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Sakhi (सखि) is a place name mentioned by Panini under Sakhyadi (सख्यादि) ( group. [1] and also mentioned in Mahabharata.

Variants of name

Mention by Panini

Sakhi (सखि) is mentioned by Panini in Ashtadhyayi. [2]


Jat History

Jat clans

In Mahabharata

Sakhya (साख्य) is mentioned in Mahabharata (IX.44.49).

Shalya Parva, Mahabharata/Book IX Chapter 44 mentions the ceremony for investing Kartikeya with the status of generalissimo (सेनागणाध्यक्ष), the diverse gods, various clans who joined it....Names of the diverse gods include Sakhyas in verse (IX.44.49). ...."Sakhyas, the Rudras, the Vasus, the Pitris, the Seas, the Rivers, and the Mountains,...." [3]


  1. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.506
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p. 96
  3. एवं साख्याश च रुथ्राश च वसवः पितरस तदा, सागराः सरितश चैव गिरयश च महाबलाः (IX.44.49)

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