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