Pushkar was held by Chechis until about 700 years ago. They have an importance from being the chief branch at Pokharn or Pushkar, the great place of pilgrimage.Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency mentions that formerly Chechi, being the lords of Pushkar, used to levy a gold piece or kanak on all pilgrims to Pushkar.
Chechis are the direct descendents of Yuezhi (Yuechi) tribe of Central Asia. Yuezhi, Wade–Giles romanization Yüeh-chih, also called Indo-Scyth, an ancient people who ruled in Bactria and India from about 128 BCE to about 450 CE. The Yuezhi are first mentioned in Chinese sources at the beginning of the 2nd century BCE as nomads living in the western part of Gansuprovince, northwestern China. When Lao Shang (reigned c. 174–161 BCE), ruler of the Xiongnu (a powerful people of North China), defeated them and killed their king, the main body of the Yuezhi moved westward into Sogdiana and Bactria, putting an end to Greek rule in both regions. Some of them also moved into India and came to be known as Chechi. They and related tribes are the Asi (Asiani) and Tocharians (Tochari) of Western sources.
About 128 BCE the Yuezhi were recorded living north of the Oxus River (Amu Darya), ruling Bactria as a dependency, but a little later the Great Yuezhi kingdom was in Bactria, and Sogdiana was occupied by the Dayuan (Tocharians). The remnant in Gansu were called Little Yuezhi. A new dynasty, the Kushan, was subsequently founded by one of the five chieftains among whom Bactria was divided. The Kushan kingdom extended its power southward and eastward into India and northward into Central Asia. From the 3rd century, however, Kushan power declined, and about 400 CE the Kidara dynasty arose in Gandhara; the latter survived only to about 450 CE, when it was overwhelmed by the Hephthalites (originally a Yuezhi tribe).