Rajputs






PRONUNCIATION: RAHJ-puts

ALTERNATE NAMES: Ksatriya caste

LOCATION: India (Rajasthan state)

POPULATION: 120 million

LANGUAGE: Language or dialect of their region

RELIGION: Hinduism

1 • INTRODUCTION

"Rajput" identifies numerous ksatriya or warrior castes in northern and western India. The term "Rajput" comes from rajaputra, which means "son of kings." Rajputs are famed for their fighting abilities and once ruled numerous Indian princely states. The British grouped many of these states into the Rajputana Province. Today, it is the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Most believe Rajputs come from tribes in central Asia such as the Parthians, Kushans, Shakas, and Huns. These groups entered India as conquerors and became kings or rulers. They often married high-caste Hindu women or converted to Hinduism. By the ninth century, Rajputs controlled an empire that extended from Sind to the lower Ganges Valley, and from the Himalayan foothills to the Narmada River.

In 1192, Prithviraj Chauhan led the Rajputs against the Muslim Mughal ruler Muhammad Ghuri (d. 1206) who defeated them at the second battle of Tarain, near Delhi. This firmly established Muslim power and ended Rajput dominance. The only Rajput kingdoms that could challenge Mughal rule were those in the great Thar Desert.

In the eighteenth century, many Rajput states came under control of Marathas and, by the early nineteenth century, the British. Many Rajput kings retained a status as rulers of princely states under the British. This ended when India gained its independence in 1947.

2 • LOCATION

About 120 million people in India call themselves Rajputs. They live throughout northern India, although Rajasthan is considered their cultural homeland.

3 • LANGUAGE

Rajputs speak the language or dialect of their region. In Rajasthan, Rajputs speak one of the dialects of Rajasthani, which sounds a little like Hindi. Some Rajasthani dialects include Jaipuri, spoken in Jaipur, and Marwari, spoken in Marwar.

4 • FOLKLORE

Many folktales describe Rajput exploits. In one story, a ksatriya (warrior) clan leader decided to kill all Brahman (priest and scholar) men after learning a Brahman had killed his father. This meant Brahman females had to marry ksatriya men and gave rise to various Rajput dynasties. In another story, gods created some ksatriya clans on Mount Abu in Rajasthan to help fight Buddhists and foreigners. These Rajputs were known as the agnikula ("fire-race") and were the ancestors of clans such as the Chauhan, Solanki, and Ponwar Rajputs. Other Rajput clans trace their ancestry to the Sun or Moon.

5 • RELIGION

Most Rajputs are Hindu. They were known for protecting Hinduism against Buddhism and Islam. Today, in their religious practices, Rajputs differ little from other high-caste Hindus. They use Brahmans (priests and scholars) for ceremonial and ritual purposes. They worship all major Hindu deities. Most Rajputs are devotees of the god Shiva. Many also worship Surya (the Sun God), and Durga as Mother Goddess. In addition, nearly every Rajput clan has its own patron god to whom it turns for protection.

6 • MAJOR HOLIDAYS

Rajputs celebrate all major Hindu holy days. Of particular importance is Dasahara, a festival dedicated to Durga (the Mother Goddess). It is customary for Rajputs to sacrifice a buffalo to the goddess, in commemoration of her victory over buffalo-demon Mahisha. The animal is beheaded with one stroke of a sword. The meat is usually distributed to servants or lower caste groups.

7 • RITES OF PASSAGE

Rajputs celebrate major stages in life with twelve ceremonies called karams.

When a boy is born, a family Brahman (member of the highest social class) records details for the infant's horoscope. A family barber informs relatives and friends of the birth, and there is much celebration. The Brahman chooses a favorable day to name the infant. When the child is about two years old, a head-shaving ritual takes place. Many Rajputs regard the birth of a daughter as a misfortune and observe the day with little ceremony.

One important rite of passage for Rajput boys is tying of the janeu or sacred thread. As death approaches, a sick person is placed on a bed of sacred kusa grass on a spot that has been circled by cow dung. A sprig of tulsi plant, a piece of gold, or a few drops of Ganges River water are placed in the mouth to delay messengers of Yama, god of death. A cow is brought to the side of the dying person so that he or she can grasp its tail and be carried safely to the other world. After death, the corpse is washed and prepared for cremation. The body is placed on a funeral pyre, facing north. The eldest son lights the fire, and later cracks open the skull so the soul can leave the body.

8 • RELATIONSHIPS

Rajput greeting practices vary by region.

9 • LIVING CONDITIONS

Rajputs traditionally formed landowning classes. In the past, Rajput rulers of princely states such as Kashmir, Jaipur, and Jodhpur were known for their splendid courts. Rajput Maharajas (kings) often lived luxuriously in ornate palaces. After India's independence, however, the princes lost their titles and privileges.

In Rajput homes, men's quarters consist of a courtyard containing a platform about four to six feet (about one to two meters) high, reached by a series of steps and often shaded by trees. Men often gather on these platforms to chat and perhaps smoke the hukka (a pipe). At one end of the platform is a roofed porch. Men usually sleep behind this porch. Smaller side rooms are used for storage.

Women's quarters are enclosed by walls, with rooms facing an inner courtyard. A fireplace is built against one wall for cooking. Stairs provide access to the roof. The interconnecting roofs of the houses let Rajput women visit each other without being seen by men.

10 • FAMILY LIFE

A distinctive feature of Rajput society is its clans. More than 103 clans have been identified in all. Among the more important ones are the Chauhans, whose former capital was Ajmer; the Gehlots of Mewar; the Rathors of Marwar; and the Kachhwaha of Jaipur.

Rajputs marry outside their clan. They also try to marry their daughters into clans of higher rank than their own, while accepting daughters-in-law from clans of lower rank. The Rajput clans in Rajasthan have the highest standing, so families with sons in Rajasthan often are sought by those with daughters.

Rajput marriages are arranged. Marriages are occasions for great ceremony and feasting. The groom, accompanied by friends and relatives, rides in a barat (procession) to the bride's house. Mounted on a horse, he is dressed in colorful robes, with turban and sword. Sometimes, he rides a decorated elephant. Gifts and money are distributed to those who gather. A piece of cloth is tied to the edge of the bride's sari and groom's coat. The couple walks around a sacred fire while Brahmans (priests and scholars) chant prayers. This is known as agni puja (fire-worship ceremony). Several days of celebration follow.

In 1303, when the fort of Chitor in Rajasthan was about to fall to Muslims, the Rajput Rani and all the women in the fort burned themselves to death to avoid being taken prisoners. Women who practiced this act of sati were revered as saints and stone sati memorials exist in Rajasthan. Despite abundant folklore surrounding this tradition, it was never widely practiced.

11 • CLOTHING

Rajput men wear the dhoti (loincloth consisting of a long piece of white cotton wrapped around the waist and then drawn between the legs and tucked into the waist), often with a cotton tunic. Rajput men may also wear a short jacket, or angarhkha, that fastens on the right side. Rajput men wear turbans that are tied to represent their particular clan. Rajput women wear either the sari (a length of fabric wrapped around the waist, with one end thrown over the right shoulder) or loose, baggy pants with a tunic. The lengha (long, flowing skirt) is also associated with the traditional dress of Rajasthan.

12 • FOOD

Rajputs' dietary patterns vary by region. In drier parts of India, their staple diet consists of various unleavened breads (roti) , pulses (legumes), and vegetables. Rice (chawal) and milk products are also important. Rajputs are fond of hunting and enjoy eating venison and game birds such as goose, duck, partridge, and grouse.

13 • EDUCATION

Formal education used to be of little significance among ruling and landowning Rajput clans. Boys were brought up in the traditions of Rajput culture, trained in martial arts and in a code of conduct based on valor and honor. The sons of Rajputs became huntsmen, polo players, horsemen, and swordsmen.

An educational institution of particular note is Mayo College in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The British founded the college in the early 1870s as a school for the sons of princes. Though many Rajputs still attend the school, it has become an exclusive private school for upper class Indian children.

14 • CULTURAL HERITAGE

India's Rajput heritage is vibrant. Rajputs are seen as champions of Hindu dharma (faith). They have left a strong mark on India, particularly in Rajasthan. Members of the Bhat caste keep family records and can trace a Rajput genealogy to a clan's mythical ancestors. Member of the Charan caste record deeds and accomplishments of Rajput rulers. Rajput courts were centers of culture where literature, music, dance, painting, and sculpture flourished with support of the Rajput elite. A specific style of Rajput painting—often focusing on religious themes, portraiture, or miniatures—emerged at Rajput courts in the Himalayas (the Pahari school) and in the western desert (the Rajasthani school). Bardic literature such as Prithviraj Raso recounts deeds of Rajput heroes. Mira Bai, a poet born in the fifteenth century, was a Rajput princess who is known for her contributions to Hindu bhakti (devotional) literature.

Rajputs built irrigation canals, dams, and reservoirs. The beautiful temples at Khajuraho were built in the tenth and eleventh centuries, and some Rajput groups built many well-known temples in Gujarat and western Rajasthan. Many palaces and forts represent a pleasing blend of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles. Among the more notable are forts at Chitor, Gwalior, and Jodhpur, and the Palace of the Winds in Jaipur. Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur constructed astronomical observatories in Jaipur and Delhi in the early eighteenth century.

15 • EMPLOYMENT

Rajputs continue to be landowners and soldiers. Agriculture is the group's primary work today, but many Rajputs serve in the Rajput Rifles or other branches of the armed services. They also pursue careers as police officers.

16 • SPORTS

Rajputs used to hunt tiger, panther, deer, and game birds. Also popular was pig-sticking, the dangerous sport of riding on horseback to hunt wild boar by sticking them with a lance. Polo sharpened riding skills.

17 • RECREATION

Historically Rajputs have taken great pleasure in the elaborate rituals and ceremonies associated with their religion and community. Weddings and other festive occasions are observed with much enthusiasm and are often celebrated with feasting, and sometimes with nautch (dancing) girls.

18 • CRAFTS AND HOBBIES

Rajput folk traditions include string puppet shows and ballads told by traveling storytellers known as bhopas. In one such ballad, Pabuji, a thirteenth-century chieftain, borrows a horse from a woman to ride to his wedding. Before he does so, he promises the woman he will protect her cows. Soon after the wedding ceremony has begun, Pabuji learns that the thieves are making off with the cows. He leaves his wedding to keep his word and recovers all but one calf. He risks another battle for the calf and is killed by the enemy. His bride then leaves her handprint on the gate of Pabuji's residence and commits sati (burns herself to death, a saintly act in Rajasthan).

19 • SOCIAL PROBLEMS

As landowners, Rajputs do not face the social discrimination and problems of poverty that confront many others in India. While some may have fallen on hard times, Rajputs as a community are prosperous. One of the biggest challenges they face is adjusting to India's democratic environment. As former kings and members of the former ruling class, their power and prestige today is of less importance than in the past. Their economic resources have been threatened by government attempts to redistribute wealth. They have faced challenges from castes seeking economic and political independence from Rajput control. Rajputs lack the unity that would give them a powerful voice in modern Indian politics.

20 • BIBLIOGRAPHY

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mona nooreyezdan
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Aug 2, 2006 @ 9:09 am
hi, this is mona as you already know.

this article is realy helpful for my project i have to do on the rajputs and it has every thing i need. even the bibliography which i can write down!!!!!!. anyways alli wanted to say was that is is a great article and please don't mind my speling .

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Sanjay Singh Naruka
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Jul 21, 2007 @ 12:00 am
Hiiiii, myself Sanjay Singh Naruka. a Rajput by cast youth. Your article is really informative and amazing too. I read it and found more information about my cast, it is a very good collection indeed. Hence fourthwith u should be add more information on this article like "The Rajputs" are not only the battle warrier but having social warrier also because this is only cast which fought against the national anemies in past and in present. Any how it is good attampt.
jay shah
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Apr 12, 2008 @ 12:00 am
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Hanumantsinh Jadeja
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Aug 16, 2009 @ 12:00 am
The information seems from a very confined reading/knowledge.There were more than 400 royal dynasties in all over the India.It is true that Rajasthan has the best Rajput cultural heritage.In Gujarat particularly Saurashtra region there were more than 200 small Rajput dynesties at the time of Independence.Jam Saheb Of Jamnagar Maharaja Digvijaysinhji (decedent of The Great Cricketer Jam Ranajitsinhji "RANAJI")was President of Princely states of India.Due to his efforts all Rajput kings agreed to merge in Republic of India. Rajputs have sacrificed their Privileges, status, Property and everything that they were enjoying.IT was the the greatest sacrifice in the Globe.Most of the citizen of the India Do not recognize that.Hystory of India is full of shivalaries of Rajputs,full of Braveries, sacrifice, courage, and the best qualities of human kind, possessed by Rajputs.All Religious books are filled with stories of Rajputs.British historian Col. Tod wrote a lot on great qualities of Rajputs.one cannot describe Rajput in a short note. It was a great era!
Shivansh
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Aug 31, 2009 @ 6:06 am
Tis Information is Really Helpfull !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mar 17, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
Hi

I did like this information about The Rajputs. I learnt lots of new things n to tell the truth im interested in it=) Thanks a lot for help!
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Jun 23, 2010 @ 2:02 am
Rajput people are now adays are facing a great problem of un-employment as they have been neglected by the other castes or by the government of india as you are aware that every where at higher positions only low caste people are ruling and they are having a jealous feeling towards Rajput. it is a just a revengive thought in their mind. a man is only known by his Karmas not by caste and the actions of person simply tells his caste. govt is helping too much to these persons but reality can not be changed. rest will be discussed in next meeting. i feel proud to be Rajput. and i am guiding my generation to maintain it just have something special which we can pass to new generations about rajputs.
Rajput ki pahchan
1 Jubaan ka pakka - Always keeps his words at any cost.
2 Gives Respect and take respect
3 Truthful
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Jul 29, 2010 @ 3:03 am
hi,
i am Subhanjib Sinha Roy.i am a bengali rajput.this article is very true and well narrated.
sarah
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Aug 30, 2010 @ 2:02 am
this is a good website, it helped with my home work.
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Sep 9, 2010 @ 5:05 am
The horse is a part of the Rajput soul.

The horse is as much a mystery as a legend.

The horse is distinctive with his curvy rotating ears, height, majesty of bearing and extreme intelligence and loyalty. He can rise on his rear legs and

land the front ones on the sides of an elephant, for his master to engage in battle. When he leaps, he spans 12 feet! He learns easily, is hardy and ever

willing .The Marwari became the battle-horse of the Rajputs and a beloved native breed.

The legend of Chetak, that loyal horse of the redoubtable Maharana Pratap of Mewar is alive even today in Rajasthan. At the battle of Haldi Ghati,

near Udaipur in 1546, the Maharana waded into battle against the huge Moghul forces of Akbar. As his fortunes waned, he fought on, atop a severely

wounded Chetak. When the battle seemed lost, Chetak began the journey remembered to this day by teary-eyed folks of Rajasthan: Chetak carried its

master to safety and then, - only then-, died in his ar

The princes lead the come back

The non-formal effort has largely been by Rajputs, both princes and other elite. In the thirties, the late Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur began

buying up the horses he could identify as being representative. At about the same time in Udaipur, Maharana Bhagwat Singh of Mewar started the

Chetak Trust. This stemmed the ebbing tide, the 'discovery' of Rajasthan by the post-modern world! Here was a land that can take you back even

today, to the old world of valour, chivalry and elegance! As tourists began to arrive, princes turned their palaces into their stately homes. The Rajput's

first love: the Marwari horse.

The Rajput love of horses.
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Sep 23, 2010 @ 11:11 am
a complete description of most powerful people in history impressed me, jay rajputs,vijayee india
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Oct 30, 2010 @ 2:02 am
Hi,

I am Nasir Shahzad from Pakistan Belong to Rajput Faimaly.This artical is good for introduce Rajput to others.
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Dec 19, 2010 @ 12:12 pm
RAJPUT IS VERY HIGH CLASS CAST.MOSTLY THEY ARE PUNJABI.THEY DO NOT LIKE MARRIGE OUT OF THEIR CAST I AM A PUNJABI RAJPUT MY FORFATERS CAME FROME INDIA AFTER THE MIGRATION.I AM PROUD TO B A RAJPUT.
ajay
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Feb 13, 2011 @ 12:00 am
my, friend who belongs to rajput singh cast and she want to marry her mothers bothers son (mama's son), as per rajpur rules marriages is not possible in clan. so please tell me about this
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Mar 22, 2011 @ 2:02 am
i am amazed that muslim who call themselves rajput are also intrested in rajput matters . no muslim can be rajput because rajput word stand for the people who gave up lives to save dharma . these muslims are deserters of dharma they dont have right to call themselves rajputs . they are traitors or what ever they are let it be upon them and dont plz claim on rajput word . After mal khan all janjuas are reduced to malecha and no one is rajput . just slaves of arabs yopu are . otherwise just abandone slavery of arab that were once thrusted upon your forefathers by arabs and come back to camp of dharma like rajput and turban on your head and tilak on your forehead .
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Mar 25, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
Its a very good article to gain knowledge about my caste. Appreciable job. thank you.
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Jun 11, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
HI
this article is very informative for those who do not try to understand the contribution of rajput in creating a strong india . rajput fought with everyone who tried to attack india . this is the region that neither muslim nor english could convert india in to their religion.
This in really a great description of rajput's. But i think it is not at all about rajput description sir plz include more and more on this for our great knowledge about rajput/rajwada/Takhur...
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Jul 31, 2011 @ 9:09 am
IT I S SUPERB
AWESOME
VERY HELPFUL
THANKS TO THE PUBLISHER
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Sep 30, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
U HAVE ELABORATED IN A PERFECT MANNER
I REQUEST ALL RAJPUTS TO BE UNITED SO THAT WE CAN GAIN GOOD POSITION TO EXECUTE OUR COUNTRY
TODAY GOVT. IS NOT CONSIDERING US BECAUSE WE R NOT YET UNITED AS OTHERS R.PERHAPS GOVT IS FORGETTING THE SACRIFICES OF OUR ANCESTORS
I REQUEST AGAIN TO BE UNITED AND BE PROUD TO BE DECENDENTS OF D ROYAL RAJPUT FAMILY
JAI BHAWANI
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Oct 9, 2011 @ 9:09 am
we respect our great parliament but government must pay attention towards rajput's sacrifice for india.They had protected india against foreign attack.
Hasrat Raza
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Nov 4, 2011 @ 12:00 am
I am from Pakistan, my father was living in UP before, could you please explain me routes or sub casts of Rajputs lives in UP. Thnaks & best Regards, Hasrat Raza
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Nov 15, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
Hi, I'm a Tilawat Rajput (kashyap gotra) boy but don't know much more about my sub-caste So kindly tell me details about Tilawat Rajputs.
Thakur Anand Singh Chauhan
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Dec 4, 2011 @ 11:23 pm
Its nice to read this article. I am a chauhan rajput from Chittorgarh. Rajputs are the one and only warrior caste of this country. Rana family of Nepal are also rajput. Although above article does give some insight but the past and present of Rajput Works are so detailed and eleborated that it will run into many pages even just to sum-up.
ajay chauhan
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Jan 23, 2012 @ 10:10 am
i m rajput from ambala, very eager to do something for our caste.i hope all rajputs come together & once again rule the world. very exciting knowledge gaining topic... thanks
Deepak tomar
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Feb 26, 2012 @ 2:14 pm
This is deepak singh tomar.I am from bihar,I love all rajput family.I am a rajput.I am so proud.
Thanks I like it.this is very helpful.


Deepak tomar
Ananta
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May 9, 2012 @ 5:05 am
Vivekananda once said there is tradition in khatrio.That tradition comes of rich rajput culture.This article is really very rich in its way.Thank you .
Anmol singh
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May 27, 2012 @ 6:06 am
The only thing i want to say that i am proud to be RAJPUT
Abhishek Singh Saithwar
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Sep 1, 2012 @ 12:00 am
I am belong to saithwar rajput community.Your information is really too good. I am proud to be a rajput.
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Sep 11, 2012 @ 3:03 am
Here is Muhammad Aslam Rajput from Hyderabad (Sindh) Pakistan. A best article about Rajput's history. Thanks a lot for this Great Works.
Rajkumar singh
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Nov 16, 2012 @ 10:22 pm
I am Rajkumar singh belong to parmar rajput community. Your information is good . I proud to be a rajput. Thanks
Avinash Pratap Singh Rathore
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Jan 13, 2013 @ 5:05 am
Hi,i m Avinash,the information given on this site r really good,i agree that the govt is doing lots of injustice with Rajputs and all upper casts bt i belief that this injustice wil nt last long n one day we rajputs will once again rule this country and we will bring our nation to the right path.We Rajputs were the past,are the present,and we will always remain the future of this country. I AM VERY PROUD THAT I AM A RAJPUT. JAI MATA JI
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Jan 14, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
Rajput was great, is great, will great always. Mera gotra bhardwaj hai sub caste malara hai.
Ashvinsinh barad(rajput)
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Jan 31, 2013 @ 10:10 am
Hi I'm from patan gujarat. This information is really very nice and i proud to be rajput.rajput always rocks
amar bhati
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Feb 7, 2013 @ 4:16 pm
Very informative article. Excellent. Mr. Vikram singh rathore the ancestors of Muslim rajputs became Muslim to save the honour of their women and children. The muslims used to carry off Hindu women and children and sell them in markets of central Asia and middle east. No rajput converted to Christianity during British rule because the british never used to carry off Hindu women and children and did not force rajputs to convert to Christianity. Mr. Vikram singh rathore if you want Muslim rajputs to convert back to Hindu religion then Hindu rajputs will have to grab power and establish rajput raj in dehli. The day Hindu rajputs grab power and establish rajput rule in dehli, the next day Muslim rajputs will convert back to Hindu dharam.
chandrapalsinh solanki(CM)
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Feb 10, 2013 @ 10:10 am
awasome.. thak u... jai mataji... intresting and helpfull to all..
Sunami singh chauhan
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Apr 1, 2013 @ 1:01 am
I am chauhan rajput, am proud to be a RAJPUT.

To admin the infornation you provided is seriously very helpful and will help our community to grow .
dianna
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Apr 13, 2013 @ 4:04 am
it has something which is useful there was nothing much wat i wanted
abishek pundir
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Apr 25, 2013 @ 3:15 pm
really nice article .as a rajput i feel proud after reading this article.
c. jagannadharao
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Aug 25, 2013 @ 8:08 am
i have great respect to rajputs. my history teacher told the rajputs are decedents of greek warriors who settled in india after the alexazender left back. is it so?
Sai pavan
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Nov 8, 2013 @ 8:08 am
This is a very interesting site and needs to be very open in public for whom people like the rajputs.
I truly love this sight and is very helpful...
Debora
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Jun 11, 2014 @ 7:19 pm
thank you for ur information.. im indonesian and will marry with rajput poeple, so i can get more information from this web about his culture.. thank u
Abhishek Singh Dhabhai
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Jun 12, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Hi,I am from udaipur(Mevar) Dhabhai Rajput,Good Article about our clan, and I appreciate it.
husayn
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Jul 19, 2014 @ 8:20 pm
The parthians ruled all of southern india . The hittites settled on west coast of india and southern indians have more semitic dna than northern indians. If you want search parthian colony of india by samir abbas . Also you people are not only ones who have blessings the indians , sindhis and bindhis are from buqayin bin qahtan a son of biblical joktan. Why you think a lot of gulf arabs look indian. In the southern india the nabateans , the greeks and romans were trading some of oldest greek settlements are found in southern india , original greeks are from indo aryan heritage. Also omanis and yemenis had their ships built in southern india. The teak of the chaldean king came from southern india.
Raashid Khan Chibb
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Sep 18, 2014 @ 5:05 am
Just to clarify misconception about Muslim Rajputs. We denounced Rajputana system to accept Islam as it promotes equality and does not beleive in the hierachy of the caste system. We are still proud of our heritage and name. However, We use our roots as recognition and not to appear superior as it is against the concepts of Islam. We are very proud Muslim Rajputs and are distinguished in Pakistan due to our values and cultures that we uphold.

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