[29] These groups assumed the title "Rajput" as part of their claim to higher social positions and ranks. [123] On special occasions, a primary chief would break up a meeting of his vassal chiefs with khanda nariyal, the distribution of daggers and coconuts. After the death of Manik Rae Chauhan (Ruler of Sambhar), his son Chandrapal Dev came and settle at a place called Bhadaura near present place Bah in U.P.,his sons were called BHADAURIA and till date this clan is now seen as a sub class of Chauhans. He studied the custom of selling their women for marriage among these Rajputs for a "brideprice". [21] According to Chattopadhyaya, the title acquired "an element of heredity" from c. Muslim soldiers would also take opium. } Rajput (from Sanskrit raja-putra, "son of a king") is a large multi-component cluster of castes, kin bodies, and local groups, sharing social status and ideology of genealogical descent originating from the Indian subcontinent. The Pachrang flag of the former Jaipur state.

[79] Akbar's intimate involvement with the Rajputs had begun when he returned from a pilgrimage to the Chisti Sufi Shaykh at Sikri, west of Agra, in 1561. if (document.readystate === 'complete') { This and the internecine jostling for position that took place when a clan leader (raja) died meant that Rajput politics were fluid and prevented the formation of a coherent Rajput empire. '; [77] The ruling Sisodia Rajput family of Mewar made it a point of honour not to engage in matrimonial relationships with Mughals and thus claimed to stand apart from those Rajput clans who did so. They have taken part in almost every campaign undertaken by the Indian armies. Scholars refer to this as "Rajputization" and consider it similar to Sanskritization. The Sun signifies that the Nishan is of the "Surya Vansi" (Sun Dynasty) Maharanas of Mewar.Prominent Sub-clans include Gehlot, Sisodia, Gahlot, Chundawat, Chandrawat, shaktawat, Dungarpur, Banswara, Mahthan, Ranawat.Bargujar The Bargujars (Birgoojur) were the vassals of the gurjara pratihars. wild boar, was also well known and the British identified them as a group based on this. [119], The Bengal army of the East India Company recruited heavily from upper castes such as Brahmins and Rajputs. [36][37][14], Scholarly opinions differ on when the term Rajput acquired hereditary connotations and came to denote a clan-based community. It was not until the reign of Akbar that the structure of relations between the Mughal imperium and the Rajput states took definitive shape.During the Second Jauhar Rana Sanga died soon after the battle of Khanua. It is worth mentioning that 'Jagas' are a caste in Rajasthen who are hereditary keepers of genealogical records of Rajputs, and present 'Jagas' of Tomar/Tanwar Rajputs reside near Jaipur, Rajasthan.Pathania is the name of a branch of the Tomar (Tanwar, Tuar) Clan of chandravanshi Rajputs, descended from Lord Arjuna, the Hero of Mahabharata. [142] Many Rajputs of Rajasthan are nostalgic about their past and keenly conscious of their genealogy, emphasising a Rajput ethos that is martial in spirit, with a fierce pride in lineage and tradition. Although the group venerate him to this day, he is viewed by many historians since the late nineteenth century as being a not particularly reliable commentator. document.write( windowHref += '? Get Started [22][23][24][25], According to scholars, in medieval times "the political units of India were probably ruled most often by men of very low birth" and this "may be equally applicable for many clans of 'Rajputs' in northern India". Chakravarti Samrat (King) Yudhishtra, founded Indraprastha, present day Delhi. [113], There are several major subdivisions of Rajputs, known as vansh or vamsha, the step below the super-division jāti[114] These vansh delineate claimed descent from various sources, and the Rajput are generally considered to be divided into three primary vansh:[115] Suryavanshi denotes descent from the solar deity Surya, Chandravanshi (Somavanshi) from the lunar deity Chandra, and Agnivanshi from the fire deity Agni. 40,000 Rajputs gathered on the street of Jaipur in October 1987 for supporting her Sati. [20] However, the term "Rajput" has also been used as an anachronistic designation for leading martial lineages of 11th and 12th centuries that confronted the Ghaznavid and Ghurid invaders such as the Pratiharas, the Chahamanas (of Shakambhari, Nadol and Jalor), the Tomaras, the Chaulukyas, the Paramaras, the Gahadavalas, and the Chandelas. The Rajput kings belonged to ordered family, which connected them with either the sun-family (surya-vamshi) or the moon-family (chandra-vamsha) of ancient Indian kings.