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Rajput clan: Rathore
Vansh Suryavanshi
Descended from: Kannauj (Gahadvala)
Ruled in Kannauj, Marwar, Jangladesh, Malwa
Princely states: Marwar (1226–1949)
Bikaner (1488–1949)

Kishangarh (1611–1949)
Idar (1728–1949)
Ratlam (1651–1949)
Sitamau (1701–1949)
Sailana (1730–1949)
Kotra (1350–1755)
Alirajpur (1701–1949)
Poonch (1596–1798)
Amritpur (1857– ?)[clarification needed]

In the northern part of India, the Rathore (or Rathor or Rathur or Rathod or Rathour) is a Rajput clan claiming descent from the mythical Indian Solar dynasty. They have traditionally ruled the Marwar region of Rajasthan in northwestern India.[1][2] Rathores are a Suryavanshi Rajput clan.[3] The clan traces its lineage back to Rama, the mythical hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana and through him back to the sun god Surya himself. Which is why the Rathores also call themselves Suryavanshi or family of the sun.[4] The Rathores hail from the Marwar region of western Rajasthan and inhabit in the Idar state of Gujarat and also in Chhapra & Muzaffarpur district of Bihar in a very small number.[5]

Notable people[edit]


The Rathore Dynasty is divided into 40 plus khanps or branches, with five being the most prominent.[7]

  • JODHA - descended from Rao Jodha, founder of Jodhpur.
  • MERTIA - descended from Rao Duda, son of Rao Jodha.
  • CHAMPAWAT - descended from Rao Chanpa.
  • KUMPAWAT - descended from Rao Kumpa.
  • UDAWAT - descended from Rao Uda, grandson of Rao Jodha.

Some Major Clan - Jodha,Champawat,Mertiya(Chandawat),Kumpawat,Udawat,Jaitawat,Bida,Bika,Karnot,Mahecha,Sindhal,Bhadawat,Jaimalot,Patawat,Vadher, Rupawat, Balawat, Raipalot etc.


  1. ^ Rajput - Eva Ulian - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  2. ^ Contributions to Indian Sociology - Google Books. Books.google.co.in. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajput
  4. ^ http://books.google.ae/books/about/Marwar_Painting.html?id=F6sFnwEACAAJ&redir_esc=y
  5. ^ http://www.indianrajputs.com/history/rathore.php
  6. ^ Pal, Dharam (1978). Traditions of the Indian army (3rd ed.). National Book Trust, India.  Cite: Naik Jadunath Singh, a Rathor Rajput, serving in 1/7 Rajput Regiment (now the 4th Battalion of the Brigade of Guards) won the Param Vir Chakra posthumously in the Jammu and Kashmir operations in 1948.
  7. ^ http://books.google.ca/books/about/Rathore.html?id=RRCcuAAACAAJ