Malaya

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Malaya (मलया) Malya (मलया) gotra Jats live in Tonk district in Rajasthan.

Origin

History


Ram Sarup Joon[1] writes that ....Samudra Gupta conquered the whole of Punjab and a major part of India. The clans defeated by him included


This is ancient Gotra and finds mention in Ramayana in Kishkindha Kand Sarga 41 as under:

तस्य आसीनम् नगस्य अग्रे मलयस्य महोजसम्
द्रक्ष्यथ आदित्य संकाशम् अगस्त्यम् ऋषि सत्तमम् । ॥४-४१-१५॥

Malay as a mountain and province has been mentioned in Bhisma Parva in English.

In Mahavansa

Mahavansa/Chapter 32 tells....making of the chatta and the plaster-work' on the cetiya was finished the king fell sick with a sickness that was (fated) to be mortal. He sent for his younger brother Tissa from Dighavapi to complete the remaining work of Great Thupa at Anuradhapura.....

Mahavansa/Chapter 32 tells....When the thera Abhaya heard this he described those two gifts, to rejoice the king's heart withal, in manifold ways which includes:

  • When (the one) of those five theras the thera Malayamahadeva, who received the sour millet-gruel, had given thereof to nine hundred bhikkhus on the Sumanakuta-mountain he ate of it himself. (Malaya is a Jat clan)

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Tonk district

Bagadi (1), Ganeshpura (1),

Notable persons

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