- 1 Mention by Panini
- 2 History
- 3 Villages founded by Sunda clan
- 4 Sunda in mythology
- 5 Distribution in Rajasthan
- 6 Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
- 7 Distribution in Haryana
- 8 Distribution in Punjab
- 9 Notable persons
- 10 Gallery of Sunda people
- 11 See also
- 12 References
Mention by Panini
V. S. Agrawala  writes Panini makes a general reference to Sources of Revenue as āyasthāna. Specific mention is made of śauṇḍika or income derived from excise. (IV.3.76). Kautilya states that the excise department was maintained as a state monopoly. śuṇḍika was the name of distilling plant, so called from the elongated condenser tube (Shundika) attached to the pot. Several specimen have been found at Takshasila from Kushana level.
- “just as Amravati looked ever beautiful with Indra, or Ayodhya with the descendant of Raghu, Mathura with Govinda, Ujjayani with Gutta, and Hastinapura with the son of Marut (Bhima); so also Erambarapura attained gracefulness with Sinda chief Chavunda”.
It needs proper interpretation in what sense Sunda and Gutta are used.
As per the bards of Sunda people they were originally at Pushkar from where they moved to village Khojas in Didwana tahsil in nagaur district. From Khojas they moved to Jerthi and then to Kudan village. Kudan is the biggest village Sundas where there are 300 families.
We find a person named Sunda in the history of Vijayvargiya community also. Vijayvargiya's ancestral person was Dhanapala, minister of Khangal Chauhan, Maharaja of Khandela. Dhanapala had four sons:Bija, Mahesh, Khandu and Sunda. These four persons originated four clans: Bija → Vijayvargiya clan, Mahesh → Maheshvari clan, Khandu → Khandelwal clan and Sunda (सुंडा) - Sarawagi clan. 
Villages founded by Sunda clan
- Dhani Sunda (ढाणी सुंडा) - village in Fatehpur tahsil in Sikar district of Rajasthan.
- Sunda Ki Dhani (सुंडा की ढाणी) - village is in Phulera tahsil of Jaipur district in Rajasthan.
- Sundon Ka Bas (सुन्डों का बास) - village is in Phulera tahsil of Jaipur district in Rajasthan.
- Sunda Nagar (सुंडा नगर) - Village in Phalaudi tahsil of Jodhpur district in Rajasthan.
Sunda in mythology
Bala Kanda - Bala Kanda Sarga 25 mentions Sage Vishvamitra narrating the birth, marriage and curse of demoness Tataka. The shloka 10 mentions that when Sunda is eliminated by sage Agastya's curse, she that Tataka wished to retaliate that eminent sage along with her son Mareecha. [1-25-10]. 
Adi Parva - The story of Sunda and Upasunda is found in the Mahabharata, Book I: Adi Parva, Sections 211 ff. An online version of the Mahabharata in English translation is available at sacred-texts.com.
A mythological character from the great epic Mahabharata, Sunda was an asura prince and the brother of Upasunda. The brothers grew up to be very powerful and were always of one mind. Together, they embarked on a campaign of world domination that began with a program of extreme asceticism in the mountains. Their asceticism generated such extreme heat that the gods themselves became exceedingly alarmed. Unsuccessfully, the gods attempted to distract the brothers through the enticement of maidens and by means of disturbing illusions of rampaging Rakshasas. Finally, Brahma agreed to grant the brothers a boon, on condition that they desist from their asceticism. The brothers agreed to the condition, and received the boon of being completely invulnerable, except that they could be killed by each other. Leaving the mountains, Sunda and Upasunda returned home, mustered an army, and proceeded to conquer and to devastate the entire world. They even drove the gods from their celestial abode. Finally, Brahma was again moved to action. He created the beautiful apsara Tilottama and ordered her to cause dissent between the brothers. Tilottama found Sunda and Upasunda in the countryside with their retinue, drinking and celebrating their victories. Beholding Tilottama, they immediately fell to fighting over her, and ended up killing each other. Thus was the world order reestablished.
Sundaka - Listed in Karna digvijaya (III.241.42).
Karna Parva - Karna Parva/Mahabharata Book VIII Chapter 51 mentions about numberless Kshatriyas also, wrathful and fierce, hailing from diverse provinces, have been destroyed by thee on the seventeenth day of Mahabharata war . This list includes Sunda along with Andhrakas, Pulindas etc in shloka 19. 
Vishnu Purana - Sundas have been mentioned as Surúńd́as as rulers of Magadha in Vishnu_Purana/Book_IV:Chapter_XXIV along with Marúńd́as and Purúńd́as. Vishnu Purana gives list of Kings who ruled Magadha. ...After these, various races will reign, as seven Ábhíras, ten Garddhabas, sixteen Śakas, eight Yavanas, fourteen Tusháras, thirteen Muńd́as, eleven Maunas, altogether seventy-nine princes , who will be sovereigns of the earth for one thousand three hundred and ninety years.
- Ábhíras, 7, M.; 10, V;
- Avabhriti, 7, Bhág.
- Garddabhins, 10, M. V. Bhág.
- Śakas, 18, M. V.;
- Kankas, 16, Bhág.
- Yavanas, 8, M. V. Bhág.
- Tusháras, 14, M. V.;
- Tushkaras, 14, Bhág.
- Marúńd́as, 13, V.;
- Purúńd́as, 13, M.;
- Surúńd́as, 10, Bhág.
- Maunas, 18, V.;
- Húńas, 19, M.;
- Maulas, 11, Bhág.
Total--85 kings, Váyu; 89, Matsya; 76, and 1399 years, Bhág.
Here Sunda and Munda words have been sanskritized in these forms, like Jat as Jarta and Gujar as Gurjara.
Distribution in Rajasthan
Locations in Jaipur district
Gandhi Nagar, C-Scheme, Purani Basti,Tonk Road, Bhawani Singh Road, Tonk Road, Suraj Nagar,
Villages in Jaipur district
Villages in Sikar district
Beri Sikar, Bhojdesar, Bidsar, Birodi, Chachiwad Bara, Dhani Sunda (ढाणी सुंडा), Dippura Rajaji, Goriyan, Jerthi, Karanpura, Khojas, Kudan, Manda, Mordoonga, Raghunathpura (Khud), Shekhiwas, Shyampura West, Shyorana Ka Bas, Sikar,
Villages in Churu district
Villages in Jhunjhunu district
Villages in Nagaur district
Villages in Tonk district
Villages in Jodhpur district
Villages in Hanumangarh district
Distribution in Madhya Pradesh
Villages in Dewas district
Distribution in Haryana
Villages in Hisar district
Villages in Sirsa district
Distribution in Punjab
Villages in Patiala district
- Chaudhary Kumbha Ram Arya
- Ram Chandra Sunda - Ex MLA Sikar, Rajasthan
- Chain Singh Sunda - Chairman, Gramin Mahila Shikshan Sansthan Samiti, Sikar
- चौधरी श्री भगवान सिंह सुण्डा - ग्राम-भोजदेसर, पोस्ट-शेखीसर, वाया-रोलसाबसर, तहसील-फतेहपुर शेखावाटी, जिला-सीकर (राजस्थान) - पूर्व उप सरपंच एवं साक्षरता ग्राम गोदनामा पट्टा धारक। जन्म वर्ष-1928 एवम् महाप्रयाण दिनांक-23.12.2014 (चौधरी चरण सिंह जयंती)।
- रामलाल सिंह सुण्डा पुत्र स्व. श्री भगवान सिंह सुण्डा - ग्राम-भोजदेसर, पोस्ट-शेखीसर, वाया-रोलसाबसर, तहसील-फतेहपुर शेखावाटी, जिला-सीकर (राजस्थान)- भूतपूर्व सैनिक एवं भूतपूर्व R.O., Customs & Central Excise Department, Dwarka (Gujrat).
- जगवीर सिंह सुण्डा पुत्र श्री रामलाल सिंह सुण्डा - ग्राम-भोजदेसर, पोस्ट-शेखीसर, वाया-रोलसाबसर, तहसील-फतेहपुर शेखावाटी, जिला-सीकर (राजस्थान)
- प्रेम सिंह सुण्डा पुत्र श्री रामलाल सिंह सुण्डा - ग्राम-भोजदेसर, पोस्ट-शेखीसर, वाया-रोलसाबसर, तहसील-फतेहपुर शेखावाटी, जिला-सीकर (राजस्थान)- वर्तमान में स्टेनोग्राफर, भारतीय डाक विभाग, मण्डल कार्यालय, सीकर (राजस्थान)।ई-मेल- firstname.lastname@example.org
- LNK Shamsher Singh Sunda - The Grenadiers Regiment, OP Rakshak (J&K) 04-09-2000, Rajasthan
- Balbir Singh Sunda - Chairman, Shri Adarsh B.Ed.College , Sri Dungargarh, Mob.No.- 9214455271
- Banwari Lal Sunda- Manager Bank of Baroda, Village - Bhojdesar, Fatehpur ,Sikar, Present Address : 22/9/3, Sawarn Path, Mansarover, Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2391977, Mob: 9887254012
- Narendra Singh Sunda- Chief Manager Central Bank Of India, Village- Bhojdesar, Fatehpur,Sikar. Present Address : 22/9/3, Sawarn Path, Mansarover, Jaipur, Phone Number : 0141-2391977, Mobile Number : 9413635256
- R. S. Sunda - AGM PNB, Date of Birth : 3-August-1956, Village.-Bhojdesar,Fatehpur,Sikar, Present Address : 22/9/3, Sawarn Path, Mansarover, Jaipur. D-903, Surya Vihar, Kapashera Border, Gurgaon. Resident Phone Number : 0124- 2360886, Mobile Number : 9650852225, Email Address : email@example.com
- Prakash Chandra Sunda - A.En. PHED, Date of Birth : 22-November-1958, VPO- Kudan, Sikar, Present Address : Piprali Road, Sikar, Phone Number : 01572-258944, Mobile Number : 9983041897
- Harlal Singh Sunda - Date of Birth : 19-May-1947, X.En .(Retd.) AVVNL Present Address : Behind Shiv Mandir Cinema, Anand Nagar, Fatehpur Road,Sikar, Phone: 01572-272597, Mob: 9414772619, Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ram Kumar Singh (Sunda) - RPS Addl. SP (Retd.), Date of Birth : 30-October-1944, VPO- Kudan, Sikar, Raj, Present Address : A-12, HAri Nagar, Shashtri Nagar, Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2301685, Mob: 9351553482
Gallery of Sunda people
Chaudhary Kumbha Ram Arya (Sunda)
- Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. स-34
- O.S.Tugania:Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu,p.63,s.n. 2494
- An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan, H. W. Bellew, p.29
- V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.114
- V. S. Agrawala :India as Known to Panini, p. 413-414
- Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.xiii
- पीपुल्स समाचार:भोपाल, 28 सितम्बर 2010
- A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
- Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, Volume I, Chapter 7 Catalogue of the Thirty Six Royal Races,p.106
- सुन्दे तु निहते राम सा अगस्त्यम् ऋषि सत्तमम् ।ताटका सह पुत्रेण प्रधर्षयितुम् इच्छति ॥१-२५-१०॥
- शौण्डिकाः कुक्कुराश चैव शकाश चैव विशां पते, अङ्गा वङ्गाश च पुण्ड्राश च शानवत्या गयास तदा (II.48.15)
- शौण्डिकाः कुक्कुराश चैव शकाश चैव विशां पते, अङ्गा वङ्गाश च पुण्ड्राश च शानवत्या गयास तदा (Mahabharata:II.4815)
- गॊविन्दा मन्दकाः षण्डा विदर्भानूपवासिकाः, अश्मकाः पांसुराष्ट्राश च गॊप राष्ट्राः पनीतकाः Mahabharata (VI.10.42)
- मानुषाणां मलं मेच्छा मेच्छानां मौष्टिका मलम, मौष्टिकानां मलं शण्डाः शण्डानां राजयाजकाः (Mahabharata:VIII.30.70)
- अन्ध्रकाश च पुलिन्थाश च किराताश चॊग्रविक्रमाः,
- मलेच्छाश च पार्वतीयाश च सागरानूपवासिनः, संरम्भिणॊ युथ्धशौण्डा बलिनॊ थृब्ध पाणयः (Mahabharata:VIII.51.19)
- The Vishnu Purana, translated by Horace Hayman Wilson, 1840, p. 475
- Vishnu Purana/Book IV:Chapter XXIV pp.474-476
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