Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GENEALOGY OF LONE SURNAME OF KASHMIRIS


                                                                                 

PADDY PLANTATION IN KASHMIR
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GENEALOGY OF LONE SURNAME OF KASHMIRIS

 Lone surname   comes from LAVANYA.  Lavanya  is a Sanskrit word meaning Grace or Beauty .Lavanyas were originally a   Hilly  Rajput  or martial tribe   wherefrom they came down to  Kashmir valley  on account of employment with Kashmirian Kings .   People belonging to  this Aryan tribe are   fair in complexion with sharp features.   Kalhana makes frequent mention of Lavanyas as a tribe in kashmir who were mostly used as  infantry soldiers  . Some Kashmirian kings used them in their fights against the DARDS . The Lavanyas were settled by kashmirian kings in areas close to  land of DARDS . That is why we find  people with Lone as their surname mostly residing in Kupwara , Handwara and  Baramula districts of Kashmir .  I quote Kalhana

“ Having discovered a loophole amongst DARDS , he incited the king to take possession of the Fort called Dughdaghata with the support of Lavanyas of LOHARA ”
Taranga 7  Canto 1171  Kalhana’s  Rajatarangini Translated by R S Pandit .

 Lavanyas  came into importance During the reign of Gopadeva (1171 to 1180 A. D.) . It can also be said that like  powerful DAMARAS , LAVANYAS  also rose to become king makers in Kashmir during 11th and 12th centaury A.D .This caste finds mention in Jonaraja’s chronicle but Srivara hardly makes any mention of this Martial tribe  . After the arrival of Islam in Kashmir , the economic activity of Lavanyas changed from being  infantry soldiers to farming and Agriculture . …..

Baarhaa Haan Baarha  Maine Dumm e Fiqr e sukhan
Chhu Liyaa hai ouss Sukoon ko Jo Hai Jaan e Izteraab
Hum samandhar Mathh ke laaye  Gauhar e Raaz e Dawaam
Dastaan e Milaton ki hain jahaan Naqshe Bar-Aab.

( Firaq Gorakhuri from Gul e Nagma )

( So long so much ……………Autar Mota 14.10.2013)


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2 comments:

  1. I have a problem with the very first assumption here. Lone cam from Lavanyas, any proof? If that can't be proven, then the rest of your genealogy might be useless.

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  2. lone word comes from lonia tribe
    loniya and lavanya is same word..

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