|Claim Descent from||Suryavansha|
|Ruled in||Mathura, Kosi, Mainpuri, Delhi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hariyana, Rajasthan|
|Princely states:||Ayodhya, Awadh, Koshal, Rajputana, Bhavnagar, Rajpipla, Lathi|
|Population Location:||India, Nepal and Pakistan|
|Languages:||Hindi, Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Braj Bhasa, Awadhi|
Gahlot is a clan in India. The variations of the name include Gehlot, Guhila, Gohil or Guhilote. As a clan name, Gahlot and its variations are found among a number of communities which includes the Rajputs, Jats and Gurjars.
First Jauhar of Chittor
Ala ud din Khilji, the Sultan of Delhi, sent a marauding army across India in the 14th century CE; this army, commanded by Malik Kafur, defeated the Guhilot rulers of Mewar in 1303. The impending fall of Chittorgarh, the main bastion of the Guhilots, occasioned the famous Jauhar of 1303 AD.,[page needed] when the womenfolk, led by Rani Padmini,[full citation needed] collectively committed suicide rather than risk personal dishonor at the hands of the victorious invading army.