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The Mane (Hindi: माने) are a 96 kuli Maratha clan found largely in Maharashtra and Karnataka and neighboring states of India. Mane are Deshmukh, Patil, Jahagirdar and landlord in Maharashtra. Some Manes are known as RajeMane..
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The name Mane is derived from the Marathi word man ("neck"); in Maratha culture the neck symbolizes one's proud nature. This clan claims descent from the Rajput clan of the Gaur kings having roots from Gujarat.
One legendary story of the Mane in Maharashtra takes place while the Mane were serving under a regional king of Gujarat. They were influential knights of that king's court but they often saluted the king while standing, not bowing unlike other knights. This fact was pointed out to the king by other knights, and the king thus resolved to set a trap for the Mane. He had swords placed at neck-level along the approach to his throne, but the proud Mane still refused to bow, but the Mane knights, though they noticed the swords, refused to bow and walked into the swords, slicing their own throats. When the last of the Mane knights attempted to follow his cohort in this suicidal act, the king stopped him and bestowed upon him the name Mane. Some Manes are rewarded by khitabs like "bhimbahaddur" from chatrapati . mane are patil of visapur village in sangli district.
- Nagojirao Mane, Maratha sardar and ally of King Rajaram.
- Krishnarao Mane, Maratha general who played a part in the Middle India Wars.
- Vithojirao Mane,Maratha sardar under Chatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj.
- Bhagwantrao Mane, Maratha general under the Peshwa.
- Diliprao Mane, The current titular head of the Second branch of RajeManes of Mhaswad State and descendents of Nagojirao Mane. He is currently the Assistant Commissioner of Police of Navi Mumbai city.
- Fatehsing Mane, Peshwa sardar.
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