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Hinduism - Who Are The Rajputs Among Hindu Jatis?

 


 ("son of the king") Endogamous, or intermarried, groupings called as jatis ("birth") were patterned in traditional Indian culture.

The group's hereditary occupation, over which each jati held a monopoly, ordered these jatis (and determined their social standing).

The Rajputs were a martial Hindu jati that formerly governed wide swaths of western India, and they have always claimed to be kshatriyas, bolstering their claim by tracing their ancestors back to the mythological Solar and Lunar Lines of rulers.

Their origins are unknown; they first appear at the end of the first century, and many academics believe they descended from the Hunas before being absorbed into the tiny kingdoms.

Because they claimed descended from a single mythological ruler who sprung from a sacrificial fire pit in Mount Abu, Rajasthan, the four great Rajput clans were known as the Agnikula ("fire lineage").

The Pariharas of southern Rajasthan, the Chauhans of Delhi, the Solankis of Gujarat, and the Pawars of western Madhya Pradesh were the four dominating clans.

Regardless of their origins, the Rajputs were warrior princes whose martial code prioritized death over dishonor and fast retaliation in the event of an affront.

Rajput monarchs were often feudal vassals under the Moghul Empire (1525–1707), receiving kingdoms in return for their allegiance and service.

Following the disintegration of the Moghul Empire, several of them went on to control tiny princely realms.

They continue to be a powerful governing elite in current times, thanks to parliamentary politics.


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