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Jagunda (जगुन्दा) gotra Jats live in Tonk district in Rajasthan.

Origin

They have originated from The Mahabharata Tribe - Jaguda (जागुड).

In Mahabharata

Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 48 describes Rajasuya sacrifice of Yudhisthira attended by the chiefs of many islands and countries. Jaguda are in shloka 21 along with other Jat clans. [1]

The Mahabharata Tribe - Jaguda (जागुड) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Jagunda (जगुन्दा) who live in Tonk district in Rajasthan.

History

The Mahabharata Tribe - Jaguda (जागुड) - Probably were from the region south of Ghazni and north of Kandhar (III.48.21).

Bhim Singh Dahiya [2] equates them with the present Jakhar clan of Jats.

About Jaguda - MBT says that they were a saffron growing people.[3] That places them in the north of Kashmir or beyond, further in the north, i.e. in Central Asian region of Balkh, famous for its saffron since ages. They are the Jakhad clan people. [4]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jaipur district

Jaipur,

Villages in Tonk district

Aranya Bassi (1),

Notable persons

  • Gopal Singh (Jagunda) - Dy. Secretary (Home), Raj. Sectt., Date of Birth :1948, Present Address : 79, Swadheen Marg, Hawa Sadak, 22 Godawans, Jaipur, Phone Number : 01412211242, Mob: 9899686921, Email Address : hello.choudhary@gmail.com

References

  1. हारहूणांश च चीनांश च तुखारान सैन्धवांस तदा । जागुडान रमठान मुण्डान सत्री राज्यान अद तङ्गणान (III.48.21)
  2. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix II, p.322
  3. . MBT, III, 1991
  4. Bhim Singh Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India, p.282

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