Tuesday, November 26, 2013

शूरबाहूषु लोकोऽयं लम्बते पुत्रवत् सदा 
तस्मात् सर्वास्ववस्थासु शूरः सम्मानमर्हित।।
 िह शौर्यात् परं िकंचित् ित्रलोकेषु िवधते।
शूरः सर्वं पालयित सर्वं शूरे पर्ितिष्ठतम् 



Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan.
His father was Maharana Udai Singh II and his mother was Rani Jeevant Kanwar.
Maharana Udai Singh II ruled the kingdom of Mewar, with his capital at Chittor.
Maharana Pratap was the eldest of twenty-five sons and hence given the title of Crown Prince.
He was destined to be the 54th ruler of Mewar, in the line of the Sisodiya Rajputs.
शूरबाहूषु लोकोऽयं लम्बते पुत्रवत् सदा
तस्मात् सर्वास्ववस्थासु शूरः सम्मानमर्हित।।
िह शौर्यात् परं िकंचित् ित्रलोकेषु िवधते।
शूरः सर्वं पालयित सर्वं शूरे पर्ितिष्ठतम्

Saturday, April 9, 2011

राजपूतों की ऐसी कहानी है , कि राजपूत ही राजपूत कि निशानी है l
हम जब आये तो तुमको एहसास था , कि कोई एक शेर मेरे पास था ll
हम गरम खून के उबाल हैं , प्यासी नदियों की चाल हैं , l
हमारी गर्जना विन्ध्य पर्वतों से टकराती है और हिमालय की चोटी तक जाती है ll
हम थक कर बैठेने वाले रड बांकुर नहीं ठाकुर हैं .... l
गर्व है हमें जिस माँ के पूत हैं , जीतो क्यूंकि हम राजपूत हैं ll
हम मृतयु वरन करने वाले जब जब हथियार उठाते हैं l
तब पानी से नहीं शोनीत से अपनी प्यास बुझाते हैं ll
हम राजपूत वीरो का जब सोया अभिमान जगता हैं l
तब महाकाल भी चरणों पे प्राणों की भीख मांगता हैं ll

Saturday, February 5, 2011


शूरबाहूषु लोकोऽयं लम्बते पुत्रवत् सदा ।

तस्मात् सर्वास्ववस्थासु शूरः सम्मानमर्हित।।
न िह शौर्यात् परं िकंचित् ित्रलोकेषु िवधते।
शूरः सर्वं पालयित सर्वं शूरे पर्ितिष्ठतम् ।।

Arms of the brave (kshatriya) always support and sustain the people like (a father his) son.
A brave (kshatriya) is, for this reason, honoured by all, in all situations.
There is nothing in all the three worlds, which is beyond (the reach of) bravery.
Brave (kshatriya) sustains all, and all depend upon the brave.

During the 7th and 8th century a new family of people who came to be known as Rajputs emerged. They basically were the warrior class of people were Rajasthan in India is located in central parts. But the rise of Rajputs and there are many theories about the conflict that put forward different events that led to the rise of Rajput kingdom are. Royal Rajputs of Rajasthan, Rajasthan and Gujarat, ruled for a period of more than 500 years successfully. Read more about the history of Rajputs in Rajasthan.
Being essentially the warrior class, was the sheer force of Rajput soldiers. There bodyguards and guards who were very loyal to his master. In fact, the Rajputs were known for their loyalty and trustworthy nature. Rajputs were skillful warriors follow a strict code of conduct when he is fighting off an enemy came running. There are many stories about the heroism of the Rajputs are folklores. Rajput were God's people were afraid and Vishnu, Rama and is dedicated to Sun God.
A very famous Rajput ruler Prithviraj Chauhan 12th century around a fierce battle was fought against Mohammad Gauri. Some of the Mughal Rajput Islam, which the former colonial empire in Southeast Asia's largest foundation to convert the rulers invaded. Rajputs were known for their unique architectural wonders and many palaces and forts in Rajasthan and Gujarat to build around. They built forts and temples still stand strong and provide a glimpse of the Rajput royal heritage.
Over time the Rajputs power mainly to the fact that they were unable to move with the times began to fall due. Rajasthan and Gujarat, the Mughals invaded and occupied large parts. After Babar's efforts, the Emperor Humayun and Akbar, the Rajput Empire about virtually all parts of the conquered. Marital alliance with the Mughals and Rajputs, not just by the war was through. With the advent of the British, all the Rajput states such Rajputs British colonies became royal rule ended.

The Following is a List of The 10 Major Royal Rajput
Suryavanshi Rajput --Suryavanshi rajputs trace their lineage to the Vedic Sun - Surya. Lord Rama was also born in this lineage. Suryavanshi rajputs ruled over Mewar, Marwar, Amber, etc.

Raghuvanshi Rajput--A Raghav Rajput is a member of one of the major Suryavanshi Rajput clans of India who ruled a number of kingdoms and princely states. Raghav is the oldest Suryavanshi Rajput clan. They enjoy a reputation as rulers and soldiers. The Raghav population and the former Rajput states are found spread through much the subcontinent, particularly in North India and central India. The Raghav are the forefathers of many Suryavanshi Rajput clans such as the Sisodiyas, Kachwahas, and Minhass. Their kuldevta (family deity) is Lord Rama and their kuldevi (goddess) is Sita.
Nagvanshi Rajput --The Nagavanshi dynasty is one of the ancient Kshatriya dynasties of India. The Vedas do not mention Kshatriyas of either Suryavanshi, Chandravanshi, Nagavanshi, Agnivanshi or such Vanshas or lineages. The Puranas, of debatable dating, constructed such genealogies. The Puranas were supposedly written from the Gupta Period onwards See: Puranas. Bhavishyapuran mentions 12 heavenly serpents like Takshak, Vasuki, Sheshnag, Anantnag etc. and Swastik as the weapon of Takshak. Swastik is a sacred symbol for Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. On Hindu temples and homes, statues of the Buddha and Mahavir swastik symbol is quite common. Divine serpent Sheshnag is considered as the throne of lord Vishnu. While lord Shiva is always shown with a serpent around neck. All those things clearly indicate relationship between Nagavanshi dynasties and present Indian society. A copper plate inscription from the Gupta Period relates to the Nagas being elevated to Kshatriya-hood 26. The copper plates of this period relate to the Nagas being defeated by the Guptas; and subsequently being married into them. One example is that of the King Chandragupta I who married Queen Kuber Naga. The Nagas were mentioned as a non-aryan snake worshipping tribe of ancient India 27. However, puranic legends constructed the genealogy of the Nagavanshis as a sub-clan of Suryavansha.

Chandravanshi Rajput --Somvanshi/Chandravanshi rajputs descended from Som (the vedic deity Soma or Moon). Chandravanshi and Yaduvanshi are from the same line which bifurcated at King Yadu when his father banished him from becoming the king. Gujarat, Jaisalmer was ruled by Chandravanshi rajputs. The Yaduvanshi trace there lineage to Lord Krishn

Rathore Rajput --The Rathore are a major Rajput clan originally descended from the Gahadvala Dynasty in Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh. At the time of the end of the British Raj in 1947 they were rulers in 14 different princely states in Marwar, Jangladesh, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. The largest and oldest among these was Jodhpur, in Marwar and Bikaner. The Maharaja of Jodhpur is regarded as the head of the extended Rathore clan of Hindu Rajputs. Today the clan is numerous and spread over a wide geographical area. Many Rathores have pursued successful careers in politics. At the time of Todd's list in 1820, the Rathore clan had 24 branches, including the Barmera, Bika, Boola, Champawat, Dangi, Jaitawat, Jaitmallot, Jodha, Khabaria, Khokhar, Kotaria, Kumpawat, Mahecha, Mertiya, Pokharan, Mohania, Mopa, Randa, Sagawat, Sihamalot, Sunda, Udawat, Vanar, and Vikramayat.

Chauhan Rajput --The Chauhan (also spelled as Nirwan) are of Agnivanshi lineage. Their state was initially centered around khetri, khandela, alsisar malsisar, srimadhopur, alwar, jhunjhunu, sikar, churu, According to legend and clan history, the Nirwan are with Maharana Pratap against Akbar in Haldighati Battle. Nirwan's have many gotras, most of these gotras are Baloji, Pithoraji, Kaluji.

Vaishya Rajput
Senger Rajput
Gautam Rajput

Garhwali Rajput

Rajputs Photo

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Primordial History of Rajasthan

One of the biggest state of India, Rajasthan, is rich in history, culture and heritage. The state incorporates stories of glories of valor and chivalry. It remained for the most of the part independent from various dynasties which gives it a significant place in Indian history. The Bargujars, Rajputs, Nath, Jats, Bhils, Ahirs, Gujars, Meenas hold prominence in historical scenario of Rajasthan as they are key contributers in history of Rajasthan. The warrior tribes of Rajasthan also helped in making of Rajasthan history. The Ramayana, Mahabharata also have references of Pushkar, the abode of holy Brahma Temple.

Advent of Rajputs

The ingression of Rajputs was the turning point in the history of Rajasthan. There came a void after the decline of Gupta dynasty. The fickleness in that period made the empires flourishing and declining. With the coming of Gurjara Pratiharas in the 6th - 7th century, there came some stability. They are regraded as the early Rajputs. This clan conferred "Rajputana" term. These Rajputs were classified into two groups - the Suryavanshis (Solar race) and the Indivanshis (Lunar race). Later Agnikula, 'Fire born' were added to them. The dynasties of Chauhans, Kachhwahas, Rathores and Sisodias were an offshoot of Rajput clan.

Rajasthan During Colonialism

A plethora of historical events happened in the 19th century when the East India Company came to India. The Britishers came as traders but turned into invaders. The feuding parties in Rajasthan were treated neutrally by the British. Negotiation of treaties became of prime importance at that time. The Britishers made the Rajputs a mere puppet of their hands and dragged back the Marathas. The kings were enjoying while the subjects were discontented. Later by the efforts of Mahatma Gandhi, the peasants were galvanized.

Rajasthan Got Independence

With the defeat in World War II, the Britishers could not fulfill their dream of spreading their empire. The consequence of British defeat in the World War was that it had no substantial power to expand its empire. But India was facing different kind of a problem. The Muslim majority thought that the Independent India would be Hindu dominated country and so Mohamed Ali Jinnah lead the Muslim League on behalf of all Muslims in India.

1947 brought independence for India and at that time the boundaries of Rajasthan were also defined. In the state had south and south eastern states of Rajputana but later merged Mewar and made Udaipur its capital. To ensure safety from Pakistan, Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer were amalgamated into the state of Rajasthan. The kingdom of Matsya including Bharatpur, Alwar, Karauli and Dholpur were merged in Rajasthan.