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India history and geogprahy

Mandha (“village common or herd”) is one of the exogamous septs (divisions) among the Karna Sales (a caste of Telugu weavers). The Karna Sale are called Seniyans in the Tamil country, e.g., at Madura and Tanjore. The name Karna would seem to have its origin in the legend relating to the Karnabattus (both Saivites and Vaishnavites). They are said to have only one gotra, Kasi (Benares), and numerous exogamous septs (eg., Mandha).

Source: Project Gutenberg: Castes and Tribes of Southern India, Volume 1
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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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