According to scriptures, it is known that in the beginning, all humans were referred to as Brahmins because they were believed to be born from the divine (God). The descendants of Manu and Soma came to be known as Kshatriyas, and their subsequent generations became famous as the Solar and Lunar dynasties of Kshatriyas. After the establishment of the four varnas – Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya, and Shudra, people began identifying themselves with the names of their ancestors (worshiped deities) based on their respective varnas. Over time, various lineages emerged, such as Parihar, Rathore, Panwar (Parmar), Chauhan, Gahlot, Solanki, and others.
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As per the scriptures, it was forbidden to marry within the same Gotra for human lineage continuity. As a solution, after seven generations within one’s own lineage, intermarriage was permitted with another lineage within the same Gotra. Following this practice, approximately eleven hundred years ago, the sub-lineage (Upashakha/Khamp Gotra/Nak) emerged for the purpose of lineage expansion, while adhering to the principles of scriptural dharma.
The names of the ancient main branches and sub-branches of our community (Suryavanshi Kshatriyas) are depicted here, based on the information obtained from the historical records written by Rao Bansilal (Bhat). This information is derived from the historical accounts of Khariya Seervi community, Khata, and Khariya Seervi. In Khariya Seervi community, the revered ancestral deities of the main branches, who have been worshipped since ancient times, are as follows:
The Kuldevta and Kuldevi’s as pr Gotra
Among the community (Adijat), there are four main branches, and in the calculation of Raos and Banderuos (leaders) of the society, six branches are recognized. The description of the ancestral deities of these six branches and their respective gods (Kuldevta and Kuldevi) is as follows:
- Rathore: Ancestral Deity (Kuldevta) – Suryanarayan; Ancestral Goddess (Kuldevi) – Naganaichi Mata; Village – Nagana.
- Parihar: Ancestral Deity (Kuldevta) – Vishnu; Ancestral Goddess (Kuldevi) – Gajana Mata (Gajmata); Village – Mandoor, Jodhpur.
- Solanki: Ancestral Deity (Kuldevta) – Vishnu; Ancestral Goddess (Kuldevi) – Hinglaj Mata; Village – Patan.
- Gahlot: Ancestral Deity (Kuldevta) – Mahadev; Ancestral Goddess (Kuldevi) – Shri Ban Mata; City – Chittorgarh.
- Chauhan: Ancestral Deity (Kuldevta) – Mahadev; Ancestral Goddess (Kuldevi) – Ashapuri Mata; Village – Naddol.
- Parmar: Ancestral Deity (Kuldevta) – Mahadev; Ancestral Goddess (Kuldevi) – Durga Mata (Adhar Devi, Mount Abu, Rajasthan).
- Panwar: Ancestral Deity (Kuldevta) – Mahadev; Ancestral Goddess (Kuldevi) – Sanchiya Mata; Village – Osiya, Jalore, Rajasthan.
It is known that there are 49 Gotras (sub-branches) including the Nak Gotra, which have originated and exist within the main branches. These Gotras are currently present in the community.
The origin of the main branches (Gotras, including Nak) of the Agni Vanshi Seervi (Kshatriya) community, which is a part of the Suryavanshi lineage, is briefly written based on the information obtained from the community’s Raos, Bhats (genealogists), elders, and some historical books.
Origin of Seervi Parihar branch:
The Parihar branch is also known as Panihar, Padiyar, Pratihar, or Gurjar Pratihar (because of their rule in Gujarat). Chandravardai and other poets have considered them as part of the Agni Vanshi lineage. Many historians, such as Colonel Tod and Mr. Jackson, have recognized and accepted the foreign origin theory, considering them to be descendants of the Gurjar (Gujarashtra) dynasty. However, there is no historical evidence to support these imaginative theories.
Initially, the Parihar branch was believed to be the descendants of Lord Rama’s son Lav, but recent research has revealed that they are actually the descendants of Lakshman, Lord Rama’s younger brother, who served as the protector (dwarpal) during their exile in the forest. Therefore, they were adorned with the title of “Pratihar.” This fact is also corroborated by inscriptions found in the 9th century AD by Maharaja Baoka Ker of Jodhpur. The Parihar branch is a pure Suryavanshi lineage, as verified on page 88 of the “Rajput Vanshavali.”
Origin of Seervi Lacheta Gotra:
Lacheta – As per the beliefs of the knowledgeable individuals, in the 8th century of the Vikram Samvat (Vikram Era), a person named Hindujee (Sindhujee) founded a small settlement, which is known today as Leta Gaon (Purana). Hindujee had established this settlement several decades before the Pratihara (Parihar) dynasty in the Bhinmal (Shreemal) region. Hence, it is considered that Hindujee played a significant role in being under the rule of the Pratihara rulers in the Bhinmal region. In ancient writings, Bhinmal is also mentioned as a part of Jalore Garh, which is a region within Jalore.
After the Mauryas, this region came under the rule of Kshatriyas. Coins of Kshatriya rulers have been found in Bhinmal. After the fall of Bhinmal, for the protection of the mountainous region, the Gurjar Pratiharas (called Gurjar due to their rule in Gujarat) established their capital near the Jabbal Ashram in the lap of Swarnagiri, and they named this region Jabalipur (Jalore). Bhinmal was later conquered by the Chavdas of Gujarat.
The great poet Magha, who belonged to Bhinmal (Jalore), had his grandfather, Suprabhadev, serving as a minister in the Gurjar rulers’ administration. In the year 740 Vikram Samvat (797 CE), the Shreemal region came under the rule of the Chavdas from the Pratiharas. Nagabhatt, a Pratihara ruler, had established a vast empire around the year 817 Vikram Samvat. These Pratiharas were the descendants of Lakshman of the Raghu dynasty. Thus, Jalore became the land of the Pratiharas. Nagabhatt also accepted the responsibility of being the border protector (Dwarapal) to defend against foreign invasions. Hence, this lineage came to be known as the Seema Rakshak Vansh (the clan protecting the borders), or the Pratihara Vansh.
The kingdom of Jalore served as the protector of the western borders of India. Its descendants later moved their capital to Kannauj. Even during the reign of King Bhoj, Jalore remained under his authority, and Bhinmal was its capital. For a brief period, Jalore was also under the rule of the Pratiharas of Mandor. It is believed that after the attack by Governor Juned of Sindh on Bhinmal, Jalore’s capital was shifted to Swarnagiri to escape from frequent invasions. Afterward, Jalore progressed and became a major trading center. Eighteen different nations’ people resided there and conversed in eighteen languages. Traders from various regions, including Goa, Magadh, Laat, Malwa, Karnataka, Kosala, Maharashtra, Andhra, Maru-Gurjar, Tapik, Take, Keer, Antarved, and others, used to engage in business activities in Jalore.
Hindujee Padiyar was a descendant of Nagabhatt, who was a ruler of the Pratihara dynasty. The exact relationship between Pratihara and Hinduji Padiyar is not known. Hinduji Padiyar’s settlement, known as Leta Gaon (Purana) today, was located approximately six kilometers east of Sundara Baav (Jalore Talab). There was a large flowing stream to the north of Leta Gaon, which carried water from around Dodiyali (Dodgarh) and merged into Sundara Baav (Sundarla Talab) in Jalore. This stream is now known as the “Jawai Nadi.”
Hindujee and his son Lesta established their home near this stream. In their community, there was also a settlement of Rebariyas, belonging to the Aajna caste. They engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture on this land and settled their lives there. When Hinduji passed away during this time, his son Lesta dug the Sindhu Nadi (Sindh River) in his memory, which is now known as the Leta Ka Bara Talab.
In memory of his mother Lakshmi, Lesta also dug another river, known as “Nakami” (Lakami) Nadi, which still exists in Leta.
As per the information obtained from the poets Bagsoo and Daulatram Rao, and some intellectuals from the village, Latesta Ji was known for his virtuous and philanthropic nature. He was a devoted worshiper of Lord Shiva. In his village, he established a Shiva Linga in a bagh (garden) where neem trees and other plants were planted, known as Latesta Bagh. This garden is now located within the premises of the ancient Latesta Gaon, where a Lord Shiva temple stands to this day.
Latesta Ji was known for his devotion to Lord Shiva and regularly performed Shiva worship in the bagh. According to historical records, Latesta Ji left for his heavenly abode on Chaitra Sudi 10, Vikram Samvat 0964. In honor of this great soul, his descendants named their settlement Latesta Dhani, which later became Latesta Gaon.
Currently, Latesta Gaon is situated in the Jalore district of Rajasthan, India. It is known as the village of Pratiharos (Chaudhariyas) in the present time. After Latesta Ji, his three sons divided the land and dug wells (khaads) in their respective portions, and these wells still exist near the river in Latesta Gaon.
At the same time, ruler Gurosa was gifted land from Latesta’s Dhani in the western direction, known as “Dhimra.” This land is still referred to by the name “Dhimra” to this day. One house of his family still exists in Latesta Gaon, inhabited by people from the same lineage. When the family of Latesta Ji left this Dhani (Latesta Gaon) for some reason, they handed over three wells’ land to the Aanjana community, who had become like their religious sisters. These wells are currently known as Pataliya, Gajawa, and Naukara. After receiving this gift, the Aanjana community left Latesta Gaon in the tenth century of the Vikram Samvat calendar and migrated towards the eastern direction, which indicates the origin of their sub-branch (Gautra) from the main Parihar (Pratihar) lineage.
Furthermore, it is mentioned that the Lacheta (Latesta) family was summoned by a king at some point, and they went to meet him. Similarly, the emergence of sub-branches from the main branches of the community also took place based on their ancestors’ names and the significant places associated with them.
Origin of Seervi Mogrecha gotra –
Mogrecha – The history of the Seervi community with the Mogrecha Gautra is linked to the Parihar lineage, as narrated by the society’s Raav-Bhaat (historians and genealogists). The Seervi Mogrecha Bandhu also acknowledge their connection with the Parihar clan.
Origin of Seervi Sindada/Sindra gotra –
The Sindada Gautra – As per the historians’ accounts, does not have a definitive name recorded in historical texts, which suggests that it might be a sub-gautra. According to the society’s Raav-Bhaat (historians and genealogists), the main branch of this Gautra is believed to be Parihar.
Origin of Seervi Parihariya gotra –
As per the report by Munshi Hardayal Singh in the Rajmardumshumari of 1891 CE, the Parihariya Gautra has its origins traced back to Bhajan Rishi, whose son was Padiyariya of Vanthal. Padiyariya’s descendants eventually led to Kapil, then Pahalad, Balam, and finally to Anur, who migrated from Ayodhya to Kashmir. Anur’s lineage included Raja Jagathamb, who later moved to Bhinmal. His son Lakmibar migrated to Prayag, and from there, one of his descendants moved to Lohagal in the Sundha Mountains and established a royal seat in Vandha in the year 1387 CE.
Lakmibar had four sons:
- Devl, whose descendants include the royal families of Loyane and Uchhmat.
- Kukad, whose lineage is known as Kukad Rajputs.
- Gunda, whose descendants are known as Gunda Rajputs.
- Bhima, whose lineage is known as Bhardiya.
These descendants carry the Sandha Mata’s worship in their clan and consider themselves to be part of the Raghu dynasty. The Raav-Bhaat (historians and genealogists) of the society also associate the Parihariya Bandhus with the Parihar lineage, which suggests that they have roots in the Parihar family.
Origin of Seervi Lakhavat gotra –
Lakhaavat – According to the Rajput Vanshavali on page 61, it is believed that the Lakhaavat Gautra has its origins traced back to the Ranmalot lineage of the Rathore clan. The Lakhaavat Bandhus also consider themselves to have originated from the Parihar family.
Origin of Seervi Rathore branch –
Rathor – The origin of the Rathore clan, also known as the Rathaur or Rathor, is a subject of debate among scholars. Some of their Bhaats (genealogists) trace their lineage to Rani Diti, the wife of Hiranyakashipu. They claim that King Muchkund was known as Rathaur, and his descendants came to be known as the Rathore clan. On the other hand, some scholars link them to the South’s Dvirdhas, while others associate them with Shakas and other non-Aryan tribes. Certain scholars believe that they are descendants of the southern Yadav king Yavanashva or the Brahmin Bhardwaj lineage of Dayaldas.
In the famous Rathore Mahakavya, it is mentioned that the Rathores are descended from the moon god Chandra. However, it is essential to note that all these claims are speculative and lack concrete historical evidence. The verifiable fact is that the Rathore clan is believed to be of the Raghu dynasty and traces its origin to Lord Rama’s second son, Kush. The ancient name of this dynasty was Rashtrakuta, which later transformed into Rathore, Raouta, Rathaur, or Rathaur. The Rathores proudly identify themselves as a pure Suryavanshi (Solar dynasty) lineage.
Origin of Seervi Bhumvadia (Bhumbhadia) gotra
Bhumbhadia – The Seervi Bhumvadia (Bhumbhadia) gotra is considered to have originated from the Rathore lineage. The community’s genealogists and traditions attribute their gotra to the Rathore clan. The Seervi Bhumbhadia community acknowledges their lineage as being connected to the Rathores.
Origin of Seervi Barfa/Verpa gotra –
Barfa – The Seervi Barfa (Berfa) gotra is believed to have originated from the Rathore lineage, according to the community’s genealogists and traditions. Similarly, as mentioned by Seervi Shivsinhji Choyal, the Barfa Bandhus also acknowledge their gotra’s connection to the Rathores.
Origin of Seervi Udavat gotra –
Udavat – According to the Rajput Vanshavali (genealogy) mentioned on page 60, the Udavat gotra is believed to have originated from the Rathore lineage, specifically from the son of Raja Kanha Dev of the Rathore dynasty named Uda. The Udavat Bandhus also acknowledge their gotra’s connection to the Rathores.
Origin of Seervi Chavandia gotra –
Chavadiya – According to the Rajput Vanshavali (genealogy) mentioned on page 62, the Chavadiya gotra is believed to have originated from the Rathore lineage. The Chavadiya Bandhus themselves acknowledge their gotra’s connection to the Rathores.
Origin of Seervi Chandavat gotra –
Chandavat – According to the Rajput Vanshavali (genealogy) mentioned on page 62, the Chandavat gotra is believed to have originated from the descendants of Raja Chand, who ruled in Salumbar. The Chandavat Bandhus themselves acknowledge their gotra’s connection to the Rathores.
Origin of Seervi Chauhan gotra –
Chauhan – The Chauhan dynasty is a prominent Rajput lineage with various opinions on its origin. Chandravardai, Muhnot Nainasi, and Suryamal Mishran consider it to be of Agnivansh (fire dynasty) origin. Colonel Tod and V.A. Smith categorized all Rajput lineages as foreign origins. However, Dr. Devdutt Ramkrishna Bhandarkar initially considered it a Brahmin lineage but later changed his view to agree with Colonel Tod’s foreign origin theory.
In reality, the Chauhan dynasty belongs to the pure Suryavanshi lineage. The ancient inscriptions of the Chauhan dynasty, such as those at the Sanskrit Kanthabharan Vidya Peeth in Ajmer, the inscriptions of Sunda Mata, Mount Abu, and Bijolia, all state that the Chauhans are of the Vatsa Gotra, belonging to the Suryavanshi lineage. The Chauhans are considered descendants of Maharishi Vatsa, who lived during the Vedic era. Over time, they were known by various names like Chahanvān, Chāhamān, Chāyamān, Chavvahān, and eventually, Chauhan.
Origin of Seervi Muléva gotra –
Muléva – The Muléva gotra in the Seervi community is believed to have originated from the Chauhan lineage, according to the historical accounts and genealogy of the Muhnot Nenwasi and Rajput lineage. The Muléva community members themselves consider their gotra to have its roots in the Chauhan ancestry. The gotra system is an essential aspect of Indian culture and tradition, tracing ancestral lineages and maintaining social identities within communities.
Origin of Seervi Choyal gotra –
Choyal – The Choyal (also spelled Chohil) community traces its lineage back to the Chauhan dynasty. According to historical accounts mentioned in Kshatriya Rajvansh page 204, it is believed that the Choyal lineage originated from the descendants of Muni, and specifically from Kanha, the son of Muni. Kanha’s descendants include Ajra, from whom the Choyal lineage is said to have emerged.
In ancient times, around the 12th to 13th centuries, the Choyal rulers were known to govern the regions near Rini (currently known as Tarangar), and this region was referred to as Choyalwada. Nowadays, the majority of Choyal people are Muslims.
Similarly, in Muhnot Nainasi, Bhag 1 Chohil, it is mentioned that Rana Rajpal, ruler of Sankhla (Pawar) Bairasi, had three sons: Choyal, Mahipal, and Tejpal. The descendants of Choyal were known as Chohil. They resided in Ranecha.
As per the genealogy maintained by the Seervi community’s Raav-Bhaats, Choyal is considered to have its gotra linked to the Chauhan lineage, and the Choyal community members themselves identify with the Chauhan ancestry. Furthermore, according to the historical accounts presented by Raghunath Singh Kali Pahadi on Kshatriya Rajvansh page 234, the Mevad region has branches of the Parihara clan named Choyal and Chohil.
Origin of Seervi Sepata gotra –
Sepata – The Sepata gotra is said to be the descendants of the Chauhan Sarpat clan, and they are known as Sepata. According to historical accounts mentioned in Muhnot Nainasi Bhag 1, page 117, as well as in Rajput Vanshavali, page 110, and the genealogy maintained by the Seervi community’s Raav-Bhaats, the Sepata gotra is considered to be a branch of the Chauhan lineage.
Origin of Seervi Devra/Deora gotra –
Deora – The Devra gotra is a prominent lineage associated with the Chauhan Rajvansh (Chauhan dynasty). According to the accounts mentioned in the Muhnot Nainsi, it is believed that the Chauhan king Lakhana had a wife named Devi Swarupa, and their descendants came to be known as Devra (Devad) gotra. Therefore, the Devra gotra is considered to be descended from the Chauhan lineage. This belief is also shared by the members of the Seervi community, as indicated by the information provided by the society’s Raav-Bhaats.
Origin of Seervi Siyal/Sial gotra –
Siyal – The Siyal gotra is believed to have originated from the Chauhan lineage, according to the genealogical records maintained by the community’s Raav-Bhaats. Siyal Bandhus also consider themselves to have descended from the Devra gotra, which is considered a sub-lineage of the Chauhan lineage.
Origin of Seervi Saincha gotra –
Saincha – The Saincha gotra is believed to have originated from the Chauhan dynasty. Bhagaramji Saincha, in his work “Saraswati Simvaru Sharada,” mentions the connection of the Saincha gotra with the Chauhan lineage. The verses describe the historical lineage as follows:
“Saraswati Simvaru Sharada, Buddhi do upajay |
Kantho virajo Sharada, Saraswati devo manaay ||
Chauhan Vansh Ider Nagar, Bhoj Nagar Khat Delhi-Khuman |
Sab Raja ke upar ghar, ………….. Chakave Chauhan ||”
The verses indicate that the Saincha gotra traces its origin to the Chauhan dynasty, particularly from Raja Bhoj’s descendant, Khumansingh, who was a Chauhan. However, it’s important to note that historical references regarding Raja Bhoj’s Chauhan lineage are not widely documented in history. Nevertheless, according to the records maintained by the community’s Raav-Bhaat, the Saincha gotra is considered to have originated from the Chauhan lineage.
Origin of Seervi Sonegara gotra –
Sonegara – The Sonegara gotra is believed to have originated from the Chauhan dynasty. It is traced back to Kirtipal (also known as Keetu), the son of Alhan from the Chauhan dynasty. Kirtipal achieved victory in the region of Jabalipur, also known as Swarnagiri or Jalore. His descendants from this region came to be known as Sonepara, Satapura, and Sonegara (Swarnagiri).
In the genealogical records of the Muhnot Nainasi, the Sonegara gotra is considered as one of the twenty-four branches of the Chauhan lineage. As per the oral traditions of the Seervi community’s Raav-Bhaat (genealogists), they also associate the origin of the Sonegara gotra with the Chauhan dynasty.
It is important to note that historical accounts and genealogical lineages often have variations and discrepancies due to oral traditions and the passage of time. As such, the information provided reflects the belief held by some members of the Seervi community about the origin of the Sonegara gotra, but concrete historical evidence may be limited.
Origin of Seervi Aaglecha gotra –
The Aaglecha gotra in the Seervi community is believed to have originated from the Chauhan dynasty of Jalore. According to historical accounts mentioned in Muhnot Nainasi’s records on page 172, during the time of Vikrami Samvat 1368, on the fifth day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakh, when Jalore Fort was destroyed, the soldiers of Raja Kanha Dev were listed, and among them, a name was written as “Kanha Olecha.” Over time, the name “Olecha” evolved into “Aaglecha.”
As per the genealogical records maintained by the Seervi community’s Raav-Bhaats, the Aaglecha gotra is traced back to the Chauhan dynasty.
Origin of Seervi Lalavat gotra –
Lalavat – The Lalavat Gotra is said to be a branch of the Chauhan dynasty, descending from the lineage of Raja Lakhan, who was associated with the rulers of Hada Bundi. The descendants of Lalasi, the son of Raja Napu Samarsingh of Bundi, are considered to be Lalavat. Over time, two branches emerged from Lalavat, namely Jaitawat and Navabraham, who were also descendants of Lalasi.
As per the records in Muhnot Nainsi Bhag 1, Page 117, and Kshatriya Rajvansh, Page 211, the members of the Lalavat Gotra consider their origin to be from the Chauhan dynasty.
Origin of Seervi Bhakarani gotra –
Bhakarani – The Bhakarani (Bhakarani) Gotra is said to have originated from the descendants of Raja Mohil, who belonged to the Chauhan lineage, as mentioned in the Rajput Vanshavali on page 117. Within the branch of Raja Mohil’s descendants, there were individuals named Movansingh, Madhosingh, and Mauvanji. The Bhakarani Gotra is considered to be a sub-branch of Madhosingh’s lineage. Bhakarani Bandhus (members of the Bhakarani Gotra) also acknowledge their origin from the Chauhan lineage.
Origin of Seervi Gahlot gotra –
Gahlot – Describing the views of Abul Fazal, Colonel Tad and Dr. Bhandarkar as fanciful imagination, Thakur Ishwar Singh Madadh writes that Gehlot is a pure Suryavanshi Kshatriya lineage. They point to the presence of the symbol of the sun on their banners and ancient coins, along with the inscription “Surya: Namah” (Salutation to the Sun), as evidence of this belief. This lineage is said to be descended from Lord Rama’s son, Lava.
Origin of Seervi Khandala gotra –
Khandala – The Khandala gotra in the Seervi community is mentioned in the history of the Kharadiya Seerviyas as being associated with the Gahlot lineage. According to the genealogy maintained by the community’s traditional genealogists (Raav-Bhaats), the Khandala gotra has its origin from the Gahlot clan.
Origin of Seervi Solanki gotra –
Solanki – Aujhaji, Ancient History of Solankis, Part 1, Page 1 There are differences of opinion among scholars regarding the origin of the Chalukya (Solanki) dynasty. In Prithviraj Raas, it is believed to have originated from fire. Colonel Tad, William Cook consider it to be a foreign origin. There is another theory about its origin that the progenitor of this dynasty was born from Chuluk “Anjali or Chullu”. Poet Vilhan has also written that Brahma created a hero from Chuluka, who was called Chulukya. Similarly, it is written in the Badnagar Prashasti that in order to protect the deities from the demons, Brahma created a hero named Chaulukya by taking Gangajal in his chaluka. “Badnagar Prashasti” Shlok 2-3 A legend is also prevalent that while offering ardhya to Rishi Harit, his first man was born from his water pot, who later came to be known as Chaulukya. (Rajput genealogy page 186) C.V. Vaidh writes in his book “Hindu Bharat Ka Utkarsh” page 241 that there are two clans of Rajputs named Solanki. The Solankis of the North and the Solankis of the South are different. The gotra of the Solankis of the north is Bhardwaj. Therefore, they consider Bharadwaj to be the child of Rishi. The Chalukyas of the South are different from the Chalukyas of Rajputana. Both are Kshatriyas, but the Maratha Chalukyas call themselves Suryavanshi and their gotra is Manavya, but the Chalukyas of Rajputana call themselves Suryavanshi and their gotra is Bhardwaj (Kshatriya Dynasty Raghunath Singh Kali Pahari page 243).
Jati Bhaskar page number 230/232 describes the description of 96 clans of the Maharashtra Kshatriya caste by Pandit Jwala Prasadji Mishra, the translator of the texts, which is the proof of future Puranas in Prakrit texts. Due to which the differences of the above scholars can be removed. Solunki dynasty Solanki is the surname of Suryavanshi Hansdhwaj Raja’s descendant. His Vishwamitra gotra, Sinhalaj Mata family deity, Angochari Mudra, Beej Mantra, Devak Kamal with nal or Solanki’s Pichha, Takhtagadi, Delhi, Peeligadi, Peelidhwaja, Yellow horse, Khande are worshiped on the day of Vijayadashami. They have five clans, Solanki, Waghmare Ghadwen Ghagh, Patade or Pavodhe. Rajput genealogy page 4 Thakur Ishwar Singh Majadh writes that Chauhans are the children of Maharishi Vats, Chalukya (Solanki) Maharaja Udayan and Pratihar (Parihar) of Lord Rama’s younger brother Lakshmana. But all the Solanki brothers believe in the origin of their lineage from the Agni-dynasty.
Origin of Seervi Parmar/Panwar gotra –
Paramara/Panwar – The Paramara/Pawar dynasty is considered to be related to the Suryavanshi (Solar) lineage according to the Udaipur Prashasti (E.P.I. N.D.-1). The inscription from Patnaray Shilalekh (I.N.D.A.N.B. X.L.Y.) states, “Vashishtha gotraodbhavaevam loke khyaata rataado Paramar vanshah.” The misconception of Agni (Fire) lineage arose due to the name of a prominent figure in this dynasty being Dhumraj, as “Dhum” (Smoke) is associated with Agni, leading to the term “Agni Vanshi” being used. Jagdish Singh Gahlot, Paramar Vansh, Page 43.
Later, the term “Paramar” evolved into “Pramar” and “Panwar” because of their prowess in defeating enemies. Poets such as Chandravardayi and Suryamal Mishran and others consider this dynasty to be from the Agni lineage. However, Colonel Tad and Dr. Bhandarkar have suggested foreign origins, which is not accurate. Shri Harinam Chauhan considers it to be a branch of the Maurya dynasty. All Paramaras themselves consider their lineage to be of Suryavanshi Kshatriya origin.
In the same dynasty, there was a ruler named Upendra Paramar, who established his kingdom in Malwa. After him, his son Veeri Singh became the ruler of Malwa. Upendra’s other son, Dhambar Singh, established his kingdom in Dungarpur and Banswara. Initially, the capital of Malwa was Ujjain, where the famous Gandharvasain resided. He had three sons – Shankh, Bhartahari, and Vikramaditya. Shankh passed away in his childhood, while Bhartahari ruled for a short period before becoming a yogi. Therefore, after their father’s demise, Vikramaditya became the ruler of Malwa.
Vikramaditya displayed his valor by conquering territories up to Arabia, and it is said that he established a Shiva lingam in the holy site of Kaaba, which is considered sacred by Muslims. The pre-Islamic Kaaba was said to have contained 360 idols, as mentioned in ancient texts. Prophet Muhammad condemned the worship of these idols in Islam. Even today, during the Haj pilgrimage, people perform the seven circumambulations around the Kaaba and visit it covered only in a white cloth, following the Hindu tradition. Vikramaditya was revered as the ruler of the entire world during his time. The calculation of time was based on the Vikrami Samvat, which continues to be used today. This is the legacy of Samrat Vikramaditya. (Rajput genealogy page 71)
Origin of Seervi Hambad gotra –
Hambad – In the society, the Raav-Bhaat (minstrels) consider Hambad as a derived gotra from the Gahlot (Gehlot) lineage. Thakur Bahadur Singh Kshatriya Rajvansh on page 325, in “Humad evam Muhnot Nainsi ki Khyat Bhag 1” on page 261, and on Rajput Genealogy page 74, it is mentioned that Hambad (Humad) gotra is one of the 36 branches of the Parmars (Panwars). Hambad Bandhu (relatives) also believe that their gotra originated from the Panwars.
Origin of Seervi Bhayal gotra –
Bhayal – One of the branches of the Panwars is known as Sajjan Bhayal. According to the records of Muhnot Nainsi, many sub-branches of the Paramars originated from the descendants of Raja Udaychand. The Bhayal sub-branch also originated from the Panwars. The main villages of the Bhayals were Rohisi and Sivana, located below the village of Mukhia. The records of Muhnot Nainsi, well-known Kshatriya Rajvansh page 323, state that the Raav-Bhats of the society also believe that the origin of the Bhayal gotra is from the Panwars.
Origin of Seervi Kag gotra –
Kag – According to the renowned historical text “Muhnot Nainsi Ki Khyat Bhag 3,” page 176, Kag (also known as Kagwa) is a branch of the Paramara (Panwar) dynasty. Among the thirty-two royal lineages, the Kagwa Kul’s stronghold is Kalahat Gad. According to the society’s genealogists, the Kag gotra originated from the Paramaras (Panwars).
Origin of Seervi Gariya (Gadariya,Gadar or Gari) Bhayal gotra –
Gariya Bhayal – In the history of Kharadiya Seervis, Chandrasinh Ji traces the origin of this gotra to the Pawar lineage.
Origin of Seervi Somavat (Sobhavat/Sobhathara) gotra –
Somavat (Sobhavat/Sobhathara) – On page 187 of the “Kshatriya Rajvansh” (Kshatriya genealogy), the origin of the Guhilots (Sisodiya) lineage is not clearly known. Some sources mention that they ruled from their strongholds in Simarda and Bhadar in Mewar. In the Marwar region, in the third part of the Pargana R in the historical table of Charan Bhats and Brahmins who came, Somavat is mentioned on page 540. Some Seervi community members wrongly consider themselves as Somavat, which is not accurate. Some believe in the name Somatthara. In the list of brave warriors of Chauhan Kanha Dev’s soldiers who gained heroic fame when Jalore’s fort was broken, the name of Laxman Sobhavat is mentioned. Hence, it is clear that the correct gotra is Sobhavat, not Somavat or Somatthara.
Origin of Seervi Naranwal gotra –
Naranval – Seervi community members trace their Naranwal gotra’s origin to the Rathore lineage.
Origin of Seervi Chauthjivala gotra –
Chauthjivala – Seervi community members believe that their Chauthjivala gotra’s origin is from the Rathore lineage.
Origin of Seervi Pomawat gotra –
Pomavat – The Seervi community members consider their Pomawat gotra’s origin to be from the Rathore lineage.
Origin of Jhanjhavat gotra –
Jhanjhavat – Seervi community members trace their Jhanjhavat gotra’s origin to the Rathore lineage.
Origin of Bhiyavat gotra –
Bhiyavat – Seervi community members believe that their Bhiyavat gotra’s origin is from the Rathore lineage.
Origin of Amarawat gotra –
Amaravat – Seervi community members consider their Amarawat gotra’s origin to be from the Parihar lineage.
Origin of Mehrawat gotra –
Mehrawat – Seervi community members believe that their Mehrawat gotra’s origin is from the Parihar lineage.
Origin of Mallawat gotra –
Mallawat – The Seervi community members associate their Mallawat gotra’s origin with the Rajput Gahlot Malaji’s descendants.
Origin of Sandpura gotra –
Sandpura – According to the society’s Raav-Bhaats’ records, the origin of the Sandpura gotra is from the Gahlot lineage.
Origin of Pareriya gotra –
Pareriya – On page 117 of the Rajput Vanshavali (Rajput genealogy), one of the branches of the Chauhans is mentioned as Pipariya. The main branch of this gotra’s information is not found in the community’s records.
Origin of Madaavat gotra –
Madaavat – Madoji Hambad sacrificed his life while facing enemies in a battlefield. His descendants adopted the identity of their gotra as Madaavat from Madoji.
Origin of Pitawat gotra –
Pitaavat – The descendants of Pitoji are known as Pitawat. The origin of this gotra is believed to be from the Aagalecha lineage.
Origin of Pulawat gotra –
Pulavat – The descendants of Puloji are known as Pulawat. The origin of this gotra is from the Rathore lineage.
Origin of Chiraavat gotra –
Chiraavat – The descendants of Cheraji are known as Chiraavat. The origin of this gotra is from the Choyal lineage.
Origin of Deepavat gotra –
Deepavat – The descendants of Deepaji are known as Deepavat. The origin of this gotra is from the Rathore lineage.
Origin of Khinyavat gotra –
Khinyavat – The descendants of Khinyaaji are known as Khinyavat. The origin of this gotra is from the Parihar lineage.
Origin of Motaavat gotra –
Motaavat – The descendants of Motaaji are known as Motaavat. The origin of this gotra is believed to be from the Parihar lineage.
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