Madhu

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Madhu (मधु) was a descendent of Yadu in Yadav vansh. Vrishni was born as eldest son of Maharaja Madhu in 19th generation of Yadu, the son of Yayati. He is a Chandravanshi Jat kshatriya. Vrishnis were the descendant of Vrishni. Krishna belonged to this branch of the Chandravanshi of Vrishnis from whom he got the name Varshneya. [1] The people of Dwaraka were known as the Vrishnis.

Mathura city might also have got its name from a famous Yadava king Madhu who reigned around 1600 BC.

Madhu was capital of Satrughna, brother of Rama.[2]

Madhu Jat Gotra

Madhu (मधु) gotra Jats live in Tonk district in Rajasthan.

Mention by Panini

Madhu (मधु) is name of a place mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi under Madhvadi (मध्वादि) (4.2.86) group. [3]


Madhu (मधु) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [4]


Madhuka (मधुक) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [5]


Madhu-maireya (मधु-मैरेय) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [6]

History

V. S. Agrawala[7] writes that Panini mentions ganas headed by Madhu (IV.2.86).


They are mentioned by Cunningham[8] in an inscription at the Buddhist Stupa of Sanchi of the Ashoka period as under: No. 30. — Dhama Rahhitaya Madhava-nikāye dānam.

" Gift of Dharma Rakshita, of the Madhava community."

नकाय nihaya, means an assembly, a congregation.

Rajatarangini[9] mentions: The eager people looked on Bhikshu but he came so fast that his approach could not be marked, and he walked before the enemies. Kumariya of royal blood, grandson of Madhu, and Raktika, elder brother of Jyeshthapala, followed him. [p.153]

Villages in Tonk district

Alinagar (1),

Notable persons

See also

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudi, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Adhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998
  2. Myths and Legends of the Hindus & Buddhists, p.115
  3. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.505
  4. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.74, 109
  5. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.243
  6. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.115, 116
  7. India as Known to Panini, p.74
  8. The Bhilsa topes: Inscriptions, P. 239
  9. Kings of Kashmira Vol 2 (Rajatarangini of Kalhana)/Book VIII (i) p. p.153,

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