Kasaniya

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Kasaniya or Kasania is a gotra (clan) of the Jat people found in Rajasthan, India. Their lineage is traditionally traced from the god Krishna. In Sanskrit the Krishna Vansha were called Karshney or Karshniya which became Kasaniya. The Krishna Vansha people in China were known as Kushan or Yuezhi. They are believed to be inhabitants of place Kasgar.[1]

According to Thakur Deshraj [2] , the Jats in the Siwalik Hills and the lower reaches of Lake Manasarowar left these areas after the Mahabharata war and migrated to Uttarakuru (an apparently mythical place, sometimes identified with the Kuru Kingdom). Some of them settled in Punjab in the area known as Yadu ki Dung, some settled in Kashmir, and the rest migrated as far as Siberia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dr.Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar (1998). आधुनिक जाट इतिहास [Ādhunik Jat Itihasa] (The modern history of Jats) (in Hindi). Agra: Jaypal Agencies. p. 228. 
  2. ^ Thakur Deshraj: Jat Itihas (Hindi), Maharaja Suraj Mal Smarak Shiksha Sansthan, Delhi, 1934, 2nd edition 1992.