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|Keerat Pal Singh|
|Historical era||Classical India|
|-||Established||10th century AD|
|-||Disestablished||13th century AD|
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History of Indian subcontinent
The Chandela or Chandel is an Indian royal Rajput clan found in Central and north-west India. A section of the Chandelas which was also known as Chandela Dynasty ruled much of the Bundelkhand region of central India for long periods between the 10th and the 13th centuries AD. The Chandel dynasty is famous in Indian history for Maharaja Rao Vidyadhara, who repulsed the attacks of Mahmud of Ghazni. His love for sculptures is shown in the world heritage site temples of Khajuraho and Kalinjar fort.
In modern times, the Chandela Rajputs are found in large numbers in India and are Hindu as well as Sikh in their religious faith.
The word Chandela is an evolute of Chandratreya, combination of two words indicating the lineage Chandra vamsa and Atreya gotra.