- 1 Name Variants
- 2 History
- 3 Villages founded by Jangu clan
- 4 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 4.1 Villages in Jaipur district
- 4.2 Locations in Jaipur city
- 4.3 Villages in Sikar district
- 4.4 Villages in Alwar district
- 4.5 Villages in Bharatpur district
- 4.6 Villages in Churu district
- 4.7 Villages in Jhunjhunu district
- 4.8 Villages in Jodhpur district
- 4.9 Villages in Nagaur district
- 4.10 Villages in Tonk district
- 4.11 Villages in Hanumangarh district
- 4.12 Villages in Ganganagar district
- 4.13 Villages in Bikaner district
- 5 Distribution in Haryana
- 6 Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
- 7 Distribution in Punjab
- 8 Distribution in Delhi
- 9 Notable persons
- 10 External Links
- 11 References
The gotra seems to derive its name from the name of a Rigvedic King -- 'Jahanu'.
Jahnavi is mentioned twice in the Rigveda [RV 1.116,19; III, 58, 6].
The word 'Jahnavi' may either refer to the wife of Jahnu or
as Sayana thinks, it [Jahnavi refers to ] the race of Jahnu.
This shows that the family must clearly once have been a great race,
which later merged in the Bharatas. [cited from Keith, Vedic Index of Names and Subjects, 'King Jahnu', Vol. 1, p. 280-81].
But epic Mahabharata contains some other story to tell on the issue as given below:
Ajamidha, was the perpetrator of the royal line of Bharatas. And he begot six sons,--
- Riksha was born of the womb of Dhumini,
- Dushmanta and Parameshthin, of Nili, and
- Jahnu, Jala and Rupina were born in that of Kesini.
It is probable that the aforesaid modern day clan of the Jats might have some connection with Jahnu. The name might have taken several local influences and twists as per local pronunciation and use of dialect/language. But this needs further research to arrive at some definite conclusion.
Rajatarangini tells about Jaṅga, a leader of the army of the king to Rajapuri, accepted service under king Bhikshu (King of Kashmir in 1120 AD ), but he was more mindful of his own interests than of his master's.
Villages founded by Jangu clan
- Daultabad (दौलताबाद) - village in Gurgaon district in Haryana was founded in around c.1191 A D by Chaudhary Daulat Singh of Janghu gotra of Jat clan.
- Janguwas - village in Luni Tahsil of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan.
- Jangoowo Ki Dhani (जांगूवो की ढाणी) - Village in Baytoo tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
- Jonguon Ki Dhani (जोंगुओं की ढाणी) - Village in Baytoo tahsil of Barmer district in Rajasthan.
- Jangu Ki Dhani (जांघू की ढ़ाणी) - Janghu Ki Dhani Village near Gokulpura, in Sikar district in Rajasthan.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Jaipur district
Jangu (जांगू) Jats live in villages-
Locations in Jaipur city
Sanganer, Tonk Road,
Villages in Sikar district
Villages in Alwar district
Villages in Bharatpur district
Villages in Churu district
Villages in Jhunjhunu district
Villages in Jodhpur district
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Tonk district
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Villages in Ganganagar district
Villages in Bikaner district
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Sirsa district
Villages in Mahendergarh District
Villages in Rewari district
Villages in Faridabad district
Villages in Gurgaon district
Villages in Bhiwani district
Villages in Jhajjar district
Khorara (near Baghot),
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Mandsaur district
Villages in Nimach district
Villages in Ratlam district
Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Firozpur district
Distribution in Delhi
Bakhtawar Pur, Near Loni border.
- Dr Raj Pal Singh Janghu - Academician, Historian and well known Author belongs to Village Bilawal in district Bhiwani.
- Captain [Rtd.] Randhir Singh belongs to Village Bilawal in district Bhiwani. He is the youngest of the eight brothers. He and his seven brothers have served the Indian Armed forces or Haryana Police.
- 'Narmender Janghu' (B.tech, MDU) Engineer at Google India belongs to village Bilawal.
- Mahavir Singh Jangu - Advocate, Village Jangu Ki Dhani, Gokulpura, Sikar, Raj, mob-9413069838
- Nadan Singh Janghu - Resident of Village- Dhakiya, District- Rewari, Haryana. By profession Nadan Singh is a Hotelier in Dubai. His family is well known for its Steadfast Belief & true Spritual Values in the surrounding Area.
- Ajit Singh Janghu - 1982 batch officer of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers. Presently posted as Addl. Divisional Railway Manager, N.F.Rly., LUMDING-Assam. m- 9435102701, BSNL Ph 03674-263395 (Off.)
- Bhoop Singh Janghu - is from Village Dhakiya, PO Khatawali District Rewari. His father, Sh Shish Ram Janghu is an ex Armyman and grandfather Ch. Tara Chand Lamberdar was a well known person in the area around Dharuhera/Rewari.
- Sh. Narayan Ram Jangoo - Branch Manager, S.B.I., Basically from Gunsali village and residing in Degana, Nagaur, Rajasthan.
- Mahashya Dharam Pal Singh Janghu - Village Dhani Bhalothia, district Mahendragarh.
Rakesh Kumar Janghu, village Daultabad- Gurgaon, active INLD political leader. Contested Haryana assembly elections 2014.
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ज-11
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 268
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.135
- Kings of Kashmira Vol 2 (Rajatarangini of Kalhana)/Book VIII,p.74
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