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Ancestry of Nipa as per Bhagavata Purana

Nepa (नेपा) is Gotra of Jats found in Ratlam district in Madhya Pradesh.


Nipa (नीप), The Mahabharata Tribe, An historical people whose king janamejaya caused the ruin of his own tribe (V.72.13); were bondsmen in Yudhisthira's palace (II.46.21).

आवर्जिता इवाभान्ति निघ्नाश चैत्रकि कौकुराः
कारः करा लॊहजङ्घा युधिष्ठिर निवेशने (II.46.21)

Udyoga Parva/Mahabharata Book V Chapter 72 shloka 13 writes about birth of Janamejaya among the Nepas.

"Alas, by Duryodhana's wrath, O slayer of Madhu, the Bharatas will all be consumed, even like forests by fire at the end of the dewy seasons, and, O slayer of Madhu, well-known are those eighteen kings that annihilated their kinsmen, friends, and relatives. Even as, when Dharma became extinct, Kali was born in the race of Asuras flourishing with prosperity and blazing with energy, so was born Udavarta among the Haihayas. Janamejaya among the Nepas, Vahula among the Talajanghas, proud Vasu among the Krimis,etc."

हैहयानाम उथावर्तॊ नीपानां जनमेजयः

बहुलस तालजङ्घानां कृमीणाम उथ्धतॊ वसुः Mahabharata (V.72.13)

The Mahabharata Tribe - Nipa (नीप) may be identified as Nepa (नेपा) Jat clan.

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Namli 1,


Notable persons

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