Mahur

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Mangal Singh (Mahura)

Mahur (माहुर)[1][2] Mahura (माहुरा) is gotra of Jats found in Jaipur district Rajasthan. Mathur Jat Gotra is said to be degenerated to Mahur and Mahure.

Origin

History

Bhim Singh Dahiya's in "Aryan Tribes and the Rig Veda" mentions a tribe Mura: They are mentioned in RV IV/26/7; X/4/4, X/46/5 and VH/61/5. Both forms of the name- Mura/Amura appear. They are identified with Maur clan of the Jats- the famous Mauryas, also the "Amorites of West Asia." Muram, their kingdom mentioned in Mahabharata, may be Merv in Iran, and also their city called Amurum near Ashur, was admittedly named after these people.[4]

Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 10.59.12 tells that Ordered by Bhaumāsura, Mura's seven sons — Tāmra, Antarikṣa, Śravaṇa, Vibhāvasu, Vasu, Nabhasvān and Aruṇa — followed their general, Pīṭha, onto the battlefield bearing their weapons.

In Mahabharata

Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 13 mentions about The king of the Yavanas, who hath chastised Mura and Naraka, whose power is unlimited, and who ruleth the west like another Varuna, who is called Bhagadatta, and who is the old friend of thy father, hath bowed his head before Jarasandha.

मुरं च नरकं चैव शास्ति यॊ यवनाधिपौ
अपर्यन्त बलॊ राजा परतीच्यां वरुणॊ यदा Mahabharata (2.13.13)

Karna Parva/Mahabharata Book VIII Chapter 4 mentions that Krishna slew Naraka or Mura in battle of Mahabharata.

महेन्थ्रेण यदा वृत्रॊ यदा रामेण रावणः
यदा कृष्णेन निहतॊ मुरॊ रणनिपातितः Mahabharata (8.4.52)

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Jaipur district

Jaipur,

Villages in Banswara district

Mahura is name of a village in Kushalgarh tahsil in Banswara district in Rajasthan.

Villages in Udaipur district

Mahura is name of a village in Mavli tahsil in Udaipur district in Rajasthan.

Notable persons

  • Mangal Singh (Mahura) - A.En. PHED, Date of Birth : 0--1957, Present Address : A-302, Vidyuat Nagar, Ajmer Road, Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2354063, Mob: 9414889708, Email Address : lucky510jpr@gmail.com

See also

Mathur

References


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