Saturday, 23 August 2014

THE SIKARWAR RAJPUTS OF INDIA

                                                      
Hi folks,
I have been thinking since long to pen down a brief account of my clan- the Sikarwar Rajputs of India.So here is a brief  history which may be of some interest to some of you.


   SIKARWAR RAJPUTS


INTRODUCTION
The SIKARWARS are a royal warrior clan from Northern India. Their early history is very unknown due to lack of importance in keeping history. The clan name SIKARWAR is derived from SIKAR district of Rajasthan which they ruled for generations. It is included by British historian TOD, amongst the 36 royal races which claim to be descent from LAVA the son of King Ram of Ayodhya.  


            Sikarwars are known to be a very brave and fierce fighters and were well known to fight  unto death but never to surrender. This was one reason for their very low population. In a battle, they formed the “HARAVAL TUKADI” which used to be the first line of offence to face the enemy. According to British historian A.H. Bingley, Sikarwars are among the few races which are considered to be the best fighting soldiers.

EARLY HISTORY

           SIKARWARS established Vijaypur Sikari in 823 AD when Rana Bhatribhat was the ruler of Mewar in Rajasthan. Rao of Sikar was one of the invitees to Chitor during the coronation of Rana Sangram Singh (later popularly known as Rana Sanga) as mentioned in history books. Sikarwars also built the Agra fort, then known as Ajargarhi fort.


           The rular of Sikri during later part of 1400 AD was one  JAIRAJ DEV. He had three sons named Kamdev (the eldest), Dham dev and  Vikram Pratap Dev, the youngest

KAMDEV:-  Kamdev proceeded along with his army towards Madhya Pradesh in South and subjugated the Muslim aborigines called Cheras. He established himself in the area of MORENA, GWALIOR and JHANSI etc. Thus ancestors of SIKARWARS toward Morena etc had migrated much before the arrival Mughals.

DHAM DEV :- He was crowned as the ruler of Sikri in 1504 AD. Rana Sangram Singh (Rana Sanga)  who was still the prince of Mewar ( his coronation was in 1505 AD), attended the coronation on behalf of his father Rana Rai Mal. Both Dham Dev and Sangram Singh were known to be very close friends.

VIKRAM DEV:- While DHAM DEV was crowned as Ruler of Sikri, it was Vikram who managed most of the affairs of the state.
           
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            A detailed description of a queen from Sikri was given by Bhaduriya Rajputs. RAJA SHALYA DEV (1194-1208 AD) referred to as SELLA DEV by British historians, was an illustrious ruler of his age. Taking advantage of the disorder prevailing in the country during Ghouri Shah’s invasion, Raja Shalya Dev had attacked and plundered Meerut and Farrukhabad. When QUTUBUDDIN AIBAK attacked BHADAURA GARH in 1208, a fierce battle accompanied and great slaughter took place in which SHALYA DEV was slain. It is said that his pregnant wife who was daughter of Rao of SIKRI escaped and with the help of two loyal servants reached Sikri.

BATTLE OF KHANWA also spelled as Kanwah/ Kanhua)

            During the battle of Khanwa ( village between Agra-Vijaypur Sikri) which commenced on 17 March,1527 AD, between the confederation of Rajputs lead by Rana Sanga and Mughal invader BABUR, DAM DEV not only joined the confederation but provided complete administrative, logistics & operational support to  Sanga. In fact the complete Rajput army  of 1.80 lakh stayed in side and around the Sikri fort for more than a month.  Each house hold of Sikri rose to the occasion to assist in the stay of the force including in cooking food to compensate shortage of cooks etc. Enough ration was also collected and stocked inside the fort, even before the battle started as Rana had planned to capture Agra.
            Earlier Sanga had liberated North India from Afghan ruler, Ibrahim Lodi and was confident of defeating Babur. Unfortunately this could not materialize as Mughals captured  Agra with speed. The Rajputs caused many a Mughal casualties during the night battle. This was after the Rajputs had lost during the day. The main reason for this sudden defeat was due to betrayal of one of the close aid, SILHADI (Siladitya), a TOMAR Rajput chieftain of North East Malwa,  who held a large contingent of 30,000 men, joined Babur’s camp at the critical moment of the battle.

           Rana Sanga was badly wounded and had to be evacuated from the battle field. Thus the command of the Rajput’s withdrawing forces devolved on the shoulder of Dham Dev, which he  conducted with fair amount of discipline and control. The wounded Rana Sanga  and  also the SIKARWAR’S Deity- MATA KAMAKHYA, were loaded on camels and under  protection of a group of Rathor Rajput warriors, transported to the safety in the Aravali mountains. Mean while, walls of the Sikri fort were blown out with guns by Babur’s army and finally captured. 
           
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            The defeat in battle of Khanwa was a ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­major set-back in the history of Rajputs.While this resulted in the advent of Mughal rule in the region, the Rajputs had to disperse far and wide to safe their religion and families from the Babur’s atrocities. Sikarwars in particular, suffered more as the battle of Khanwa was fought in their ruled area and Babur considered Vijaypur Sikri as the main cantonment (Chawani) of the Rajputs confederation army. After the victory, the town of Vijay pur Sikri was also re-named as Fatehpur Sikri by Babur. 

“Fatehpur  Pukarat Mughals Naam More Nagari ko,
Vijaypur Nagari Aaz Fatehpur Bhayo Ree”

That’s how Vidyadhar, Bard had narrated the re-naming.

           BABUR himself, while describing the battle of Khanwa in his Baburnama,  had mentioned DHAM DEV RAO at least twice in his book along with that of RANA SANGA, MEDINI RAO, RAO CHANDER SEN, SILHADI (SHILADITYA), MAHMOOD KHAN LODI, HASAN KHAN MEWATI etc.

MIGRATION FROM SIKRI:
            Once this major battle was lost by Rajputs, they had no option but to disperse and migrate to safer locations. Their major  settlements of Sikarwars  had been in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and few in Maharashtra & Gujarat. A detail list of their districts/villages is attached separately.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
(Gotra, Kuldev, Kuldevi, Flag)
Gotra-Sankritayan (Those living in Sikarwari region of Agra & Morena district follow Bhardwaj Gotra)
Prawar- Three, viz. Sankrit, Angiras & Aurav
Ved -  Yajur Ved,    Up Ved- Dhanur
Ved Paad- Dakshin,  Shikha- Dakshin, Chand-Anurisp, Branch-Madhyami, Sutra- Katyaan.
Bird-Owl, Kul Devta- Shiv,  Kul Devi (Eisht) –Mata Kamakhya.
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Flag – Golden red with Bal Surya embossed on it.
 Narrating the genealogy of Sikarwars, the bards say that “Brijraj Dev was the son of Naurang Dev, grand son of Anurag Dev and great grand son of Prayag Dev.


ADDITIONAL INPUTS:
It is well known fact that after independence of India, the government and most of the Indian historians never took much interest to find facts about the Rajput history. It was projected  as dark period of the Indian history. For them the golden period in India started only with the arrival of Mughals. Obviously this was done intentionally as a result of close proximity of Nehru/Gandhi family with Muslims in some way or other, details of which are already in public domain.

The myth that Mughal emperor Akbar established Fatehpur sikri as his capital and nothing existed before that, has been negated by the very fact that it was Babur who renamed vijaypur Sikri to Fatehpur Sikri.  Very few people know that in the year 1999-2000 AD an excavation by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was conducted at the CHABELI TILA of Sikri which yielded a rich crop of Jain statues- hundreds of them, including the foundation stone of a temple with date. The statues were a thousand years old of Bhagwan ADI NATH, RISHABH NATH, MAHAVIR and Jain Yakshainis - says Swaroop Chandra Jain, the senior leader of the Jain community. The excavation, after two years of work, was suddenly stopped by the government.

DV Sharma, former Superintending archaeologist of the ASI in Agra who supervised the excavations told IANS- ‘’we found scores of damaged statues piled up and with dates and also a manuscript. These are now lying in the guest house of Fatehpur Sikri. They should have gone ahead to engage experts to carry out research on these subjects”.

Sharma further added –Quote “My book of Fatehpur Sikri excavations is there in the ASI library with complete details of the findings which un- mistakenly point to a flourishing trade and pilgrimage centre of both the Jains and the Sikarwars. Akbar built a few structures and modified others that were already there. Who demolished the temples and the statues is a subject which further research alone can establish” unquote.

Talking to IANS, Bhanu Pratap Singh, the author of “JAIN DHARM KA PRAMUKH KENDRA THA FATEHPUR SIKRI” said that “Sikri existed much before Akbar. The excavation has clearly established this fact.” Basing his arguments on the excavations by the ASI Bhanu Pratap Singh further reiterated that the antique pieces, statues and structures, all point to a lost culture and religious site, more than 1,000 year ago.
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90 comments:

  1. I really proud to be a sikarwar rajput! Jai maa kamakya. Jai Rajputana.

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    1. Thanks Somesh. We have to be proud of our heredity. Much more details are required to be dug out on Sikarwars.

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    2. I am proud to be an Indian
      Your blog has given me lots of knowledge about our past.
      I thank you for conforming the information about tomar rajput,whos cheat bring our failure.

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    3. Jai Rajputana... History has to come into mainstream... We rajputs drained this motherland with our blood. Even after 800 years of Muslim rule at Delhi, India has majority Hindus but no one gives credit to the lost lives of Rajputs... We have to bring it in mainstream books and public domain before our sacrifices are forgotten by begoted politicians and vote seekers.

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    4. Fatehpur district ke Fatuhabad se aker sakara dih me basne ke karan sakerwar nam padha .ye madarpur ke yudhy se bache brahman sainik the kam dev misr v Dham Dev misr .1528 me madarpur me braman sena ke sath inka yudhy hua tha isme panipat se bhi adhik raktpat hua thodhe log bache jinme kam Misr v Dham misr Ghazipur ke Sakra dih per aker base .Sikriwal Rajput sandily gotriy hai jabki ye sankrit goutriy is liye inhe sankarwal Rajput jo dusre gotr ke hai ke saath milaker galat itihas likha ja raha hai.sankrit kanykubj brahmaan shakha ke panch uchch gotro me hai jo brahmano me bhut paya jata par Rajput is gotr ke in do gavo ke alava desh me aur kahi nhi hai.

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  2. One GOTRA is missing from the list"SHANDILYA". I am a sikarwar rajput, Gotra- shandilya.
    Even i am trying to dig out my roots.

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    1. Hi Aditya, Happy to know that you have read my blog. I am not a historian but like you, proud of my roots and therefore,trying to dig out information on our clan. - the Sikarwars. Please do share, your findings. Best wishes

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    2. Brother- Sikarwar have three rishi gotra- Bhardwaj, Sankrit & Sandilya

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    3. Brother- Sikarwar have three rishi gotra- Bhardwaj, Sankrit & Sandilya

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    4. Dear Rajesh, Sorry for the delay in reply.I am grateful for your input about gotra Bhardwaj & Sandilya.Kindly elucidate which particular areas these Gotras live now? With regards

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  3. Am proud of u because am real rajput vansh
    jai sri ram , jai rajputana gotra sikarwar

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  4. i am proud of iam sikarwar rajput my gotra is sankritayan....jai maa kamakhaya

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    1. Hi Shobhit, Sorry for this belated response.
      Please give some details about Sikarwars in your area so that it could be compiled accordingly.

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  5. iam proud of i'm sikarwar rajput.

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  6. Proud to be a rajpoot, from Dewal ghazipur. Dr Balwant Singh

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  7. Proud to be a rajpoot, from Dewal ghazipur. Dr Balwant Singh

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  8. Thanks Dr. Balwant singh. In fact, after the battle of Khanwa, large number of Sikarwars had migrated to Gahban (means dense forest), which is now known as Gahmer in District Gajipur (UP). One could dig out some stories/facts on Sikarwars from there. Please do try so that we can build a substantial facts about our clan. Regards. MG Singh.

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  9. M G Singh, in that area, in up and bihar their are 84 villages of sikarwar rajput. On some occasions we gather and that called chaurasi. Gotra -Sankrityayan. One famous personality is Om prakash singh ji, cabinet minister, tourism, up. From sewrai.

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    1. Jai Maa Kamakhya 🙏
      Former tourism minister, Uttar Pradesh Shri Om Prakash Singh is Dikhit Rajput. He is my distant relative from my mother's family.

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  10. Even after khanwa battle rao dham deo singh sikarwar shifted to gehban (gahmar). Babar was so insecure of rao dham deo, that he personally came twice looking for him but never dare to attack. Later after death of babar, rao dham deo singh sikarwar helped sher shah suri against humaun at battle of chausa and humaun was defeated badly and revenge was taken. Jai maa kamakhya

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    1. Plz. Come together at whatsup so we can undarstand each other@9873847183

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    2. Dear Shri Vishnu Pratap Singh.
      I am presently on a Vacation abroad and mostly on move where internet is not easily available. I Will be back in India by mid Feb.17 when we shall get in touch.withkind regards.

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  11. Dear Shri Balwant Singh,
    Thanks for your comment.Sorry for being late in response.
    Historians have mentioned about the defeat of Humaun by Suri in Bihar which forced Humaun to scape to Iran to re-organize. Unfortunately there are no references made by any historian of Dham Dev assisting Suri in that battle. There is, therefore need to explore history deeper to get some more details & facts.Let us continue our effort in these lines.

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  12. Proud to be a sikarwar rajput, I am from mahrakh, Chhapra dist, Bihar

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  13. Not only Red fort and Fatehpur Sikri but Taj Mahal, Red fort in Delhi, etc constructions had been built by Rajputs only, I.e. kshatriyas

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  14. Jai Maa Kamakhya
    Cordial thank to share such a valuable information about our clan.
    I'm a Sikarwar Rajput (Rishi Gotra: Sankrit) from village Gahmar (Erstwhile Gahban).
    Can you please tell me about the exact description of the coat of arms of Vijaypur Sikri?
    Regards,

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  15. Information that i compiled from distinct resources.
    Lineage: Solar
    Gotra: Sankrit (East Uttar Pradesh & Bihar), Bhardwaj (Madhya Pradesh & West Uttar Pradesh), Vashitha (Rajsthan)
    Prawar: Sankrit, Angiras & Aurav
    Ved: Yajur Ved
    Up Ved: Dhanur Ved
    Ved Paad: Dakshin
    Shikha: Dakshin
    Chand: Anurisp
    Branch: Madhyami
    Sutra: Katyaan
    Sacred Tree: Shirishh
    Sacred Bird: Owl
    Clan Deity: Maa Kamakhaya (East)
    Kul dev: Lord Shiva
    Ist Dev: Lord Shree Ramchandra
    Kulpurohit: Upadhayay
    Surname: Sikarwar & Rana

    Princely Estates:
    • Vijaypur Sikri/Sikri Garh(Current Fatehpur Sikri):
    (Time period- Since A.D. 823 to A.D. 1527)
    Description of Royal Flag: Emblem of 'Baal Surya' embossed on a golden red backgroud

    It was established by Keshav Dev, army commander of Maharaja Bhatribhat of Mewar, in A.D. 823. Rao Dham Dev Sikarwar (Last ruler of Vijaypur Sikri estate), close friend of Rana Sanga (Ruler of Mewar estate), fought in the battle of Kanhua against Babur. After migration from Vijaypur Sikri, princely family of Vijaypur Sikri got settle in Gahban(Presently Gahmar, District- Ghazipur, State- Uttar Pradesh) situated on the banks of the River Ganges.
    Sikarwar Rajputs of villages Gahmar, Sevrai, Karahiya, Deval & Baijnath Amaura (All reside in Ghazipur District of East Uttar Pradesh) are the scion of Rao Dham Dev Sikarwar as it is mentioned in "Dham Dev Pradipika".

    Manor:-
    Pahargarh:
    (Time period- Since A.D. 1446 to A.D. 1952)
    Description of Royal Flag: Emblem of Sun embossed on white background

    It was founded by Rao Daan Sinh Sikarwar, grandson of Rao Kam Dev Sikarwar/Rao Dalpat Sinh Sikarwar ( also known as Dhalkoo Baba) & the son of Rao Ratanpal Sinh Sikarwar. Later, Pahargarh manor merged with Madhya Pradesh in 1952 .Rao Pancham Sinh Sikarwar was the last ruler of Pahargarh.
    We organize congregation of Chaurasi since the reign of Rao Anup Dev Sikarwar because of enlisting Vijaypur Sikri as the 84th estate of Maharaja Kanak Sen (Descandant of Prince Lava of North Kosal) of ancient Vallabhi Empire.

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    1. Hello Sir,

      Many many thanks for sharing all valuable information.
      Can I have more information on pahargarh state.mob 9887791109

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  16. Dear CP Singh. Very Grateful for your input. Unfortunately there is hardly much written material available on Sikarwars. But we have to strive to collect what so ever information could be dugout from various sources, collate, authenticate and then publish for our young generation to know & be proud of their back ground. I am presently out of country on a long vacation where I am trying to go through various libraries to find some info if possible. Will revert .on subject later. Meanwhile let us continue our effort in this regard & share what so ever we are able to get. Regards

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  17. Proud to be a clan of sikarwar rajpoot, from GAHMAR ghazipur,
    Every sikarwar must read this article...........
    Jai maa kamakhya

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  18. what about Jatt Sikarwars? In Mathura Aligarh uttarpradesh?

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  19. what about Sikarwar jats of Mathura and Aligarh UP ???

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  20. what about Jatt Sikarwars of UP west

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  21. Dear Sir,

    Really insightful information!! Thank you for taking us back in time. Wish we could do more to protect our legacy. I will be really interested in that. Please advise if you have some thoughts on this..

    Sandeep Sikarwar

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  22. sir!!! what about sikarwar jatt.
    please give details.......

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    1. Dear Arvind.At the outset sorry for the delay in reply. As regards your query about Sikarwar Jatts,I have thus so far, not come across any in put from any available sources. Could you give some more feed back on this?

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  23. Am proud of u because am real rajput vansh
    Jai Maa Kali........Gotra : Sankirtra

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  24. Dear Sir,

    JAI MAA KAMAKHYA

    My name is Dhirendra Kumar Singh & I m from Gahmar (home of the fauji). Gahmar's ancient name is Grihamar not Gahban. Grih(Home or House)+Amar(Immortal or Deathless)=Grihamar. Gahmar is a breeding ground for people serving in defence forces for the nation, Each household has a military connect, at least one member of every family here is currently employed or has served in the armed forces. Some have as many as 6-7 members in the forces.

    Regards,

    Dhirendra Kumar Singh

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  25. Proud to be a sikarwar rajput .i am actually from gahmar gajipur but now I am parmanently live in the jamshedpur.

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  26. Hi,
    Thanks for fhe information. Can you please post the sikarwar rajput symbol.

    Bhoopesh Singh Sikarwar

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  27. I am Proud to be a Royal Sikarwar Rajput. I am From Faridabad (Haryana). I am Graduate in Engineering and PGD From IIT and MBA.Working with POSCO Group in Gurgaon.I am eagerly looking for More Informations on Sikarwar Rajputs History. We need to work out to dig out deep information about Sikarwar Rajputs. Jai Shree Ram....

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  28. I am Proud to be a Royal Sikarwar Rajput. I am From Faridabad (Haryana). I am Graduate in Engineering and PGD From IIT and MBA.Working with POSCO Group in Gurgaon.I am eagerly looking for More Informations on Sikarwar Rajputs History. We need to work out to dig out deep information about Sikarwar Rajputs. Jai Shree Ram....

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    1. I live in Delhi and also want to dig out more information about our roots. I was thinking to visit Fatehpur, Sikar district etc to know more. May be we can contribute to this. vvs.vardhan@gmail.com

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    2. JMD Bhai Ji 🙏
      For contribution regarding Sikarwar rajput let me join as well.
      yuvraajsikarwar1990@gmail.com

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  29. I am Dhirendra Singh Sikarwar, belong to Gahmar Village (largest Village of Rajputs).

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  30. Thank you for the detailed history. I am a proud Sikarwar Rajput from village Belnadih, Azamgarh. I live in Delhi and planning to visit Vijaypur Sikri to know more about our history. Which more places can I explore?

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    1. Hi Vikas. Sorry for the delay in reply.At the out set I am happy to know that young generation is getting out from Belnadih & eager to explore the world now.
      By the way, which family you belong to in Belnadih? This is just a curiosity as I am also from same village (Singh Sadan).
      As regards yor visit to Vijay garh,there is not much material available. So one trip is notenough to know much about it.The guides at the
      are useless. However, you may try to visit Archeological Survey of India library there & see if any useful info could be sieved. With best wishes

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    2. Hello Sir,
      I am glad to know you also belong to my village. I belong to Shri Ram Janam Singh's family. I am son of his youngest brother, Shri Harsh Vardhan Singh.

      Regards,
      Vikas Vardhan Singh

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  31. Dearsir,M.G.Singh
    SIKARWAR ORIGINALLY CAME FROM LAV KOT PRESENT PAKISTAN .AYODHYA AND KOSHAL KINGDOM WAS DIVIDED IN TWO PARTS.ONE PARTS RULED BY LAVA CALLED SOUTH KOSHALA AND 2ND PART RULED BY KUSHA.SIKARWARS ARE DECENDENT of Raja LAVA of Raghukul.Dashrath.Rama lord.

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  32. Dearsir,M.G.Singh
    SIKARWAR ORIGINALLY CAME FROM LAV KOT PRESENT PAKISTAN .AYODHYA AND KOSHAL KINGDOM WAS DIVIDED IN TWO PARTS.ONE PARTS RULED BY LAVA CALLED SOUTH KOSHALA AND 2ND PART RULED BY KUSHA.SIKARWARS ARE DECENDENT of Raja LAVA of Raghukul.Dashrath.Rama lord.

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  33. Please share the history regarding Sikarwar's on facebook group -Suryavamsh(Solar Lineage)

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/220080958333017/?fref=nf

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  34. Dear Shri Raj Kumar. thanks for sending such a wanderful article on Rajput history with photographs. Kindly do let me know the source of the information. In case there is some publication, I would love to order one and keep in my personal library.
    Lastly ,I may add that I am not a historian. I am a retired official but being a Sikarwar Rajput, interested to trace my past history.So please do share your findings on it. I am sure your valuable contribution will enlighten our findings 7 proof as for runner for our next generation to know & be pround of their back ground. Regards. MG Singh

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  35. Hello Sir, I am searching suryavamshi clans and history online and other sources. No particular publication is not there on Suryavamshi clans.

    Thank you..

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  36. Yes, we should be proud of our history, many other things need to be restored, also we must be given more respect in the history by historians. I m Praveer Singh Sikarwar , basically from Gahmar. Let's rejoin and reform our togetherness and come out as proud Sikarwar.

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  37. Yes, we should be proud of our history, many other things need to be restored, also we must be given more respect in the history by historians. I m Praveer Singh Sikarwar , basically from Gahmar. Let's rejoin and reform our togetherness and come out as proud Sikarwar.

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  38. Yes, we should be proud of our history, many other things need to be restored, also we must be given more respect in the history by historians. I m Praveer Singh Sikarwar , basically from Gahmar. Let's rejoin and reform our togetherness and come out as proud Sikarwar.

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  39. Yes, we should be proud of our history, many other things need to be restored, also we must be given more respect in the history by historians. I m Praveer Singh Sikarwar , basically from Gahmar. Let's rejoin and reform our togetherness and come out as proud Sikarwar.

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  40. I am Satish Priyadarshi s/o Sri Prabhunath Singh, Sikarwar Rajput,Sankrit gotra, belong to Siwan, Bihar. My parents and fore-parents says that we are immigrants of district Ghazipur,UP. They don't know more about our clan. But now I really feel proud that I am belonginess of this sublime dynasty.
    Thank a lot to all of you for your valuable inputs and research.
    jai ma kamakhya.

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    1. Dear Pryadarshi, Thanks for information. Please let us know more about Sikarwars settled in your area.
      Best wishes. MG Singh

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    2. Hello M G Singh sir,

      My name is Sangram Sikarwar from kheragarh tehsil Agra.

      Can I have more information on Sikarwar rajputs. 9887791109

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  41. MORENA sikarwar belong to Bhardwaj gotra and married to other Rajput clan ie Bhadoriya,Chauhan, panwar, Tomar, parihar,sisodiya,Solanki ,Hada.etc

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    1. Dear Shri Bhure Singh, At the out set,pardon me for the inordinate delay in reply. You are absolutely right.In fact,depending on the area of settlements, Sikarwars follow three gotras,viz. Sankriti, Bhardwaj and Shandilya.

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    2. JMD 🙏
      What about Bais thakurs??? May Sikarwar rajput boy gets marry to Bais rajput girl as Sikarwar rajputs come in higher precedence than Bais?
      Please tell
      Shivansh Sikarwar Th. Gahmar

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  42. Sikarwar Gotras
    (1.) Bhardwaj - Living in Sikarwari Region i.e. Agra, Morena and Dhaulpur.
    (2.) Sankriti not Sankrit or Sankrityayan - Living in Eastern UP & Western Bihar.
    (3.) Shandilya - living in far East distirct of Bihar and Jharkhand.

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  43. I am Dhirendra Singh Sikarwar from Gahmar District Ghazipur (U.P.)
    Sikarwars are strongest Hindu in Morena District & Ghazipur District
    Sikarwar Gotras
    (1.) Bhardwaj - Living in Sikarwari Region i.e. Agra, Morena and Dhaulpur.
    (2.) Sankriti not Sankrit or Sankrityayan - Living in Eastern UP & Western Bihar.
    (3.) Shandilya - living in far East distirct of Bihar and Jharkhand.

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  44. I am Dhirendra Singh Sikarwar from Gahmar District Ghazipur (U.P.)
    Sikarwars are strongest Hindu in Morena District & Ghazipur District
    Sikarwar Gotras
    (1.) Bhardwaj - Living in Sikarwari Region i.e. Agra, Morena and Dhaulpur.
    (2.) Sankriti not Sankrit or Sankrityayan - Living in Eastern UP & Western Bihar.
    (3.) Shandilya - living in far East distirct of Bihar and Jharkhand.

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  46. Good.
    Regards,
    Abhay singh sikarwar (gotra bhardwaj)

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  47. Hi my name is Meghna singh sikarwar....i m so gald to read the above article n all your comments...i live in delhi n surely i m going to visit Agra very soon to check out the book u mentioned by DV Sharma n will get back on this with more interesting information...so glad to read about out glorious past and hope we all can bring about our glorified history in public domain. I m 24 years old n my gotra is Bhardwaj.

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  48. I am Bhanu PRATAP Singh Sikarwar s/o Purushottam Singh, Village Tanora Noorpur, this village was built by Rajput clan of Sikri after the Khanuwa War. I belong to Bharadwaj Gotta.

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  49. *Sankriti was the grandson of Vashishtha & the son of Shakti Muni along with Parashar.
    *Princess Suriyamukhi (Daughter of Rao Bhana) got married to Rao Dham Dev.

    There is no valid proof regarding the assistance of Rathore on the way to Gahmar from Vijaypur Sikri as we were capable to protect ourselves & most importantly we were the one who used to constitute Harawal Tukdi along with our cousins (Badgujars/Raghav of Rajaurgarh).
    Does it make sense to advertise false facts???

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  50. Some vital facts-
    Lohkot/Lavasthali/present day Lahore -----> Vallabhi (Gujrat) -----> Sikar & Rajaurgarh ------> Vijaypur Sikri & Pahargarh -----> Gahmar

    ◆2nd Jain council held in Vallabhi around 5th century BC & getting proofs of large numbers of Jain temples and statues of Jain Yakshinis in the excavation done under the surveillance of Bhanu Pratap Singh & D V Sharma in the year 1999.

    *Anup Taal, Vijaypur Sikri constructed under the reign of Rao Anup Dev Sikarwar


    * 84 keeps historic significance for Rajvanshi Sikarwars because Vijaypur Sikri was the 84th estate of the scions of Lava, king of North Kosala.
    (Originally, there are 34 villages including 5 rajvanshi Sikarwar villages both side of river Karamasa.)

    Here word rajvanshi stands for गढभितर/राजपरिवार.

    *Original idol of our clan deity MAA Kamakhya transported by crack rajput warriors via Aravali mountain ranges to Gahmar (land of valiants).

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  51. For more details, do visit here as well.
    Link:- http://yuvraajsikarwar.blogspot.in/2014/03/clan-deity-of-sikarwar-kshatriya-clan.html?m=1

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  52. Hokm...I m akshay pratap singh sikarwar thikana~vabhanpura district morena...gotra bharadwaj...can u pls give some information about sikarwars raj chinh

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  53. Perfectly written blog, Need to mention that Sikarwar are Suryavanshi Rajputs.

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  55. Sikawar Rajputs of Punjab Pakistan Muslim Rajputs

    1947 So many Rajputs family to Pakistan from india Mewat Sitapur Hariyana Ambla Kangra UP MP and
    Rajputs Clans..Budgujjar Bais Bule Sultan..Basen Bhati Chuahan Dahaia Gularia Gutaum Jostratia Johiya Jalap Kathia Katoch Langrial Mahar Mangia Mangral Manj Naru PundirTanwar Panhwar Toor Chandel Rathore Meo Jaduan Sikawar Jaswal Tomara Solinki Rath Manhas Pakhral Sohlan Sosadiya Ghorewaha Makwana Raizada most are Muslim Rajputs descendants from Sri Ram chandar Sri Krishna Prince Arjuna Hero of Mahabharata Chandervanshi Aaginvanshi Suriyavanshi and Jadauvanshi ...........Sikawar Rajputs in all most Muslim Rajputs in Pakistan High Ranking Rajputs takes part in Pakistan Army Navy Air force and Business peoples and Landlord still use Ancestors Titles Raja Rana Rai Rao and Kunwar and Gotra.....I'm Manj Rajputs of Punjab Pakistan Descendants from Sri Krishna and Queen Rukmini same share Lineage with Bhati Rajputs of Jaisalmer Rajputana 1947 move to Punjab from Jaisalmer Rajputana establish own State call his name is Raikot Ludhiana ours forefathers Rai Tulsi Das Ruler of Raikot and Ludhiana Punjab..
    we hope all Rajputs will be alright
    bye
    Greatest Respects form Punjab Pakistan for all Hindu Rajputs Brothers

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  56. The sikarwar rajputs story must be come in front of people of the world so they can known our rituals perfectly.

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  57. Our Best Three-

    1. Harawal Tukdi 'First line of battle to offence'
    2. Cavalry Attack
    3. Concept of introducing hidden cavity within battle-ground
    (It was introduced by Rao Ganga Dev Sikarwar, the part of rajput confederation army headed by Rana Hamir against Allauddin Khalji.)
    Our closest kins-

    Badgujars/Raghav of Rajaurgarh

    Note:- It was Badgujars who later called Sikarwar due to the dweller of Sikar.

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  58. Some facts taken from ongoing research-


    Sikarwar Kshatriya clan is directly descended from Prince Lava ( King of North Kosal, Capital- Shravasti), elder son of Lord Shree Ram Chandra. We, Sikarwars are the co-lineage progeny of "Emperor Kanak Sen"* of V.S. 191 vintage. He was the son of Maharaja Madhav Sen & was born at Lavkot/Lavasthali/Lahore in V.S.-156. After finishing his studies at world famous "Taxila University", he captured North-Western India from Kushans (Unchi Tribe) who had then occupied Northern India.
    Note: A number of 20 generations from Suhad Dev to Madhav Sen ruled over Panjnaad/Punjab (Capital- Lavkot).


    ◆Vallabhi University was established by Maharaja Kanak Sen. The tag naming 'Dev' was given to each descent of Maharaja Kanak Sen after the successful completion of their graduate degree.
    When we check-out the genealogical description of Vijaypur Sikri, one can easily find the tag 'Dev' in every name even after the debacle of Vallabhi University.

    ◆We, Rajvanshi Sikarwars organize congregation of "Chaurasi" over distinct occasions since A.D. 823 when Vijaypur Sikri got enlisted among the 84th estate of the scions of our patriarch, Maharaja Kanak Sen of ancient Vallabhi Empire.
    NOTE: "Anup Taal" of Vijaypur Sikri was dug in the reign of Rao Anup Dev Sikarwar that ever used to be the main source of drinking water.

    ◆Emblem of "Baal Surya" embossed on a golden red background-
    It was firstly adopted by Maharaja Kanak Sen before one of his triumph campaign & later it became the royal flag of Vijaypur Sikri.

    ◆ The relation between 2nd Jain council held in Vallabhi (Gujrat) during 5th century B.C. & remains of large numbers of Jain temples along with the statues of Adinath, Pashvanath, Vardhaman Mahavir & Jain Yakshinis found in excavation done in Fatehpur Sikri in the year 1999 under the surveillance of D.V. Sharma.

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  59. Lineage: Solar/Suryavanshi
    Gotra: Sankriti (East Uttar Pradesh & Bihar), Bhardwaj (Madhya Pradesh & West Uttar Pradesh), Vashistha (Rajsthan), Sandilya (Somewhere in Bihar & Jharkhand)
    Prawar: Sankriti, Angiras & Aurav
    Ved: Yajur Ved
    Up Ved: Dhanur Ved
    Ved Paad: Dakshin
    Shikha: Dakshin
    Chand: Anurisp
    Branch: Madhyami
    Sutra: Katyaan
    Sacred Tree: Shirishh
    Sacred Bird: Owl
    Clan Deity: Maa Kamakhaya (East)
    Kul dev: Mahadev
    Ist Dev: Shree Ramchandra
    Kul Purohit: Upadhyay
    Appellation: Rao
    Surname: Sikarwar & Rana/राणा

    Sikarwar rajputs of Udaipur District of Rajsthan were descendants of Jattan Rao Sikarwar, army commander of Rana Hamir.
    The appellation Rana/राणा was entitled to the brave-hearts who shown uttermost valor in the battlefield.

    Mahrishi Vashishtha-Shakti Muni-Sankriti & Parashar

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  60. Princely Estates:

    Vijaypur Sikri/Sikri Garh(Current Fatehpur Sikri) (विजयपुर सीकरी)-
    (Time period- Since A.D. 823 to A.D. 1527)
    Description of Royal Flag: Emblem of 'Baal Surya' embossed on a golden red backgroud

    It was established by Keshav Dev, army commander of Maharaja Bhatribhat of Mewar, in A.D. 823. Rao Dham Dev Sikarwar (coronation- A.D. 1504) was the close friend of Rana Sanga/Rana Sangram Singh. Rajput confederation army was led by Rana Sanga, and his allies were Rao Dham Dev of Vijaypur Sikri, Medini Rai of Chanderi, Rao Chander Sen of Jodhpur & Siladitya akka Silhadi (A tanwar chieftain of Malwa), Hasan Khan Mewati in the fierce battle against Babur fought near by to Village Kanhua in AD. 1527. Due to the betrayal of one of the close aid at the prone moment, Rajput confederation army lost the battle. This made the main reason of migration from Vijaypur Sikri, princely family of Vijaypur Sikri got settle in Grihamar (land of immortals)/present days Gahmar situated on the banks of the River Ganges.


    Manor:-

    PaharGarh (पहाङगढ):
    (Time period- Since A.D. 1446 to A.D. 1952)
    Description of Royal Flag: Emblem of Sun embossed on white background

    It was founded by Rao Daan Sinh Sikarwar, grandson of Rao Kam Dev Sikarwar/Rao Dalpat Sinh Sikarwar ( also known as Dhalkoo Baba) & the son of Rao Ratanpal Sinh Sikarwar. Later, PaharGarh manor merged with Madhya Pradesh in 1952 .Rao Pancham Sinh Sikarwar was the last ruler of PaharGarh.

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  61. Grihamar/गृहामर) that ever used to happen densely forest area.
    The scions/वंशज of Rao Dham Dev Sikarwar & Rani Suriyamukhi (Daughter of Rao Bhana of Bundi/बूँदी) resides in five villages of Ghazipur District of East Uttar Pradesh.
    1. Gahmar (गहमर)
    2. Karahiya (करहियां) & Bakainiya (बकईनियां)
    3. Sewrayin (सेवराई)
    4. Amoura (अमौरा)
    5. Deval (देवल)
    *The name "Grihamar" was mentioned for Gahmar in Ghazipur Gazetteer. Before the arrival of Vijaypur Sikri royals here, this territory was under the reign of Cheru king, Shashank who was later replaced by Rao Dham Dev Sikarwar.


    For more details kindly refer these two sources accorded bellow-

    1. Sikarwar archives
    2. Dham Dev Pradipika (A book contained detailed information about journey to Gahmar from Vijaypur Sikri & overall genealogical description of each and every households of 40 villages of Sikarwar Rajputs resided both the sides of the river Karmanasa.)

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  62. The true bloodline of Vijaypur Sikri still surviving & we all feel proud on our legacy.


    "The cat following by a rat." as it was seen by Royal Priest Gangeshwar Updhayay subsquently when the idol of Maa Kamakhya loaded on Camel'back, fallen down the earth vertically-straight at Sakradeeh (सकराडीह).
    I too used to suppose it a myth but i witness a scene in which a rat fought bravely against a German Shephard dog till the end of its life, albeit it had enought time to flee but it singled out fight.
    (Take this scene seriously, it is not a joke.)
    Jai Maa Kamakhya
    Shivansh th. Gahmar

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  63. Marriage alliances-
    We take baisa from Parmar (ujjain offshoot), Parihar, Madhwar(Jodha offshoot of Rathor), Gautam, Sengar, Bisen, Kakatiya/Kakan, Chandel, Gaharwar, Surwar(offshoot of Gaur), Shrinet, Nikumbh, Tanwar, Dikhit, Karmwar(Also called Kalchuri), Naagvanshi, Haihahvanshi (scions of Sahstrabahu Arjuna), Chauhan (Vatsagotri offshoot), Solanki (Tatiya offshoot) and Kaushik rajputs.
    We give baisa to Raghuvanshi (Rishi Gotra-Kashyap, Vashishtha), Suryavanshi & Gautam rajputs.

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  64. Hi,

    My name is Abhay singh sikarwar hails from Lucknow (U.P) and my forefathers are from motihari (bihar). My gotra is bhardwaj. Happy to read an article on sikarwar rajputs.

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  65. Til now i believed fatehpir sikri was constructed by akbr.... G8vt shud feel shame fr nt giving true facts in our history books

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