List of Rajput dynasties and states

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During the medieval period, many parts of India and modern-day Pakistan were being ruled by various dynasties of ruling Hindu warrior class- Rajput. Following is the list of those ruling Rajput dynasties of the Indian subcontinent :

  • Chauhan dynasty of Ajmer and Delhi: The Chauhans, ruled between 956 and 1301 AD, earlier over the eastern parts of the present day’s Rajasthan with their capital at Ajmer and later extended their territory up to parts of modern-day Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Gujrat and Madhya pradesh. This Rajput dynasty was founded by Vatsraj who had the title of Agniraj. The Chauhan dynasty claims descendance from Fire God Agni.The first great ruler was Ajairaj who is famously known as the founder of the city of Ajmer. Prithviraj Chauhan was considered greatest of all Chauhan rulers. During his reign, the kingdom extended over Delhi, Ajmer, modern-day Rohilkhand, Kalinjar, Hansi, Kalpi, Mahoba etc. He conquered Bhatinda (in Punjab)[1] from Ghaznavide ruler of Punjab and defeated Muhammad of Ghor in the first battle of Tarain. However, he was defeated in the second battle of Tarain, 1192. Ranthambhore branch of chauhans ruled from 1192 to 1301 till the invsion of Ala-ud-din Khilji.Successor states after 1301 in modern times are that of mainpuri (etawah) and Bhaddaiyan Raj (sultanpur).
During their centuries-long rule of northern India, the Rajputs constructed several palaces. Shown here is the Chandramahal in City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, which was built by the Kachwaha Rajputs.

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