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Dhauyla or tholiya is a gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu etc.[1] Dhaulya literally means white. Dhaulyas were rulers in Kishangarh and Marwar much before the rule of Rathores. The most renowned person in Dhaulya gotra was Tejaji or Veer Teja. He was born in 1074.

Rajasthan was ruled at that time by small republic states, which were divided into castes. Tejaji’s father was Taharji who was chieftain of Khirnal. His rule spread from Khirnal to Rupnagar. Their neighbouring state was that of Nagas. Nagas had been eradicated from Nagaur. Gujars were rejected in Bhinmal. Meenas were rulers in various parts of Jaipur. Tejaji was married in village Paner, presentl Ajmer district, which was situated on the banks of Banas River in Jaipur region.

Genealogy of Dhaulya rulers[edit]

The Genealogy of Dhaulya rulers is as under: The primeval man of their ancestry was Mahābal, whose descendants were Bhīmsen, Pīlapunjar, Sārangdev, Shaktipāl, Rāmpāl, Dhawalpāl, Nayanpāl, Gharṣanpāl, Takkapāl, Mūlsen, Ratansen, Śuṇḍal, Kuṇḍal, Pippal, Udayarāj, Narpāl, Kāmrāj, Vohitrāj and Ṭhirarāj or Taharji. [1]

Taharji' had six sons namely - Tejaji, Raṇaji, Guṇaji, Maheshji, Nagji, and Rūpji. He had two daughters namely - Rājal and Dūngari. Rājal was married. Rājal was married to Jogaji Siyag of village Tabījī (तबीजी). Rājal had become sati with his brother Tejaji.

History of Dhaulya clan[edit]

The ancestors of Tejaji were settled in Khilchipur in Madhya Pradesh. The Naga Jats of Marwar are from Vasuki or Ganapati Nagavanshi. The Dhaulya clan started after Dhawal Rao or Dhaula Rao ruler of Nagavansh. Swet Naga in Sanskrit is the Dhaulya Naga in prakrit language. Tejaji's ancestor Udairaj occupied Khirnal and made it his capital. There were twenty four villages in Khirnal pargana and area was quite extensive. This pargana of Khirnal was very famous during those. [1]

Notable persons from this clan[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Mansukh Ranwa, Kshatriya Shiromani Veer Tejaji, 2001, p.13
  • Jat Samaj, Agra – November (2000)