Kunawan

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Kunawan (कुणावां) Kunawa (कुणावा) Jats live in Jaipur district in Rajasthan. They are said to be descendants of Kuninda an ancient tribe included in The Mahabharata Tribe list also.

History

Kuninda (कुणिन्द) - A widely spread tribe in the Terai of Hardwar (III.141.25), possibly of Jat stock. Also known as Kulinda (from the river Kalindi), their coins have been found near the source of the Yamuna-Ganga. Dwelled north of the Yamuna from Dehradun to Jagadhri. They were the first tribe to be subjugated by Arjuna when he moved northwards from Khandavaprastha (II.23.13 ). Sided with the Pandavas in the war and attacked the Kauravas with a formidable army of elephants (VIII.62.33ff). [1]

The Salvas were a branch of the Madras and were ruling at Sialkot. These Madras had a branch named Kuninda, who were related to Koliya Naga. We know that the Madras were Vahikas and Jartas. Since according to grammatical illustration of Chandra-gomin the Jarta defeated the Huns, which means Skanda Gupta defeated the Huns. Hence Guptas were Jartas or Jat. [2]

The Mahabharata Tribe - Kuninda (कुणिन्द) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Kunawan (कुणावां) who live in Village Renwal in Jaipur district, Rajasthan.

Villages in Jaipur district

Renwal (1),

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References

  1. पूर्वं कुणिन्द विषये वशे चक्रे महीपतीन । धनंजयॊ महाबाहुर नातितीव्रेण कर्मणा ।। (II.23.13 ) खशा एकाशनाज्यॊहाः परदरा दीर्घवेनवः । पशुपाश च कुणिन्दाश च तङ्गणाः परतङ्गणाः ।।(II.48.3)
  2. K.P. Jayaswal's book, History of India, PP 115-16

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