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Jamun (जामुन)[1] [2] is Jat Gotra in Punjab. Jammun is a Muslim Jat clan found in Pakistan. Jamun (जामुन) is a Muhammadan Jat clan found in Montgomery, Pakistan.[3]

History

Jammun (जम्मुन) are mentioned as Yāmuna people in the Brihat Samhitā of Varahamihira. [4]Jammun (जम्मुन), (1) a Rajput and (2) a Muhammadan Kamboh clan found in Montgomery. Kamboh clan (agricultural) found in Amritsar.[5]


In Rigveda

Bhim Singh Dahiya has identified Rigvedic tribe - Yamuna with the Jat Gotra Jamun. Yamuna: RV VII/18/19,V/52/17. They are now called Jamun Jats who gave their name to Yamuna river.

आवदिन्द्रं यमुना तर्त्सवश्च परात्र भेदं सर्वतातामुषायत |
अजासश्च शिग्रवो यक्षवश्च बलिं शीर्षाणि जभ्रुरश्व्यानि || (RV VII/18/19)[6]
सप्त मे सप्त शाकिन एकम-एका शता ददुः |
यमुनायाम अधि शरुतम उद राधो गव्यम मर्जे नि राधो अश्व्यम मर्जे || (RV V/52/17)[7]

In Mahabharata

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 describes the geography of Varsha that is called after Bharata. The province of Yamunas has been mentioned along with hilly tribes, and many tribes residing on lands laying at the foot of the hills, along with Pundras, the Bhargas, the Kiratas, the Sudeshnas, the Sakas, the Nishadhas, the Anartas, the Nairita etc.


Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 Describes geography and provinces of Bharatavarsha. Rivers are mentioned in Mahabharata (VI.10.13,14).

नदीः पिबन्ति बहुला गङ्गां सिन्धुं सरस्वतीम
गॊदावरीं नर्मदांबाहुदांमहानदीम Mahabharata (VI.10.13)
शतद्रुं चन्द्रभागांयमुनांमहानदीम
दृषद्वतीं विपाशांविपापां सदूलवालुकाम Mahabharata (VI.10.14)

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Jammun were the principal Muslim Jat clan in Bahawalpur State with population of Jammun (1,657) . [8]

Notable persons

References


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