Mandalika

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Mandalika (मांडलिक) was a Nagavanshi mahapurusha .

Jat Gotras from Mandalika

  • Mundel (मुंडेल) - Mundel (मुंडेल) Munder (मुंडेर) gotra of are descendants of Nagavanshi mahapurusha named Mandalika (मांडलिक). [1]
  • Mandia (मांडिया) Jats are descendants of chieftain named Mandalika (मांडलिक). [2]

The Indonesian Legend of Princess Mandalika

The Indonesian Bau Nyale tradition is deeply rooted in local legend. The Sasaks believe that nyale is the incarnation of beautiful Princess Mandalika of Kuripan, one of many ancient kingdoms in Lombok. The legend says that hundreds of years ago, there lived a beautiful Princess Mandalika whose beauty amazed all princes of the land. Because all wanted to marry her, a competition was held to decide a proper suitor for her. Threats of war arose between rival kingdoms as tension increased during the competition. In order to bring peace to the land, Princess Mandalika decided to sacrifice her life. She threw herself into the sea, so that no prince could have her. Before killing herself, the princess said that in a special way, she would return each year to bring good fortune to her beloved people. Once her body touched the water, masses of sea worms appeared. It is believed that the Princess had transformed into these colorful worms. Since then, every year, in the 10th month of Sasak’s Lunar Calendar the worms come to the beach just as promised by the Princess, that each year in a ‘special way’ she will return to the beach. The nyale for the Sasaks is the manifestation of their dear princess’ love. It is a symbol of love and good fortune.[3]

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 275
  2. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 275
  3. Indonesia Unique Tradition: Bau Nyale, Sasak's Sea Worm Hunting Festival

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