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Nrig (नृग)[1] [2] Nriga (नृग) is gotra of Jats.


This gotra originated from Raja Nriga (नृग). [3]

Ancestry of Anu

Ancestry of Nriga as per Bhagavata Purana

YayatiAnuSabhanaraKalanaraJanamejayaMaha ShalaMahamanas → (1.Ushinara + 2.Titiksha)


Samrat Yayati's fourth son was Anu. Anu's eighth son was Maharaja Mahamana. Ushinara was son of Mahamana and his rule extended over most area of the Punjab.

Ushinara's son was Nriga and Nriga's son was Yaudheya. The Yaudheya clan has originated from him. Johiya is derived from Yaudheya. Raja Nriga has been mentioned in Mahabharata Bhisma Parva. Tej Ram Sharma[4] describes that....We get three different versions about the origin of the Yaudheyas : third version is ....

(iii) The Harivamsa 594 and the Vayu Purana 595 state that King Usinara of the Puru dynasty had five queens named Nrga or Mrga, Krmi, Nava, Darva and Drsadvati who gave birth to five sons named Nrga, (or Mrga),'Krmi, Nava, Suvrata and Sibi (or Sivi) respectively. Sibi was the lord of the Sibi people or of the city of Sivapura, while Nrga (or Mrga) was the ruler of the Yaudheyas or of Yaudheyapura. The other three sons of Usinara, viz., Nava, Krmi and Suvrata, were the lords respectively of Navarastra, Krmilapuri and Ambasthapuri. 596 According to Pargiter, King Usinara established the Yaudheyas, Ambasthas, Navarastra,and the city of Krmila, all on the eastern border of the Punjab; while his famous son Sivi Ausinara originated the Sivis or Sibis in Sivapura. 597

594. I. 31.24-28: takes the reading Nrga.

595. 99.18-22: takes the variant reading Mrga.

596. D.C. Sircar, Oz. pp. 252-53.

597. Pargiter, M. P. 264.


ठाकुर देशराज[5] ने लिखा है....‘मथुरा मेमायर्स’ के लेखक ग्राउस साहब ने नव लोगों का वर्णन करते हुये लिखा है कि उशीनर की पांच रानियां थीं - 1. नृगा 2. कृमि 3. नवा 4. दर्व 5. दृषद्वती। इनके एक-एक पुत्र हुआ। उनके नाम नृग, कृमि, नव, सुव्रत और शिवि थे। इनमें से नव ने नवराष्ट्र पर राज किया। कृमि ने कुमिल्लापुरी और शिवि ने, जो कि ऋग्वेद की एक ऋचा का लेखक कहा जाता है, शिवव्यास पर राज किया और नृग ने यौधेयों पर राज किया ।

In Bhagavata Purana

However, according to Bhagvata Purana, Nriga was son of Manu and brother of Ikshvaku. [6]

1.Ikshvaku - 2.Nriga - 3.Saryati - 4.Dishta - 5.Dhrishta - 6.Karusha - 7.Narishyanta - 8.Prishadhra - 9.Nabhaga - 10.Kavi

2.NrigaSumatiBhutajyotiVasuPratikaOghavatOghavat + Oghavati (m.Sudarshana)

In Mahabharata

Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 86 mentions the sacred tirthas of the south. Nriga is mentioned here several times: In that region also, O bull of the Bharata race, is the tirtha of the royal ascetic, Nriga (नृग) (III.86.4) viz., the river Payoshni (पयॊष्णी) (III.86.4), which is delightful and full of waters and visited by Brahmanas. There the illustrious Markandeya (मार्कण्डेय) (3.86.5), of high ascetic merit sang the praises in verse of king Nriga's line! We have heard respecting the sacrificing king Nriga that which really took place while he was performing a sacrifice in the excellent tirtha called Varaha on the Payoshni. In that sacrifice Indra became intoxicated with quaffing the Soma, and the Brahmanas, with the gifts they received. The water of the Payoshni, taken up (in vessel), or flowing along the (p. 201) ground, or conveyed by the wind, can cleanse a person from whatever sins he may commit till the day of his death. Higher than heaven itself, and pure, and created and bestowed by the trident-bearing god, there in that tirtha is an image of Mahadeva beholding which a mortal goeth to the region of Siva. Placing on one scale Ganga and the other rivers with their waters, and on the other, the Payoshni, the latter, in my opinion would be superior to all the tirthas, together, in point of merit!

4 राजर्षेस तत्र च सरिन नृगस्य भरतर्षभ
    रम्यतीर्था बहु जला पयॊष्णी दविज सेविता (III.86.4)
5 अपि चात्र महायॊगी मार्कण्डेयॊ महातपाः
    अनुवंष्यां जगौ गाथां नृगस्य धरणी पतेः (III.86.5)
6 नृगस्य यजमानस्य परत्यक्षम इति नः शरुतम
    अमाद्यद इन्द्रः सॊमेन दक्षिणाभिर दविजातयः (III.86.6)

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