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Pingala (पिङ्गल) Pingal (पिङ्गल) or was a Nagavanshi King.


Jat Gotras

Jat Gotras originated from Pingala are:

Mention by Panini

Pingala (पिंगल) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [1]


List of Naga Rulers includes Piñgalo (पिङ्गल/पिङ्गलो नागराजा) = a promiscuous convention or light yelow,

Bhim Singh Dahiya [2] writes tha....Varahamihira in Brihat Samhitia mentions the people of Taxila, Pushkalawati, Ailavats, Kanthadhana, Ambra, Madra, Malava, Paurava, Kacchara, Danda, and Pingals. All of these are people from the Punjab or Uttarapatha region and apart from people of particular towns or countries, it lists four Jat clans, viz., the Ailavats, the Mallis, the Pauras, the Panghalas.

B S Dahiya[3] writes: Pangal are mentioned in Markandeya Purana and also by Varahamihira as Pingalaka.[4] By removing the suffix 'ka' we get the correct clan name as Pingala or Panghal. They have no connection with wings (Pankha) of any bird, as sugsested by Ibbetson.[5] They are now found in Mahindergarh dlstrict of Haryana.

B S Dahiya[6] writes: 118. Panghal - They are mentioned in the Satapatha Br. as Paingya.[7] This is from Pinga, the original word of Pingal or Pangal clan. Bri. Samhita mentions them as Pingalakas, along with Ailavats.

In Mahabharata

Pingala (पिङ्गल) (I.31.9), (I.48.6)

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 31 mentions the names of Chief Nagas. Pingalaka is mentioned in verse (I.31.9). [8]

Adi Parva, Mahabharata/Book I Chapter 48 describes snake-sacrifice of the king Janamejaya of the Pandava line and the names of those who became the monarch's Ritwiks and Sadasyas. Pingala (पिङ्गल) is mentioned in verse (I.48.6). [9]


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[10] ने लेख किया है ...1. पिंगल (AS, p.556): पुराणों के अनुसार संभल (जिला मुरादाबाद, उत्तर प्रदेश) का एक नाम जहां विष्णु का आगामी कल्कि अवतार होगा.

2. पिंगल (AS, p.556): राजस्थान में ढोला मारू की कथा में वर्णित पूगलगढ़ या पंगल जहां की राजकुमारी मरवण थी. (देखें पिंगला)


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[11] ने लेख किया है ...पिंगला नदी (AS, p.556): मेवाड़ में बहने वाली नदी. पिंगला, चमलावती और रमलेनी नदियों के संगम पर प्राचीन तीर्थ पिंडकेश्वर बसा हुआ है जो चित्तौड़ से 96 मील दूर है. शायद ढोलामारू की कथा में वर्णित पूंगलगढ़ या पंगल (=पिंगल) इसी नदी का तटवर्ती प्रदेश था.

Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Barmer district


See also


  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.11, 12
  2. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Porus and the Mauryas,p.171
  3. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p. 267
  4. Brihat Samhita, IV, 26-27.
  5. Tribes & Castes, Vol. II.
  6. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Jat Clan in India,p. 288
  7. See G.P. Upadhyayas Edition, vol. I, p. 33.
  8. निष्ठ्यूनकॊ हेमगुहॊ नहुषः पिङ्गलस तथा, बाह्यकर्णॊ हस्तिपदस तथा मुद्गरपिण्डकः (I.31.9)
  9. उद्गाता बराह्मणॊ वृद्धॊ विद्वान कौत्सार्य जैमिनिः, बरह्माभवच छार्ङ्ग रवॊ अध्वर्युर बॊध पिङ्गलः(I.48.6)
  10. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.556
  11. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.556

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