Janak

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Janak (जनक) is gotra of Jats.[1][2]

Origin

It originated from Maharaja Janak. [3]

History

Maheswari Prasad consider this gotra to be originated from ancient Trigarta clan named Janaki. He[4] 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,

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References

  1. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.301
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I,s.n. ज-37.
  3. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p.246
  4. Maheswari Prasad, “Jats in Ancient India”:The Jats, Ed. Dr Vir Singh, Vol.I, p. 26

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