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Janu (जानू) Janoo (जानू)[1] is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan. They seem to have belonged earlier to the same tribe of ancient Aryans as spelt today as Janghu, Jangoo etc. Janu is same as Jandu.


A Jahnavi is mentioned twice in the Rigveda [RV 1.116,19; III, 58, 6]. The word 'Jahnavi' may either refer to the wife of Jahnu or as Sayana thinks, it [Jahnavi refers to ] the race of Jahnu. This shows that the family must clearly once have been a great race, which later merged in the Bharatas. [cited from Keith, Vedic Index of Names and Subjects, 'King Jahnu', Vol. 1, p. 280-81].

They have originated from Chandravanshi King Jahnu (जह्नु) of the period of Rigveda.

Mention by Panini

Janu (जानु) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Churu district


Sujangarh (26),

Dhani Doongarsinghpura

Villages in Sikar district


Villages in Nagaur district



Locations in Jaipur city

Ambabari, Chaumu House, Khatipura, Mahesh Nagar, Murlipura Scheme, Vaishali Nagar,

Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Bahadurwas, Bas Budana, Bhamarwasi (70), Hamiri, Kisari, Mohanpura,

Notable persons from this clan

See also


  1. डॉ पेमाराम:राजस्थान के जाटों का इतिहास, 2010, पृ.301
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p. 123
  3. Jat Parivesh, September 2011, p. 19
  4. Jat Gatha, January-2016,p.18

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