाश चीनास तदैव दश मालिकाः
कषत्रियॊपनिवेशाश च वैश्यशूद्र कुलानि च Mahabharata (6.10.65)

Origin from Trigartas

Maheswari Prasad consider this gotra to be originated from ancient Trigarta clan named Damani. He[5] 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), Brahmagupta (ब्रह्मगुप्त), and Jānaki (जानकी). These communities mentioned in the grammatical literature can be identified with following Jat Gotra names:

  • (3) Dāṇḍakī (दाण्डकी): Dangi,
  • (5) Jālamāni (जालमानि): Jali,

Notable persons


External links


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. द-16
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. द-85
  3. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.44,s.n. 1218
  4. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 257
  5. Maheswari Prasad, “Jats in Ancient India”:The Jats, Ed. Dr Vir Singh, Vol.I, p. 26

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