7. Rajputs :

The borderland areas of Kabul, Kandhar and Seistan, which were often politically parts of India, were the meeting place of Indians and Iranians. In later Parthians times they were called 'white India’. Referring to these areas the French savant, James Darmesteler says “Hindu civilization prevailed in those parts, which in fact in the two centuries before and after Christ were known as white India”.


The Ranas of Udaipur, the head of the Sisodia clan of the Rajputs are believed to have veeb Iranians originally who came to India towards the end of sixth century. The Pallavas (Parthians, Sanskrit – Pahlavas) are also believed to have originated from Iran. Pulkessin II, the Ruler of Badami sent an Embassy to Khusro II (Parviz) in A.D. 625 and a return Embassy to his court is the subject a beautiful fresco in a cave at Ajanta. The name Gujarat itself has associations with the Gujar tribe of Iran that inhabited the region of Gujistan near west of Caspian Sea. These people are believed to have entered India around 6th century A.D.


After the conquest of Alexander, the nobles of Saurashtra and Kutch acknowledged the suzerainty of the Parthians and later the Sassanians. The history of Gujarat from 78 A.D. to 400 A.D. is shown as Kshatrap (Satrap) period. Nahapana (Parthian), Chashtan, Jayadaman, Rudradaman, Tushasp, Suvisakh were some of the rulers of this period. Over time the rulers assumed Hindu names.


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Rajput Origin :


The 'Scythic Origin of the Rajput Race' proves once and for all that the modern-day Rajputs, Jats, Thakurs, Gujjars and Gujaratis are descendants of Scythic immigrants.


Here Saka and Scythic is regarded is same.


Sociological and ethnological information collected in colonial censuses shows that the majority (+65%) of the population of the northwest ("Sakasthan" including Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, northern Maharashtra and western UP) is of Saka origin . Terms like "Sakasthana" appear on ancient Saka inscriptions found as far as Mathura in western Uttar Pradesh (formerly, United Provinces)."


-- [ Khalsa, Ch.2 ]


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The Jats, Gujjars, Thakurs and all others as Saka Rajputs :


The most damning evidence proving that the Rajputs are Saka comes from the genealogy of the Rajputs themselves. However, first a few notes about the Rajput Race. The Jats are in fact, Rajputs, as are Thakurs and Gujjars. There are no racial differences between these stocks, all are descendants of Saka immigrants; the differences are purely social and customary, reflecting partly the degree of pollution by Indo-Aryan customs.


Scythic Descent of Shivaji :


When Shivaji ascended the throne of Marathadesh, the Brahmins refused to crown him. He had to import a Brahmin from a great distance who was willing to finally crown him in return for gold in violation of Brahmanist Hindu laws. Subsequently, a genealogy was invented for Shivaji, claiming descent from the Rajput House of Mewar. Incidentally, this claim would imply that Shivaji was descended from Persian immigrants !


"Ali Ibrahim, a learned native of Benaras, was Wilford's authority for asserting the Rana's Persian descent, who stated tohim that he had seen the original history, which was entilted "Origin of the Peishwas from the Ranas of Mewar." (Ibrahim must have meant the Satara princes, whose ministers were the Peishwas.) From this authority three distinct emigrations of the Guebres, or ancient Persian, are recorded, from Persia into Guzerat. The first in the time of Abu Beker, AD 631; the second on the defeat of Yezdegird, AD 651; and the third when the descendants of Abbas began to prevail, AD 749. Also that a son of Noshirwan landed near Surat with eighteen thousand of his subjects, from Laristhan, and were well received by the prince of the country. Abul Fuzil confirms this account by saying `the followers of Zerdesht (Zoroaster), when they fled from Persia, settled in Surat, the contracted term from the peninsula of Saurasthra, as well as the city of this name'"


-- [ Met.197.ftn. ]


However, it is historically proven that this descent of Shivaji is in fact make-belief; it has no foundation in fact and was invented solely to satisfy the ego of a wealthy thief. The Marathas are, in contrast to the Scythic Gujaratis, of brachycephalic Indo-Aryan stock, and Shivaji was no different. This deep-seated division between Saka Rajput and Saka Gujarati versus Indo-Aryan Marathi is the root cause for the intense hatred existing between these races. Indeed, Shivaji himself launched the most inhuman genocide of Scythics ever witnessed. Manucci records that Shivaji butchered 3 million innocent Gujaratis during the siege of Surat, and Baron Metcalfe mentions that his Maratha descendants exterminated half of Rajputana [ Met. ].


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Major Agnivanshi clans are Bhaal, Chauhan, Dodiya, Chavda, Mori, Naga, Paramaras, Solankis.


It is possible that Agnivanshi (fire clan) clans are a branch of Suryavansh (sun clan).


A part of Rajputana was called Gurjara-Pradesh in the 9th century while, in the 10th century, Gujarat was referred to as Gurjara. Therefore, some scholars have described that the Gurjaras entered India through Afghanistan, settled themselves in different parts of India and were the ancestors of the Rajputs. A stone-inscription at Rajora of 959 A.D. describes Mathandeo, a feudal Chief of Vijaypala as Gurjara-Pratihara.


It led to the conclusion that the Pratiharas were also a branch of the Gurjaras. The Chalukyas gave the name of Gujarat to that particular territory. It meant that the Chalukyas were also the Gurjaras. Prithviraja Raso also described that the Pratiharas, the Chalukyas, the Parmaras and the Chauhanas originated out of a sacrificial fire-pit which supported the theory of foreign origin of the Rajputs.


Certain popular beliefs, particularly that of Chand Bardai, the court-poet of Prithviraj Chauhan, state that the Rajputs originated from a sacrificial fire-pit. According to them when Parasuram destroyed all the Kshatriyas then the ancient sages did a Yajna on Mount Abu to safeguard the Vedic religion.


Out of that Yajna fire four heroes were born and the descendants of these heroes w ere the four Rajput families, viz., the Chauhan, the Solanki or Chalukaya, the Paramara and the Pratihara. This also supports the view of the foreign origin of Rajputs.


Dr Dashratha Sharma has supported the view of Dr Majumdar in his book Early Chauhan Dynasties. On the basis of ancient inscriptions and coins, he has rightly rejected the story of sacrificial-pit and also the view of the foreign origin of the Rajputs as expressed by Tod. V.A. Smith, Bhandarkar. etc. He maintains that the founders of all important dynasties of the Rajputs like the Chauhans, the Guhilots, the Pallavs, the Kadambs, the Pratihars and the Parmars were Brahamans.


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A group of Shivais from udyan to Iran. There they settled a city called Shivsthan, which is now called Sisatan.


From Shivsthan it was known as Sakasthan which is now known as Sistan (Iran).


Sistan and Balochistan, Iran