Mane (clan)

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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..


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 .[citation needed] mane are patil of visapur village in sangli district.

The capital towns of the Mane include Mhaswad, Rahimatpur, Charegaon and Visapur (tasgon)Sangli.


See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Maratha confederacy: a study in its origin and development By Vasant S. Kadam - 1993 - 158 pages
  3. ^ Tara Bai and her times By Brij Kishore - 1963 - 232 pages
  4. ^ The Mughal-Maratha relations: twenty five fateful years, 1682-1707 By G. T. Kulkarni - 1983 - 285 pages
  5. ^ Sambhaji By Vishwas Patil.
  6. ^ Panipat By Vishwas Patil (Marathi)
  7. ^ Shivaji, the great Maratha: Volume 2 - Page 535 H. S. Sardesai - 2002 - 1193 pages
  8. ^ History of the Marathas - Page 63 R.S. Chaurasia - 2004 - 288 pages



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  • Bhramibhoot sadguru param pujya Moredada (11 July 2002). Shree Shatradharma, Prachalit and pramikh kshtravansh and tyanche gotra, pravar, kuldaivat, kuldevata a Devak. Shree Swami Samarth Seva And Adhyatmik vikas pradhan kendra District Nasik, Taluka Dindori, Maharashtra state. 
  • Gopal Dajiba Dalwi (1912). Maratha Kulancha Etihas. 1–6. Induprakash Press, Mumbai. 


4) Maratha Confederacy: A Study in Its Origin and Development By Vasant S. Kadam Published by Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers, 1993 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 3 Sep 2008 ISBN 81-215-0570-4, 978-81-215-0570-3 158 pages

5) Elements amongst the Marathas By Vidyanand Swami Shrivastavya Published by Published by D.K. Shrivastavya for Aitihasik Gaurav Grantha Mala, 1952 Item notes: v. 1 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 2 Aug 2007 228 pages

6) Proceedings of the Meetings of the Session By Indian Historical Records Commission Published by The Manager of Publications., 1971 Item notes: v. 41 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 28 Aug 2008

7) Maharashtra State Gazetteers By Maharashtra (India), Maharashtra (India). Gazetteers Dept Edition: revised Published by Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Maharashtra State, 1960 Item notes: v. 22 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 3 Sep 2008

8) Bundelkhand under the Marathas, 1720–1818 A.D.: a study of Maratha-Bundela relations By B. R. Andhare Published by Vishwa Bharati Prakashan, 1984 Item notes: v. 1–2 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized 10 Nov 2006

9) Journal of Indian History By University of Kerala Dept. of History, University of Allahabad Dept. of Modern Indian History, University of Travancore, University of Kerala Published by Dept. of Modern Indian History, 1966 Item notes: v. 44 Original from the University of California Digitized 31 Jul 2008