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Bhaarshiva (Hindi: भारशिव) were ancient kshatriyas of India. They were a Shiva-worshipping sub-clan of India.


They ruled large parts of North India and Central inga as their symbol (Royal Insignia) and started wearing it round their necks. Thus those Suryawanshi kshatriyas who carried the weight (Hindi: भार) of Shiva (शिव) came to be known as Bhaarshiva (भारशिव = भार (weight) + शिव (Shiva)).

Royal clan of Bhaarshiva[edit]

The Bhaarshiva kshatriyas are said to be one of the most powerful ruling clans of their times. They had matrimonial relationships with almost all the contemporary Royal families of India including Vakatakas rulers.

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