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Know more about India's Rajput community

[ Updated 25 May 2014, 08:20:54 ]
Know more about India's Rajput community

Rajput community is representative of the old warrior or Kshatriya class of India. Rajputs are considered as the second of the four castes of Hinduism. It is believed that they were made from the arms of Lord Brahma. 

There are over 200 million Rajputs in India. Rajasthan is their original home but they are also settled in other parts of the country like Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.  

Some people of West Bengal and Assam also claim Rajput descent. The members of nearly all the Hindu ruling families have been Rajputs of the Sisodia clan, originating from Udaipur.  

Rajput community rose to fame between 9th and 11th centuries. They are divided into three main lineages.