Monday, August 27, 2007

The History of Rajputs

Rajputs, sanskrit word meaning son of a king (rajputra), dominant people of Rajputana, an historic region now almost coextensive with the state of Rajasthan, NW India. The Rajputs are mainly Hindus of the warrior caste but their are also Muslim Rajputs spread over North-West India and Pakistan; traditionally they have put great value on etiquette and the military virtues and take great pride in their ancestry. Of these exogamous clans, the major ones were Rathore, Shekhawat, Bhati, Kachchwaha, Chauhan, and Sisodiya. Their power in Rajputana grew in the 7th century. The Rajputs expanded through most of the plains of central India. Under the British, many of the Rajput princes maintained independent states within Rajputana, but they were gradually deprived of power after India attained independence in 1947.

The Rajput Vans Are :
- Agnikul:
(1). Chauhan : Gotra-Vats Major Shakhas- Hada, Songara, Deora, Khichi, Shambhri, Sanchora, Pavia, Goyalwal, Bhadauria, Malani, Nirwan, Puravia,Madrecha, Cheeba, Mohil,Chahil, Balecha, Chachera,Boda,Nadola......etc
(2). Soalnki (Chalukya) : Shakhas : Baghel
(3). Parmar/Pawar/Panwar : Gotra-Vahisht Major Shakhas- Mori, Sodha,Sankhla, Khechar ,Umra & Sumra (Muslim converts in Pak), Kohil, Daddha, Maipawat, Khair, Bhuller, Sorgatia,Pachawara,Varah, KabaBeedh, Badhel, Dheek, Ujjjainia, Kaleja.....etc. Also major Parmar branches— Chavda: Gotra-Kashyap in Gujrat & Mewar. Dodia: Mainly in Sardargarh(Mewar), Piploda(MP), Dangi, Gudan Khera, Champaner (Gujarat) & UP- Muradabad, Bulandshaher, Meerut, Aligarh, Banda, & Panna & Sagar in MP.
(4). Pratihar/Parihar: Gotra-Kashyap(Somtimes Koshyal/Kanshilya) 13 major shakhas Lullra, Surawat,Rameta, Budhkhel/Pokhawat,Inda, Khokhar,Kilhan/Kalhans/Chandra/Chuhhan, Ghorana,Dhandhil, Sindhu,Dorana,Subrana,Pahara,Keshodas,Sonpalol, Deep Singh

- Suryavansh:
Major subdivisions with Gotras —
1) Suryavanshi- Gotra: Kashyap
2) Nimi vansh- Gotra: Vashishta
3) Nikumbha Vansh (Shreenet/Sirnet) - Gotra: Vashist/ Bharadwaj
4) Gohil – Gotra: Kashyap
5) Gehlot - Major subdivisions- Sisodia, Gohil Sub-sub divisions: Chundawat, Ranawat, Shaktawat, Sarangdevot, Sangawat, Chandrawat, Kshemawat, Suhawat, Ahariya Gotra: Vaijpay/Vaijpayen/Kashyap/Gautam. Note: Bhonsle are a non-Rajput (Maratha) subdivision of the Gehlot vansh
6) Rathore/Gahadval/Gaharwar/Rashtrakutt - Gotra:Gautam/Kashyap in UP. Main subdivisions- Champawat, Kupawat, Bika, Jodha, Udawat,Dangi,Sihamalot, Mahecha, Mertia, Vanar, Khokhar,Pokharan, Khabaria, Barmera, Mohania, Boola, Mopa, Sunda, Randa, Vikramayat, Kotaria, Jaitmallot .
7) Gautam- Gotra: Gautam
8) Kushwaha/Kachchawa - Gotra:Manavya/Gautam. Major subdivisions: Gogawat, Kubhani, Naruka, Ladkhani, Tajkhani, Nathawat, Rajawat, Shekhawat, Jeetawat, Bankawat, Balbhadrot, Khangarot, Chaturbhujot
9) Badgujar (Raghav) - Gotra:Vashisht Major shakhas- Sikarwar,Khadad,Lawtamia,Taparia, Madadh (Gotra: Bharadwaj)
10) Gaur- Gotra:Bharadwaj
11) Pundir/Dahima- Gotra: Paulastya Major Shakha-Kalwal/Koolwal
12) Dahiya- Gotra: Vyas (Extinct)
13) Dogra- Gotra: Kashyap

Chandravansh:
1) Yaduvanshi/Jadaun- Gotra:Kondindya
2) Bhati- Gotra:Atri Major Shakhas- Tabni, Bogha, Lahua, Maheda / Badecha, Rawalot, Sirmauria
3) Haihai / Kaluchari- Gotra:Krishnatreya / Kashyap / Shandilya
4) Jadeja- Major Shakhas- Sarvaia, Raijdas, Vaj
5)Chandel- Gotra:Chandrayan. Major Shakhas- Chamarkate, Mohabiye
6) Tomar/Tanwar- Gotra: Gargya/Vyadhrapad. Major Shakhas- Runecha, Gvelera, Beruar, Bildaria, Khati, Indoria, Jwala, Ritalia ,Somwal, Raikwal, Mohala, Jaggara, Suniar, Jodhana, Namal, Miha, Saidha, Chandoria, Supal, Devat, Meeri, Panwa, Damdera, Ladhwa, Godhewa, Atawari, Sarohe, Jatu, Jairawta, Raghotanwar, Satrawala, Kalia.
7) Sengar- Gotra: Gautam. Major Shakhas: Chutu, Kadamb, Barhiya, Dahlia, Daharia
8) Bundela- Gotra: Kashyap (Controversial as to whether they are in Chandravansh or a branch of Gaharwar/Rathores)
Major Shakhas-Bundela,Kathi,Karmwar (Gotra:Baradwaj), Sarniha .
9) Jhala (Makwana)- Gotra: Kashyap
10)Banafar- Gotra:Kondinya/Kashyap Major Shakha- Pathania
11) Kanhavanshi- Gotra: Bharadwaj
12) Raksel
13) Katoch
14) Chaupatkhammbh
15) Gargvansh- Gotra:Garg
16) Bajvansh
17) Sen vansh- Bengal, Mandi & Suket in HP.
18) Janwar- Gotra: Kaushik
19) Palwar- Gotra:Vyadhra
20) Bharadwaj- Gotra:Bharadwaj
21) Kaushik- Gotra: Kaushik

Nagvansh:
1) Bais/Bhale Sultan- Gotra: Bharadwaj Major Shakhas-Kot bahar,Kath,Dondia, Trilokchandi,Pratishthanpuri,Chandosia,
Rawat,Kumbhi,Narwaria,Bhale sultan Rishivansh/Brahmkshatriya
1) Gautam (See Suryavansh)
2) Sengar (See Chandravansh)
3) Bisen- Gotra:Parasar Also included in Suryavansh Major Shakhas-Bumtela(Gotra-Shandilya), Bumbwar(Gotra-Bharadwaj),
Donwar(Gotra-Kashyap)
4)Dixit/Dikkit- (Gotra-Kashyap) Also included in Suryavansh/Chandravansh.

Rishivansh/Brahmkshatriya:
1) Gautam (See Suryavansh)
2) Sengar (See Chandravansh)
3) Bisen- Gotra: Parasar. Also included in Suryavansh. Major Shakhas- Bumtela (Gotra-Shandilya), Bumbwar (Gotra-Bharadwaj), Donwar (Gotra-Kashyap)
4) Dixit / Dikkit- (Gotra-Kashyap). Also included in Suryavansh / Chandravansh
Note: All Rajputs are eventually divided in to either Suryavansh or Chandravansh, including those belonging to Agnikul / Nagvansh / Rishivansh. Eg in Agnikul, Chauhan, Parmar & Pratihar are Suryavnshi & Solankis are Chandravanshi. In Nagvansh, Bisen are Suryavanshi. In Rishivansh, Gautam,Bais,Dixit & Pundir are Suryavansi & Dixit (overlap) & Sengar are Chandravanshi.

The Mer lineages:
Surname - Sub-surname
Keshwala - Antrolia, Erda
Sisodia - Godhania, Khastriya, Ranavaya, Modhavadia, Kuchadia, Haddiya,
Rajsakha - Khunti, Karavadra, Gorania Sundavadra, Bokhiriya, Selor, Selan, Jethwa
Pashtriya - Butad, Revdaria
Odedra - Visana
Jadeja - Kadcha, Tarkhala, Ratia, Kadegia
Solanki - Timba, Divrania, Sida, Bhogesra, Juneja, Waghela
Parmar - Mahiyaria, Balega, Mundera, Pata, Gorsera
Vadher - Sarma, Sutreja, Sindhal, Dasa
Vada - Bapodra, Agath, Muliasiya
Chavda - Bhatti, Bhutiya, Bhadia
Chauhan - Gareja
Vadhia - Vadar, Bajigiya
Pathiar - Tapalia
Vagh - Vagh, Bhalegia, Goregia
Bhatti  
Chudasama  
Waghela

7 Comments:

At March 27, 2011 at 5:06 AM , Blogger BARI HINDU DONWAR OF NORTH INDIA said...

want to know donwar-kashyap gotra
bari is also donwar kashyap gotra their cast occupation is to make leaf-plates(pattal)

is both are same?

 
At March 27, 2011 at 5:09 AM , Blogger BARI HINDU DONWAR OF NORTH INDIA said...

want to know donwar-kashyap gotra.
bari is also donwar kashyap gotra
their cast occupation is to make leaf-plates(pattal) in north india.

is both are same?

 
At October 14, 2012 at 2:37 AM , Blogger grijesh kaushik said...

"Kaushik Gotra " belongs to Kshatriya community or Brahmin Community?

 
At October 14, 2012 at 2:38 AM , Blogger grijesh kaushik said...

"Kaushik Gotra " belongs to Kshatriya community or Brahmin Community?

 
At January 3, 2014 at 7:00 AM , Blogger karansingh shakya said...

My name is karan singh shakya, belong from UP etah, i want to know kuldevi n gotra name.
reply me on shakya.karans@gmail.com

 
At April 23, 2014 at 2:30 AM , Blogger RaviPrakash Singh said...

Kindly tell me about koushik Rajput-gotra-koushik.

 
At October 29, 2014 at 2:06 AM , Blogger A.N. Singh said...

Pl give some details of Haihai rajput 7 their origin.

 

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