Rathore is a Rajput clan. Some historians link their origin to the Banjara community.


The Rathores claim they are descended from the legendary Suryavanshi and Chandravanshi lineages of ancient India. According to this tradition, the Rathores are descended from the Solar Dynasty (Suryavanshi) and can trace their ancestry back to Lord Rama and the Ikshvaku Dynasty one of the most ancient and legendary dynasties of India according to Hindu mythology.[1][2]

According to some modern historians, Rathores originated from the Banjaras ancestors.[3][4][5] Some Branches of Rashtrakutas had migrated to Western Rajasthan as early as the late tenth century; some inscriptions of "Rathauras" have been founded in and around Marwar region of Rajasthan dating from the tenth to early thirteenth century; it's believed the Rathores might have emerged from one of the Banjara divisions.[6][7]


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