Tittiri

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Tittiri (तित्तिरि) was a Nagavanshi King mentioned in Mahabharata. Also mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi.

Mention by Panini

Taittirika (तैत्तिरक) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [1]


Taittiraya (तैत्तिराय) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]

Jat Gotras

Jat Gotras originated from Tittiri are:

  • Tatran (तातरान) Tataran (तातरान) Tatrana (तातराणा) is a gotra of Jats. This gotra originated from mahapurusha named the Tittira of Mahabharata who were fighting of the side of Pandavas. [4] [5] Dilip Singh Ahlawat has mention it as one of the ruling Jat clans in Central Asia. [6]

In Mahabharata

Mahabharata mentions Tittiri (तित्तिरि) (I.31.15), (II.25.6), (II.47.4), (V.101.13), (VI.46.50), (IX.44.81),


Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 31 mentions the Names of Chief Nagas. Tittiri (तित्तिरि) is mentioned in verse (I.31.15) [8]


Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 25 mentions that Arjuna arrives to conquer Harivarsha. Tittiri (तित्तिरि) is mentioned in verse (II.25.6) [9]....And the exalted prince having arrived at the lake Manasa conquered the regions ruled by the Gandharvas that lay around the Hataka territories.....Here the conqueror took, as tribute from the country, numerous excellent horses called Tittiri, Kalmasha, Manduka.


Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 47 mentions the Kings who brought tributes to Yudhishthira: Tittiri (तित्तिरि) is mentioned in verse (II.47.4) [10]


Udyoga Parva/Mahabharata Book V Chapter 101 describes Bhogavati city and innumerable Nagas dwelling there. Tittiri (तित्तिरि) is mentioned in verse (V.101.13)[11]


Bhisma Parva, Mahabharata/Book VI Chapter 46 Pandavas look the war arrangement (of Arjuna) and wait for battle....Tittira (तित्तिर) is mentioned in verse (VI.46.50) [12]....And Yudhishthira, O king, with the Patachcharas, the Hunas, the Pauravakas and the Nishadas, became its two wings, so also the Pisachas, with the Kundavishas, and the Mandakas, Madaka, Kadaka and Tanganas other Tanganas, Balhikas, Tittiras, and Cholas Pandya.


Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 gives the list of combatants who came to the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo. Tittiri (तित्तिरि) is mentioned in verse (IX.44.81). [13]

References

  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.160
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.322
  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. 253
  4. Mahabharata 6/50/51; 6/90/95
  5. Bhim Singh Dahiya : Jats the Ancient Rulers ( A clan study), 1980, Sterling Publishers New Delhi , p. 291
  6. Dilip Singh Ahlawat: Jat viron ka Itihas
  7. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 253
  8. कुञ्जरः कुररश चैव तथा नागः प्रभा करः, कुमुदः कुमुदाक्षश च तित्तिरिर हलिकस तथा, कर्कराकर्करौ, चॊभौ कुण्डॊदर महॊदरौ (I.31.15)
  9. तत्र तित्तिरि कल्माषान मण्डूकाक्षान हयॊत्तमान, लेभे स करम अत्यन्तं गन्धर्वनगरात तथा (II.25.6)
  10. अश्वांस तित्तिरि कल्माषांस तरिशतं शुकनासिकान, उष्ट्रवामीस तरिशतं च पुष्टाः पीलु शमीङ्गुथैः (II.47.4)
  11. तित्तिरिर हस्तिभद्रश च कुमुदॊ माल्यपिण्डकः, दवौ पद्मौ पुण्डरीकश च पुष्पॊ मुद्गरपर्णकः (V.101.13
  12. बाह्लिकास तित्तिराश चैव चॊलाः पाण्ड्याश च भारत, एते जनपथा राजन थक्षिणं पक्षम आश्रिताः (VI.46.50)
  13. कॊकिला वदनाश चान्ये शयेनतित्तिरिकाननाः, कृकलास मुखाश चैव विरजॊऽमबरधारिणः (IX.44.81)

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