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].
Mention by Panini
Distribution in Rajasthan
Villages in Churu district
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
Notable persons from this clan
- Vijay Pal Singh Janoo - RAS Rajasthan
- Vivek Janu - First Indian Foreign Service officer from Bhadarwas village and Jhunjhunu district, posted in Australia. He had completed IIT earlier. 
- Radha Krishna Janu - Adl S.P. Bhadarwas, Jhunjhunu district father of Vivek Janu.
- Shahid Col. Jay Prakash Janu - Became Martyr of militancy in J & K in Anantnag district on 1.3.2001.
- Anurag Janu - Commercial Pilot, Air India from Bhadarwas, Jhunjhunu
- Archana Janu - Regional PF Commissioner, Min of Labour from Bhadarwas, Jhunjhunu
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