Rajasthan History

Rathore Rulers of Bikaner

During 15th century when Rao Bika, son of Rao Jodha arrived at Bikaner, the the region was possessed by seven Jat cantons namely Sihag, Dhaka, Punia, Godara, Saran, Beniwal, Johiya and Kaswan. Rao Bika used the mutual rivalry existing between Jat clans to carve out space for his own kingdom.  According to James Tod, the …

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Bhatti Rulers of Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer kingdom was established in south-western Rajasthan . Once seat of Bhatti Rajputs, has been nicknamed “Golden City” owing to yellow sandstone structures and the gold-coloured desert surrounding it. Bhatti Rulers of Jaisalmer: Rawal Jaisal/Jessul (1156-68) The Bhatti capital at Lodorva (Ludarva) is destroyed by Shihab ud-Din Muhammad (Shihabuddin), the Afghan chief of Ghor. Rawal Jaisal …

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Rulers of Hadoti: Bundi

During ancient times, the area around Bundi was inhabited by various local tribes majority group belonging to Meena. Bundi is said to derive its name from a former Meena tribe chief called Bunda Meena. Bundi was previously called “Bunda-Ka-Nal”, Nal meaning “narrow ways”. Later, the region was acquired by Rao Deva Hada, who took over Bundi …

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Rulers of Marwar: Jodhpur

  After the destruction of the Gahadavala kingdom, and the migration of the Gahadwalas to Rajputana, a prince of the Kannauj kings founded the Rathore dynasty of Marwar in 1226. Rao Siyaji, grand son of Jai Chandra, of Kannauj, came to marwar during his pilgrimage to dwarka. His Son, Rao Asthan conquered Pali, and Khed (in …

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Sisodia Dynasty of Mewar

Medieval History of Rajasthan, Heores

After the end of Guhil dynasty of Mewar, during the attack on Chittor by Allaudin Khilji. Later, the administration of entire kingdom of Mewar was handed over to Maldeo, ruler of the neighbouring state of Jalore and governor in the Delhi Sultanate. The Sardars now picked Hamir Singh I as head of the Sisodia clan and …

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