Moga District

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Moga (Hindi: मोगा, Punjabi: ਮੋਗਾ) is a city and district in Punjab, India. Moga was declared 17th District in the state of Punjab State on 24th day of November 1995, by then Chief Minister Harcharan Singh Brar. Before this, Moga was a part of Faridkot District as a tehsil. Moga town, the headquarters of the District, is situated on the National Highway 95 (NH-95 Ferozpur-Ludhiana road). The area of Dharamkot block with 150 villages has been merged into Moga district, which falls under the jurisdiction of Ferozpur division.

Tahsils in Moga district

Villages in Moga Tahsil

Adraman, Ajitwal, Akushahwala, Aminwala, Atari, Badoowal, Bagge, Baghelewala, Bahadarwala, Bahadurwala, Bahona, Bajeke, Bankhandi, Baqarwala, Barahamke, Bassian, Bhagpur Alias Gagrah, Bhaini, Bhinder Kalan, Bhinder Khurd, Bhodiwala, Bhoepur, Bhoghewala, Bijapur, Budh Singhwala, Bughipura, Bukanwala, Bundala, Burj Sahiba, Buttar, Chak Bhaura, Chak Bijsar, Chak Fatehpur, Chak Jindra, Chak Kanian Kalan, Chak Kanian Khurd, Chak Singhpura, Chak Tarewala, Chamb, Chima, Chirag Shahwala, Chirag Shahwala, Chirak, Chogawan, Chotian, Chotian Kalan, Chotian Khurd, Chugha Kalan, Chugha Khurd, Chuhar Chak, Chuhar Singhwala, Chuharchak, Dadahur, Dagru, Dala, Danewala, Darapur, Dargah Saidan, Daroli Bhai, Datewal, Datta, Daudhar Garbi, Daudhar Sharki, Daulatpur Niwan, Daulatpur Ucha, Daulewala, Daulewala Kalan, Daulewala Khurd, Daya Kalan, Dhalleke, Dharam Singhwala, Dharamkot (M Cl), Dholewala, Dhudike, Dhurkot Charat Singh, Dhurkot Kalan, Dhurkot Tahli, Doburji, Dosanjh, Fateh Ullah Shahwala, Fatehgarh Korotana, Fatehgarh Panjtur, Fatehpur Jhugian, Fatehpur Kanian, Ferozewal Mangal Singh, Ferozewala Bada, Gati Kamalke, Gatti Jattan, Ghal Kalan, Ghaloti, Goluwala, Indergarh, Izzatwala, Jaffarwala, Jalal Singhwala, Jalalabad, Janer, Jaspur Alias Gehliwala, Jhandewala, Jhandiana Garbi, Jhandiana Sharki, Jindra, Jogewala, Kahan Singhwala, Kahnewala, Kaila, Kaliawala, Kamalke, Kambo Kalan, Kambo Khurd, Kanian Kalan, Kanian Khas, Kanian Khurd, Kanwan, Kapura, Karahewala, Karyal, Kasana, Khamba, Khera Daroli, Khera Swad, Khosa Kotla, Khosa Pando, Khosa Randhir, Khote, Khukhrana, Killi Chahlan, Killi Gandran, Kishanpur Kalan, Kishanpur Khurd, Kishanpura, Kokhri Heran, Kokri Behniwal, Kokri Buttran, Kokri Kalan, Kokri Phulasingh, Korewala Kalan, Korewala Khurd, Kot Ise Khan, Kot Mohamad Khan, Kot Sardar Khan, Lalhandi, Lohara, Lohgarh, Longiwind, Madarpur, Madoke, Maheshari, Mahiwala, Maliana, Malianwala, Manawan, Mandar, Mandar Kalan, Mandiranwala, Mangewala, Manjhli, Masitan, Mastewala, Matwani, Maujewala, Maujgarh, Mehal, Mehna, Mehron, Mehruwala, Melak Akalian, Melak Kangan, Moga (M Cl), Moga Jitsingh, Mothanwali, Mubarakpur, Mundi Jamal, Musewala, Nahal, Nasirewala, Nasirpur Janian, Nathuwala Jadid, Nawan Moga, Nidhanwala, Nihalgarh, Nurpur, Pandori Araian, Paraliwala, Patti Sandhwan, Phualahgarh, Puranewala, Qadarwala, Rajanwala, Ramgarh, Ramuwala Harchoke, Ramuwala Kalan, Ramuwala Nawan, Raniala, Raowal, Rasulpur, Rattian, Rauli, Rehrwan, Roshanwala, Sada Singhwala, Saffuwala, Said Jalalpur, Said Mohamad, Said Mohamad Shahwala, Saide Shahwala, Saliana, Sandhwan Wala Urf Churkit, Sanghera, Sangla, Shadiwala, Sherewala, Sherpur Taiban, Singhanwala, Singhpur Urf Munan, Sirsari, Sosan, Takhanwad, Takhtuwala, Talwandi Bhangerian, Talwandi Malian, Talwandi Naubahar, Tatariawala, Thamanwala, Thuthgarh, Tota Singhwala, Umariana, Varah,

History

Prof. B.S. Dhillon[1] writes about Moga: Well known historical documents such as Refs. [3,11-13] [2], [3], [4], [5]say the Maues or Moga became the first important Saka or Scythian (Jat) King around 90 B.C. in North-West India. This raises a very probable possibility that the modern city of Moga, in Punjab, is very ancient and derives its name from Jat King himself.

Maues (Moga) inscription

One inscription is known which mentions Maues (usually called the "Moga inscription", and starts with:

"In the seventy eighth, 78, year the Great King, the Great Moga, on the fifth, 5, day of the month Panemos, on this first, of the Kshaharata and Kshatrapa of Chukhsa - Liaka Kusuluka by name - his son Patika - in the town of Takshasila..." [6]

Maues issued joint coins mentioned a queen Machene ("ΜΑΧΗΝΗ"). Machene may have been a daughter of one of the Indo-Greek houses.[7]

An Indo-Greek king, Artemidoros also issued coins where he describes himself as "Son of Maues".

Notable persons

External links

Reference

  1. History and study of the Jats/Chapter 7,p.105
  2. Thapar, R., A History of India, Penguin Books, London, 1969, pp. 228-229, 70-71, 95-96, 337-339, 29.
  3. Smith, V.A., The Oxford History of India, Oxford University Press, London, 1967, pp. 173, 162-163.
  4. Marshall, J. (Sir), A Guide to Taxila, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1960, pp. 24-25.
  5. Banerjea, J.N. (Professor), The Scythians and Parthians in India, in a Comprehensive History of India, edited by K.A.N. Sastri, People's Publishing House, New Delhi, India, 1957, pp. 872-874 (Vol. 2).
  6. The Minor Indo-Parthian Eras
  7. RC Senior "Indo-Scythian coins and history", Vol IV, p.xxxvi.

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