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Janmeda (जन्मेदा)/(जनमेदा)[1] [2] [3] Janmeja (जन्मेज) Jaymeja (जन्मेज) Janmejay (जन्मेजय)[4][5] Janmejaya (जन्मेजय) is gotra of Jats found in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.


It originated from Panduvanshi king named Janamejaya. [6]


According to Bhim Singh Dahiya[7], the Dahiyas have already been described. However, here we want to draw attention to the mention of their country and some of their princes. Asandivat is mentioned as the capital of Janmejaya in Ramayana and Panini. Commenting on Panini, Kāsikā mentions Āsandi along with Dahisthalam. Har Datta, the author of Padamanjarikara mentions Asandi and Dahisthalam as names of particular countries or areas.[8]

आसंदी व् दहिस्थलम् देशविशेष: यत्रेदमुच्यते

Inscriptional evidence mentions Dahisthala on the bank of Saraswati river where Kshemarāja Chālukya of Anhilvāḍa did penance. [9]

From the above discussion it is clear that the places mentioned is somewhere in the Haryana area. Now there is an important town near Panipat which is called Asandh even today and the area of Dahiya clan is not far from this place. It is therefore clear that the ancient Asandi or Asandivat is the present Asand town and Dahisthal is the country of the Dahiya clan. Kinsariya inscriptions of Chachha Dahiya of 1056-57 SV. are reported in El, Vol. XII, pp. 56-57. He is mentioned as "Kulam Dahiyākam Jātam" and the inscriptions gives at least four generations of that prince. Another inscription of Chandrāvati Sitaleshvara Mahadeva temple mentions a Rauta Bhivasiha Dahiya and his son Rauta Uda Dahiya (Sl. No. 1856 of Inscriptions of North India).

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Bulandshahar district

Janmejay (जन्मेजय) Jat Gotra is found in Jakhauta village in Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh, India.


Villages in Gautam Budh Nagar district


Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Gwalior district

Janmeda Jats live in villages: Birlanagar (Gwalior),

Notable persons

See also

External links


  1. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. 68
  2. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.301
  3. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania: Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p.38, sn-814.
  4. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I,s.n. ज-92.
  5. Ompal Singh Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.39,s.n. 865
  6. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p.246
  7. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), Book by Bhim Singh Dahiya, IRS, First Edition 1980, Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt Ltd, AB/9 Safdarjang Enclave, New Delhi-110064, p.336
  8. G.C. Awasthi, Veda Dhratala, p, 58,
  9. RC. Ray, op. cit. ,p. 953,
  10. Jat-Veer Smarika, Gwalior, 1987-88,p.123,s.n.64

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