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Rajput clans

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The Rajputs are a community of Hindus,[1][2] who claim belonging to the Kshatriya or warrior varna.[1][2]

The main lineages

There are three basic lineages (vanshas or vamshas). Each of these lineages is divided into several clans (kula) (total of 36 clans).[3]


The Suryavanshi lineage (also known as Solar Dynasty) are clans who believed to be descent from Surya, the Hindu Sun-god.[4]


The Chandravanshi lineage (Somavanshi or Lunar Dynasty) claims to be descent from Chandra, the Hindu Moon-god.[4]


The Agnivanshi lineage is claiming descent from Agni, the Hindu god of fire.[4]


  1. ^ a b Sailendra Nath Sen (1999). Ancient Indian History and Civilization. New Age International. p. 307. ISBN 9788122411980.
  2. ^ a b J.L. Mehta (2009). Vol. Iii: Medieval Indian Society And Culture. Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd. p. 61. ISBN 9788120704329.
  3. ^ Jai Narayan Asopa (1990). A socio-political and economic study, northern India. Prateeksha Publications. p. 89. Retrieved 26 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b c Barbara N. Ramusack (2003). The Indian Princes and their States, The New Cambridge History of India. Cambridge University Press. p. 14. ISBN 9781139449083.
  5. ^ Rathore, Abhinay. "History of Rathores : Rajput Provinces of India". Rajput Provinces of India. Retrieved 2017-12-10.

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