The Badgujar / Bargujar / Badgurjar is a Rajput clan that claims Suryavanshi lineage.[1]



The Badgujar clan of Rajputs originated from the Gurjar's and are a part of 36 Royal Races.[2]

In its survey of The People of India, the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) – noted that

The Gurjars/Gujjars were no doubt a remarkable people spread from Kashmir to Gujarat and Maharashtra, who gave an identity to Gujarat, established kingdoms, entered the Rajput groups as the dominant lineage of Badgujar, and survive today as a pastoral and a tribal group with both Hindu and Muslim segments.[3]


The Bargujar held considerable possessions in Dhundhar, and their capital was the hill fortress of Rajor in the Principality of Machari, which included town of Rajgarh and Dausa. The capital of their Principality was Deoti.[4][5][6][7] However, by 11th century Rao Dula Rai, won the areas of Dausa and Deoti from the Badgujar Rajputs, were reduced to feudetory or jagirdars and also sudued Meenas to establish Jaipur Kingdom.[8][9]

Princely State & Jagirs controlled by Bargujars

Other places once controlled by Badgujars were Baraundha - 9 Gun Salute State, Daria Kheri,[10] Kamalpur,[11] Barauli Rao.[12][13]


The Ghasera Fort and Khandar Fort[14] are among the two major forts built by Bargujar Rajput rulers.


They are mainly distributed parts of present-day Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.[15][need quotation to verify][16][need quotation to verify]

Notable people

See Also


  1. ^ Mayaram, Shail (2003). Against History, Against State: Counterperspectives from the Margins. Columbia University Press. p. 22. ISBN 978-0-231-12730-1. Meo settlement in this area by the tenth century is recorded by the gazetteers of the United Provinces as also their displacement by Rajput clans such as the Dors, Tomars, Bargujars, and Chauhans.
  2. ^ Kurbanov, Aydogdy (2010). "The Hephthalites: Archaeological and Historical Analysis" (PDF). p. 243. Retrieved 11 January 2013. As a result of the merging of the Hephthalites and the Gujars with population from northwestern India, the Rajputs (from Sanskrit "rajputra" – "son of the rajah") formed.
  3. ^ Kumar Suresh Singh; B. V. Bhanu; Anthropological Survey of India (2004). People of India: Maharashtra. Popular Prakashan. p. xxviii. ISBN 978-81-7991-101-3.
  4. ^ The Researcher. Directorate of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Rajasthan. 1965. pp. 75–77. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  5. ^ Congress, Indian History (1964). Proceedings. p. 152. Retrieved 10 September 2019.Goga Chauhan of Mahari or Machari and Traditions - Bargujar by D. P. Sharma
  6. ^ India, Archæological Survey of (1966). Report[s]. Indological Book House. pp. 104, 225. Retrieved 10 September 2019. Bargujar or Badagujar, Rajas of Machari, Inscriptions at Machari at Samvant 1439
  7. ^ Rajasthan. Apa Publications. 1993. p. 133. ISBN 9780395662885. Retrieved 10 September 2019. Alwar : A treasure of Surprises : it was incorporated, along with Dausa. into the large kingdom of Machari. south of Alwar, and ruled by the Bargujar Rajputs.
  8. ^ Kling, Doris Marion (1993). The Emergence of Jaipur State: Rajput Response to Mughal Rule, 1562-1743. University of Pennsylvania. p. 64. Retrieved 26 May 2021. By the early eleventh century Dulha Rai had wrested Dausa and Deoti from the Badgujar Rajputs and subdued Meenas
  9. ^ Sarkar, Jadunath (1994) [1984]. A History of Jaipur: C. 1503–1938. Orient Longman Limited. p. 23. ISBN 81-250-0333-9.
  10. ^ Who's who in India, Containing Lives and Portraits of Ruling Chiefs, Notables, Titled Personages, and Other Eminent Indians. Newul Kishore Press. 1911. p. 117. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  11. ^ Lorimer, John Gordon (1970). Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, ʻOmān, and Central Arabia. Gregg. p. 118. Retrieved 19 June 2019.
  12. ^ Mann, Michael (1999). British Rule on Indian Soil: North India in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century. Manohar Publishers & Distributors. pp. 200–201. ISBN 978-81-7304-271-3. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  13. ^ Ahmad, Ateeque (2006). System of Rural Settlements in India: A Histogenetic Perspective. Icon Publications. p. 79. ISBN 978-81-88086-30-6. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  14. ^ "UP Places of Interest". Uttar Pradesh Government. Retrieved 25 January 2020.
  15. ^ Uttara Bhārata kī Buksā janajāti: sāmājika-sāṃskr̥tika-sarvekshaṇa by Rāmajīta Śukla. Sañjaya Prakāśana, 1981 - Bhoksa (Indic people). 1981. p. 56. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  16. ^ Pal, Hamendar Bhisham; India Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (1991). Rājasthāna ke devālaya - Temples in Rajasthan (in Hindi). Sāmayika Prakāśana. p. 71. ISBN 9788171380435. Retrieved 4 April 2019.