- Kurala (कुराळ) mentioned in (No. I, L. 19) : Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta was one of the kingdoms of Daksinapatha subdued by Samudragupta.
- Kuralya (कुरल्या) gotra of Jats started after Ashoka's son Kunala (कुणाल). Kunala is a village in Ratia tahsil in Fatehabad district in Haryana.
Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta mentions King named Maṇṭarāja (N. 1, L. 19) in the list of Names of Feudatory Kings and High Officers by Tej Ram Sharma , a King of Kurula, one of the rulers of Dakshinapatha defeated by Samudragupta. In this name the first part is Manta and the second is Raja. The meaning of the first part is not clear to the historians. It is clearly not a Sanskrit word. As Woolner has pointed out words with cerebrals are often non-Aryan or influenced by non-Aryan elements. Another possibility is that these names show dialectal elements. We may derive it from an artificial root 'mant' to act as inter mediator.
Tej Ram Sharma  writes about 8. Kurala (कुराळ) mentioned in (No. I, L. 19) : Allahabad pillar inscription of Samudragupta. ....It has been mentioned as one of the kingdoms of Daksinapatha subdued by Samudragupta. Its ruler was Mantaraja. Fleet suggests that Kauralaka is a mistake for Kairalaka, denoting the well known province Kerala in the South of India. 613 D.R. Bhandarkar 614 identifies this Kerala with the Sonpur
territory in C.P. round about Yayatinagara where the author of the Pavanaduta locates the Keralas. Barnett identified it with modern village Korada in South India. 615 Kurala is taken by Kielhorn 616 to be the same as Kunala mentioned in the Aihole inscription of Pulakesin II 617 and identified with the Kolleru lake between the Godavari and the Krishna. 618 But DR. Bhandarkar 619 objects to this view on the ground that the Kolleru lake must have been included in the kingdom of Verigi mentioned later on 620 in the same list in the inscription. G.Ramdas 621 seems to be right when he observes that Kurala must be the plain country of the Ganjam district to the north-east of the Mahendra hill now chiefly occupied by the Oriyas.
615. Calcutta Review, Feb. 1924, p. 253 note : Cf. Political History of Ancient India by H. C. Raychaudhuri . pp. 452-53.
616. Epigraphia Indica. VI. p. 3, f. n. 3 : Diskalkar, Selections From Sanskrit Inscriptions by D. B. Diskalkar. Vol. I, part II, p. 35.
617. Diskalkar, Selections From Sanskrit Inscriptions by D. B. Diskalkar. p. 130, v. 28.
618. Cf. Sircar, Select Inscriptions by D. C. Sircar . p. 265, f. n. I.
619. Diskalkar, Selections From Sanskrit Inscriptions by D. B. Diskalkar. p. 35.
620. No. I, L. 20.
621. Indian Historical Quarterly, Calcutta. Vol. I, p. 685.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Locations in Jaipur city
Ganpatpura (Sanganer), Jhotwara,
Villages in Tonk district
- Dr Pema Ram:Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.298
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. क-101
- Tej Ram Sharma :Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions/Place-Names and their Suffixes,p.258-259
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 230
- Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 228
- Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions/Names of Feudatory Kings and High Officers, pp.43-44
- A.C. Woolner, 'Prakrit and non-Aryan strata in the vocabulary of Sanskrit', p. 70.
- Sanskrit-English Dictionary by Monier Williams. p. 775, col. 2
- Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions/Place-Names and their Suffixes,p.258-259
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