Jhabak (Jhambak)


Acharya Shri Jindutta Suri elightened Rathore Jambdeo of Garh sivana in V. 1475. According to “Mahajan Vansh Muktavali” of Yati Ramlalji, Rao Chudaji had 14 sons. All the 14 sons, were the ruler of separate states. There is a state of Khabuva near Ratlam, where Jambdeva and his sons were the rulers. In V. 1575 Acharya Shri Jinbhadra Suri arrived in that city. King Khambdeva knew that his parents were much obliged to the Jain Acharyas, so he welcomed the Acharya.

            At that time Emperor of Delhi sent the following order to Jambdeva, “You are a very powerful king, and Bhiyan and Tatia Bheels are dangerous dacoits. They had created nuisance in Gujrat, so you arrest them and produce them in my court. If you succeed in it, I would honour, you and hand over the state of Bheels to you.”

The king therefore, went to the Acharya and requested to help him, so that he could arrest the Bheels. Acharya placed the condition that if he gave his kingdom to one son and agreed to convert the rest of the sons to non-violence and to Oswal Jains, then alone he could help him.

Jambdeva agreed to the condition. Then the Acharya gave a ‘mantrit talisman’ (Tabeej) and said, “Tie it on your  body, you will get no harm and in the battle. Jambdeva though that if he tied it on his arm, it might fall down, so he made a cut in the thigh of his son and pressed the miraculous thing in it.”

Jambdeva got success. He arrested the Bhils and handed them over to the Delhi emperor. The Emperor honoured him and handed over to him the State of bhills in Jhabua which are still I Khabua District.

The King handed over the kingdom to his elder son and converted the rest of his sons into Oswal Jains. He had four sons. The name of rest three sons were, Jhaambak, Khamad and Khambak and these became the gotras of their respective families.

Acording to Bharat ka Prachin Rajvansh of Pandit Visweshwar Nath Reu, on page 363 it is mentioned that Jhabava City was established by Jahbbu of Labana caste in v. 1664 and after his death the Emperor Jahangir handed over this Estate to Shri Kesarji Rathore. If this is true then how is it possible that Khamber ji established it in 1575? In fact, in V. 988 Acharya Sarv Dev suri enlightened Rathore JAgmal Ji etc. of Hatundi. Acharya Sarv Dev Suri was in the pedigree of Nagpuria Tapagachha.

According to ‘Jammad Itihas Ke Darpan Men’ written by smt. Sirekanwar Jammad, the original person of this gotra was ‘Jamsen’ He was related to Shri Uppaldeo, the King of Upkeshpur Pattan. JAmsen was 17th in the pedigree of Uppaldeo. The pedigree is as under :

1. Uppaldeo                2. Kanwarpal              3. Indrajeet                  4. Mamal                   

5. Gandharvsen           6. Vikramaditya          7. Vishan                     8. Bhojraj

9. Ajairaj                     10. Palansingh            11. Aalansingh            12. Randhaval

13. Udaideep               14. Jagdave                 15. Jasdhaval              16. Dhundhumar

17. Jamesen                18. Gayadrao              19. Vaghrao                20. Bherusingh

21. Vikrampal             22. Mamal                  23. Jasdhaval              24. Shankarpal

25. Ganpal                  26. Nathmal                27. Badanmal              28. Kanwandas

29. Kapoorchand        30. Raimal                  31. Bhagwandas          32. Narayandasji

33. Jawaharmal           34. Jeevandas              35. Aalamchand          36. Dashrathpal

37. PAdmsingh           38. Kocharpal             39. Kanwarpal            40. Manjal

41. Shyamo                 42. Hirachand             43. Premraj                 44. Udaichand

45. Raisingh                46. Sanwatsingh         47. Thakursingh          48. Umedsingh

49. Khetseedas            50. Kaluram                51. Mangalchand        52. Milapchand/Roopchand

53. Poonamchand.

Kuldevi of these gotras is Shri Sachyaya mata.

            Shri Shankarpalji is 24th in the pedigree. He left Osiya in v. 1121 and settled at Aaisar, thn Kanwarpalji settled in Merta in v. 1407 Narayandasji left Merta and settled at Kishangarh. In V. 1632 Padmasinghji left Kishangarh and settled at Taliasar. Khetseedasji left toliasar and settled at Sardarshahar in V. 1896.