The Baghela or Vaghela as they are also known are a Raghav Agnivanshi clan of Rajputs. They are found in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh in India, and the province of Punjab in Pakistan.
History and origin 
The name of this clan is derived from the Sanskrit word vyaghra, meaning a tiger. They are descended from Bagh Rao or Vyaghra Deva, son of Rai Jai Singh, the Chalukya ruler of Anhalwara Pattan. The Baghela or Vaghela emigrated from Gujerat under Vyaghra Deva, and settled in the upper valleys of the Sone; the region is now known as Baghelkhand. They were rulers of the princely state of Rewa. The clan is divided into two gotras, the Kashyap and the Bharadwaj.
The Baghela or of Punjab are said to have emigrated from Gujarat with the Kathias, another Rajput tribe, and are seen in that province as clan of the Kathias. They, like other Rajputs of Punjab, have converted to Islam.
See also 
- Handbook on Rajputs Captain A H Bingley page 36 Low Price Publication
- Handbook on Rajputs by A H Bingley page 37
- A Glossary of the tribes & castes of Punjab by H. A Rose
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