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Damani (दामनी) Damini (दामिनी) was an ancient republic of Ayudhjivi Sangha known to Panini.

Jat clans from Damani

Mention by Panini

Damani (दामनि), a warlike tribe is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [1]

History

V. S. Agrawala[2] 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).

Jat History

Maheswari Prasad considers many gotras to be originated from ancient Trigarta clan named Damani. He[3] 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:


Bhim Singh Dahiya[4] provides us Clan Identification Chart from Damani:

Sl West Asian/Iranian Greek Chines Central Asian Indian Present name
35. - - - Tama Damani Dhama

Hukum Singh Panwar (Pauria)[5] provides us identification of clans from 'Tribal and Geographical Identifications based on India in Greece' by E. Pococke, Indian Reprint, Oriental Publishers, Delhi-6.

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.


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