Mahiya

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Hukma Ram Choudhary (Mahiya)

Mahiya (महिया)[1] Mahia (महिया) Moiya (मईया) Maeeya (मईया) Mahiy (माहीय) [2]Mohiya (मोहिया)[3]Maiya (मैया)[4] is an Ancient Jat Gotra found in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Mahiya is a Gotra of the Anjana Jats in Gujarat.

Origin

Mahi was a janapada in Gujarat. They were called so after rishi named Maheya (माहेय). Their land was called Mahilwati. [5]

They may also get name from Mahi River.

History

Mahiyas basically belong to Girvarsar village in Sujangarh tahsil in Churu district in Rajasthan, where they dominate other Jats like Godaras.

Bhim Singh Dahiya[6] writes that Mahel (माहेल) is given as a patronym in Sanskrit English Dictionary [7] A people called Mahika and also a people called Maheya are mentioned in the MBT.

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 mentions Geography of Bharatavarsha. The province of Mahiyas has been mentioned in shloka 49 along with Pundra, etc. [8]

In Mahavansa

Mahiyangana - The son of king Devanampiyatissa's brother, named Uddhaculabhaya saw the wondrous cetiya and (again) covered it over and made it thirty cubits high. The king Dutthagamani dwelling there while he made war upon the Damilas, built a mantle cetiya over it eighty cubits high. Thus was the Mahiyangana-thupa completed. When he had thus made our island a fit dwelling-place for men, the mighty ruler, valiant as are great heroes, departed for Uruvela. Here ends the Visit to Mahiyangana. (MahiyanganaMahiya)

Mahavansa/Chapter 25 tells....The king Dutthagamani marched forth to the land on the further side of the river to bring glory to the doctrine. When he had caused the read in Malaya leading hither to be made ready he mounted the elephant Kandula and, surrounded by his warriors, he took the field with a mighty host. With the one end yet in Mahagama the train of the army reached to Guttahalaka. Arrived at Mahiyangana he overpowered the Damila Chatta. When he had slain the Damilas in that very place he came then to Ambatitthaka, which had a trench leading from the river, and (conquered) the Damila Titthamba; fighting the crafty and powerful foe for four months he (finally) overcame him. (here Gutta is prakrit form of Jutta or Jutta or Jatta) (MahiyanganaMahiya)

Mahiya, Lamba - Mahavansa/Chapter 36 tells....At that time) three Lambakannas lived in friendship at Mahiyangana: Samghatissa and Samghabodhi, the third being Gothakabhaya. When they were coming (to Anuradhapura) to do service to the king, a blind man who had the gift of prophecy, being by the edge of the Tissa-tank, cried out at the sound of their footsteps. (MahiyanganaMahiya)

मोहिलों का राज

कसवां जाटों के भाटों तथा उनके पुरोहित दाहिमा ब्रह्मण की बही से ज्ञात होता है की कंसुपाल पड़िहार 5000 फौज के साथ मंडोर छोड़कर पहले तालछापर पर आए, जहाँ मोहिलों का राज था. कंसुपाल ने मोहिलों को हराकर छापर पर अधिकार कर लिया. (मध्यकालीन राजस्थान में जाट जनपद)

Villages founded by Mahiya clan

Mahi River

The Mahi is a river in western India. It rises in Madhya Pradesh and, after flowing through the Vagad region of Rajasthan, enters Gujarat and falls into the sea by a wide estuary near Cambay. Its total length is 500 km. and its estimated drainage area 40,000 sq. km. It has given its name to the Mahi Kantha agency of Bombay, and also to the mehwasis, marauding highlanders often mentioned in Arabian chronicles.[9]


Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Sikar district

Charan Ka Bas (Sihot Badi),

Villages in Churu district

Dulchasar, Girwarsar villages in Churu district have biggest jat gotra as Mahiya.

Other villages in the district having Mahiya gotra Jats are:

Bachharara, Bhukhredi, Bidasar, Chhapar (7), Dalman (6), Dulchasar, Fransa, Girwarsar, Kanoota, Sujangarh (6),

Villages in Ganganagar district

Binjhbaila, Mahiyawali,

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Phephana,

Villages in Nagaur district

Bhiyani (20), Banwarla, Gothra Nagaur, Igyar, Jakhera, Jalsoo Nanak, Keriya Rawan, Khanpur Ladnu, Kharnal, Khivtana (10), Mahiyon Ki Dhani, Manglod, Sabalpur, Sagu Kalan, Tahali,

Villages in Barmer district

Jaydoo, Mokhab Khurd, Newai, Ratasar, Rewara Maiya, Sindari,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Bhavi, Ratanada,

Locations in Jaipur city

Ganesh Colony (Khatipura),

Villages in Bikaner district

Kalwas Bikaner,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa District

Poharka, Mochiwali

Distribution in Pakistan

Mahya = 70 Thar

Notable persons

  • Retd. Col Hukma Ram Choudhary (Mahiya) - Jaipur Ph:0141-2340333
  • Ghasi Ram Mahiya - Date of Birth : 9.2.1956, Research Awardee College Education, VPO-Fransa, tah-Ratangarh, Churu, Rajasthan. Present Address : 187, Guru Jambeshwar Nagar-A, Queen's Road, Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2358458, Mob: 9413339771
  • Deda Ram (Mahia) - Principal, Date of Birth : 25-January-1957, 2nd PG in Churu, Principal, VPO - Bhukhredi, Teah. - Ratangarh, Dist.- Churu, Rajasthan, Present Address : C-310,VAN VIHAR COLONY, CHURU, RAJASTHAN, Resident Phone Number : 01562-254693, Mobile Number : 9414327736

See also

References

  1. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.55,s.n. 1992,2002
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. म-58
  3. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.56,s.n. 2033
  4. O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.56,s.n. 2089
  5. Mahendra Singh Arya et al: Adhunik Jat Itihas, p. 275
  6. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p.287
  7. ( M. Williams). (p.815) ; Bhisma Para, IX / 46 , 49
  8. मह्युत्तराः परावृषेया भार्गवाश च जनाधिप । पुण्ड्रा भार्गाः किराताश च सुदॊष्णाः परमुदास तदा Mahabharata (VI.10.49)
  9. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahi_River
  10. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.142-143
  11. Thakur Deshraj:Jat Jan Sewak, 1949, p.191-192
  12. 'जुल्म की कहानी किसान की जबानी' (2006), लेखक - भीमसिंह आर्य, प्रकाशक - मरुधर प्रकाशन, आर्य टाईप सेंटर- सुजानगढ़ (चूरू), पृ.212

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