History of Kachwahas

The Kachwaha are a Rajput clan who ruled a number of kingdoms and princely states such as Alwar, Maihar and Talcher in India. Their largest kingdom was Jaipur (Jainagara), which was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727. The Maharaja of Jaipur is regarded as the head of the extended Kachwaha clan.

History

Vansh: Suryavansh
Descended from: Koshal (later Gird)
Ruled in: Dhundhar.
Princely States: Jaipur State
Narwar
Alwar
Maihar
Talcher

T.H. Hendley states in his Rulers of India and the Chiefs of Rajputana (1897), that the Kachwaha clan is believed to have settled in an early era at Rohtas (Rahatas) on the Son River in present-day Bihar. He notes that their notable seats of power were Kutwar, Gwalior, Dubkhund, Simhapaniya and Narwar (Nalapura) (all in present-day Madhya Pradesh). This second westward migration to Madhaya Pradesh is said to have been initiated under Raja Nala, the legendary founder of Narwar.

Historians state that the Kacchapaghatas, like the Chandellas and Paramaras, originated as tributaries of the preceding powers of the region. They point out that it was only following the downfall, during the 8th–10th centuries AD, of Kannauj (regional seat of power following the breakup of Harsha's empire), that the Kacchapaghata state emerged as a principal power in the Chambal valley of present-day Madhya Pradesh. This view is largely supported by archaeological artifacts: Kacchapaghata coinage (minted Gupta-fashion) discovered in Madhya Pradesh and Gopaksetra inscriptions.

According to Rudolf Hoernle (1905), the Kachhwahas are related to the Gurjara-Pratiharas. He identifies similarities between the names of the line of rulers of Kannauj (mid-10th century) with the recorded line of eight Kachwaha rulers of Gwalior (based on the Sas-Bahu inscription of Mahipal).

After Sumitra, Madhubramh, Kanh, Devanik and Isha Singh ruled Narwar. The Sas-Bahu inscription dates to 1093, and provides a genealogy of the ruling family up to Mahipal (who died sometime before 1104).

Sub-Clans of Kachwaha's

Delanot
Descendants of "Delan", second son of Raja Dulah Rai, are known as Delanot. Lahar was their main Thikana.
Bikalpota
Descendants of "Bikal", third son of Raja Dulah Rai. Went to Bhind in MP, and Jalon UP.
Jhamawat
Descendants of "Jhama", son of Alaghrai and grandson of Raja Kankil Dev. Med and Kundal were their main Thikanas.
Ghelnot
Descendants of Ghelan, son of Raja Kankil Dev. Went to Gwalior, Rampura, and Orissa
Ralnot
Descendant of Ralan, son of Raja Kankil Dev. Lived in Manoharpur during time of Nainsi.
Delanpota
Descendants of "Delan", fourth son of Raja Kankil Dev. Went to Gwalior.
Jeetalpota
Descendants of Jeetal, son of Raja Malayasi Dev.
Talcheer ka Kachawaha
Descendants of Bagha, Bhola, and Naro, sons of Raja Bijal Dev. Went to Katak in Orissa and found new kingdom.
Alnot (Jogi Kachawa)
Descendants of Alan, son of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Pradhan Kachawa
Descendants of Bhinvasi and Lakhansi, sons of Raja Pajawan Dev are known as Pradhan.
Sawantpota
Descendants of Sanwat, son of Raja Rajdev.
Khinvawat
Descendants of Khinvraj, son of Pala and grandson of Raja Rajdev.
Siyapota
Descendant of "Siha", son of Raja Rajdev.
Bikasipota
Descendant of "Bikasi", son of Raja Rajdev. They have many "Khanps" (Sub sub-clans)
Pilawat
Descendant of "Pila", son of Raja Rajdev.
Bhojrajpota (Radharaka)
Descendant of "Bhojraj", son of Raja Rajdev are known as Bhojrajpota, Radharaka is one of their Khanp. Bikapota, Gadh ka, Sanwatsipota are other Khanps (Branches)
Bikampota
Descendants of Vikramsi", son of Raja Rajdev.
Khinvrajpota
Descendant of "Khinvraj", son of Raja Kilhan Dev.
Dasharathpota
Descendants of "Dasharath", great grandson of Raja Rajdev.
Badhwada
Descendants of "Badhawa", grandson of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Jasarapota
Descendants of "Jasraj", son of Raja Kilhan Dev.
Hammirde ka
Descendant of "Hammir Dev", son of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Mehpani
Descendants of "Napa" or Mehapa, son of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Bhakharot
Descendants of "Bhakhar", son of Bhadasi and grandson of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Sarawanpota
Descendants of "Sarawan", son of Kuntal Dev.
Napawat
Descendants of "Jeetmal", son of Raja Kuntal Dev. Napa was among descendants of Jeetmal.
Tungya Kachawa
Descendants of Tungya, son of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Sujawat
Descendants of "Suja", son of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Dheerawat
Descendants of "Dhiro", son of Khinvraj and grandson of Raja Kuntal Dev.
Ugrawat
Descendants of "Ugra", who was descendant of Jaskaran, son of Raja Junasi Dev.
Someshwarpota
Descenants of "Someshwar", son of Raja Kilhan Dev. Ranawat, Baghawat, Chittorika, etc. are other khanps.
Singhade
Descendants of "Singha" ji fourth son Of Raja Junsi Dev.
Kumbhani
Descendants of "Kumbha" ji, third son of Raja Junsi Dev. One of the Bara Kothris of Jaipur.
Naruka
Descendants of Rao "Naru" son of Rao Meraj and grandson of Rao Barsingh. Barsingh was eldest son of Raja Udaikaran. Dasawat, Lalawat, Ratanawat are their Khanps.
Melka
Descendants of Melak son of Sawant Singh, who was son of Rao Barsingh Dev.
Shekhawat
Descendants of "Rao Shekha" ji. Shekha ji was son of Rao Mokal ji, and grandson of Rao Balo ji, who was third son of Raja Udaikaran of Amber. Taknet, Ladkhani, Raojika, Bhojrajika, Girdharjika etc. are their khanps.
Balapota
Descendants of "Khinvraj", "Govind Das" and "Natha", sons of Balaji. They favoured Raja Chandrasen during his conflict with Shekhaji.
Mokawat
Descendants of "Moka", son of Bala ji.
Basniwal
Descendats of worrier works and Son of Bahadur Bhiswamal Kumar
Bhilawat
Descendants of "Bhila", son of Bala ji.
Binjhani
Descendants of "Binjha", son of Bala ji.
Sangani
Descendants of "Sanga", son of Bala ji.
Jeetawat
Descendants of "Jeeta", son of Dungar Singh and grandson of Bala ji.
Sheobramhpota
Descendants of "Shivbramh", fourth son of Raja Udaikaran. One of the Bara Kothris.
Patalpota
Descendants of "Patal", fifth son of Raja Udaikaran.
Peethalpota
Descendants of "Peethal", sixth son of Raja Udaikaran.
Samod ka Kachawa
Descendants of "Napa", seventh son of Raja Udaikaran.
Banveerpota
Descendants of Younger sons of Raja Banveer of Amber. One of the Bara Kothris. Birampota, Mengalpota, Harjika are their khanps.
Kumbhawat
Descendants of "Kumbha", son of Raja Chandrasen of Amber.
Bhimpota (Narwar Kachawa)
Descendants Raja Bhim, his son Askaran was granted Jagir of Narwar By Akbar Badshah.
Pichyanot
Descendants of "Pachyan", son of Raja Prithviraj. One of the Bara Kothris.
Khangarot
Descendant of Rao "Khangar", son of Jagmal who was son of Raja Prithviraj. One of the Bara Kothris.
Ramchandrot
Descendants of "Ramchandra", son of Jagmal. Ramchandra went to Kashmir with Raja Bhagwant Das and settled there. They were called Dogra therea.
Surtanot
Descendants of "Surtan", son of Raja Prithviraj. One of the Bara Kothris.
Chaturbhujot
Descendants of "Chaturbhuj", son of Raja Prithviraj. One of the Bara Kothris.
Balbhadrot
Descendants of "Balbhadra", son of Raja Prithviraj. One of the Bara Kothris.
Pratappota
Descendants of "Pratap", son of Raja Prithviraj.
Ramsinghot
Descendants of "Ramsingh", son of Raja Prithviraj.
Bhikawat
Descendants of "Bhika", son of Raja Prithviraj.
Nathawat
Descendants of "Natha", son of Gopal and grandson of Raja Prithviraj. One of Bara Kothris.
Baghawat
Descendants of "Bagha", son of Gopal and grandson of Raja Prithviraj.
Devkarnot
Descendant of "Devkaran", son of Gopal and grandson of Raja Prithviraj.
Kalyanot
Descendants of "Kalyan", son of Raja Prithviraj. One of the Bara kothris.
Saindasot
Descendants of "Saindas", son of Raja Prithviraj.
Rupsinghot
Descendants of "Rup Singh", son of Raja Prithviraj.
Puranmalot
Descendants of Raja "Puranmal" of Amber. One of the Bara Kothris.
Bankawat
Descendants of "Bhagwan Das", son of Raja Bharmal and younger brother of Raja Bhagwant Das who got the Jagir of Lawan. It is also said the title "Bankey Raja" was bestowed by the Mughal ruler as a recognition for show of valour in battle.
Rajawat
Descendants of Raja Bhagwant Das. Other sub clans also use Rajawat as surname. Kirtisinghot, Durjansinghot, Jujharsinghot etc. are their khanps.
Jagannathot
Descendants of "Jagannath", son of Raja Bharmal.
Salhedipota
Descendants of "Salhedi", son of Raja Bharmal.
Sadoolpota
Descendants of "Sardool", son of Raja Bharmal.
Sundardasot
Descendants of "Sundardas", son of Raja Bharmal.
Ratanawat
Decendences from Alwar state (five Thikans- Mehru, Nimera, Khera, Tilanju, Kerwaliya).

Kachwaha Dynasty Provinces

NameType
AchrolThikana
AlwarPrincely State
BaleriThikana
BanskhohThikana
ChomuThikana
DarkotiPrincely State
DeduThikana
Dewas Ka BasThikana
DhulaJagir
DiggiThikana
GarhiThikana
IsardaThikana
JaipurPrincely State
JhalaiThikana
JobnerThikana
KamaJagir
KeonjharPrincely State
LawanJagir
MaiharPrincely State
MundotaThikana
NindarThikana
NivsaiJagir
PiplaThikana
RampuraJagir
SamodeThikana
Semli RaisenThikana
TalcherPrincely State
TordiThikana
UniaraJagir

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