Ram Swarup Joon writes In the Sabha Parva, Mahabharata/Book II Chapter 48, while describing various Kings who attended a ceremony in the Durbar (court) of Maharaja Yudhisthira, seventeen names are mentioned which are today found as Jat gotras. These are Malhia, Mylaw, Sindhar, Gandhar, Mahity, Mahe, Savi, Bath, Dharan, Virk, Dard, Shaly, Matash, Kukar (Khokar) Kak, Takshak, Sand, Bahik (Bathi) Bije (Bijenia), Andhra, Sorashtra (Rathi) Mann, Ar, Sohat, Kukat, Othiwal (Othval).
Behistun Inscription Line (68) reads - King Darius says: These are the men who were with me when I slew Gaumâta the Magian [maguš], who was called Smerdis [Bardiya]; then these men helped me as my followers:
- Intaphrenes [Vidafarnâ], son of Vayâspâra, a Persian;
- Otanes [Utâna], son of Thukhra [Thuxra], a Persian;
- Gobryas [Gaubaruva], son of Mardonius [Marduniya], a Persian;
- Hydarnes [Vidarna], son of Bagâbigna, a Persian;
- Megabyzus [Bagabuxša], son of Dâtuvahya, a Persian;
- Ardumaniš, son of Vakauka, a Persian.
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