Suvala

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Suvala (सुवल) (1,110) was a king of Gandhara during the Mahabharata period.

Jat Gotras from Suvala

  • Seva (सेवा) - Sewa (सेवा) is gotra of Jats originated Maharaja Suvala (सुवल). [1]
  • Sevlia (सेवलिया) Sewalia (सेवलिया) Sevalia (सेवलिया) Sewlia (सेवलिया) (variant of Sewa) are descendants of Maharaja Suvala (सुवल) of Mahabharata. [2]
  • Suwal (सुवाल) Suval (सुवाल) Suwala (सुवाला) Suvala (सुवाला) gotra Jats are descendants of Maharaja Suvala (सुवल). [3]

In Mahabharata

Suvala's sons were Sakuni, Sauvala, Achala, Vrishaka and Vrihadvala (1,188). All of them were Gandhara chiefs. Sakuni lived in the court of Kurus, as a councillor of king Duryodhana. His sister Gandhari was the mother of Duryodhana. Suvala was present in the self-choice event of Draupadi and in the Rajasuya sacrifice of Pandava king Yudhisthira. Sakuni was a skilled dice-player. (2,57). Gaya, Gavaksha, Vrishava, Charmavat, Arjava, and Suka were mentioned as brothers of Sakuni, all of them being the warriors in the Kurukshetra War (6,91)

The Mahabharata Tribe Sauval (सौबल) - in Mahabharata (VI.10.3)

न तत्र पाण्डवा गृथ्धाः शृणु राजन वचॊ मम
गृथ्धॊ थुर्यॊधनस तत्र शकुनिश चापि सौबलः (VI.10.3)
The Mahabharata Tribe - Sauval (सौबल) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Suval (सुवाल)

Virata Parva

Virata Parva, Mahabharata mentions about the king Suvala, in Matsya, whose son is Sakuni:

"Bhima said, 'Fie on the might of my arms and fie on the Gandiva of Falguni, inasmuch as thy hands, red before, now become covered with corns. I would have caused a carnage in Virata's court but for the fact that Kunti's son eyed me (by way of forbidding it), or like a mighty elephant. I would, without ado, have crushed the head of Kichaka intoxicated with the pride of sovereignty. When, O Krishna, I beheld thee kicked by Kichaka, I conceived at that instant a wholesale slaughter of the Matsyas. Yudhishthira, however, forbade me by a glance, and, O beauteous lady, understanding his intention I have kept quiet. That we have been deprived of our kingdom, that I have not yet slain the Kurus, that I have not yet taken the heads of Suyodhana and Karna, and Suvala's son Sakuni, and the wicked Duhsasana, these acts and omissions,..."

Bhisma Parva

The Mahabharata Bhisma, Book 6:SECTION IX, Kisari Mohan Ganguli, tr. 1883-1896 writes about king Suvala:

"Dhritarashtra said,--'Tell me truly (O Sanjaya) of this Varsha that is called after Bharata, where this senseless force hath been collected, in respect of which this my son Duryodhana hath been so very covetous, which the sons of Pandu also are desirous of obtaining, and in which my mind too sinketh. O, tell me this, for thou art, in my judgment endued with intelligence.
"Sanjaya said,--'Listen to me, O king, The sons of Pandu are not covetous about this country. On the other hand, it is Duryodhana that is covetous, and Sakuni the son of Suvala, as also many other Kshatriyas who are rulers of the provinces, who being covetous of this country are not able to bear one another. I will now will thee, O thou of Bharata's race, of the tract of land known by Bharata's name.

Bhisma Parva in Sanskrit mentions in Book 6, Chapter 10 about the province of Suvala along with Surah, Kalinga, Bodha, Moga, Matsya, Kuntal etc. in shloka 38 as under:

शूरसेनाः कलिङ्गाशबॊधा मौकास तदैव च
मत्स्याः सुकुट्यः सौबल्याः कुन्तलाः काशिकॊशलाः ।।38 ।।

References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p.283
  2. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p.283
  3. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p.283

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