Mention by Panini
Tej Ram Sharma  mentions name of a Minister Amrakarddava (No. 5, L. 5) : Hailing from Sukuli-desa who loyally served Chandragupta II by fighting and winning many battles for him. The first part of the name is based on the mango tree. The second part is karddava. It is the name of some Nagas or serpent-demons considered to be inhabitants of the lower regions.Kadru is the name of the mother of serpents. Kadrava by metathesis becomes Karddava which literally means 'born of Kadru'. In south, among aboriginal people and lower castes, the practice of matriarchal names is well known. The whole term 'Amrakarddava' is inexplicable as one word. Amra seems to be his personal name and Karddava his family title.
Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 48 mentions the Kings who brought tributes to Yudhishthira:
- तुम्बुरुस तु परमुथितॊ गन्धर्वॊ वाजिनां शतम
- आम्रपत्र सवर्णानाम अथथथ धेममालिनाम Mahabharata (2.48.23)
- The Mahabharata Tribe - Amra (आम्र) may be identified with Jat Gotra - Ameria (आमेरिया) who live in Jaipur district in Rajasthan.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Locations in Jaipur city
Uniyaron ka Rasta,
Name of a Village
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.110, 211
- Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions, p.48
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