Best Rajasthan Tours


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Booking Print this Page E-mail this page!! Add to Favorites
RajasthanRajasthan ToursTravel Guide Forts Palaces HavelisPilgrimage National Parks Hotels
Best Rajasthan Tours
Best Rajasthan Tours
Pushkar Fair with Taj Mahal
Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Royal Rajasthan with Taj Tour
Romantic Vacations in Desert
Cultural Rajasthan Tour
Colourful Rajasthan Tour
Camel Safari Tour
Rajasthan Village Tour
Rajasthan Desert Safari
Royal Rajasthan Tour
Mewar Festival Tour
Rajasthan Heritage Tour
Best Trip Rajasthan
Rajasthan Desert Festival Tour
Forts & Palaces Trip
Rajasthan Heritage Travel
Rajasthan Imperial Trip
The Kingdom of Rajasthan Trip
Rajasthan Pilgrimage Tour
Rajasthan Palace Trip
Rajasthan With Taj Mahal Trip
Rajasthan Vacation Tour
Rajasthan Rajputana Trip
Rajasthan Romantic Trip
Royal Rajasthan Trip
Rural Heart of Rajasthan
Rajasthan Special Trip
Cheap Rajasthan Tours
More ...

Rajasthan Travel Guide
Rajasthan Travel Guide
Ajmer Tourism Guide
Alwar Tourism Guide
Banswara Tourism Guide
Bharatpur Tourism Guide
Bikaner Tourism Guide
Chittorgarh Tourism Guide
Dungarpur Tourism Guide
Jaipur Tourism Guide
Jaisalmer Tourism Guide
Jhalawar Tourism Guide
Jodhpur Tourism Guide
Kota Tourism Guide
Kumbhalgarh Tourism Guide
Mandawa Tourism Guide
Mount Abu Tourism Guide
Nathdwara Tourism Guide
Pushkar Tourism Guide
Ranakpur Tourism Guide
Ranthambore Tourism Guide
Sariska Tourism Guide
Shekhawati Tourism Guide
Udaipur Tourism Guide
More ...

Rajasthan Forts
Rajasthan Forts
Amber Fort
Junagarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort
Jaigarh Fort
Kumbhalgarh Fort
Chittorgarh Fort
Kishangarh Fort
Jaisalmer Fort
Mehrangarh Fort
More ...

Rajasthan Havelis
Rajasthan Havelis
Nathmalji-Ki- Haveli - Jaisalmer
Patwon Ki Haveli - Jaisalmer
Alsisar Haveli - Jaipur
Samode Haveli - Jaipur
More ...

Date Time in India: Bookmark and Share

Home » About Rajasthan » Rajasthan History

Rajasthan History

According to the Hindu Mythology, the Rajputs of Rajasthan were the descendants of the Kshatriyas or warriors of Vedic India. The emergence of the Rajput warrior clans was in the 6th and 7th centuries. Rajputs ancestry can be divided into two: the "solar" or suryavanshi-those descended from Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana, and the "lunar" or chandravanshi, who claimed descent from Krishana, the hero of the epic Mahabharata. Later a third clan was added, the agnikula or fire-born, said to have emerged from the flames of a sacrificial fire on Mt Abu.Rajasthan History

It has been accepted that the Rajputs were divided into thirty-six races and twenty-one kingdoms. The Rajput clans gave rise to dynasties like Sisodias of Mewar (Udaipur), the Kachwahas of Amber (Jaipur), the Rathors of Marwar (Jodhpur & Bikaner), the Hadas of Jhalwawar, Kota & Bundi, the Bhattis of Jaisalmer, the Shekhawats of Shekhawati and the Chauhans of Ajmer.

Early History
Rajasthan is the north-western region of India, and has remain independent from the great empires. Buddhism failed to make substantial inroad here; the Mauryan empire (321-184 BC), whose most renowned emperor, Ashoka, Converted to Buddhism in 261 BC, had minimal impact in Rajasthan, However, there are Buddhist caves and stupas (Buddhist Shrines) at Jhalawar, in Southern Rajasthan.

Ancient Hindu scriptural epics make reference to sites in present-day Rajasthan. The Holy Pilgrimage site of Pushkar is mentioned in both the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Emergence of the Rajputs
The fall of the Gupta Empire, which held dominance in northern India for nearly 300 years until the early 5th Century, was followed by a period of instability as various local chieftains sought to gain supremacy. Power rose and fell in northern India. Stability was only restored with the emergence of the Gurjara Partiharas, the earliest of the Rajput (from 'Rajputra', or Sons of Princes) dynasties which were later to hold the balance of power throughout Rajasthan.

Whatever their actual origins, the Rajputs have evolved a complex mythological genealogy. This ancestry can be divided into two main branches: the Suryavansa, or Race of the Sun (Solar Race), which claims direct descent from Rama; and the Induvansa, or Race of the Moon (Lunar race), which claims descent from Krishna, Later a third branch was added, the Agnikula, or 'Fire Born'. These people claim they were manifested from the flames of a sacrificial fire on Mt.Abu From these three Principal races emerged the 36 Rajput clans.

The Rajput clans gave rise to dynasties such as the Chauhans, Sisodias, Kachhwahas and Rathores. Chauhans of the Agnikula Race emerged in the 12th century and were renowned for their valour. Their territories included the Sapadalksha kingdom, which encompassed a vast area including present- day Jaipur, Ranthambore, part of Mewar, the western portion of Bundi district, Ajmer Kishangarh and even, at one time, Delhi. Branches of the Chauhans also ruled territories know as Ananta (in present-day Shekhawati) and Saptasatabhumi.

The Sisodias of the Suryavansa Race, Originally from Gujarat, migrated to Rajasthan in the mid-7th Century and reigned over Mewar, which encompassed Udaipur and Chittorgarh.

The Kachhwahas, originally from Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh, travelled west in the 12th century. They built the massive fort at Amber, and later shifted the capital to Jaipur. Like the Sisodias, they belonged to the Suryavansa Race.

Also belonging to the Suryavansa Race, the Rathore (earlier known as Rastrakutas) traveled from Kanauj, in Uttar Pradesh. Initially they settled in Pali, south of present-day Jodhpur, but later moved to Mandore in 1381 and ruled over Marwar (Jodhpur). Later they started building the stunning Meherangarh (fort) at Jodhpur.

The Bhattis, who belong to the Induvansa Race, driven from their homeland in the Punjab by the Turks, installed themselves at Jaisalmer in 1156. They remained more of less entrenched in their desert Kingdom untill they were integrated into the state of Rajasthan following Independence.

Contact for right Tour Request, Price Quotation, Itinerary Suggestions, Bookings.
Name

Country

Phone

Email

How can we help?



About Rajasthan
About Rajasthan
The History
Folk Music & Dances
Gypsy of Rajasthan
Rajasthani Wedding
Shopping
Cuisines
Arts and Crafts
More ...

Pilgrimage In Rajasthan
Pilgrimage In Rajasthan
Pushkar
Ajmer Sharif
Dilwara Temples
Ranakpur Temple
Eklingji Temple
Osian Temple
Birla Temple
Jain Temple
Galta Temple
Bikaner Temples
More ...

Rajasthan National Parks
Rajasthan National Parks
Ranthambore National Park
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Desert National Park
More ...

Rajasthan Palaces
Rajasthan Palaces
City Palace - Udaipur
Fateh Prakash Palace - Udaipur
Umaid Bhavan Palace - Jodhpur
Rai ka Bag Palace - Jodhpur
City Palace - Jaipur
Lake Palace - Udaipur
Deogarh Mahal - Udaipur
Balsammand Palace - Jodhpur
Jal Mahal - Jaipur
Hawa Mahal - Jaipur
More ...

Best Rajasthan Hotels
Best Rajasthan Hotels
Lake Palace Udaipur
Fateh Prakash Palace Udaipur
Rambagh Palace Jaipur
The Oberoi Rajvilas - Jaipur
The Oberoi Udaivilas - Udaipur
Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
Shiv Niwas Palace Udaipur
More ...
RajasthanRajasthan ToursTravel Guide Forts Palaces HavelisPilgrimage National Parks Hotels
Home | About Us | Contact Us | Booking | Sitemap | XML Sitemap | Links
Member