Kadma Ka Bas

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Location of Kadma Ka Bas in Sikar district

Kadam Ka Bas (कदम का बास) is a medium-size village in Sikar tahsil, district Sikar in Rajasthan. Kadama is the prakrat form of Sanskrit word Kardama (कर्दम) , name of a Rishi.

Its ancient name, mentioned in Harsha Inscription 961 AD (L-35), was Kardamakhataka (कर्दमखातक) / Karddamakhata (कर्द्दमखात) .

Jat Gotras

Mention by Panini

Kardama (कर्दम) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Kashadi (काशादि) (4.2.80.5) group. [1]


Kardamika (कार्दमिक) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]

History

Kadma Ka Bas village finds mention in Harsha Inscription of samvat 1030 as kardamakhata (कर्दमखत) . [3]

The Harsha inscription of 961 AD tells us names of villages which were donated by nearby Chauhan rulers or chieftains from their controlled area to the temple of Harshadeva.

It mentions village Kardamā Khātā donated by Vatsa-raja, which has been identified as - Kadma Ka Bas.

कर्दम ऋषि

कर्दम ऋषि की उत्पत्ति सृष्टि की रचना के समय ब्रह्मा जी की छाया से हुई थी। ब्रह्मा जी ने उन्हें प्रजा में वृद्धि करने की आज्ञा दी। उनके आदेश का पालन करने के लिये कर्दम ऋषि ने स्वयंभुव मनु के द्वितीय कन्या देवहूति से विवाह कर नौ कन्याओं तथा एक पुत्र की उत्पत्ति की। कन्याओं के नाम कला, अनुसुइया, श्रद्धा, हविर्भू, गति, क्रिया, ख्याति, अरुन्धती और शान्ति थे तथा पुत्र का नाम कपिल था। कपिल के रूप में देवहूति के गर्भ से स्वयं भगवान विष्णु अवतरित हुये थे।

In Ramayana

Aranya Kanda/Aranya Kanda Sarga 14 of Ramayana mentions that when Rama and the other two on their way to Panchavati come into contact with Jatayu, the mighty eagle. When Rama questions about its identity, Jatayu narrates the creation of animal species along with humans.

"Of them Kardama was there at first, and afterwards Sesha, and later Samshraya was there with many children and a vigorous one he was. Then Sthaanu, Mariichi, Atri, the great mighty one Kratu, Pulastya, Angira, Pracheta and Pulah were there. And oh, Raghava, Daksha, Vivaswan were while the other name of Vivasvan is Arishtanemi, and lastly the great resplendent Kashyapa, was there as Prajapati. [3-14-9] [3-14-7]"

कर्दमः प्रथमः तेषाम् विकृतः तद् अनन्तरम् । शेषः च संश्रयः चैव बहु पुत्रः च वीर्यवान् ॥३-१४-७॥
स्थाणुर् मरीचिर् अत्रिः च क्रतुः चैव महाबलः । पुलस्त्यः च अंगिराः चैव प्रचेताः पुलहः तथा ॥३-१४-८॥

Population

As per Census-2011 statistics, Kadma Ka Bas village has the total population of 1614 (of which 847 are males while 767 are females).[4]

Notable persons

See also

References

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.502
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.231
  3. रतन लाल मिश्र:शेखावाटी का नवीन इतिहास, कुटीर प्रकाशन मंडावा, 1998, पृ. 96
  4. http://www.census2011.co.in/data/village/81636-kadma-ka-bas-rajasthan.html

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