Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 49. Chapters: Gurjar, Jarral, Ethnic groups of Azad Kashmir, Dogra, Bhat, Khakha, Sudhan, Mangral, Dhar, Kashmiri Muslim tribes from Hindu lineage, Pahari Rajput, List of Pakistani family names, Awan, Thakial Rajputs, Kalyal, Kashmiri Muslims, Kak, Haksar, Jats of Azad Kashmir, Malik, Kaul, Kashmiri Shaikh, Sapru, Naqqal, Bomba, Dhamial, Douli, Kichlu, Lone, Ranyal, Andotra, Rachyal, Mattoo, Mangran, Kashmiri descent from lost tribes of Israel, Tari tribe. Excerpt: The Gurjar (Sanskrit: गुर्जर Gurjara, Gujari: गुर्जर, , Prakrit: Gujjar, ) are an ethnic group in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Alternative spellings include Gurjara, Gujar, Gurjjara and Gūrjara. The spelling Gurjara or Gurjar is preferable to the rest. While the origin of the Gurjars is uncertain, the Gurjar clan appeared in ancient northern India about the time of the Huna invasions of the region. In the 6th to 12th Century, they were primarily classed as Kshatriya and Brahmin, and many of them later converted to Islam during the Muslim rule in South Asia. Today, the Gurjars are classified under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category in some states in India. The Hindu Gurjars today are assimilated into several varnas of Hinduism. Statue of Samraat Mihir Bhoj in the Bharat Upvan (Garden of India) of Akshardham Mandir, New DelhiThe origin of the Gurjars is uncertain. Many Gurjars claim descent from Suryavanshi Kshatriyas (Sun Dynasty) and connect themselves with the Hindu deity Rama. Historically, the Gurjars were Sun-worshipers and are described as devoted to the feet of the Sun-god (God Surya).Their copper-plate grants bear an emblem of the Sun and on their seals too, this symbol is depicted. Also the Gurjar title of honor is Mihir which means Sun. Ancient Sanskrit Poet Rajasekhara in his plays styled Gurjar rulers as Raghu-kula-tilaka (Ornament of the race of ...
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