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Suyāmā (सुयामा) were ancient people mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi and in Mahavansa.

Jat clans

Mention by Panini

Suyama (सुयामा) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [1]

In Mahavansa

Suyama is mentioned in Mahavansa Ch.31:The Enshrining of the Relics.....Brahma held the parasol, Samtusita the yak-tail whisk, Suyama held the jewelled fan, Sakka the shell with water.


V. S. Agrawala[2] writes that Ashtadhyayi of Panini mentions janapada Sauvīra (सौवीर) (IV.1.148). Panini mentions Sauvira and gives valuable social history of the region.It was home of many Gotras - Phāṇṭahṛiti, Mimata, Bhāgavitti, Tārṇabindava, Akaśapeya, Yamunda and Suyāmā. Bhāgavitti may be identified with the present Bugti tribe on the northern border of Sind. Panini mentions Śarakarā (modern Sukkur on the Indus) as a town (IV.2.83). Pali literature mentions Rauruka (modern Rori in Upper Sind as the capital of Sauvira.

In Mahabharata

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