Monday, October 24, 2016


Mankasvamin ( Sanskrit: मन्कस्वामिन् , Bengali : মন্কস্বামিন ) was a Brahmin (Brahmana) who lived around 490 CE in Sihor, Gujarat. His father was Guhadhya and his brother was Ajuna.

In 490 CE, Mankasvamin along with Ajuna migrated[1] from Sihor in Gujarat to Saurashtra region in Gujarat. This is recorded in the 490 AD Dharasena I Copper Plates of Maitraka Dharasena I who belonged to the Maitraka dynasty that ruled in Gujarat and Saurashtra (Kathiawar) from the 468 AD to the 767 AD.


(1) Migrant Brahmanas in Northern India, Swati Datta, Motilal Banarasidas, 1989

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