INTRODUCTION TO RAJPUTS OF GUJARAT

I am very proud to be born in such a great caste that has a history which shows bravery, martyrdom and sacrifices for the motherland and its people.

I though do not have a sound education in history but through my reading and through my upbringing among rajputs have helped me a lot to know about our caste and its heroes. Another advantage I had was my education period was spent at the Rajput hostel known as “HARBHAMJIRAJ GARASIYA BOARDING” located in city of RAJKOT in Saurashtra.

Rajputs are fondly known as Darbar, Garasiya (“Girasdar”), Bapu( as in head of the society) or “Rajanya”( in ancient times). Rajputs in Gujarat had almost covered all the parts of Gujarat. Beginning from Kutch in the west to the Sabarkantha and Banaskatha in North, and from Porbandar in Saurashtra to Bhavnagar and Bharuch in south.

Traces of Rajput culture are still found in almost every District of Gujarat may it be planned city of “GONDAL” by Sir Bhagwatsinhji or Sacrifices by Hamirji to protect the temple of Somnath, from education to bravery, Rajputs were leaders in all department.

In Gujarat (including Kutch and Kathiawar and other areas) I am familiar with following clans of Rajputs.

  • Jadeja: (Gujarati: જાડેજા Hindi: जाडेजा) belong to Yadu or Chandravanshi [Moon Dynasty]. They originally migrated from sindh. They are one of the 36 dynasties of old tracing their origins to Lord Krishna. They ruled huge parts of Kathiawar peninsula and Kutch until India’s independence in 1947.
  • Gohil: The founders of Gohilwad and fondly known as “Gangajaliya Gohil” are one of prominent in Gujarat Rajput society. This clan of Rajput is believed to be migrated from the Jodhpur and are Guhilot Rajputs who directly hails the line of Bappa Rawal. They had several capitals such as Ranpur, Umrala, Shihor, and finally Bhavnagar an their Teelats had several GARAS such as Lathi, Rajpipla,Palitana etc..

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52 thoughts on “INTRODUCTION TO RAJPUTS OF GUJARAT

  1. Bhupendrasinh Zala

    It is great information bhai.
    I also would like to give some information about ZALA RAJPUT.
    ZALA is the name of a clan of Rajputs belonging to the Suryavanshi lineage, found mainly in the states of Gujarat and Rajasthan in India.
    Gotra: Markandey
    Vansh: Surya
    Shakha: Madhyani
    Mul : Makhvan(Makwana)
    Parva: Ashal, Dhamal, Neel
    Kulmata: Marmara Devi
    Kuldevi: Shakti Mataji
    Ishthe Dev: Chhattrabhuj Mahadev
    Ganpati: Ek Danti
    Hanuman: Ek Dandi
    Bhairav: Kevadia
    The ZALA claim descent from Harpaldev and Shaktidevi. Harpaldev had nineteen sons, one of whom was Manguji Limbdi and his son is Karansinhji Samla. There main centers are the Dhrangadhra and Surendranagar (ZALAWAD) districts of Gujarat and Jhalawar in Rajasthan. They are also found in Udaipur District of Rajasthan. There were a number of Jhala princely states such as Jhalawar, Labhowa and Wankaner. Some Jhala are also found in Uttar Pradesh.

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    1. nitin

      hi i want to know more and more about the Makhvan(Makwana) can you mail me please i want to know about makwana

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  2. Ashish Jadeja

    Sir par he keshriya safa,
    Mukh par he sone ki abha,
    Hath me jab lete he talwar To duniya
    karti he koti koti namashkar
    munchhe he inki shaan,
    Jeans t-shirts me nahi inka maan, Jodhpuri suit he inki shan. Ankhen
    rahti hardam laal,
    Apni maa ke he ye sache put,
    tabhi to kahlate he ye RAJPUT …

    ψ JAY MATAJI ψ

    nice work done by this site…keep it up…….

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  3. pradipsinh gohil

    this site is very great , but in some areas like mahuva, talaja etc there is no unity so make them unik and please do something for education and employment
    pradipsinh g gohil
    mo no 9601949693

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    1. admin Post author

      @DHANANJAY SINH CHAUHANji JAY MATAJI AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR UR SUPPORT AND INTEREST…NAVJYOTSINH JADEJA

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  4. GIRVANSINH VANRAJSINH VAJA

    I am realy proud to be a rajput (kshatriya)

    at- zanjmer
    ta- talaja
    dist -bhavnagar
    state – gujarat
    surname – vaja (rathore)

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  5. Ridhima Goel

    jai mataji
    i am a student Of NIFT ,gandhinagar and we have been assigned a task to research and document about the Attire,clothing,culture of the rajputs of gujarat.We need to do an extensive research about the same.My group has been assigned to research and cover the JADEJA rajputs. We have already visited Rajkot,jamnagar, morbi and Gondal ,and got useful information from the palaces and heritage museum.
    I would be obliged if people here can help us more regarding the same.We need help about the details of the costume,the local names,pictures,traditions and culture associated with it, stories related to clothing, male and female costume, jewellery, accesories, foot wear, head gear, etc
    Please help us document about the History and tradition of the rajputs.
    thank you

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  6. RATHOD BHAVIN HEMENDRASINH

    Jay Matajii

    Alfajo me Vo Dum kaha jo baya kare Shakhsiyat Hamari ,
    Ru-B-Ru hona hai to Aagosh me aana hoga,
    Yu dekhne bhar se nasha nahi hota jan lo Sakhi,
    Hum ik Jaam hai hame hotho se lagana hoga.

    Hamari Aah se Pani mai bhi ANGARE dahak jate hai,
    Hum se mil kar Murdo ke bhi dil Dhadak jate hai,
    Gustakhi naa karna hum se dil laga ni ki Saki,
    Hamari Nazro se takarakar mai ke PYALEE bhi chatak jate hai .

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  7. Pramehsh Singh Rajput

    Jai Bhavani Jai Mharana…. Hame garv hai rajput hone par

    Pramesh Singh Rajput
    Dainiik Bhaskar Sarni’ Betul(M.P.)
    Cell:09425003764,09926999186

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  8. anantsinh makwana

    Lion is king of forest. the lion is comming in forest that time all animals hide in different place corners And rajput is comming in middle with public that time also standup and stay on position
    ” Jay Ma Shakti “

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  9. anantsinh makwana

    Lion is king of forest. the lion is comming in forest that time all animals hide in different place corners And rajput is comming in middle with public that time also standup and stay on position
    ” Jay Ma Shakti “

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  10. zala surubha balvantsinh

    I Am Verry Happy to visit this site.
    I also happy to doing work this organisation.
    pleas kip it up step by step.
    And i want to join this organisation. So reply me

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  11. Jayendrasinh Bhagwatsinh Zala

    Jay Mataji to All Rajput Brother’s. This website is very nice and I am very proud of this website. This type of activity is very good for Unity, I am also think that we have to promote the people of our society for higher education through this type activity.

    Thanks for all,

    Jay Mataji.

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  12. ZALA MAHIPATSINH BALVANTSINH

    FIRST OF ALL JAY MATAJI TO ALL RAJPUT BROTHERS . IAM RESIDENT AT KUTCHH DISTRICT VILLAGE LAKADIYA. I AM KNOWAN AS A BHANUBHA ZALA.THIS WEB SITES IS SO GOOD BECAUSE WE ARE PUT OUR RAJPUT RELETED ALL KNOWELDGE.

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  13. Zala ashok kumar

    I am proud of being rajput.I belong to hyderabad pakistan now.Actually my father migrated before patition from lodrani(now nagpur tehsil rapar ) gujrat india.Due to advanced technology and avalabillty of internet I am able to get knowledge about our relatives,customes,history,sansukirati,moral and religeous knowledge.that thirst throw me at your informative site.thanks
    jai mata ji

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  14. VIHOL MAHENDRASINH CHHATRASINH (PILVAI)

    thanx for providing detailed information requesting others to put more information about vihol family

    Reply

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