Origin of Rajputs
The Rajputs (from the Sanskrit tatpurusha compound rājaputra, "son of a king") are a community of the Indian subcontinent. They are believed to be the descendents of warriors of the Kshatriya subdivision of Indian society who claim descent through one of three dynasties: Suryavanshi, Chandravanshi, and Agnikula.
Chandravanshi Rajputs claim descent from Chandra (the Vedic moon deity). Gujarat and Jaisalmer were ruled by Chandravanshi Rajputs. Agnivanshi Rajputs claim descent from Agni, the Vedic god of fire. Bundi, Kotah, Jalore, Sirohi, and Delhi were ruled by Agnivanshi Rajputs. The Suryavanshi claim descent from the sun god Surya. Suryavanshi Rajputs had territories in Northern India: in Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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