Pingala

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Pingala (पिङ्गल) or Pingal or (पिङ्गल) or Pingalaka (पिङ्गलक) was a Nagavanshi King.

Origin

Jat Gotras

Jat Gotras originated from Pingala/Pingalaka are:

Mention by Panini

Pingala (पिंगल) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [1]

History

In Mahabharata

Mahabharata mentions in following verses:

  • Pingala (पिङ्गल) (I.48.6)

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 31 mentions the names of Chief Nagas. Pingalaka is mentioned in verse (I.31.9). [2]


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 48 describes snake-sacrifice of the king Janamejaya of the Pandava line and the names of those who became the monarch's Ritwiks and Sadasyas. Pingala (पिङ्गल) is mentioned in verse (I.48.6). [3]


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 52 tells Names of all those Nagas that fell into the fire of the snake-sacrifice. Pingalaka is mentioned in the race of Dhritarashtra in verse (I.52.14).[4]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Barmer district

Pingalpura,

See also

Reference

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.11, 12
  2. निष्ठ्यूनकॊ हेमगुहॊ नहुषः पिङ्गलस तथा, बाह्यकर्णॊ हस्तिपदस तथा मुद्गरपिण्डकः (I.31.9)
  3. उद्गाता बराह्मणॊ वृद्धॊ विद्वान कौत्सार्य जैमिनिः, बरह्माभवच छार्ङ्ग रवॊ अध्वर्युर बॊध पिङ्गलः(I.48.6)
  4. शङ्कुकर्णः पिङ्गलकः कुठार मुखमेचकौ, पूर्णाङ्गदः पूर्णमुखः परहसः शकुनिर दरिः Mahabharata: (I.52.14)

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