|Claim Descent From||Suryavansh|
|Branches (Gotras):||Gahlots, Bachals, Gohils|
|Ruled in||Delhi, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat|
|Princely states:||Ayodhya, Awadh, Koshal, Rajputana|
|Population Location:||India, Nepal and Pakistan|
|Languages:||Hindi, Rajasthani, Haryanvi, Braj Bhasa, Awadhi|
The Sisodia (also known as Sesodia, Shishodia, Shishodya, Sisodya, Sisodhya or Sisodiya) are Chattari rajputs of the Suryavanshi lineage who ruled over the kingdom of Mewar in Rajasthan.[page needed] Prior to Rana Hamir the clan was known as Gehlot or Guhilot. They were originally gurjar that later partly joined rajput ranks and hence are found on both gurjar and rajput communities today.
The clan claims that they moved from Lahore — then known as Lohkot or Lavasthali — to Shiv Desh (Chittor) in V.S. 191. Bappa Rawal conquered Chittor, taking it from a ruler of the Mori dynasty, and established Mewar,
The royal Bhonsle Maratha clan, to which the Maratha Empire's founder Shivaji belonged, also claim descent from the Sisodia clan. According to this theory, Shivaji's ancestors migrated from Mewar to the Deccan. Pandit Gaga Bhatt of Varanasi presented a genealogy declaring that Shivaji's ancestors were Kshatriyas descended from the solar line of the Rajput Ranas of Mewar. Documents written in Farsi in the possession of the Ghorpade family of Mudhol claim that Bhonsle and Ghorpade are Sisodia Rajputs: these documents, which were translated in the 1930s, refer to Rana Ugrasena, father of Karna Singh and his younger brother Shubha Krishna, as common ancestors of both the Bhonsle and Ghorpade. The Ghorpade title was given to Karna Singh and his son, Bhimsen, in recognition of their capture of the fort of Khelna (presently, Vishalgad) in 1470 AD with the help of an Iguana, which is called Ghorpad in Marathi. These Farsi firmans given to ancestors of Ghorpade and Bhonsle by early Bahamani Sultans and then Adil Shahi Sultans link both the Bhonsle and Ghorpade families to Ugrasena who is considered a common ancestor by them.
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