Maru

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Maru (मरु) Maroo (मारू)[1] is a Jat Gotra found in Haryana and Rajasthan and Pakistan. Maru clan is also found in Afghanistan. [2]

History

Marudha (मरुध) were The Mahabharata Tribe Defeated by Sahdeva in the south (II.28.7), they may be the Madhka in Yudhisthira's army. Both 'Maru' and 'Mada' are found in inscriptions; could refer to Jodhpur and Jaisalmer states (modern Marwar). Marudhanva is a term for desert and Marudha may, derive from it.

Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 10 mentions Bhauma along with Atvis, Shabaras, Maru, Bhaumas, Mairihas etc.

अपरन्ध्राश च शूद्राश च पह्लवाश चर्म खण्डिकाः
अटवी शबराश चैव मरु भौमाश च मारिष Mahabharata (6.10.46)

In Bhagawata Purana

Bhagawata Purana mentions them in the Ancestry of Kusha, son of Rama.

Maru Ancestry.jpg

KushaAtithiNishadhaNabhaPundarikaKshema DhanvanDevanikaAnihaPariyatraBalasthalaVajra Nabha (Incarnation of Surya) → SaganaVidhritiHiranya NabhaPushpaDhruva SandhiSudarshanaAgni VarnaMaruPrasusrutaSandhiAmarshanaMahasvatVisvabahuPrasenajitTakshakaBrihadbala (killed at the battle of Kurukshetra by Abhimanyu)

(Time of Parikshit)

Brihat-ranaVatsa-vriddhaPrativyomaBhanuDivakaSahadevaBrihadasvaBhanumatPratikasvaSupratikaMarudevaSunakshatraPushkaraAntarikshaSutapasAmitrajitBrihadraiBarhiKritanjayaRananjayaSanjayaShakyaSuddhodaLangalaPrasenajitKshudrakaSumitra

Sumitra shall be shall be the last of Ikshvaku dynasty in this Kaliyuga.

The Rishis churned the body of Nimi and a son was born. He was called Janaka. As he was born, when his father was bodiless (videha) he was also called Vaideha.

The churning also gave him the name of Mithila (Manth = to churn). He built the town Mithila. (Mithila is the modern Tirhut).

Nimi → Janaka → Udavasu → Nandivardhana → Suketu → Devarata → Brihadratha → Mahavirya → Sudhriti → Dhrishtaketu → Haryasva → Maru → Pratipa → Kritaratha → Devamirha → Visruta → Mahadhriti → Kritirata → Maharoman (large-haired) → Svarnaroman (gold-haired) → Hrasvaroman (short-haired)]] → Sira-Dhvaja

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Sirsa District

Tajia Khera,

Distribution in Pakistan

According to 1911 census the Maru were the principal Muslim Jat clan in district:

  • Jhang District - Maru (956)

References


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