List of Rajput dynasties and states

During the medival period, many parts of North 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 & Delhi: The Chauhans, ruled between 956 and 1192 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 and Delhi. This Rajput dynasty was founded by Simharaj, who is famously known as the founder of the city of AjmerPrithviraj Chauhan was considered greatest of all Chauhan rulers. During his reign, the kingdom extended over DelhiAjmer, modern-day RohilkhandKalinjarHansiKalpiMahoba etc. He conqueredBhatinda (in Punjab)[2] 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.

During their centuries-long rule of northern India, the Rajputs constructed several palaces. Shown here is theChandramahal in City Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan, which was built by theKachwaha Rajputs.

  • Solanki dynasty: The Solankis established their rule over present day’s Indian state of Gujarat between 945 and 1297 AD. Their kingdom came into prominence during the reign of Mulraj. They ruled with their capital situated at Anhilwara.
  • Chandelas of Khajuraho: This Rajput dynasty was founded by Jayasakthi. They ruled the areas acrossBundelkhand with Khajuraho as their capital. The dynasty came to an end after Alauddin Khalji conquered Bundelkhand.
  • Gahadvalas of Kannauj: This Rajput dynasty ruled the kingdom of Kannauj for around a hundred years, beginning in the late 11th century.
  • Chavda (s) of Gujarat

Muslim Rajput dynasties

See also


  1. ^ Hussain Khan (2004), Chronicles of Early Janjuas, iUniverse, ISBN 0-595-28096-X, “… Jayapala, son of Asatapala, succeeded Bhimadeva in about 353/964. Jayapala was a scion of the Janjua (Rajput) dynasty … Jayapala being Janjua (Rajput) was known as Hindu Shahi and had succeeded the former Brahman Hindu Shahi …
  2. ^ History of Sirsa Town – Page 29
  3. a b The History of India by Kenneth Pletcher
  4. ^ Britannica
  5. ^ G.S. Ghurye (2005). Rajput Architecture. Popular Prakashan. p. 36. ISBN 81-7154-446-0.
  6. ^ Roma Niyogi, The history of the Gāhaḍavāla dynasty, page 8
  7. ^ Dogra Dynasty

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