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Gahlot

Gahlot is a gotra (clan) of India. It traces its ancestry to the Suryavanshi Kshatriyas. The variations of the name include Gehlot, Guhila, Gohil or Guhilot. It is associated with the Rajput community, and Gahlot Rajputs once ruled in Banswara, Dungarpur, Mewar, Pratapgarh and Shahpura. These areas were all in the region now known as the state of Rajasthan.[1]

History

The Atpur Inscription of 977 AD lists 20 kings starting with Guhadatta and ending with Saktikumara. Major cities included [2]

First Jauhar of Chittor

Guhilots, occasioned the famous Jauhar of 1303 AD.,[3] when the womenfolk, led by Rani Padmini,[4] collectively committed suicide rather than risk personal dishonor at the hands of the victorious invading army.

The Gehlots settled in Ahar,[5] where they were known as Aharya.

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References

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  4. ^ Aanald Webb, Rani Padmini Of Chittore : A Historical Romance
  5. ^ Rajasthan Government, Rajasthan district Gazetteers: Dungarpur (1962)


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