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The main lineages
The rajputs are divided into 36 clans, each clan belonging to one of three basic lineages (vanshas or vamshas):
- the Suryavanshi lineage, claiming descent from Surya, the Hindu Sun-god or in English it is known as Solar Dynasty;
- the Chandravanshi lineage, claiming descent from Chandra, the Hindu Moon-god or in English it is known as Lunar Dynasty;
- the Agnivanshi lineage, claiming descent from Agni, the Hindu god of fire.Four Rajput clans are considered to be Agnivanshi.They are Chauhans, Paramara, Solanki and Pratiharas.
- A. K. Warder (1972), "An Introduction to Indian Historiography".
- Upendra Thakur (1974), "Some aspects of Ancient India History and culture"