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|Rajput clan: Raghav|
|Descended from:||Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Harayana|
|Branches:||Bargujar Rajput, Jayas Rajput, Sikarwar|
|Ruled in||Macheri, Rajgarh, bundelkhand, Alwar|
|Princely states:||Macheri, Rajgarh|
Badgujars rajputs, Jayas rajputs clans claim descent from Suryavanshi king Raghu and his grandson Lord Rama and his son Lava and write Raghav as their surname. Raghavs are the suryavanshi.2 They ruled some kingdoms and princely states.34
The Sanskrit word Raghav is found in ancient texts, including the Vedas, the Ramayana, and the Mahabharata. The word Raghav was used for the Lord Rama. Raghav,are Thakur, Kunwar sa. Raghavs kuldevi is Durga mata and kuldev is lord Ram. Raghavs are internal clan fathers of Sikarwar rajputs. Raghavs are the ancient clan of rajputs. Raghav are also known as Raghuvanshi Rajput.
Raghav population holds 249 Thikanas in Rajasthan in alwar, dausa, jaipur districts. Although Raghavs are found in all over India, but they are concentrated in the states of Uttar pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan much more. They hold majority there. There are about 700 villages of Raghavs in Uttar Pradesh and Madhay Pradesh.Raghavs are have many princely states.
There is a heavy conflict about the chiefs of the clan. However as per found in the records, Raja Brahmjeet and his ancestors are said to be the chief of the Rajputana region Raghavs. He lost his throne to Jadons during 1700s and migrated towards the Tundla region of Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh. His genuine blood lineage can be found in the Niyamatpur village of Tundla tehsil in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh. There is one family present in the village, claimed to be the royal family of Alwar princely state, Raghavs are ruled in Machari of Alwar state, confirmed by the traditional records, known as 'Jagas'
Raja of Fatehpur Sikri is to be said the chief of the Mathura-Agra-Hathras region.
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- Institute of Social Studies|publisher=A.N.S. Institute of Social Studies|year=1973|page=44
- History of Badgujars