Danaki

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Danaki (दनकी) [1] is gotra of Jats in Uttar Pradesh. [2]

Origin

It is saidto be originated from Daruka (दारुक), son of Maharaja Kartik. [3]

History

James Todd obtained a Pali inscription about Jit or Jat tribe at village Ramchandrapura 3 kos (6 miles) east of Bundi state, which he sent to Asiatic Society London. The inscription reveals that there was a king Thot born in Uti vansha. His son was Raja Chandrasain, a powerful ruler and beloved king of his subjects. The son of Chandrasain was Kartika, renowned for his prowess. His wife was Gunaniwas, who gave birth to two sons Mukunda and Daruka. Daruka produced son named Kuhal. Kuhal produced son named Dhunak, who achieved great works. He had war with Hill Meenas tribes and defeated and destroyed them. He along with his brother Dok worshipped gods and brahmanas. They founded a Sun-temple for the pleasure of his beloved wife. The temple will stand till the sumer suvarna mountain stands on the sand. Kuhal had founded this temple and a Maheshwar temple in east. The popularity of this was spread by Achal, son of Mahabali Maharaja Yashovarma. [4]

The period of war of this dynasty with Pahari Meenas is difficult to be assessed. If we assume that Jat ruler Kartik had war with Menander then the period of this comes about 150 BC. Menander had attacked areas upto Chittor. It is very likely that Kartika had a war with Menander. This way the period of his descendant becomes the first century. If we look into the period of Achal who made this temple popular it comes around third or fourth century or beyond it, as ruler Yashovarman was in Maukhari vansha in eighth century in Kannauj. He had sent a delegation to China in 731 AD. [5] Lack of records and history prior to sixth century prevents prom determining the exact period of the rule of Kartik and his descendants. According to Thakur Deshraj, We can presume their rule from fourth to sixth century. [6]

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Notable persons

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References

  1. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.44,s.n. 1197
  2. Jat History Thakur Deshraj/Chapter VIII, sn. 133,p -585
  3. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Ādhunik Jat Itiha, p.256
  4. James Todd, Appedix 1], Thakur Deshraj, Jat Itihas, p.588-589
  5. Bharat Ke Prachin Rajvansh, II
  6. Thakur Deshraj, Jat Itihas, p.589-590

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