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Mana (माना) Gotra Jats live in Mandsaur district in Madhya Pradesh and Chhoti Sadri tahsil in Chittorgarh district in Rajasthan. Mana/Mani clan is found in Afghanistan.[1]



Mana (मान) and Hala (हाल) - Varahamihira mentions Mana and Hala together in his Brihat Samhita the name of a people [2] But these are two different clan names the Mana and the Hala / Hala . The Mana are separately mentioned as a people in Markandeya Purana and so are the Hala and their country in the North. [3] Mana was also supposed to be the name of Agastya’s father; and consequently his family is called Mana. [4] But it is doubtful, to say the least. Rig Veda mentions a Mana and also sons of Mana. (252-See SED, p. 793) [5]

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Mandsaur district


Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Chittorgarh district

Jamlawda (1),

Notable persons

External links


  1. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.159
  2. Sanskrit English Dictionary ( M. Williams), p. 806
  3. ibid , p. 809 and p. 1293
  4. 251-ibid
  5. Bhim Singh Dahiya : Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), 1980, Sterling Publishers New Delhi , p. 286

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