History of Chauhans

Chauhan, Chouhan or Chohan is a clan that ruled parts of northern India in the medieval period. Prithviraj Chauhan, the last Hindu king of Delhi, was a member of this community.

History

Vansh: Agnivanshi
Descended from: Dhundhar
Common Ancestry: Cheema, Chahal, Chohan Chahar, Chatha, Chhillar
Branches: Sanchora, Songara, Lonia Hada, Deora, Bhadurias, Chavan, Rajkunwar.
Ruled in: Nadol, Jalor, Dhundhar, Ajmer, Delhi, Haryana, Neemrana, Hadoti, Godwar, Awadh
Princely States: Ajmer (7th c.-1365)
Ranthambore (1236–1302)
Tulsipur (7th c.-1857 AD)
Mainpuri
Devgadh Baria
Bundi
Sirohi
Kotah

Rajput bardic accounts describe the Chauhans as one of the four Agnikula Rajput clans which claims to have originated from a sacrificial fire-pit (agnikunda) at Mount Abu to fight against the Asuras or demons whereas in context Agnikula is considered as another branch of Suryavanshi Rajput descent.

Descendants of these Chauhan Rajput ruled princely states in Western and Northern India until the pre-independence era.

Manik Rai (AD 685), progenitor of Chauhan dynasty was lord of Ajmer and Sambhar in Western Rajwara.

Chauhan Dynasty Provinces

NameType
BedlaThikana
Bhaddaiyan RajPrincely State
BishrampurZamindari
Chandrapur & PadampurZamindari
ChangbhakarPrincely State
DearaTaluq
DhamiPrincely State
GarhiJagir
JarasinghaZamindari
JashpurPrincely State
JhargramZamindari
KaraudiaPrincely State
KhariarZamindari
KoreaPrincely State
KothariaJagir
MainpuriZamindari
NimkheraPrincely State
NimranaThikana
PalanhedaThikana
ParsoliJagir
PatnaPrincely State
Rai GobindpurZamindari
Raipur RaniZamindari
SanjeliPrincely State
SaraswaJagir
ShergarhThikana
SonepurPrincely State
TulsipurPrincely State

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