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Lalla(लल्ल)[1][2] was a mahapurusha from whom descended Jat Gotra Loyal.

Jat Gotras from Lalla

Loyal (लोयल)/ Lol (लोल) is a gotra of Jats found in Marwar region of Rajasthan. Loyal gotra Jats are also found in Sikar, Jaipur districts of Rajasthan. Lol and Loyal are same gotras. They are descendants of mahapurusha Lall or Lalla(लल्ल). ([3]


Ram Swarup Joon[4] writes about Lalla, Saroka or Sirohi, Gathwala and Malik (branch of Madraka): Malak, Gathwala, Tank, Bura and Sagroha are the gotras of the same dynasty. According to the Bards of the Gathwala, the latter on being ousted from Ghazni, moved towards Multan and Satluj River. They were accompanied by their Bards, some of who became Doms and Barbers. The Malak and Gathwala (Kath) republics existed in the Punjab at the time of Alexander's invasion. They also lived in Jhang and Bahawalpur State later. They ruled over Dipalpur near Hansi. Kutubuddin Aibak defeated them and drove them out of their capital. Later on, they spread out to Rohtak and Muzaffarnagar districts. They continued to struggle against Panwar and Midhan Rajputs. They have 35 villages in Rohtak district. Chaudhary Bacha Ram is regarded the leader of a big Khap (republic) of 160 villages besides 10 villages in Jind State, in district Hissar, 2 in Meerut, 52 in Muzaffarnagar and some in Himachal Pradesh.

Bure/Buras and Sirohis are at present found in Rajasthan, Karmach, Burhakhera, Jind and Karnal, and 12 other villages like Khosra, Bhador, and Girana. In addition they have six villages in Patiala, one village Saidpur, and 8 other villages in Bulandshahr District of UP. Sagroha is a derivative of the word 'Saroha" and exists as a separate gotra.

In Rajatarangini

Rajatarangini[5] mentions about one Lalla: King of Kashmira Yashaskara made a courtesan Lalla, supreme over all his chaste wives and subjected himself to her control. (VI, p.146)

Rajatarangini[6] mentions that ....When, the king had heard this, he did not delay to send Lalla, minister of Lohara, and Anandabarddhana, the powerful lord of Dvara. The king knew them to be of those who knew the country about Kotta and who were born in that place and who knew the ups and downs of the land, by local indications. (p.160) [VIII (i), p.160]

Rajatarangini[7] tells us that ... Udaya, lord of Kampana, waited before the king, and then went after the prime minister, the Pratihara. The army consisted of the Rajputs, and the Damara horsemen and was led by ministers, and accompanied by troops who looked terrible in their arms. A part of the force which was within the palace (at Lohara) surrounded a large tract of country and tried to seize the enemy. Lalla , and others remained at Phullapura adjoining Kotta, and made the enemy's soldiers tremble by spreading alarm and dissension among them, and also by skirmishes. [VIII (i), p.160-161]

Rajatarangini[8] tells us that ... Lalla was also captured by the enemy. With his black face surrounded with white hair, he looked like a monkey in a strange, forest, dumb with sorrow. Somapala took with him Lakshmaka, made over to him by Sujji, and considering that Kashmira had already been subdued, returned to his own kingdom.[VIII (i), p.167]

Mount Abu Vimala Temple Inscription of v.s. 1378

Mount Abu Vimala Temple Inscription of v.s. 1378 records ...and it is also stated that, when the two temples had been 'demolished or damaged (bagna) by the Mlechchhas, they were repaired in the Saka year 1243 (i.e. the Vikrama year 1378), the first by Lalla, the son of Mahaṇasimha, and the other by Pithaḍa, the son of the merchant Chanḍasimha. We shall see below that our inscription actually records the restoration, in 1378, of Vimala's temple by Lalla (Laliga), the son of Mahaṇasimha, and Vijaḍa, the son of Dhanasimha ; and the name of the person who repaired Tejahpala (the Lūṇiya-vasati) is given as Pethada in an inscription.

The object of the inscription is, to record that in the [Vikrama] year 1378 two persona, Lalla (Laliga) and Vijada, for the spiritual welfare of their parents repaired the temple of Rishabha (Adinatha) on the mountain Arbuda.

Lalla the mathematician

Lalla (720–790 CE) was an Indian mathematician, astronomer, and astrologer who belonged to a family of astronomers. His most famous work was titled Śiṣya-dhī-vṛddhida-tantra, or "Treatise which expands the intellect of students." He is also known for having published the earliest known description of a perpetuum mobile in Śiṣyadhīvṛddhidatantra.

In his work, Lalla drew on his predecessors Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, and Bhaskara I. In turn, he influenced later generations of astronomers, including Sripati, Vateswara, and Bhaskara II (who wrote a commentary on the Śiṣyadhīvṛddhidatantra).

He followed the Ārya-pakṣa or the school of Aryabhata (continued by Bhaskara I), but divided the mahāyuga the traditional way, following the Brāhma-pakṣa school of Brahmagupta. Although he followed Aryabhata, he did not believe in the rotation of the Earth.

His father's name was Trivikrama, and he lived in central India, possibly in the Lāṭa region in modern south Gujarat.

His Works:

  • Jyotiṣaratnakośa. Most popular astronomy book in India for 300 years.
  • Śiṣyadhīvṛddhidatantra
  • A commentary on Brahmagupta's Khandakhadyaka, now lost

See also


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