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Meena - Meaning, People, Gotra, Origin, Caste, Samaj, Kuldevi & History

Ideal Lord Vishnu
Meaning Derived from the word Meen, which means Fish
Religions Hinduism
Languages Hindi, Mewari, Marwari, Dhundari, Harauti, Mewati, Wagdi, Malvi, Garhwali, Bhili
Country India
Populated States Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh
Region Western and Central India
Population 4.6 Million
Surnames Meena, Parmar, Rana
Alternative Names Maina, Mena, Meenas, Mina
Festivals Meenesh Jayanti and Hindu Festivals

Who are Meena

The Meena is also transliterated as 'Meenanda' or 'Mina'. they are found mainly in the rajasthan and madhya pradesh regions of india. the meenas claim a mythological descent from the 'Matsya Avatar', or fish incarnation, of vishnu.
The meenas ruled at certain places in rajasthan. meena are currently classified as schedule tribe in rajasthan, Haryana, uttar pradesh and as OBC in madhya pradesh. population of meena is 4.6 million and more then 85% meena living rajasthan, estimated to be around 4.2 million in rajasthan. the name of this Community is derived from the word 'Meen', which means 'Fish'.

Meena Clans (Gotra)

According to the bhatas (jaga) of meena caste, there are 12 pals, 32 tads and 5248 gotras(clans) in the meena caste.

GotraKuldevi
ChhandBaan Mata, Budavaay / Gudavaay
TatuBadavaasan Mata
JagarwalAharaee Mata
MahairGhatavaasan Mata, Ghaataaraanee
BaiplawatPaalee Mata
Manatwal / Manajwal, MaharJeen Mata
Barwal / BarwadChauth Mata
MarmatDugaay Mata / Durga Mata / Jvaalaamaata
Jorwal/JarwalBrahmaanee Mata
Baidwal / VyanadwalBaankee Mata
Nayi Maiain, Kakrod KukaldNaaraayanee Mata
SusawatAmba Mata / Aamber
Bainad, GohliAashaajaee Mata, Chaamunda Mata
KhodSevaad Mata
UsharBeejaasan Mata
Chhanawat, GagarwalKaila Mata
JaifVadhaasan Mata
Sahair, SahariyGumaanee Mata
Dadarwal, MandadKhuree / Khurra Mata
Dobwal / DinbhwalKhalakaee Mata
KatarDharaal Mata
Chharnawat Pargi, Natrawat, Tor MandlawatKaalee Mata
HarmorJaavar Mata
GhunawatLahakoh Mata / Lahakod Mata
MaiwalMainasee / Asaavaree / Baan / Aavaree Mata
Kotwali / KotwalMora Mata
SihrDaant Mata, Saptamaatrka
Mandal / MandiyJoganiya Mata
Jaraid, JanhadBeerataee Mata
ChhhandwalPapalaaj Mata
Kakas, GohliChaamunda Mata
Kanjoli, KarailwalEent Mata
Adi MaiainGondala Mata
MotisTaad Mata
DhyavanDhyaavan Mata
Gothwal, BarwalBanajaaree Mata
NaiminPanch Mata, Doodhaakhedee Panch Mata
Jahail, IlichhManasa Mata
GomladuSantya Mata
MaigalSaavalee Mata
Aadivasi MaiainSeetaamaata
Chhand GotrChaandaamaata
Meena Sambhaag Ka TeerthGhumanda Mata

Are Meena upper caste?

Some Sub-Caste of meena are comes under upper caste and others comes under Scheduled Tribes. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are thoes example where meena comes under Upper Caste and Scheduled Tribes according to meena sub-caste.

Famous People of the Meena Community

NameProfession / Popular
Golma Devi MeenaIndian Politician
Kirodi Lal MeenaIndian Politician
Namo Narain MeenaIndian Politician

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