Varya Rajputs

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Varya Rajputs (also spelt Waria, Braah, Brah, Baria, Waryah, varyah, warya, varya, baryah, bary, Warah) are a Suryavanshi Rajput tribe of Punjab region of both India and Pakistan. In Pakistan, they are known as Rana Rajput and written " Khan " also at the name end like Rana Sajid Ahmed Khan.

History and origin[edit]

The Varyas claim to be descended from Raja Karan of the Mahabharata epic. There ancestor Mal came from Jal Kahra in Patiala about 600 years ago. Those of Sialkot, in Pakistan, say they are, in fact, of Chandravanshi descent. Historically, the tribe was confined mainly to the old Patiala State, and neighbouring districts of Jalandhar and Ludhiana.

According to another tradition, the tribe is descended from a Warah, who grandson Rajah Banni Pal, who is said to have founded Bhatinda, after conquering Bhatner and marrying the daughter of the Raja. Banni Pal's son Udasi was defeated by a Sultan of Delhi but latter received a jagir. His son Sundal had seven sons, of whom the eldest found Badhar in Nabha.

During the reign of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, most of the tribe converted to Islam.

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