Kamalia

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For the Fort of Mallis see Kot Kamalia

Kamalia (कमलिया) Kamaliya (कमलिया) Kambalia (कम्बलिया) is Muhammadan Jats in Karnal, Haryana. Kamaliya is a Gotra of the Anjana Jats in Gujarat.

Origin

  • Kambala (कम्बल) was a great Nagavanshi king, mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. Also mentioned in Mahabharata.
  • Those who have taken to blanket weaving are also called Kamalias and are said to marry only among themselves. Bat the Hindu Kamalias appear to be all Gadarias in fact. [1]

History

Kamalia is a place in the Montgomery district, Pakistan. Kamalia is tahsil in Toba Tek Singh District.

About 28 miles (45 km) west of Sahiwal, at Kamalia, is the site of a Malli city captured by Alexander the Great during 325 bc. Pop. (1998) city, 207,388.

The Rechna Doab was long home to the pastoral Jats, who had constantly maintained a sturdy independence against the successive rulers of northern India. The sites of Kot Kamalia and Harappa contain large mounds of antique bricks and other ruins left by the Indus Valley Civilization, while many other remains of ancient cities or villages lie scattered along the river bank, or dotted the then-barren stretches of the central waste.

In Rajatarangini

Rajatarangini[2] mentions that Bhagika, Sharadbhasi, Mummuni, Mungata, Kalasha and other men of the king's party harassed the enemies. Kamalaya, son of Lavaraja king of Takka, took the king's side in this war in 1121 AD. His younger brother Sangika and his brother's son Prithvipala defended him on two sides.


Rajatarangini[3] tells...And as the king turned backward intending to go, Kamalaya was informed, of the fact by another person, and fearing that he was fleeing said " Where do you flee ?" (VIII,p.101)


Rajatarangini[4] tells us Murder of a Brahmana by Sujji: Either on account of destiny or on account of his haughtiness, Sujji became ungovernable and committed many censurable acts according to his pleasure. While he was in the Māḍava kingdom, a Brahmana, who had been plundered by his followers, spoke harsh words in anger. Sujji killed him by a dart, as one kills a jackal. By this deed he irritated the people who collected outside the town, and the people within the town were also estranged from him on account of this terrible act. At this time Kamaliya and others contracted friendship with one of Sujji's friends, [ Rilhana ], whom Sujji in his pride treated with indifference, although he was worthy of respect. (p.182)


Rajatarangini[5] tells us ... Rilhana became the enemy of Sujji, on account of his matrimonial alliance with Kamaliya and others and on account of his own prowess. But through a slight cause, a division arose between Rilhana and Kamaliya and others, and soon the difference increased a hundred-fold. Ulhana, son of Sahadeva, soon incited the naturally proud Rilhana by evil advices which stirred his vanity and inspired him with a spirit of opposition. The king is ungrateful, he tolerates equality between Kamaliya and others and ourselves.(p.183)


Rajatarangini[6] tells us ...Koshtaka's younger brother Chatuṣhka was stretched on the ground by Kamaliya and others, men of great strength. (p.207)

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